A successful design does not mean drawing it on paper but rather depends on a set of elements until the piece comes out into the light and can be worn in the beذst way, something all those who work in the field of fashion understand.
Egyptian designer Ahmed Saedi drew attention with his designs since he made his debut as a designer in 2014.
He recently participated in the Egypt Fashion week competition.
Saedi is working nowadays on a new project “IDEAS Factories” to provide manufacturing services to fashion designers to present their designs to light with the best production solutions and help small and medium enterprises.
“A few years back I started a project that I worked on it restlessly for 18 months, I was so hopeful about it and found in it a great opportunity for my future. I gave all I can to make it succeed, unfortunately, I was excluded from the project,” he stated.
Saedi has opened up about the dark moments he experienced after the exclusion.
The designer shared that he had stopped talking, had an eating disorder, and heard self-blaming voices in his head that caused him sleepless nights.
“These self-blaming voices that couldn’t stop in my head, blame that even didn’t let me sleep at night, till a day came and I decided to forgive myself before anyone else and to start again,” he shared.
“I worked on IDEAS and also launched my collection “from darkness to the light“ which I started to share of myself in it,” Saedi added.
He continued: “Believe me when I say that nothing went easy, and nothing came by luck, I spent years trying. I remember how hard it was to work in a very small space of 40 meters and how now I find it funny when I remember these hard conditions I went through day by day,”.
“Today I introduce to you IDEAS in its new factory where we focus on giving an added value product with quality for our clients that we are always proud to work along with them, not a final step for us because we have more to be done but a step we believe it will be for the best,” he highlighted.
The designer pointed out that he shared this to remind himself, his daughters in the future, and anyone that everything passes by and that man has nothing but what he has sought and that his quest will be seen.
Saedi noted: “I’m very grateful to Allah, my wife Nada, and my family for their support all along, without their support I can’t imagine how hard it would be,”.
“A funny coincidence that today marks the same day when I started the old project where I lost all my rights in it. Strange how Allah reminds you with his rewards,” he concluded.
Contributed by Yara Sameh