Abed Mahfouz

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Abed Mahfouz (born 1956)[1] is a Lebanese fashion designer.

Career[edit]

Raised in a modest family in Lebanon and being surrounded with family members that work in tailoring, Mahfouz opened his first bridal boutique in 1985 with his sister in Beirut, Lebanon.

After the success of what was known as a tailoring workshop, Mahfouz started designing and drawing semi-complete couture collections in April 1990.

June 1999 was the launch of the designer’s first fashion show in which he showcased a complete collection of wedding gowns at the Royal Plaza Hotel. One year later, for the opening ceremony of the Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel he showcased a unique collection that combines Couture and Bridal looks.

The official launch of the Abed Mahfouz Bridal line "Dreamer" was during the Spring/Summer fashion season in June 2001. The line was launched through a fashion show at the Phoenicia Intercontinental.

The brand’s major turning point was the official launch of the Abed Mahfouz Couture line during Alta Roma Fashion Week in Rome, Italy October 2002.

In February 2010 he launched the Abed Mahfouz Ready to Wear collection during New York Fashion Week.

Mahfouz’s creations are now sold across several outlets in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The Abed Mahfouz brand has three product lines; Bridal, Couture and Ready to Wear.

Abed Mahfouz is an established and common name on the red carpet. He has dressed notable celebrities at red carpet events and engaged in multiple celebrity editorials.

Celebrities in Abed Mahfouz include Irina Shayk, Carrie Underwood, Daphne Guinness, Selena Gomez, Lindsay Lohan, Alexa Chung, Elizabeth Banks, Camilla Belle and Natasha Bedingfield.

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