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Mula: Reminiscent fashion statement inspired by timeless individuality

In a time when squared shoulders and mid-length skirts were seen around every corner in the city, refined tailoring and thought-through embroidery were a valuable currency, understood and acquired by the common public. Ahead of each high-society occasion, tailors would bid their farewell to rest and operate based on catnaps. Their packed schedules would be …

Nayera Yasser

Jazzy, N by Natalie localise biggest spring trends

Vibrant, colourful, and outgoing are only a glimpse of what a true spring season should be. With the weather drastically changing overnight, wardrobes were simultaneously changed in a blink of an eye. Heatwave after another, local fashion designers are already racing time to launch their new collections. Homegrown eyewear brand Jazzy is known for its …

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Bambah celebrates Ramadan with colourful flora kaftans

With all eyes fixed on the Middle East, modest fashion is crossing the borders between the east and the west in order to become a global form of dressing. Meanwhile, international designers are starting to experiment with this direction; evidently, regional designers are taking the front seat as leaders of this particular move. Bambah Boutique …

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Sold introduces local millennials to vintage

Trends are a vicious rollercoaster that praise and obsess over certain silhouettes until people can no longer stand the sight of them. With social media accelerating the speed of fast fashion, the young generation is used to bidding farewell to last week’s hot item in a blink of an eye. Together, Yahia Karali and his …

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The Sahara Collection saves paws

Stray animals are a staple element of the bustling streets of Cairo. A pack of dogs could casually be seen around every corner, while the rare shade of trees is often shared by several furry friends. On the other hand, the quality and comfort of local cotton has always made it the perfect candidate for …

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All-day breakfast with a pinch of disappointment

While a lot of people enjoy having their breakfast out on weekends, there comes the dilemma that most restaurants do not serve their breakfast menus after midday. However, a new cosy place in Fifth Settlement’s The Spot mall is reshaping the weekend’s breakfast rules, allowing people to have it whenever they want. Angie’s Place is …

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Inner Workings: A troupe of familiar strangers

As the line to the counter moves slowly, crawling towards their morning supply of caffeine, she sits in her favourite corner sipping her regular flavoured coffee. Some can already feel better by just uttering their order to the barista, while others drag their feet in the direction of the long-awaited styrofoam cups.  From her seat, …

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Jude Benhalim celebrates Mother’s Day with bullets

Mothers are often adamant on raising children who can endure the challenges of life. With women’s rights finally achieving long-awaited milestones every day around the globe, mothers are now even more determined to teach their young girls the values of strength, confidence, and perseverance. Jude Benhalim is a young jewellery designer who has been widely …

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Tarun Tahiliani brings his embroidered ambassadors to Cairo 

For centuries, the history of India has been embroidered on sarees, one golden thread at a time. The country’s vast population has documented revolutions, stories of love, and ventures of literary expeditions on brocade and draped silk. Being at the heart of the old world, the country has changed through history to keep up with …

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Abla: Where parts are greater than the sum 

When you ask for directions to Kerdasa, buried deep in the outskirts of Giza, the answer can fill two pages of a notebook. “You drive along one side of the Nile Corniche, go over a bridge, turn right, go up and up along a single-track road” and after several kilometres think, “where is this place?” …

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Hubert de Givenchy bids his final farewell at the age of 91

In the 1960s, the decisiveness of black took over the wardrobes of many women around the globe. After remaining loyal to the dreamy shades of pastel, one significant debut on the silver screen convinced many women to embrace the contemporary aesthetic of fashion. Audrey Hepburn, supported by her fashion soulmate Hubert de Givenchy, changed the …

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Azwak makes diversity a trend

Egyptians are firm believers that diversity of taste is the greatest assurance for contradicting aesthetics to coexist. While trends often lead to identical troops of loyal followers, few still seek to remain true to their personal preferences. In a time when even the biggest fashion names are willing to take detours in order to float …

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Sandbox declares Specks a jewellery staple 

Influenced by the smooth specks of sand, which represent an element that often surrounds the everyday life of Egyptians in the most subtle way, Suhayla Al Sheikh has decided to put it under the magnifying glass in her own personal way. The founder of Sandbox drifted away from her previous inspiration by resorting to the …

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Ammanii unites women with one ‘Sa’maa’

“Whether you are in the east or the west, you are still covered by the same sky. You do not get an extra piece because you come from a different background or believe in a different religion or have a different skin colour,” says the designer 

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Eden Park brings the rugby aesthetic to Egypt

It is not extraordinary to find the hallways of Egypt’s shopping malls bustling with eager shoppers. Their frantic eyes move rapidly between illuminating banners while their hands gravitate towards their favorite tags. While the past year has irrupted a number of conflicting opinions regarding the fashion industry, a certain French brand decided to go against …

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Lana El-Sahely lands in Egypt with a capsule collection

With an airplane for a weekly mean of transportation and thousands of digital fans for daily companions, her days are marked with a structured feed of posts. As the world hides away from the snowy cold on February mornings, she struts in the streets of Paris between the star-studded runway shows of haute couture. Meanwhile, …

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Dina Shaker deconstructs classics, reassesses industry 

Like a surgeon, a trench coat absorbs the spotlight ahead and interacts with her frantic hands, dissecting and reassembling a design that many women know by heart. Her trained eyes can seemingly spot the unexpected similarities between a sleeve and a belt. Sooner or later, a shirt obediently follows her instructions to morph into a …

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Vasari: The renaissance of slogan t-shirts 

Some walk into museums to learn about art, while others capitalise on the power of the internet to stay up to date with today’s forms of expression. However, only a niche group can see the thin lines between two opposing worlds. Those few can fancy a world where paintings come to life; not to talk …

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N By Natalie: A lifetime with the right top

Along with a charismatic white shirt, she walks into the room nonchalantly. Her collar is straight and her heart is accessorised with a dramatic bow. While the world has caught the digital fever and replaced conversations with chat boxes, her relentless fingers have never ceased to tap at the sight of rich fabrics. Others might …

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The archives series: a visual walk down memory lane 

More than seven years ago, an ambitious designer held her breath as she observed how a crowd of strangers reacted to the debut of her emblems of self-assurance and confidence. Her tokens of strength spoke in calligraphy and swayed with the colour of silver. It was not long until her stories of capable women, who …

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2017 has introduced new clientele to local fashion scene: Farida Temraz

Inspired by the gracious tales of her ancestors, she dives into history and surfaces back with daring silhouettes and intricate embroidery. The fashion historian is on a mission to bring back the victories of the past through a new medium. Her creations are stark glimpses of a glorious past and ambitious future. Surrounded by her …

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Amr Saad salutes the gentlemen with his first jewellery collection

A quick flip through the month’s regional fashion magazines would most likely end with a long pause in front of a geometrical creation of statement eyewear. With silver frames and unexpected silhouettes, the handmade piece of accessory is worthy of being categorised as an independent trend. From silver-screen celebrities to regional fashion experts, the memorable …

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Dima Jewellery introduces the future’s classics

While the room bustles with frantic movement and an entanglement of noises, her posture remains unchanged; with her back hunched in a protective method, her eyes squinted in concentration and her fingers moving rapidly amid shades of stones and masses of chains. For more than a decade, her name has been associated with timeless hammered …

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Jazzy celebrates the past year with Tawasol

As the year rolls into a speedy end and a new year starts to promise fulfilled wishes and better beginnings, few would find themselves drawn to further understand various causes with the intention of being a part of the anticipated upcoming change. Shopping is an old ritual associated with holidays and new beginnings. However, with …

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