In the midst of the rapid growth of new and emerging fashion designers in our region, whether talented or talentless, it’s always a treat to find someone who can produce the same, if not better, quality and creativity of high-end designer brands. Allow me to introduce you to a new Beirut-based talent: Lara Khoury.
Lara Khoury, a 26 year old ESMOD graduate with a strong passion for designing couture-like pieces, has joined fashion designer Elie Saab in Beirut in September 2006 to learn more about this mesmerizing industry. Fast forward to 2009, Lara became one of the few designers chosen by renowned Labense fashion designer Rabih Kayrouz to be a part of Starch Boutique in Beirut, a laboratory of new ideas, and showroom for contemporary young Lebanese designers.
In 2010, Lara Khoury found the assurance to launch her first collection; and opened her own studio and workshop in the heart of Beirut. Her Spring 2011 collection was recently launched among friends and esteemed guests.
On May 2011, Lara Khoury was selected to represent Lebanon on the second generation of the Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode in Marseille (France). The program offers a platform for artistic and cultural cooperation between Euro-Mediterranean countries to unite, reveal and support young fashion designers based on both sides of the Mediterranean Sea.
Featured here are some of my favorite Lara Khoury designs from her recent and previous collections. I love how she mixes opulence with minimalism. There is always one interesting point of detail to focus on. Each item gives the illusion of constant movement flowing through fabrics. So pretty!
For more information, orders, or inquiries, please call (+961) 1 44 34 26. Lara Khoury headquarters is located at 406 Gouraud street, Gemayzeh, Beirut, Lebanon.