With a year already passing since the devastating explosion that took place in Beirut last year, the world has come together to help Lebanon’s capital stand even stronger than before.

From giving back to society by empowering its workers to preserve its traditional roots, Emirates Woman has curated a list of Lebanese brands that you can support now and forever.

Andrea Wazen

 

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The namesake designer has made a mark for herself in the shoe industry as her label produces high-quality handmade shoes that are created for the contemporary woman that juggles all spheres of her life. From opening her own boutique in Beirut to creating custom-made services based on the client’s needs, Andrea Wazen offers a plethora of options that best suit your needs.

For more information visit andreawazen.com

Georges Chakra

The Lebanese haute couture brand has been presenting its couture collections at Paris Fashion Week since the mid-1990s since he opened his first shop in the country. From carefully curated pieces that rediscover the code of couture, each silhouette lies at the heart of humanity while paying ode to the founder’s principles with boutiques around the world.

For more information visit georgeschakra.com

Zuhair Murad

 

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The inspiring founder of his namesake brand Zuhair Murad always dreamt of helping people to escape to a world of fantasy. The designer started sketching dresses at the age of ten and went on to found his own eponymous brand in 1985. Since then, he has expanded his brand exponentially by presenting his couture collection during Haute Couture Week in Paris and has dressed a wealth of stars including Rihanna, Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

For more information visit zuhairmurad.com

Elie Saab

 

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The Lebanese fashion designer started his brand in the early 1980s specializing in bridal couture since his early days. With each gown intricately designed using the finest material and detailing, flowers are a symbol of femininity and are beautifully incorporated through each design in Elie Saab’s work.

For more information visit esassitance.com

Reem Acra

 

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The renowned international designer known for her breathtaking collections in ready-to-wear and bridal. Reem Acra manages to combine tradition with a modern fused aesthetic that has redefined the boundaries of fashion.

For more information visit reemacra.com

Donna Hourani

The ethically made sustainable jewellery brand is created for generations to come while honing sustainable practices to produce custom-made pieces that are beautifully curated for the wearer. Donna Hourani chooses to use only the finest materials and precious stones that steal the heart of a woman at the very first glance.

Roni Helou

 

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Born with the effort to reduce waste, Roni Helou sources their materials from the vintage and dead stocks of old factories and shops around Lebanon to create beautiful quality materials by working exclusively with tailors and artisans from over the country. By using the platform to advocate for human and worker rights along with animal rights, the brand is constantly working on initiatives that collaborate with like-minded individuals.

For more information visit ronihelou.com

Mira Hayek

 

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The Beirut-based ready-to-wear label draws inspiration from geometric shapes and motifs that play a balance between comfort and playfulness. It’s inspired by vivid themes drawn mostly from contemporary to street artists as it can be worn from day to night for women who have a bustling lifestyle.

For more information visit mirahayek.com

Salim Azzam

 

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While preserving the craft of embroidery with women in the region, every piece is hand-embroidered to tell a revolutionary story using trademark motifs that lie close to the brand. The fashion label also chooses to empower women financially and is able to grow in terms of opportunities for them.

For more information visit salimazzam.com

With our thoughts reaching out to all those who have been affected on this unfortunate day, several personalities also reflected on the blast to shed light on the resilience of Lebanon as a country.

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