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Items for sale from Jean Paul Gaultier, Dior, Mary Katrantzou and Supriya Lele | Photo source Creatives for Lebanon

Designers collaborate to raise money for creatives in Lebanon

Fashion & Beauty

Creatives for Lebanon was launched in response to the deadly explosions in the city of Beirut back in August 2020

Spotted: Creatives for Lebanon was founded to support the creative community in the country, who were disproportionately affected by the explosions in Lebanon in August 2020. Many designers and couturiers had studios and headquarters in the warehouses of Gemmayzeh and Mar Mikhael in the Port of Beirut, where the explosions were largely based.

Founded by creatives such as Caroline Issa of Tank Magazine, stylist Emilie Kareh and Lebanese jeweller Noor Fares, Creatives for Lebanon is raising funds and awareness through LIFE Generation USA, by launching a fashion sale featuring contributions from high-end fashion brands such as Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier, Supriya Lele, Sandra Mansour and Rabih Kayrouz. 

Customers can purchase the items via the online Beirut Re-Store, a retail design and art initiative, who are collaborating with Creatives for Lebanon. “It’s been incredibly heartening to see the outpouring of support from our creative community from around the world to create bespoke pieces for our first initiative with Beirut Re–Store,” say the Creatives for Lebanon team. 

Items on offer include a “From Beirut With Love” printed Mary Katrantzou scarf and a dress by Supriya Lele. During the next launch in December, more items will be available. 

Written By: Holly Hamilton

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