That’s haute! Arab designers take Paris Couture fashion week

The recently wrapped up fashion week was studded with Lebanese designers and other international gems

Hadia Sinno

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Paris Haute Couture fashion week brings together prestigious designers to present their latest collections as the world’s style-savvy onlookers gush at all the “haute” trends.

The recently wrapped up fashion week was studded with Lebanese designers such as Elie Saab who can now stand their own against such names as Chanel, Christian Dior, Valentino and Jean Paul Gaultier.

Saab’s alluring collection was full to the brim with red carpet looks and cocktail dresses.

The crystal chandeliers that hung over the runway bounced light off the glamorous evening wear; ice blues, coppers, grays, pinks and subtle shades of white colored the collection which was embellished with intricate embroidery of sequins, pearls and cabochons.

The grand finale, as if anything could top the luxurious extravagance of this collection, was a #9 collection.

Zuhair Murad also presented a collection for the evening with twist of elegance.

Georges Chakra’s collection for this season was inspired by American photography from the 1950s.

The Dubai Based Syrian Designer Ramy al-Ali also presented his Couture collection. Inspired by nature, it was whimsical and romantic.

The breathtaking experience that is Paris Haute Couture fashion week gives onlookers the chance to explore the creativity of the world’s brightest fashion stars.

Once haute couture was synonymous with Paris, now, designers from the Middle East and buyers from all over the world are taking to the design studio and buying up their very own garments of luxury.