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LALAQUEEN Fashion Design
LaLaQueen is a contemporary fashion label that specializes in bespoke handmade leather handbags. Sally Sarieddine, founder, and creative designer at LaLaQueen has launched different collections that were inspired by her multi cultured background in the Middle East and her travels to the UK to study, and work. LaLaQueen has been operating for 3 years now from Beirut. LaLaQueen bags have been featured in international titles such as British Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, OK, and Time Out magazine. Most of the raw material is ethically sourced and hand made by local skilled artisans. The aspect and design viewpoint is “timeless” to liberate it from trends and seasons and commitment to quality is an asset to LaLaQueen. COLLECTION LANCH AND TALK Discover and enjoy the launching of our new collection “La by LaLaQueen” brought into being. LaLaQueen is a contemporary fashion label that specializes in bespoke handmade leather handbags. Being an advocate for vegetable tanning leather and fair trade. Join us for a collection launch and a talk on sustainability and design.
Hamra, Alfred Nobel Street +961 70 906 013 www.LaLaQueen.com COLLECTION LAUNCH AND TALK 04 June, 6pm-10pm
LEBANESE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY Architecture and Design Department
CONFERENCE: FASHION TALKS A selection of top fashion experts are gathered for a series of exciting presentations on innovations in fashion knitwear, the future of fashion entrepreneurship, and the development of the Fashion industry in the Middle East. “From Alleyway to Runway: Innovation in Fashion Knitwear” by Kevin Kramp A step-by-step description with projected slides of my process of designing innovative fashion knitwear, from initial inspiration and research, to sketching, designing, machine swatching, and photographing of final garments. “A Seminar on Creative Entrepreneurship” by Stefan Siegel “The story of NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL), a start-up that launched in 2008 and took the fashion world by storm. NJAL’s founder, Stefan Siegel, will be highlighting the development of the company, as well as the future environment creative entrepreneurs will be facing.”
Beirut, Kraytem +961 1 786 456 www.lau.edu.lb CONFERENCE: FASHION TALKS LAU Beirut 04 June, 6:30pm-8pm
“Taking Fashion Forward in the Middle East” by Bong Guerrero FFWD was developed to address a need identified in the Middle Eastern market – a fashion movement or platform that would celebrate the best regional couture and ready-to-wear designers while fostering discussion, debate and development of the fashion industry from a trade perspective. Through FFWD, designers are able to showcase and be part of a larger eco-system which is generating visibility, exposure and stability for our region’s bourgeoning fashion industry.
An overview of more than 160 events that took place during BDW15.