Thursday, 19 February 2009

Dar Aseelah

These stunning dresses are the work of Lebanese designer Najwa Al Rifa'ai for her label Dar Aseelah (دار أصيلة). Most Lebanese designers like Elie Saab, Abed Mahfouz and Zuhair Murad are known for their haute couture Western-style gowns, so it's a little unusual for one to focus on traditional Arab garments. Dar Aseelah use traditional embroidery methods, silver and even shells in their abayas/jalabiayas. You can read a short article about the brand in Asharq Al-Awsat (sorry it's in Arabic only!). My favourite have to be the first two turquoise designs:


14 comments:

Cecilia said...

I think they are all very beautiful!

samira said...

Salam

don'ty they have a website

i just like traditional dresses

samo

Anonymous said...

i love the yellowy 1 near the bottom

Hiyabi.A.Fajirah said...

MashaAllah ..i want that purple one!...
Buu to non hijabi models!

Adventurous Ammena said...

wow.. some of these dresses are amazing masha'allah... i like the cream/gold ones.. and the last red one, aswell as the turquoise ones masha'allah.. doesnt she have an online store or anything?? damn!!

Tiffany Nicole said...

OMW!!! So pretty, I'll take one of each please.lol
I especially like the darker purple one even though I usually tend to shy away from bright colors ;D
I wish I would have taken that Arabic class!!!

Candice said...

Those are GOEGEOUS! I'd love to get married in something like the beigey one with flowers.

Pixie said...

I have always wanted the bottom pink one.

Jana said...

Samira, I couldn't find a website for them unfortunately!

Hiyabi.A.Fajirah, I'd appreciate if you would refrain from making that type of comment on these posts. We're not here to insult anyone.

nor said...

i love them all..! it is very hard to find such gorgeous dresses/abayas here in singapore. and i believe even if there's similiar one as such, it's gonna rip off your pocket.

Layla said...

Is there a link to buy these dresses? Because we are interested for weddings.

-Layla

Maryam said...

It would be brilliant if they opened an internet store, the Abayas are perfect for weddings!

ioana said...

!
Amazing!
Makes everything I own look shabby.
Hehe

Anonymous said...

Are there any websites where we can order some?

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