Elie Saab shows off new children’s line

The Elie Saab childrenswear line joins his range of ready-to-wear, couture and bridal. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 January 2020

Elie Saab shows off new children’s line

  • The Lebanese designer unveiled the label’s first-ever childrenswear line, Elie Saab Junior

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has partnered with two Italian companies to unveil the label’s first-ever childrenswear line, Elie Saab Junior.

The fashion house is collaborating with apparel design firm Simonetta and shoemaker Andrea Montelpare on the new range that will launch with the Elie Saab Junior shoe line at the Andrea Montelpare showroom in Milan on Jan. 13.

On Jan. 16, the Elie Saab Junior kidswear Fall 2020 collection will be unveiled at the Pitti Immagine Bimbo trade fair in Florence.

“This line incorporates our unique DNA allowing us to accompany even the youngest in their style journey offering pieces that fit their tastes and sensibilities, and that are crafted with care and attention to detail,” Saab said in a statement.

“We are proud to include this prestigious luxury brand in our licenses portfolio, Niccolò Matteo Monicelli, chief executive officer of Simonetta, added.

The collection will feature tactile fabrics and fairy-tale aesthetics, with dainty dresses, lace and silk galore and accent shoulders for girls and suits and checkered coats for boys.


Egyptian actress Magda Al-Sabahi dies at 88

Her career spans for three decades. (AFP)
Updated 17 January 2020

Egyptian actress Magda Al-Sabahi dies at 88

DUBAI: Renowned Egyptian actress Magda Al-Sabahi died Thursday in her Cairo home, her daughter Ghada Nafa confirmed.

In 1956, Al-Sabahi founded her own film production company.

Her career spans for three decades. Before she retired from acting, Al-Sabahi appeared in over 60 films, however she notably known for her roles in “El-Naseh” in 1949, “Al-Ragol Allazy Ohebo” in 1962 and “El-Omr Lahza” in 1978.

In 1956, Al-Sabahi founded her own film production company. She was also elected as president of the “Egyptian Women in Film Association” in 1995.