Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Reem Acra, Georges Hobeika.. just some Arabic designers to name a few who have made a great succes in the western world with their fashion collections. How come?
We all remember that one moment when Halle Berry won that Oscar as the first black female in history. She immortalized her 0wn name, but also the name of her designer dress she wore that day: Elie Saab. Since then, celebrities have been a great fan of Arabic designers. Is it only because Halle Berry worn that stunning gown that day? Or where we women looking for some refreshment in the world of fashion?
We go for the refreshment. Arabic fashion is sexy, but also modest. It embraces femininity and the woman curves, while leaving a lot to the imagination. As we take a look at the gowns of Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad for example: they consist of a lot of beautiful hand-embroidered details. Flowers, beads, embroidery, you can have it all in one dress while covering up. Long maxi dresses with long sleeves, but with a see-through twist or beautifully beaded top. That’s the essence of fashion. Arabic designers took fashion back to making beautiful things for beautiful woman.