Haute Couture. A French word tailored for some of our most talented Lebanese designers. In this article, we will introduce to you some of the best hidden Lebanese haute couture designers – Elie Saab and Reem Acra aren’t all that Lebanon has to offer! Some of these designers have probably made it to some of the biggest runways, and the sad part is, you’ve probably never heard of them, or let’s be honest, never heard of some of them.
Rony El Arief
Rony Al Arief’s fashion line emphasises on highlighting each woman’s elegance and unique character. The fascinating structure of each of his dresses elegantly shows off the beauty of womanly curves. From bridal dresses to evening dresses, his shop is full of mesmerising and entirely unique designs.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/RonyElAreifcouture/
Joanna T. Azar
Joanna T. Azar opened her colourful Maison de Haute Couture in Jal El-Dib, starting strong with her passion for fashion. Her exceptional gift of combining vivid fabrics together manages to take our breath away, with some of her hypnotising designs and delightfully alluring dresses.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joannatazar/
Kevork Makassian, a Lebanese Armenian designer, is well known for mixing different kinds of fabrics in his dresses. Combining his talent with a variety of styles, Kevork is well-known for his admiration of the woman’s figure, which is especially apparent in his latest line of chiffon laced dresses.
With Elie’s engineered-to-perfection dresses, he manages to combine structure with style with his fabric effortlessly, giving us some of the most luxurious and extravagant dresses a woman can show off her physique in. With a combination of coloured fabrics and elegant simple designs, getting inside one of his creations would certainly be an experience.
Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/elieawadatelier/
Romantic and feminine are two words to describe Sara Mrad’s designs. Sara Mrad’s dresses are designed with a rare sense of style that will fascinate you with the hidden details in each dress. Beautifully and uniquely made, these blush, pastel coloured gowns are made to make you feel like the royalty you are.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sara-Mrad-212703238759086/
The son of a well known couturier, Tony Ward was meant to be in the fashion industry. Having his exclusive atelier in Moscow, he managed to captivate a number of celebrities and socialites with his alluring designs. Combining luxury with elegance in his ateliers, Tony Ward is destined to leave his signature in the fashion world.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TonyWardCouture/
Zwazo Events is a leading company in event planning services in Lebanon. We recently introduced balloons and toys.
Air Swimmer is an inflatable flying remote control toy fish, which realistically swims through the air. As for walking pet balloons, these cute helium fill balloons come with attached weighted feet and give the effect of walking.
Zara Home is a company belonging to the Spanish Inditex group dedicated to the manufacturing of home textiles. It was created in 2003, and has affordable and contemporary home wear products.
Wojooh is the leading beauty retailer in the Middle East and has been in the beauty business for over 18 years now with over 75 stores across 10 countries in the region. Wojooh has developed intuition, insight and expertise into the world of beauty in the Middle East – with fragrance, makeup and skincare at the heart of their expertise.
Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY in 2002, west elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. West Elm sells furniture and home decor including bedding, rugs, lighting, mirrors, frames, baskets, vases, bath accessories, dinnerware + more.
Virgin Megastore is the leader in Books, DVD’s, CDs, Multimedia and Electronics. In addition, Virgin is the exclusive Ticketing box office that promotes and sells tickets to all the events that are hosted in Lebanon and the MENA region.
In 2001, Virgin Megastore revolutionized the Lebanese culture by opening its prestigious landmark in the Beirut Central District with a total area in excess of 2800 sqm.
The venture continued through opening four additional Megastores so as to cater to all the loyal customers in different regions: Achrafieh, Dora and Duty Free at Rafic Hariri airport.
Villeroy & Boch is one of the world’s largest producers of premium ceramics, making everything from coffee mugs to sinks. Their products include: plates, stemware, cutlery, sinks, baths and toilets. Villeroy & Boch is a highly innovative company with a time-honoured tradition. Since its origins over 260 years ago .