Crystalised creativity

Lebanese fashion designer, Nora Farhat, inspired by classy Arabian chic, displays her new collection in the capital

By Layla Haroon (Contributor)

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Published: Sat 6 Oct 2007, 11:13 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 12:43 AM

USING SPARKLING sequins, colourful beads and ribbons along with glistening stones and crystals Nora Farhat, attempts a fusion of Arabian and international style in her unique designs.

Her creativity can be seen in her designs displayed at the Ramadan and Eid Festival, in Abu Dhabi.

With great versatility she uses embroidery along with multicoloured crystals to literally 'light' up her costumes.

'These are clothes, designed for the innovative Arab women,” says Nora Farhat.

'In this collection I have employed a variety of fabrics. Sparkling Swarovski crystals and shiny flecks are used in most of my designs. They add a fresh and vibrant look to the outfits. I have used fabrics like chiffon, tulle, canton, taffeta and dantelle, all embossed with self design,” she adds.

Nora’s evening collection in majestic hues of crimson red, royal blue and glitzy gold, paints a perfect feminine picture.

“Though in Abu Dhabi the fashion market is not as developed as it is in Lebanon, people are interested to see a new mode of Arabic designs. I am busy communicating with them,” explains Nora.

“The Arabian fashionistas have a penchant for accessories and embroidery in designing, much more than western ladies, who prefer ready-to-wear clothes, which are simpler in design and texture. Therefore, with different classification it takes time to make a dress per se if you really go for haute couture. And finally the designing looks posh and is a bit expensive,” she wraps up.

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