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Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture : zoom on the catwalks of the Arab fashion designers

The Haute Couture fashion show ball opened in Paris on Monday 20 January. For four days, the big names in fashion follow one another, unveiling the spring-summer 2020 collections. The opportunity to highlight the creations of the Arab designers present at this event.

1 – Zuhair Murad

This season, Zuhair Murad’s creations pay homage to Egyptian queens. Isis, Berenice or Nefertari, all have marked history by their power and beauty. An ode to the sacred feminine, which is revealed around majestic dresses. Embroidery, sequins, lurex and silk tulle flirt with opulence and transport us to a fairy-tale kingdom.

2 – Bouchra Jarrar

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After leaving her position as Artistic Director at Lanvin in 2017, the French designer of Moroccan origin was expected on the catwalks. In the privacy of his Parisian apartment, Bouchra Jarrar presented his ideal wardrobe. Basic pieces cut in beautiful fabrics: a satin tuxedo, a boiled wool maxi trench coat, a white poplin shirt… So basic, so chic!

3 – Georges Hobeika

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At the Théâtre National de Chaillot, Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika unveils a silhouette that is both luxurious and delicate. Assertive femininity that expresses itself on the catwalk through sparkling fabrics, a floral spray on the skin, structured flounces, openwork materials, vertiginous slits and XXL floral ornaments. Where does he get his inspiration? In “nature” and the “natural grace” of women, he confided in an interview for the FashionUnited platform.

4 – Maison Rabih Kayrouz

If one were to define the DNA of the Rabih Kayrouz House, it would be minimalist, structured and free. In the manner of an architect, the Lebanese designer defines the cuts with exigency, playing on volumes and proportions. This season, we find his favourite pieces: straight coats, oversized trouser suits and silk dresses.

5 – Elie Saab

Like princesses, the models of the Elie Saab parade walk into the gallery of the Grand Palais dressed in sheath dresses. Their particularity? Asymmetrical cuts and bulky shapes. The puffed sleeves are draped with a play of drapes, all against a background of strong colours: turquoise, water green and old pink. The Lebanese creator, who is no longer presented here, was inspired by the imperial art of the 19th century for his collection.