• Let there be Light.

    February 13, 2017

    Inspired by the fusion of light and design during her travels in Tokyo, Irene Cattaneo creates a leading-edge line of light-up accessories. After having noticed the increasing trend of light, from its importance in the elds of art, design and, ultimately, fashion, the founder felt the desire to create a product that captures the intangibility of light and places its charm into a woman’s favourite accessory, combining it to ebullient... READ MORE
  • Child's play

    December 16, 2016

    The idea for Moon+Fable came about when a father sang off-key lullabies to his new daughter. It had been decades since Richard Kassab, an architect by trade, thought about the songs and fables his mother used to sing. Suddenly, he couldn’t get them out of his head. MacKenzie, his wife and a writer from the U.S., listened at the door. When she asked him to translate the tales, the importance of this oral history struck him. They joked ... READ MORE
  • THE IDEA Unconventional leather jacket When it comes to wardrobe staples it doesn't get much cooler than a leather jacket. The leather jacket and its many iterations seem to have found a permanent home on the high fashion racks. Today, NH statement jackets are at the forefront of celebrity street style and are gracing the shoulders of many trendsetters. THE PROCESS Lambskin motorcycle jacket with rive... READ MORE
  • Play on words

    October 13, 2016

    Multidisciplinary designer Joe Arida worked in fashion and advertising before being accepted in 2014 to Starch Foundation, an incubator for young talent in Lebanon. There he launched La Terre est Folle, a clothing line with an equal emphasis on multifaceted form and function. Arida’s pieces are wardrobe staples that make a statement. When it comes to work, success and happiness, designer Joe Arida has the perfect words to go with the ... READ MORE
  • On a hot summer day, we've been scouted by Raghunter, the Local Fashion Guide for Beirut. Serene Abbas Raghunter's co-founder asked : " What's the best thing about Bucolik?"....Well it makes my heart beat everyday! Raghunter is showing us the right way to shop local fashion designers from around the world on Bucolik. BUCOLIK Bucolik is a fashion e-commerce website that launched earlier this year as a curated marketplace for ... READ MORE
  • On the road: Istanbul

    June 14, 2016

    "I’m manly," laughs Gunes Guner Isik when asked where she likes to shop in Istanbul. It’s hardly surprising: an expert in menswear for nearly 20 years, the trusted creative director and designer has consulted on a number of menswear brands, launched GQ Turkey as fashion director, and is a creative consultant of French ready-to-wear brand Cacharel. Her greatest pleasure is finding the right fabric, a passion for Turkish and Egyptian co... READ MORE
  • Dressed to fest

    June 7, 2016

    Coachella may be over, but festival season has just begun. Here's what to wear to the highlights of your summer music itinerary. GLASTONBURY Where: Glastonbury, England Music: Headliners Adele, Muse and Coldplay, plus Beck, Grimes and seemingly countless others Style vibe: At 46 years old, the iconic Glastonbury festival is synonymous with summer. Keep with tradition and opt for flower crowns and embroidered tunics... READ MORE
  • Twist of Fate

    June 1, 2016

    When it comes to life, work and happiness, jewelry designer Karma El Khalil has had good luck just going with the flow. Karma El Khalil and I haven’t met before our interview in a hotel cafe, but I suspect I’ll know her when I see her. The jeweler’s collections are the height of streamlined sophistication and wearable glamour, so I scan the room for their female equivalent. There isn’t a three-inch stiletto or slash of... READ MORE
  • A new book promises to inspire your summer wardrobe. Frida Kahlo: Fashion as the Art of Being By Susana Martínez Vidal, forward by Lynn Yaeger Long before Björk and Rihanna made the case for fashion as art, there was Frida Kahlo. The artist commanded attention with her bold brows, embroidered tunics and crown of braids, and the style she trademarked is still making waves today. This vibrant visual tribute weaves togeth... READ MORE
  • THE IDEA Designer Karine Tawil’s goal for spring is to “de-dramatize” eveningwear. By reinterpreting a formal silhouette with comfortable fabrics, she’s creating dressed-down gowns that can be paired with 6-inch heels or sneakers. Cutout details and draping add just enough daytime glamour to cotton and jersey. THE PROCESS To cope with six collections a year, Tawil developed formal design codes for t... READ MORE

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