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The Arab designers and models making an impression at the Paris Haute Couture Week

The high fashion spotlight shines on the city of light this week, as as the Haute Couture Week takes place in Paris from July 3 to 6, 2023, showcasing the collections for the Autumn-Winter 2023-2024 season.

This year, five talented Arab designers – Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Sara Chraibi, Mohammed Ashi  and Georges Hobeika – unveil their exceptional creations. The event has already been marked by the show of Lebanese designer Hobeika.



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Veterans and rising stars

Lebanese designers today conclude the presentation of their latest collections at Paris Haute Couture Week. Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad show on Wednesday as part of the official schedule, following Georges Hobeika’s show earlier in the week. Elie Saab’s Autumn-Winter 2023-24  collection, christened “A Glamor of Yore”, was unveiled at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.



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Zuhair Murad’s previous collection told the story of the Hamsa hand, tarot, horoscopes and the mystery of birth. Inspired by the art of Daria Hlazatova, the collection featured an array of esoteric symbols. Zuhair Murad’s next exhibition is scheduled for this Wednesday evening.



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The participation of Mohammed Ashi, a Saudi couturier, will mark the first time a designer from the Gulf has secured a place on the official calendar alongside luxury brands such as Dior, Chanel and Valentino. “This appointment is the highlight of my career. I will honor it in the memory of the great couturiers who came before me and whom I now join in the pursuit of this grand tradition of excellence in creativity and savoir-faire,” the Saudi designer wrote on Instagram following his invitation to the Fashion Week.


Moroccan fashion designer Sara Siham Chraibi made a splash with her brand Maison Sara Chraibi at the PARIS 2023 SPRING COUTURE event. Her collection reflects her personal story and the rich heritage of her country. The Moroccan designer’s runway show at this Paris Haute Couture Week is set for 5 p.m. on July 6.


Arab models in the limelight

Arab models also made their mark at the how. British-Moroccan model Nora Attal and Somali-Danish model Mona Tougaard walked the runway for Chanel’s latest haute couture collection. Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian model Amira Al-Zuhair took the catwalk for Georges Hobeika’s collection entitled “Un Réveil”.


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Published on 5 July 2023

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