Recently, Ammanis have been opting for custom-made dresses and outfits for special occasions, thanks to a burgeoning local designers scene. Picking only 6 local Ammani designers was not an easy task, but here are a few of our favorites that are on the rise right now.
Probably one of Amman's first and most notable fashion designers, Farah Hourani has built a big name for herself as a designer and stylist. Her unique clothes can be described as avant-garde grunge. The 25-year-old designer runs her own label in Amman and was a runner-up on Dubai One's Fashion Star. Be sure to check out her latest choker collection!
2. Tania Haddad
Tania became Amman's "it girl" after she showcased a few items from her latest collection at Amman Design Week . Tania's Clothes for a Cause initiative relies on the skills of underprivileged local women who have learned the craft of stitching and embroidery from their grandmothers. Wearing any piece from her SS16 collection will make you feel like you have a piece of Amman with you, no matter where you are in the world.
Mostly known for drop-dead-gorgeous bridal gown collections, Laith Maalouf customizes every dress to fit the client. Their uniqueness is the reason behind his undeniable success so far. Latih Maalouf graduated from ESMOD, one of the worlds best fashion schools, and has worked with Elie Saab and Dany Atrache . This led him to branch out and start his own line.
Half Greek and half Jordanian, Nafsika is well one her way to become one the region's best known fashion designers. She graduated in 2012 from London's Central Saint Martin's and continued to train at Marchesa in New York where she mastered haute couture. Currently based in Amman, her designs are a mix of textiles and fabrics typically used in menswear, but they hit the sweet spot between masculine and feminine fashion expression.
Bisharat's collection at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week put her on the map in 2012. She recently collaborated with Pandora Jewelry and Time Center to create an outfit that matches Pandora's latest collection. She's also become the go-to designer for wedding, engagement and special occasion dresses.