The Clique

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turkish delight

    May 1, 2016

    With references such as Patti Smith, ’70s cult cinema and childhood memories of Anatolia, Lug Von Siga may occupy the same “accessibly edgy” territory of the likes of Isabel Marant and Barbara Bui but, as the label’s founder and designer Gul Agis explains, it’s the Turkish detailing that separates Lug Von Siga from the rest. Guided by an eight cup-a-day coffee addiction (“the assistants have cut me down to four!”), Gul makes the most ... READ MORE
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    March 2, 2016

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