Some of Beirut's most promising young designers and homegrown brands suffered tremendous damage from the explosion, which rocked the capital on Tuesday evening.
Beirut's Mar Mikhaël neighbourhood – home to Lebanon’s creative agencies, showrooms and studio spaces – is located just a few kilometres away from the Port of Beirut, where the blast occurred on Tuesday evening at 18:00. The neighbourhood was severely affected by the explosion as some of the Lebanon’s most promising designers saw their entire boutiques and workspaces destroyed within seconds. Raw materials, sketches and drawings appear to have been strewn about studio spaces, as shards of broken glass cover collection pieces.
From building debris in the streets outside the ateliers to collapsed support beams within boutiques, see the extent of the damage that Lebanon’s emerging designers suffered from the explosion here.