Sunday, June 23, 2024

Sheryn Akiki


Sheryn Akiki is the Beirut-born designer who graduated in 2019 with her MFA from Central Saint Martins in London. Akiki received the prestigious L'Oréal Professional Creative Award for her collection. She is known for her off-key tailoring and intentionally creased fabrics.

MFA Graduate Collection
Sheryn's campy collection was inspired by the political climate in her home country that's going on right now. She was inspired by "women on the run." Models looked like they had run out of the house while getting dressed, their looks twisted about their bodies or rumpled as if unironed. The collection is a melting pot of inspirations-"Gaddafi's Amazonian bodyguards, Beirut's "perfect" ladies, a rear-view mirror, rush hour, a secretary, and a bellydancer among them. One of her standout looks included a glittering gown, interspersed with knitted elements.

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