The fashion industry is one of the biggest industries in the world. One of the hardest things about fashion design is breaking into the industry among all the world-dominated brands, such as Chanel, Dior, Gucci, etc. The presence of these major fashion houses makes it incredibly difficult for new designers to climb to the top of that fashion ladder, due to the competitiveness and also simply being overlooked. Don't get me wrong though, I absolutely adore these huge brands and idolize how a lot of their companies have withheld an image of timeless elegance over many years. But every so often, I like to search deep in the hearts of Pinterest and find beautiful creations from designers who are not as mainstream. If you are extremely into fashion, you've probably heard of the following, but for those who don't, I highly recommend checking them out!
1. Reem Acra
Who could I love more than a designer who shares my name and background? This Lebanese designer is usually more bridal-oriented, but all in all she is quite the designer. You may recognize some of her looks from the red carpets, worn by Jennifer Lopez, Taraji P. Henson, Taylor Swift and more! Here are some of her designs below:
2. Julien MacDonald
I personally adore this designer because I think his stuff is so different and interesting. I like his play with textures as well as his crazy cutouts and prints. I don't see his stuff too often on celebs, he sure is rising on the carpets. His looks are usually my favorite of the night, and hard not recognize with his delicate knitting and risqué cutouts.
3. Georges Hobeika
Another Lebanese designer, Georges Hobeika is rising to become a very popular name in fashion. His collections embody a lot of detail and delicate designs as well, which continually get more stunning every season.
4. Nicolas Jebran
Lebanese fashion designers sure do know how to work couture. This designer has made quite some impressions on a lot of celebrities. Seen on JLO, Kylie Jenner and Kelsea Ballerini, his designs are more intense than others, and are usually quite crazy with the cutouts. Here are some of his looks:
5. Elio Abou Fayssal
Although I have yet to see this designer on celebs, I don't think it will be too long before he makes some red carpet appearances. Fayssal completes the list as yet another Lebanese fashion designer (who's last name is quite similar to mine I might add), who's delicate beading and intricate patterns are exactly what landed him here. Here's to hoping that we see more of him in the future.