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Izzat Traboulsi the regional owner of Hugo Boss
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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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Raghda Helal showcased a bridal finale with a voluminous maxi gown
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Cairo Couture Collections lights up the Nile in spectacular fashion

With the winter season slowly but surely unfolding, Cairo Couture Collections (CCC) decided to pay one last tribute to the fair autumn weather with a night on the Nile. The annual event came back for a fourth season with a strong concept. For one night only, Egypt’s newest couture collections floated over the Nile as …

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Cairo Fashion Night

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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The Path to Happiness: a workshop to find inner peace

Last weekend, dozens of people seeking to revive the lost connection with their souls and to overcome the crowdedness of the city that oppresses their inner peace, gathered for a two-day workshop titled “The Path to Happiness” held at Mövenpick Ain El-Sokhna. The event is organised by Sandra Shama Kaur, an Egyptian lifestyle consultant, in …

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The boutique showcases a wide variety of garments and accessories (Facebook Image)

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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Spectrum Collection is inspired by the prism of light
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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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Norine Farah is set to participate in Word Fashion Week in Paris in November 2016
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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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Hussein Bazaza awakens the eternal beauty of Sophia, the Alchemist

She was born a princess: rich, beautiful, and influential. However, her power was always limited for it was only a matter of time before it would age. Princess Sophia lived during the medieval ages in Europe, when alchemy was both a vital science and method of art. For years, the princess searched for the elixir …

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Jude Benhalim brilliantly made this season’s must-have jewellery item with her Aurora Chokers  (Facebook Photo)

5 fashion statements for summer 2016

Whether chilling on the beach or spending the night in one of the country’s biggest parties, fashion statements are important. While few local labels have already proven to be great wearable companions to all sorts of occasions, the year’s busiest season requires a few iconic pieces. This year Sahel has established itself as Egypt’s top …

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Alexander McQueen used robotic arms to create a historic presentation in 1999

Haute-Tech Fashion: is Egypt ready to wear technology on its sleeves?

In 1999, model Shalom Harlow stood on a revolving platform while her classic white dress was completely transformed by none other than a pair of robotic arms. The shocking presentation was part of the late Alexander McQueen’s spring show and the beginning of a new era in fashion. Technology has greatly affected all aspects of …

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Farah's SS16 collection is dedicated to wallflowers
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Norine Farah speaks to wallflowers with SS16 collection

A wallflower is a southern European plant that blooms in the early spring. Its yellow and dark shades of red make it beautifully and subtly blend with nature’s green landscape. With that said, in each gathering a wallflower commonly falls back to the corners of the room─a person who is too shy to standout or …

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"Hey Mama" Canvas bag by Mahmoud X Okhtein (Photo from Instagram)

Future Nostalgia creates a bridge between past and present childhood

As summer approaches, many look to discover new destinations while others choose to go back to their favourite childhood activities. Nostalgia might be a notion that can come by any day throughout the year, but it is definitely a frequent summer companion. For an entire generation, summer was spent watching and sketching fictional cartoon characters. …

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