Lebanon continues to inspire fashion designers

Two up and coming designers with roots in Lebanon will be competing in the “Oscars Designer Challenge 2010”, a competition to have the winning dress worn during the Oscars ceremony. Rania Salibi is a Lebanese-American who graduated from Lebanon’s Sagesse High School in 2002. Salibi relocated to Los Angeles in 2005 to pursue her dreams […]

Noor Fares: Upcoming Lebanese jewelry designer

Jewelry by Lebanese designer Noor Fares, currently available at stores in Los Angeles, London and Beirut, will be expanding to cover Dubai in 2010. Fares, whose clients include the likes of Zaha Hadid, Francesco Clemente and Camilla Al Fayed, plans to eventually open her own boutiques in major cities around the world. “I am looking […]

Louis Vuitton to open first boutique in Lebanon

Common values have led the House of Louis Vuitton and the country of Lebanon to forge stronger ties. Even though the turmoil of history hindered the famous House from settling in the country earlier, the brand and its Lebanese customers have always been linked by a genuine affection. In a few months’ time, the celebrated […]

Women prisoners in Lebanon turn their attention to fashion

In the prisons of Lebanon, women are turning their attention to fashion and stitching their way to a brighter future. They’re part of a program run by Sarah’s Bags, a Beirut-based label that employs convicts and the recently-released to sew and embroider handbags by hand. For the past ten years, the program has steadily grown, […]