Egyptian Okhtein collaborates with international fashion house Balmain at Paris Fashion Week


Egyptian Okhtein collaborates with international fashion house Balmain at Paris Fashion Week

Photo credit: Okhtein via Flare PR

Egyptian luxury brand Okhtein created an exquisitely designed ‘one of a kind’ bustier for luxury fashion brand Balmain’s Spring/Summer 2023 (SS23) collection, showcased at Paris Fashion Week.

Okhtein’s co-founders and creative directors, Aya and Mounaz Abdel Raouf, designed this bold distressed resin bustier, inspired by iconic Egyptian alabaster, drawing on the vision of Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, for the SS23 collection.

“We are both delighted and excited to collaborate with Olivier Rousteing and Balmain for their SS23 collection. Our first meeting with Olivier dates back to 2019, when he was one of the judges of the Fashion Trust Arabia. We admire him on so many levels and truly love his authenticity and passion for what he does,” the sisters explained in a press release.

“We are delighted to show a small piece of our brand and its history. Coming from Egypt, a country rich in heritage and history, the story combining both our vision and that of Olivier was a truly wonderful.

Paris Fashion Week, held this year from September 26 to October 4, welcomed the most iconic luxury brands to its catwalk, including Dior, Maison Valentino, Louis Vuitton and many more.

Rousteing’s collection was inspired by rebirth and the rediscovery of Renaissance beauty, a concept that highlights how ancient masterpieces can be adapted to modern times, which is uniquely reflected in bold cutout details that have been styled with Okhtein’s signature brass bracelet and ancient Egyptian motifs. The sisters also intended to incorporate Okhtein’s distinctive snake-brass bracelet, from their “bracelet bag” with the hairpiece, further emphasizing the concept of rebirth in Rousteing’s collection.

Photo credit: Okhtein via Flare PR

Okhtein has enjoyed monumental success – both locally and internationally – since establishing its luxury brand in 2014. The two sisters’ brand is at the forefront of the Egyptian market with high quality leather products, aiming to redefine the luxury fashion industry.

From Beyonce to Kris Jenner, Emma Watson, Demi Moore, Halley Berry, Olivia Palermo, Gigi Hadeed and Egypt’s First Lady, Entessar Amer, Okhtein has been in the arms of international celebrities – making incredible strides in the fashion world.

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