Lebanese couturier Georges Hobeika debuted his fall/winter 2020-21 Haute Couture collection in a spectacular show at the Rachid Karami International Fair in Tripoli, Lebanon.
With the current global pandemic making it impossible to travel and continuing economic crisis in Lebanon causing huge worry for all, Hobeika wanted to keep things closer to home and sourced all of his crew, models, production team etc. from Lebanon itself.
There was no audience at the show, however, the presentation was streamed live on the designer’s Instagram account for all to discover.
The collection; “Madame President” is a glimpse into a new era of aspirations. Inspired by the strength of the modern Middle Eastern woman Hobeika created looks that represent strength, respect, equality and a better tomorrow.
With a dark backdrop the boldness of the looks stood out. Demanding attention as each model walked the runway. A myriad of colour and texture, each look represented power and strength.
Hand-sewn sequin details, embroidery, tassels and feathers all highlighted the best in savoir-faire.
Fur was a large part of this collection and for the first time, the House announced that it is using a special faux fur that offers a much more sustainable alternative.
While bold architectural looks offered a modern take on couture that was powerful in its own way.
There were stunning red carpet gowns in bold colours with striking cuts and silhouettes – making us dream of the days when the red carpet will be walked again.
Hobeika partnered with make-up artists Bassam Fattouh who created a glamourous strong beauty look on the models. Accentuating the eyes with thick dark liner and finishing with a bold red lip.