Rania Hilal, an Egyptian fashion designer, presents her latest handmade bags, accessories and shawls for summer 2019.
Her new touch in the world of fashion is producing items inspired by the cultures of Egyptian cities.
She gave her production lines names of cities like Saint Catherine, Wadi Al Gemal, the Nuba and Siwa.
The fashion designer also introduced some collections inspired by the ancient Egyptian mosques located in El-Moez Street.
Hilal’s latest collection was inspired by Nabq protected area in Sharm El-Sheikh. In the very core of the reserve, she was keen on holding the collection’s photo session.
Between the rare mangrove trees, soft sand and beneath the clear blue sky, the shots of her distinctive pieces were pretty amazing.
The collection was a perfect mix between fashion, art and modernity and each piece is a real value added to her customers; Egyptians and foreigners living in Egypt.
One of the very unique things is mixing production lines of the accessories, bags and shawls to present perfect harmonic sets.
Some talented Egyptian women working from home are responsible of making the hand-made shawls using leather and strings.
The copper accessories are also a mixture of bright, oxidized and gold-plated ones.
The fashion designer participates in many exhibitions outside Egypt like the ones held in Paris and Cyprus.
“My customers sold some of my pieces abroad and “wings of Isis” was the most successful collection.
Beginning of the Journey
It’s worth mentioning that Hilal graduated from faculty of applied arts and 10 years ago. She started her career as an accessories designer.
She held her first exhibition at Al Jazeera art gallery to present her first metal accessories collection.
After that, she worked at the UN as UNDP consultant and got the chance to deal with many Egyptian communities with cultural potential. At this point, she invented her new fashion style.
Contributed by Salma Yassin