Adding to its exclusive collection, Galeries Lafayette Doha has announced it is now showcasing the creations of 2020 Fashion Trust Arabia (FTA) winner Andrea Wazen.

“The young Lebanese accessory designer’s class and style organically match the premier French department store’s brand,” Galeries Lafayette Doha said in a statement.

The spotlight on brand Andrea Wazen “is also a part of Galeries Lafayette’s vision to highlight local and regional talents and champion their creations”. Working closely with factories and artisans in Lebanon, all Andrea Wazen shoes are handmade and designed in Beirut.

Kevin Pender, acting general manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha, said: “As part of our continued commitment to introduce new, exciting designers, we are proud to bring to fashion lovers in Qatar some of the exclusive creations by this talented designer.

She is already a Hollywood favourite and her masterpieces are sure to take your breath away. If you love exquisite footwear, then Andrea Wazen’s creations are what you are looking for.” Born in London and raised in Beirut, Wazen developed a great passion for sketching and designing at a young age. To fulfill her dreams of becoming a fashion designer, Wazen moved to Paris and specialised at the Istituto Marangoni Italian fashion school where she discovered and was appreciated for her skills in shoe designing.

In 2010, Wazen relocated to London where she was trained under the tutelage of Rupert Sanderson and Christian Louboutin while attending shoe design courses at the renowned Central Saint Martins School of Arts. Since launching her brand in 2017, Wazen has quickly garnered a celebrity following and has been spotted on the likes of Kylie Jenner, Hailey Bieber, Ciara, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Ratajkowski and Sienna Miller, to name a few. Most recently, Wazen was honoured with the prestigious Fashion Trust Arabia Award, naming her Accessories Designer of the Year.

“It is such an honour for me to have my collection displayed at Galeries Lafayette in Doha. The French department store has always been my go-to place while I was living in Paris, it makes me so happy to have such a beautiful and nicely curated department store in our region,” says Wazen. “My SS20 collection is inspired by my lifestyle in Beirut during the summer. The colors are from a recollection of beautiful sunsets, the morning sun and the clear blue sea,” she adds. “Beirut is a very diverse city, not just in terms of people but always as a way of life; you have the amazing nights out, the long laid-back dinners, the family lunches in the mountains outside the city and the beach life at your doorstep.

Source: Gulf Times

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