Lara Khoury’s mysterious fashion blend unfolds:
By Admin I : Lara Khoury a Lebanese fashion designer, ESMOD graduate, joined Elie Saab’s team then launched her own creations and gained exposure via Starch, Beirut, the showroom for contemporary young Lebanese designers.
Two years ago Lara opened her personal atelier on rue Gouraud where she creates pieces that reflect her bold yet minimal style but keeps a serene feel of femininity and delicateness.
To me personally, what’s interesting in Lara’s career development is that she precisely knows what she’s doing, without knowing too much. She clearly shows polished talent without being too polished. The captivating twist in that designer’s clothes is that they can generate perceptions, and that’s what mainly makes fashion more of a statement than being a flat subject for a flat society.
I don’t personally know Lara; barely met her in a Starch event lately, but I can bet that there’s an insane load of creative energy hitting her audience when exposed to her meticulous work between slick cuts and freely shaped silhouettes. Lara gives freedom to the body to shape the outfit that usually adds a touch of intense drama and takes control of the look without outshining the individual’s character.
“Gluttony” is her Fall 2012 collection shot by Daniel Abdel Sater in cooperation with the very talented makeup artist Christian Abou Haidar, reflects a voluminous yet subtle presence of dramatic silhouettes balanced with a simplistic approach to cuts and textures, just the perfect amount of complementarity!
Another Lebanese designer unfolds on our blog, after fashion posts dealing with volume, authenticity and experimentation, Lara Khoury adds to our list of great designers a touch of defined conceptual tailoring with a mysterious blend of craftsmanship and character.