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We have found the easiest and the most versatile way to show your support for regional designers – through accessories.

Whether it’s fusing art with high fashion clutches, exquisitely made statement shoes, structured bags with elements of architecture, or intricate jewellery from a revived historic house, Arab designers are writing new rules and the world is watching.

There is freedom in being a contemporary brand. You are not held down by the history, you can quickly react to the changes in trends in customers shopping habits, and you have a privilege of looking to heritage brands to understand the importance of traditional craftsmanship.

Level Shoes is supporting local designers who have already gained a global status and are constantly evolving. Get to know them below.


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Cherine Magrabi Tayeb founded her line of limited-edition minaudières in 2018 wanting to bridge the gap between collectable art and high fashion. Handmade in Florence using ancient enamelling antiques, each collection is made up of 13 unique pieces featuring original artwork by the designer.

Andrea Wazen

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Andrea Wazen fast became a Hollywood fave after launching her footwear label in 2014. Spotted on the feet of everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Emily Ratajkowski, the Beirut-based designer creates couture-inspired masterpieces that toe the line between artistically unique and wear-ably feminine.


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Described as equal parts architecture and art, Lilian Afshar’s name exploded onto the scene in 2014 with her unique box bags. Mixing eclectic contemporary textures perspex and acrylic with exotic leathers, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are already cult followers of the Dubai-based brand.


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Naza Yousefi wanted to rewrite the codes of bag design when she launched her London label Yuzefi in 2016. Her signature maximalist resin chains are an example of her aim to push the boundaries of inherited rules with silhouettes that are nonconformist and non-seasonal.

L’atelier Nawbar

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A family business started that in Beirut in 1881 is now a contemporary jewellery brand ran by Lebanese sisters, Dima and Tania Nawbar. The fourth-generation jewellers use a modern vision to update an age-old tradition since 2011 when the duo started their own label.

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