TIME: Sunday, 23 October 2016 - 15:00
LOCATION: HALL 1
ESMOD Beirut graduate Lobnan Mahfouz has pursued his career in fashion enterprises in Turkey, India, and China before launching his unisex aseasonal brand /Pər’vərs/ inspired by the melting pot of genders and ethnic backgrounds providing distinctive pieces targeting ventrous individuals around the globe.
After completing a Master’s degree in Visual Communication Design at the University of Alberta, Canada, Salim Azzam returned to Beirut to use his design and illustration skills to document spoke traditional stories and local customs before joining the Starch Foundation.
Salim looks to exhibit these stories and customs in a new context through hand-embroidering designs and illustrations on shirts and dresses allowing local craftswomen to tell their own stories with their needles and threads, echoing the village’s voice in the fashion world.
Timi Hayek received her Fashion Print BA at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, 2012. In 2010 she won the Liberty Art Fabrics Award, where her print design was sold at the renowned British department store, Liberty & Co. She completed a Diploma in ¬Professional studies in 2011, working for Marc Jacobs in Louis Vuitton and Jean-Charles de Castelbajac in Paris. Other placements include Alexander McQueen and Mary Katrantzou in London. In 2013 she launched her eponymous fashion label 'Timi Hayek' under the support of the Starch Foundation. In 2014 she presented two collections with Fashion Forward in Dubai, as well as sold at the prestigious Starch Boutique in Saifi Village, Downtown Beirut. In 2015 Timi Hayek’s first boutique was launched on Monot Street, Beirut.