By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Elie Saab

Arab Designers & The Red Carpet

Over the past few seasons we have seen a tremendous growth in the amount of couturiers that originate from the Arab World and they are taking over. We can notice this trend by looking at the stars and what they chose to wear at two important red carpet events that took place a few days ago – The Emmys and The VMA Awards. And the media has been buzzing Julia Roberts made such a statement wearing a short dress by Elie Saab, J.Lo who just turned 45 showed off her incredible body in a Charbel Zoe dress. While Beyonce not only wore one, but two different dresses by Arab designers during the VMAs – a black dress by Nicolas Jebran and a red one by Zuhair Murad. Meanwhile, Alexandra Dabbario revived old Hollywood glamour in Reem Acra.

When Kelly Rowland – a big fan of Arab designers- was asked by Style Arabia about her preference for Arab aesthetics and Arab designers such as Rani Zakhem, Rami Al Ali, Elie Saab, Georges Hobeika, and Georges Chakra, as well as,  Azzedine Alaïa.  Rowland’s stylist replied:

“We absolutely love Middle Eastern designers,” noted Dash. “Alaïa, Georges Chakra, and Elie Saab are a few of our favorites. It’s that Arabian allure. They incorporate so much value and culture into their clothes, which Kelly especially loves.”

Dash (Rowland’s Stylist” later added: “What fascinates us most about Middle Eastern designers has to be the way they externally channel so much creativity into looks for the runways. How their minds are so limitless. They’ve added so much to the Western fashion scene – with the most obvious being the turban, caftan, and hareem pant, which Kelly loved wearing during 2011-2012”

Here are some images from the runway, click to enlarge.

Photos are taken by: Rex Features, Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, fabsugar, dailymailuk, & Getty Images


Elie Saab – Haute Couture

Today Elie Saab previewed his Couture collection in Paris and it was nothing short of spectacular. I tried choosing my favorite looks but I couldn’t. Here is Elie Saab’s Fall 2013 Couture collection:

Ps. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Pictures taken by Marcus Tondo/ InDigital/Gorunway

Reflections – Elie Saab

Pre-fall 2013 collection

Cannes Film Festival

So The Cannes Film Festival ended and I can’t get over the looks and the jewelry. The things that I would do to be in Cannes this time of year. The celebrities wore Elie Saab, Dolce and Gabbana, Marchesa, Zuhair Murad, Chopard, Dior, Bulgari and thats to name a few. Here are my favorite looks from The Cannes Film Festival.

Ps. Click on the Images to enlarge them.

Pictures were taken from, Getty Images, WireImage, Newscom

My Video

As a studio art minor one of the classes that I chose to take was a multimedia arts class. As the semester comes to an end our projects are due soon. So yesterday I spent my entire day at the film lab at American University trying to create this video. I decided to collect shots and images from different designer advertisements, movies, and music videos to create the video. This video has parts from 2 Dior advertisements, an Elie Saab advertisement, a part from The Great Gatsby trailer, Wicked Games by The Weeknd, Pri-Madonna Girl by Marina and The Diamonds, and an advertisement for H&M. Your feedback is appreciated, so if there is anything wrong I could fix it before its due. I hope you like it!


Elie Saab – Fall 2013

The two white capes in this collection are to die for. The dresses and colors in the collection are magnificent as well. Here are my favorite looks from the collection:

Photos were taken by Marcus Tondo/InDigital/Gorunway

Elie Saab – Pre-Fall 2013

This guy is pure genius, I still can’t decide which collection is better, the couture collection or this collection. (Click here for the couture collection) Take a look at my favorite pieces, I seriously drooled while looking at the collection. My favorite pieces in this collection are the long dresses. Enjoy the collection!

PS to reduce page clutter I am going to make a slideshow. So in order to see the pieces just click left and right on the slideshow to see the entire collection.

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Elie Saab – Couture Spring 2013

I can’t write much right now because I am in class and I had to sneak this to all of you. Enjoy!

All above photos were taken by Yannis Vlamos / gorunway