Roni El Helou, designer of probably one of my favorite collection this whole season, was born in Lebanon in 1992. I might be a little bias because I relate to this designers background, though he studied Marketing his true calling was always Fashion Design. Helou presented his Spring 2018 Collection, mixing my two favorite prints for the Spring/ Summer, florals and stripes, in his highly styled separates covering the whole spectrum from trousers, dresses, bustiers, skirts.
I’ve always tried catching shows of up and coming designers, Helou is definitely one to keep an eye on. With an amazing eye for color and mixing patterns, theres no denying that styling was on point as well- masculine tailored pieces, layered bustiers, muffled tops off one shoulder, clinched waists, messily tucked shirts into trousers, edgy slides which are my favorite style of shoe. A ready to wear collection that screams “STRONG WOMAN” I would glady put on in repeat this coming 2018.
Lebanese designer, Lara Khoury, studied at ESMOD Paris and an ex-Starch designer described this season’s collection as “comfortable and classy”. With models gliding up and down the runway with in billowing structures that transformed them into a cloud there was no denying that everyone in the room wanted to ditch their very uncomfortable high-fashion-fashion-forward day 1 outfits and jump into one of Khoury’s looks.
Again, another Ready to Wear Spring 2018 Collection that we could all expect to see hit the high street stores within the incoming months but what stood out the most to me besides Khoury’s meticulous eye for linings and tailoring was again, the styling- specifically the gold detailing that delicately clung to the models bodies as they walked barefoot down the runway with hair neatly bulled back into braids. An breath of fresh air from the over accessorizing/ styling that usually happens during these shows.
Korean born, Eudon Choi was initially a menswear designer, studying menswear design in Seoul, Korea where he graduated and eventually moved to London to continue his studies combines his knowledge for tailoring techniques and eye for detail from his menswear background and transforms the pieces into everyday wearable looks for the feminine. Sourcing his inspiration from art, architecture and historical figures, Choi showcased a unique collection for the fashionable intellect woman- who else see’s Margharet Zhang in each of these looks?
What more can I write about Choi besides… I need this collection in my life. He is one London-based designer to keep an eye for and one show you will constantly catch me as every season.
A designer that needs no introduction, a show I make sure to never miss out on ever since my earlier beginnings attending Fashion Forward. Hussein Bazaza, Beirut born designer have always had a special talent for all things creative long before he enrolled into ESMOD Beirut. His works speaks for itself, showcasing his SS18 Collection entitled ‘Elizabeth’.
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Editing by Bettina Micu