Last week we’ve celebrated two big events, here in Paris, during Paris Fashion Week: the re-opening of Hotel Crillon, Place de la Concorde and the 20th edition of Oriental Fashion Show. This year, for the first time, the show was held in one of the oldest and most luxurious palaces in the world, the emblematic Hôtel de Crillon, in Place de la Concorde, one day after their re-opening ceremony.
As usual, creators from all over the world have been thoroughly selected for their professionalism and know-how in the field of oriental fashion, that has always been a inexhaustible source of inspiration. For this special edition the Oriental Fashion Show is renewed with the presentation of two parades and 7 creators.
Icon of the Moroccan Kaftan, Hadia Benjelloun varies the styles without betraying the tradition. Her touch is recognizable at first glance. Nobility of materials, explosion of colors, all enhanced by a masterly hand by the various Moroccan craftsmen who conceive all the work by the ancestral know-how.
The first steps of Rasha Al Wazzan in the field of fashion go back to 2004. This Kuwaiti stylist begins her activity by opening her first shop in the Complex Al Muthanna, where she scrolls through her collections. Soon, success followed and led her to open a second shop at the Kuwait Magic, and then a third at the Al Babteen Sanabel Tower.
Now, my favorite part of the evening, Sergey Shabunin, who created his brand in 2004. Its inspiration was the fashion designer from Kazakhstan. The ideas that form the basis of the work of the designer of the brand SS is the sublimation of folklore’s essence with the modern fashion. The integrity of the collections of the brand SS is achieved by using high quality textiles and well-calibrated colors.
For several years, Albert Oiknine has traveled the world to promote his brand. Thus, it’s inspired by the best of what traditions can give while flirting with modern trends. Albert Oiknine carves his Kaftans as authentic pieces of art. Each collection is the subject of an extensive work on colors and materials.
Famous Azerbaijani designer, Fakhriya Khalafova draws her inspiration from the rich heritage of her country. Graduated from High Special School of Art Design Of Turkey, she began her career in fashion in 1998. Her credo is the transformation of national costume into modern clothing design, a combination of classical and modernist styles.
Specialized in the design of traditional Moroccan Kaftans, Bouchra Filali, a very lovely lady, conceives original outfits
combining refinement and tradition. Her maison de couture FBk has made its slogan: “Elegance & Authenticity” to remind that her designs meet the most advanced criteria of fashion inspired by the old Kaftans and remaining faithful to the principles and foundations of traditional Moroccan outfits.
Originally from Morocco, Saad Ouadrassi began his studies in fashion in his home country before being spotted by “La Bourgeoisie”, a maison de couture in Kuwait, that he joined in 2012 as fashion designer. Two years later, he was appointed art director of the maison de couture Saad joins Paris to perfect his training and change his style, becoming more refined and elegant, mixing lightness and elegant, mixing lightness of materials and sophisticated
As usual, I’ve had the pleasure of going Behind the Scenes and took these amazing shots with the models.