Certainly, the public have special days in Ramadan and Eid, even while they are under quarantine due to the Coronavirus.
However, every lady seeks for the elegance of the caftan in Ramadan and Eid.
The Tunisian fashion designer residing in Egypt Meriem Ben Amor has presented a group of ‘abayas’ and caftan suitable for celebration of the Eid. This collection has elegant taste, high-end materials, giving it a special trait.
*Bright colors with oriental touch
The designer presented a distinct color group. She introduced the pastel colors, which is the latest fashion with an oriental touch.
She presented the nuisances of beige, orange, green. The colors were characterized by vitality and positive energy that women need now.
*Richness of fabric
Meriem relied on silk fabric, which added uniqueness and richness to the design that blends simplicity with the traditional cuts of the caftan (which is closed) and the ‘abaya’ (which is open in the front)
The designer chose to decorate her designs with embroidery and the (patchwork) arts that blend more than the traditional material. She also relied on the Indian sirma materials rich in colors, embroidery, lace and netting with beads of pearls, so that the caftan chest is an elegant artistic painting that adorns and adds elegance to the wearer.
She was born and grew up in Tunis where fashion is an everyday concern of the family.
The designer presents three collections annually, they are winter, Ramadan and summer.
This is the fourth Ramadan collection for the designer.
“This collection is inspired by the Tunisian heritage.” She said. “I am from Tunisia and I am trying to always put a Tunisian touch to all my collections.”
*Modern look for the caftan
The caftan and Abbasia still exist, no matter how long ago, for two reasons. The first is that it is from the heritage of the Arab region and its civilization that stick to it.
Secondly, the credit goes to Arab designers like Meriem, who exert great effort to develop the caftan and make it very contemporary.
The designer also gives ideas in the style of wearing caftan in order to be very elegant, saying that caftans are more suitable for occasions; hence, women can wear them with high heels and big earrings.
Kimonos can be worn casually with baskets or sandals or for nights on occasions with high heels.
Contributed by Ahmed Moamar