"The hope we secretly carry is the most sincere definition of who we are." That's how Beirut-based designer Krikor Jabotian described his Fall 2014 collection, one of the most stunning couture evening gowns designs I have seen. I've known Krikor for quite sometime, and let me tell you this, he has a special quality that I find rare in emerging talents from our region. He's genuine. Yes, you read that right, a simple quality that is a rare breed in our back-stabbing, shallow, materialistic fashion industry. He hasn't changed over the years, which make him a gem on the personal and professional level, and I hope that would never change.
Krikor's Amal (or Hope) collection excels at high-drama cocktail dresses and evening gowns with experimental volumes and proportion. Feminine details in the form of lace, feathers, and floral work to balance the architectural yet soft lines, and they’ve helped put his evening looks on our the wish list of many girls from our region who go for something dramatic and beautiful when hosting a wedding or attending one. Scroll down for more of this fashion fantasy.