All Eyes Are On Arab Designers At Paris Couture Week 2019

BY Nadera Rajab / Jan 21 2019 / 19:08 PM

From Zuhair Murad to newcomer Maison Rabih Kayrouz, the Lebanese are taking the runways at this year's Paris Couture Week, showing from 21-24 January

All Eyes Are On Arab Designers At Paris Couture Week 2019

Arab designers are notoriously well-versed in the world of couture and at this year's Paris Couture Week, they're representing the region in droves. Georges Hobeika, Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, Maison Rabih Kayrouz (the newly-minted couturier to be recognised by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture) and many other designers are on our watch list this week.

Paris Couture Week will be taking place from 21 January to 24 January, 2019. Find out more on the Arab designers that'll be on our radar...

Tony Ward

Date: 21 January 2019

Couture runs in the family for this designer, being the son of a well-known Beirut couturier. After working at Lanvin, Christian Dior and Chloe with some of the industries greatest talents, he went on to launch his own label. His creations are already a major highlight at PCW, the entire collection giving us dark fairytale vibes.

Georges Hobeika

Date: 21 January 2019

Last couture week this designer really owned the exuberance-over-everything trend, going heavy on the feathers and crystals. We can't wait to see which direction they take it this year: continue on with the ultra-glam trend or swap it for understated elegance.

Maison Rabih Kayrouz

Date: 21 January 2019

This new kids on the block are not your typical couturier: Maison Rabih Kayrouz ditches the intricate embroidery and instead opts for a contemporary interpretation. They're bound to show something special - it is their 10-year anniversary, after all!

Rami Kadi

Date: 22 January 2019

Despite being a celeb magnet - counting Beyoncé, Jennifer Lopez, and Sonam Kapoor as some of their many famous fans - this will be Rami Kadi's first time showing in Paris Couture Week. The Lebanese brand has contemporary glamour down to a science with glitzy gowns, scandalous couture, and over-the-top performancewear.

Elie Saab

Date: 23 January 2019

Last season Elie Saab really leaned into their strong suit: romantic silhouettes, flowy fabrics and hyper-femme details. Always a fan-favourite at PCW, they're sure to take it up a notch this season.

Zuhair Murad

Date: 23 January 2019

Zuhair Murad's last show will be hard to beat, finishing the show off with Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio. Aside from star-studded casting, we expect to see more beautiful beadwork and daring silhouettes from their latest couture collection.

Azzi & Osta

Date: 24 January 2019

Another favourite of Queen Bey, Lebanese couturier duo Azzi & Osta will be showcasing their ultra-femme futuristic pieces at this year's PCW.