Ancient Egypt had a huge effect on the modern world, and many everyday products we use now originated there. Egyptian culture has affected architecture, entertainment, and even casino games like the online Legacy of the Dead slot. Another industry in which Egyptian culture has made a significant impact is the fashion industry. Here are some famous fashion brands in which we clearly see some significant Egyptian influence.
Okhtein, which means “Sisters” in Arabic, is an Egyptian brand created by Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf. The design duo established the brand in 2013 to address a need in the Egyptian luxury market. That is, there is a need to foster the refining of Egyptian craftsmanship both at home and abroad. To honor this, Okhtein produces locally. Besides, each product has a unique origin with strong cultural links. The brand’s headquarters are in Egypt’s Capital Promenade. The ‘Palmette Minaudière’ and ‘Palmette backpack’ were the brand’s signature styles.
Zahan is an Egyptian brand, based in New Cairo, Egypt. The company bases its designs on Egyptian Royalty dresses, and even its slogan is “Zahan, bringing back royalty one dress at a time.”
The owner of the brand, Hana Othman, is the first Egyptian fashion designer to participate in Russia’s St. Petersburg Fashion Week. The brand is known for mastering the technique of embroidering designs on satin, which as anyone who know a thing or two about textile, is not an easy process.
Farida Temraz, an Egyptian designer, is the creator and head designer of Temraza Haute Couture. Temraza is noted for its unique and appealing designs that beautifully shape and emphasize a woman’s body. The brand creates luxury collections with the highest quality fabrics and embroideries. Temraza debuted its first collection at Paris Fashion Week in Autumn/Winter 2014. That’s when they gained first place in a Fashion Television competition and rocketed the firm to instant fame.
The brand stands out with its haute couture range of women’s ready-to-wear, evening wear, and wedding gowns.
Dina Shaker grew up in Alexandria, Egypt’s vibrant city, immersed in the hustle of the country. Her Fine Arts education began at Alexandrian University. Dina dabbled with interior design after graduating before choosing to follow her heart and pursue a career in fashion. Dina decided to take her talents to the next level in 2013. That’s when she launched her own name “Dina Shaker,” which was adopted by some of Cairo’s most well-known stores.
Amina Khalil chose to create her own business after studying Fashion Design and Marketing in London in 2009. She returned to Cairo and established her own studio in the city. This enabled her to concentrate on details while trying on each design. In this same workshop today, a crew of tailors works together to create the Amina K. collections. They contain anything from women’s apparel to men’s shirts.
History, fashion, and archeology rarely collide. It might be tough to achieve a balance between originality, confidence, and humility, but these Egyptian designers have mastered the art. Household names like Temraza and Dina Shakar are molding the vision of current Egyptian fashion.