Fashion Forward Season 1: Starch Foundation
STARCH Foundation richly contributed to the success of Dubai’s Fashion Forward in its first season. Kayrouz was one of the key panel speakers as he conducted a discussion on”Emerging Talent in the Middle East.”
Founded by the internationally acclaimed Rabih Kayrouz, Tala Hajjar, and in collaboration with Solidere, STARCH is a non-profit foundation that helps emerging young designers with exceptional talent to get into the spotlight. Cloud of Lace will soon be addressing this promising initiative in details.
This year, participating STARCH designers were Celine Der Torossian, who is the designer behind the label Azade, Bashar Assaf and Hussein Bazaza.
Even though each of the designers has a different approach, all of their designs gave a modern aesthetic impression. Azade’s style was distinguished by slashed pieces, whereas Hussein Bazaza fearlessly showcased an exotic array of prints in a single piece, and Bashar Assaf used safe and elegant cuts all through.
From cute floral details and elegant wide legged pants, to thigh-high split evening skirts, we could not choose a favorite! But here are some pieces we think were the highlight of the STARCH show…