Egyptian designer Sahar Ahmed loved the locally made loom fabrics and found them to be a source of inspiration to create distinctive pieces from them.
The designs were based on the fabrics of Al Mariah, Al-Shahi, and Alaga, which are all locally made fabrics that are spun on the loom and were mainly used at the beginning of the last millennium in Egypt for designs kabyle, Kaftan and shawl.
Ahmed worked for years as a mechanical engineer but decided to leave the secured job and work on designs that match her taste and ideas and presented collections under the title of “Rainbow”, which was named after her love of colors.
* Vest and the Egyptian jellabiya
The designer presented the vest and the Egyptian jellabiya with its basic lines without altering its cuts.
She also focused on intertwining the colors in an artistic sense, one that is similar to painting artworks.
The designs are suitable for afternoon occasions and featured bold color blends similar to patchwork pieces.
Ahmed unveiled the new collection exclusively with “SEE”.
The collection featured long kaftans, jackets, and vests, all these pieces that can be worn elegantly with basic pieces such as the blouse or the plain dress.
The designer affirms that she does not follow fashion or trends but rather follows the rich ideas and artistic value for each piece for the lifetime of an item can last years as they are unique pieces of art.
The designer confirms that the customers who wear these designs are Egyptians, who are aged between thirty and sixty.
Women find Egyptian spirit and beauty in the pieces that also mix originality and modernity with art and elegance.
Contributed by Yara Sameh