New Louis Vuitton handbag seemingly a ‘copy’ of Egyptian company Okhtein's design

Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2018 collection seemingly has a handbag quite similar in its design to one designed by Egyptian brand Okhtein. (Photo: Scoop Empire)
Updated 11 March 2018

New Louis Vuitton handbag seemingly a ‘copy’ of Egyptian company Okhtein's design

CAIRO: Louis Vuitton’s Fall-Winter 2018 collection seemingly has a handbag quite similar in its design to one designed by Egyptian brand Okhtein.
The brand, which means “two sisters,” was launched in 2013 by Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf and has since gone on to reach astronomical heights in its success around the Middle East.
Mounaz was quoted by Egyptian news website Scoop Empire as having thrown some major shade on Instagram, saying “When Louis Vuitton loves your design too much” with the hashtag “Anger Not Flattery!”
The Egyptian designer was comparing the LV bag to her own design.
When Beyoncé debuted a look on Instagram sporting a bag by Okhtein, the Egyptian luxury brand made waves and headlines all across the world.
The popular brand — which is sold in such high-end outlets as Bloomingdales in Dubai and Harvey Nichols in Saudi Arabia — is known for its quirky, cute and ultra-feminine bags and scarves.
Arab News tried to contact Okhtein for a comment, but could not be reached.

 


New show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ set to introduce kids to two new Arab muppets

Each episode of “Ahlan Simsim” will follow Basma and Jad as they explore their world alongside adults. (Supplied)
Updated 22 January 2020

New show ‘Ahlan Simsim’ set to introduce kids to two new Arab muppets

DUBAI: The creators of children’s show “Iftah Ya Simsim,” the Arab world’s answer to “Sesame Street,” are set to release a new kid’s TV show “Ahlan Simsim,” which will premiere on Feb. 2 on MBC3, YouTube and local broadcast channels across the Middle East.

Designed for children aged 3-8, “Ahlan Simsim” features familiar Muppet friends Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Grover, as well as two new characters.

Basma, an almost-six-year-old purple Muppet, is a born performer who has a special ability to create music and sound effects, which comes in handy when she can’t quite express herself in words. She will be joined by a yellow muppet named Jad, who recently arrived in the neighborhood and is an art afficionado.

Each episode of “Ahlan Simsim” will follow Basma and Jad as they explore their world alongside adults, and animated characters, and friends like a mischievous baby goat named Ma’zooza, who eats everything in sight.