Event Review: Making their Maarkah
Making their Maarkah by Alizah Salario
Designers from the Middle East and North Africa make their debut at NYFW
Moroccan fashion designer Khaoula Ouilal runs her fingers along the hand-sewn sequins and ornate braided piping, called sfifa, that embellish a blush-colored gown. Her design glints in the afternoon light pouring into Studio 450, an airy loft space Chelsea. Ouilal, 27, is about an hour away from unveiling the collection she created in a Marrakesh studio on a New York runway.
Ouilal is one of ten designers who presented her fall collection at MAARKAH, a Fashion Week showcase on September 11 featuring designers of Middle Eastern and African descent. Far from the mainstage and the hoopla of celebrity-driven runways, the show drew a quiet crowd. MAARKAH, meaning brand in Arabic, was produced by the fashion promotion agency Runway Prestige and Rabab Abdalla, who wanted to see greater representation of Middle Eastern and African designers in mainstream American fashion..... READ MORE
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