Where Is Body Positivity and Plus-Size Fashion in the Middle East?

Where Is Body Positivity and Plus-Size Fashion in the Middle East?

by Rana Elhawary

Over the past few years, the Middle East’s fashion scene has grown in diverse ways. Firstly, the number of designers that are actively present in the region increased and, consequently, the quality and range of available designs and styles produced by said designers.     Secondly, there is a growing number of trend-setting celebrities and […]

8 Celebrities Who Rocked Okhtein Bags

8 Celebrities Who Rocked Okhtein Bags

It’s been a good couple of years for Egyptian designers. We’ve seen names like Norine Farah and Temraza all over red carpets around the world, and Egypt’s favorite sisters were no strangers to the rising fame.   The Abdelraouf sisters and business duo, Aya and Mounaz, launched their brand Okhtein to highlight the beauty and […]

Egyptian Fashion Designers Okhtein Win 2016 Vogue Arabia Prize

Egyptian Fashion Designers Okhtein Win 2016 Vogue Arabia Prize

  The results are in! Aspiring designers from across the region gathered to compete for the 2016 DDFC/Vogue Fashion Prize in the accessories category in Dubai, and we can’t be more proud of the talented Egyptian sisters – Okhtein – for winning the Best Accessories Designer. The results were announced during a ceremony hosted by […]

13 Challenges Only Egyptian Designers Go Through: A Talk with Okhtein

13 Challenges Only Egyptian Designers Go Through: A Talk with Okhtein

  Everyone knows ‘Okhtein,’ the Egyptian high-end handbag and accessory brand that made it big. Okhtein’s handbags are worn in South Korea, Spain, Lebanon and basically all over the world through stores abroad and through their wonderful online store. The signature Palmette Flower leather backpack has become a bestseller ever since Emma Watson was spotted wearing […]

Project Runway Middle East Has Arrived and It’s Time to Meet the Contestants

Project Runway Middle East Has Arrived and It’s Time to Meet the Contestants

  “Make it work!” Does that ring any bell? Well, it will for Project Runway fanatics because, guess what? The long-standing and popular fashion reality TV show is finally getting its debut in the Middle East; thanks to prominent designer, Elie Saab, who partnered with MBC group to make it happen.     To welcome the […]

Protected: OPPO Brings the 8th Cairo Fashion Festival to Life This Weekend

Protected: OPPO Brings the 8th Cairo Fashion Festival to Life This Weekend

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For the Record: Musicians Who Have Crossed Into Fashion

For the Record: Musicians Who Have Crossed Into Fashion

  This week, Beyoncé launched her own line of athleisure wear, Ivy Park, and the way she looks in a leotard will make you want to go to the gym today. She described the collection saying, “My goal is to push the boundaries of athletic wear and support and inspire women who understand that beauty […]

Dubai Fashion Forward Season 7 Designers Announced, Plus a New Location

Dubai Fashion Forward Season 7 Designers Announced, Plus a New Location

By Monaliza Wahba

The fashion fever in Dubai is running high for the annual Fashion Forward event, running for four consecutive days at a new, custom-made venue in the Dubai Design District (d3), from March 31st to April 3rd, 2016, featuring catwalks, presentations, fashion talks and more. “Fashion Forward has grown to become a key event in Dubai’s Design calendar,” Mohammad […]

Arabs at the 2016 Oscars

Arabs at the 2016 Oscars

From fashion designers to filmmakers, actors, directors and more, here’s how Arabs made their mark at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood.       Naji Abu Nowar (left), director of Jordan’s Best Foreign Language Film nominee, Theeb, alongside actor Jacir Eid (center) and Jasser Salameh (right)         Raya Abirached looking flawless with […]

16 Arab Brands That Slayed London Fashion Week

16 Arab Brands That Slayed London Fashion Week

By Anicée Gohar

This year was the first time countries like Egypt and Lebanon took part in the International Fashion Showcase (IFS) during London Fashion Week. Five Arab countries managed to bring their talents to the front row. Out of only a handful awards given by the British Council for the occasion, two were won by Arab countries! […]

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