Women of today are continuously asked to be practical, multitasking, and minimal. In a world where women wear suits more often than dresses, the notion of femininity is rapidly developing to keep pace with all what females have managed to achieve in the past decade or two.
Between ambitious careers, motherhood, and being a supportive partner – women today have hectic schedules that demand putting in double their regular effort just to survive until the next weekend. With that in mind, fashion designers have been hesitant in regards to what constitutes the modern female uniform.
Like many other fashion and jewellery aficionados, Laila Wahba was determined to reach her own interpretation. In time for the summer season, the local designer came up with a strong, soft, and classy solution for women who aim to remain on top of their games. Based on the recent evolution of femininity, the collection presents bold gold statements coupled with soothing neutral stones. The combination of multiple textures and colours eloquently delivers the designer’s vision.
An evident shift from her regular aesthetic, this collection is a quest to find femininity in today’s modern world. According to Wahba, her biggest challenge was to maintain a soft feel amidst sharp suits and mainstream everyday sneakers; to offer women timeless sophistication.
Rich in details, each piece cherishes meticulous craftsmanship. From the undoubtable vintage feel of the collection to the fine finishes and various textures, the summer collection blurs the lines between what is vintage and what is modern.
Despite her usual modern aesthetic, the designer admits that her father’s antique collection has had an obvious impact on her work. The self-taught designer started creating her own jewellery at the early age of 12 before quitting her job years later to pursue her dream on a full-time basis in 2012.