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Sawa Fashion Design Program Logo

 

Want to be Egypt’s next up & coming designer? Are you interested in joining a fashion design program?  If you answered yes, the Sawa Fashion Design program might just be for you.  It is a six month intensive program, a new initiative funded by the Spanish Embassy in Cairo.   

The SAWA Fashion Design Program will run between March and September 2010 (with a break during Ramadan) and will end with a final fashion show that will present the participants’ creations to a larger audience. Fashion design classes will be taught on Sundays (from 12 to 3 pm) by Spanish fashion designer and artist Ana Seco and pattern-making classes will be taught on Tuesdays and Wednesdays (from 5 to 8 pm) by Sudanese artist Walid Farouk. Attendance to all classes will be required.
  

Limited places are available. If you are interested in participating, please submit the BELOW application form by March 3 2010 to Mina Noshi, either in person at the Townhouse Gallery or by email at mina@thetownhousegallery.com 

DEADLINE MARCH 3rd!!!

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APPLICATION FORMاستماره التحاق
SAWA FASHION DESIGN PROGRAM سوا برنامج تصميم الأزياء 

Name …………………………………………………………………………… الاسم
Telephone …………………………………………………………………… الهاتف
Email: البريد الالكترونى ……………………………………………………………………………………….
Current occupation/job:…………………………………………………… الوظيفه 

Have you participated in other SAWA workshops or programs? If yes, please state which workshop.
كنت قد شاركت في حلقات العمل سوا أو غيرها من البرامج؟ إذا كانت الإجابة بنعم ، يرجى بيان هذه الورشة. 

Do you have any experience in design, stitching or pattern making? 

هل لديك أي خبرة في مجال تصميم وخياطة او الباترون 

Why are you interested in taking part in this program? 

لماذا أنت مهتم بالمشاركة في هذا البرنامج ؟

IMC and H.E. Rachid

FINALLY we are developing the booming fashion industry in Egypt.  The Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC), website link here, and H.E. Rachid Mohamed Rachid, the Minister of Trade and Industry, are working with our local up & coming designers to develop their businesses.  Featured on Beit Beitak a couple of days ago, a popular Egyptian show, were some of Egypt’s designers discussing their products, the future of their brands and how we can place Egypt on the fashion world map.   

CONGRATULATIONS to all those who were featured and selected including the likes of Azza Fahmy, Amina K., Bishette Bags, El Horreya Designs for Freedom, Karma Jewelry, Sarah Abaza Jewelry and more.   

Looking forward to your developments and progress.  I can’t wait to have more stuff to write about!  Maybe one day and hopefully soon, Cairo will have its own fashion week and attend trade shows. 

Nana's Closet Mermaid Black Dress

 

Spotted: The fabulous Nana’s Closet at the Fairmont opening a couple of weeks ago, and OH WHAT A DRESS!  The ultimately timeless mermaid shape in black lace and tulle with a corset top makes the dress look like the it belongs to a Hollywood movie set.  Again and again I am amazed at the quality of the sowing and finishing of each item.  The fabulous collection is NOW AVAILABLE at Loolies Boutique!  I was just there yesterday and came across this stunning grey brushed satin dress with gathered sleeves, a lace and sequined belt, and an awesome black zipper.  When looking at the details, the silver trim and stitching look flawless, as if it was a creation of a high-end designer.  I raise my hands up high and applaud the designer and her team, yet again!  If I were you, I would get my fashionable self to Loolies and get my hands on one of Nana’s Closet creations.  

Location: Loolies Boutique, 37 Ahmed Hishmat St., Ground Floor Apartment, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt (FYI the store is closed on Sundays)

  
 

Les Fleurs de Tuline

The craze started by Gossip Girl’s Upper East Side (UES) Queen Bee Blair Waldorf took over runways and now Egypt.   

 

Blair Waldorf Headband Craze

Les Fleurs de Tuline is “a new concept where each seed blossoms into a flower; where your imagination can become a reality; where art, design and fashion can meet.”  Tuline Chourbagui, the designer behind the line, jumped on the train by launching her first collection of “head couture”.  The designs are based out of Cairo with the Mawaheb atelier, Beirut based charity organization, producing the dazzling headbands. 
  

Below are pictures of the collection. 

Red, Navy, and Black Roses Thin Headbands

Black and Gold Headband

Black Headband with White Stones

Red Satin Big Rose Headband

Pink and Black Bug Headband Red Satin Big Rose Headband

 

Black Bowtie Headband

You can find Les Fleurs de Tuline at: 

Loolies Boutique 37 Ahmed Hishmat St. Ground Floor Apartment, Zamalek 

Mohamed El Sagheer Hairdresser in Zamalek at the 2nd Floor in front of the reception

For more pictures click here.  

This is a special dedication to LouLou!