Egyptian fashion designer Farida Temraz hopes to get Egypt back on the fashion map, and it looks like she is well on her way there.
Temraz has just been named the 'Best Female Couture Designer' at the New York Fashion Week, where she showcased her new Fall/Winter 2017 collection, which was dedicated to female empowerment.
"It all started with a dream and big passion! And here I am right now! And yes, we will bring Egypt back on the Fashion Map! I will do whatever it takes," she wrote.
Her fashion brand Temraza presented its F/W collection, The Xecutive, on Feb. 12 at the Art Hearts Fashion NYFW event. Featuring jewelry from the Egyptian brand, ZAGH, the collection was all about girl power.
Lead designer at ZAGH jewelry added, "The collection showcased is very much what ZAGH is about - a woman that is confident and proud, one that celebrates her femininity but is vicious when defined by it."
With embroidered suits and basic colors, the collection honored fierce and elegant working women. Here's a glimpse of the NYFW show:
Temraz is making a name for herself as one of the most prominent fashion designers in Egypt. She made her NYFW debut last year with her "The Rise of the Pharaohs" collection, which was inspired by the ancient Egyptians. She has previously showcased her work at Los Angeles, London and Paris fashion weeks.
She was chosen as the best fashion designer at the 2015 Paris Fashion Week, becoming the first Egyptian designer to win the first place award in the event.
Her designs have not only graced international runways, but also made several appearances at red carpets: