Azzedine Alaïa, Fashion’s Most Independent Designer, Is Dead at 82

Azzedine Alaïa, one of the greatest and most uncompromising designers of the 20th and 21st centuries, died on Saturday in Paris. He was 82. His company said the cause was a heart attack. Known as a sculptor of the female form, and worn by women from Michelle Obama to Lady Gaga, Mr. Alaïa was equally famous for his rejection of […]

Locals Do It Better: Designers Edition

The fashion industry can sometimes provoke really bad PR onto itself, and we can kind of see why. So when it’s not being condemned for the use of underage, barely-breathing-kind-of-anorexic models; it’s the horrific reality that “Made in China” and “100% Polyester” have now replaced all that we originally loved about fashion! Goodbye, couture! 🙁 Thankfully, we have our green-blooded […]

IN HIS SHOES: HATEM ALAKEEL

A few years ago, Hatem Alakeel launched his ready-to-wear line for men. What seemed to be hobby turned into a business and elevated traditional wear and we couldn’t be happier! Check out how everything came about as we sat down with the designer for an exclusive interview: 1- When did you create your line Toby? It all started 8 years […]

IN HIS SHOES: HUSSEIN BAZAZA

Born in July 1990 in Beirut Lebanon, Hussein Bazaza is Esmod graduate in Fashion Design and Pattern Making.  After interning in big Lebanese fashion houses such Maison Rabih Kayrouz and Elie Saab, Hussein decided to work on his own line and launched his first collection in 2012. Couple years and awards later, Hussein Bazaza have become the must-see fashion show […]

IN HER SHOES: MAN REPELLER, LEANDRA MEDINE

Man Repeller’s founder Leandra Medine didn’t set out to build a media company. As she studied toward a journalism degree in college, she thought she’d end up writing for New York Magazine. But in 2010, after recognizing a gap in fashion media, Medine started the blog Man Repeller to put a humorous spin on “serious fashion.” The idea was to […]