During the Beirut Design week, which is dedicated to every Lebanese designer and Architect who wants to contribute in developping the design community in Beirut, I was invited to an event by the Mukhi sisters and also had the chance to attend the launch of the Zayan pop up store.
I checked-in at Mukhi Sisters on Foursquare and the lovely Maya found me and showed me their lovely shop and their lovely designs.
Mukhi Sisters — the trio of sisters ( Maya, Meena and Zeenat Mukhi ) is making a splash with their witty, playful, eye-catching, elegant and contemporary designs.Their jewelry pieces are officially hot items, and they’re being snatched up by the young and old, the jetsetters and the royalty.
A combination of creative spark and explosive originality defines the Mukhi Sisters aesthetic. Bold yet casual, elegant yet also capable of being irreverent, their pieces, such as the famous Braille bracelets for charity, make a statement everywhere they go.
Then I was introduced to Zayan Ghandour owner of the Zayan pop up store.
Zayan began designing limited edition one-off T-shirts while writing for the Daily Star newspaper before moving to Dubai in 2000 and retailing at one of the prominent multibrand boutiques. In 2004 she co-founded s*uce, an award winning fashion and lifestyle concept and soon assumed the role of head buyer and creative director. In 2011, Zayan returned to her true passion: fashion design, launching her eponymous label Zayan during Paris Fashion Week to great reviews.
By the second season Zayan was stocked in 14 locations worldwide. An established regional mentor for young talent, Zayan speaks regularly at luxury, fashion and design forums and has co-founded the fashion distribution agency, Two Scoops.
It was a fun event, with lovely music, merry cream, cotton candy, there was even a Harley Davidson display with beautiful models and lovely dresses by the designer Ronald Atallah
So if you’re in Beirut Souks, don’t hesitate to pass by these two shops and check their lovely collections!