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The Design Studio captures the talent of Egypt’s hidden gems

With black and white portraits hanging from the ceiling and dramatic pieces laid out on white tables, a new generation of local jewellery designers showcased a glimpse of their aesthetics. While each piece captured the stories of Egypt’s next top jewellery designers, the collective collection widened the boundaries of design. The Design Studio by Azza …

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Temraza and Zagh represent strong women at NYFW

For fashion designers and fanatics, New York is the city of dreams. The big apple has been a top fashion capital for many decades. Meanwhile, the seasonal fashion week is, without a doubt, a destination and target for many aspiring talents. Farida Temraz is a young and promising local fashion designer that has managed, in …

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“Age of Magnificence” is back for a new season of drama

Many would not be able to name a certain point in time that resembles the age of magnificence. Nonetheless, many local-fashion fanatics can instantly describe what these words summon in their minds. Over a year ago, Zaam launched a theatrical-bags collection that remains, despite the seasons, an evident local success story. The home-grown brand is …

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Zang paves the way to international standards with ‘Vandalism’ 

With life following a faster pace controlled by technology and modern life, local fashion is forced to cope and shift in order to leap into the new millennium. Even though local brands are currently on the rise, the top tier is often specialised in couture rather than ready-to-wear. On the other hand, streetwear has defiantly …

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The Doctor: a biography about determination and womanhood 

History has the ability to direct and alter the future. A few years ago, Mohamed Abdel Latif found a letter written by his mother in the early 20th century. While the letter was initially a simple method of communication between a daughter and her father, the significance of finding this letter has initiated a domino …

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Amna Elshandaweely: breaking moulds with Siwan fashion

Walking into Siwa, all colours come to life, all scents come out to dance, and the pace of life matches the beat of the drums. Siwa is one of the many places indigenous to the Amazigh in North Africa. Their vivid and authentic traditions make them an ethnic group that repeatedly inspires creative people. Even …

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Maksters brings Marbella to Cairo

Footwear is a craft that requires an artistic quality. Through the ages, shoes have been developed to accommodate a wide variety of needs and styles. From the pharaonic leather footwear to King Louis XIV’s obsession with high heels, shoes have always been at the forefront of the fashion industry. With that said, Maksters is the …

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Fashion between economic reforms and purchasing awareness

A few years ago, Egypt opened its arms to international brands. In a short timeframe, local malls were filled with top-notch brands and updated collections. While 2015 witnessed multiple opening ceremonies of the world’s most coveted names, 2016 went in the opposite direction. After some complicated regulations and negative economic decisions, a few brands have …

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CFN6 takes room service to the next level

Imagine opening a hotel door to find room service standing at the entrance carrying the latest designer fashion. Many hotels around the globe pursue the definition of pure luxury; nonetheless, very few have come close to the type of splendour that was on display at Cairo Fashion Night (CFN). For one day only, the third …

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Sami Amin pays tribute to Alexandria

Stepping into Sami Amin’s showroom is always the beginning of a spectacular journey, where the country’s mesmerising history and breathtaking landscape turn into wearable tokens of nationalism. The well-established designer has already covered many loyal fans with Pharaonic, Greek, and Roman motifs that were imprinted with love on statement brass and authentic leather. Amin celebrated …

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Menna Khalil captures the enchanting Amazigh culture

Born with a free soul within the boundaries of tradition and norms, she has a strong bond with nature and a strong urge to let her dreams run wild. Malika is a girl that all women carry inside their souls. She has a driving stamina to explore, travel, and change realities. Jewellery designer Menna Khalil …

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Jozee Boutique: local products offer a unique interpretation of modern trends

Starting from 8 o’clock in the morning until the long-awaited 5 o’clock in the evening, Ezz El-Dien Mokhtar and his wife Joselin El-Kholy sat in their offices processing endless paperwork and stressing about a nonstop parade of deadlines. Every night they hoped to get a break from their monotonous corporate lives; yet, every morning at …

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Jude Benhalim: armour of confidence and individuality

She is a woman who is proud of her identity; yet, cannot find the right way to show it to the world. She has many dreams, but none of them include a life-partner that would curb the strength of her wings. She is many things; yet, one thing remains clear: she is anything but ordinary. …

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Designobia showers Cairo with contemporary art

Standing in the middle of the aged courtyard could alone inspire artists to create brilliant masterpieces. The beauty of the structure could not help but be highlighted further when a hand-full of local artisans and artists circulated the venue to showcase, talk, and trade art. Art Shower is a yearly event organised by Designobia to …

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Arabic calligraphy: from language to modern art

A few months ago, the internet was taken by storm when a small piece of paper drew attention to the capital’s biggest mischief maker. Local calligrapher Mohamed Abido started a movement when he wrote maysahesh keda (this is unacceptable) on a piece of paper to showcase the power of his art. By positioning the timeless …

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Egypt’s fashion industry takes an international leap for SS17

According to the world’s most prominent fashion experts, September is the new year of the fashion calendar. It is the peak time when trends emerge and designers fight for survival. The significant month gains its importance from the respectable line of international fashion weeks. From New York to London and Paris, every year the industry’s …

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