Marianne Mallah: Comfort and Coquetry

Prestige issue 259, February 2015

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Why did you choose Fashion Design? Since my childhood, I like design and creation. I drew and dressed my Barbie dolls, it was my great passion. And since my father has a clothing factory, this made the task easier. I accompanied him often to the factory and I was curious to observe the concept of couture from A to Z. Gradually, I started to create my own models within the factory. At 18, I specialized in fashion design at the University of Notre Dame Louaizé to develop my work and devote myself entirely to my passion, fashion.

Can you describe what is your job? I make comfortable and stylish clothes. To each season its theme, a specific and original theme. I also create accessories, embroidered bags with Arabic slogans or printed with images from the Lebanese heritage, earrings and rings mounted with former Lebanese currency and buttons, as well as handmade wool scarves and others.

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«I would like to create a special line for teenagers.»

In which exhibitions do you participate? I regularly participate in exhibitions held in Lebanon as «Ayyam el Loulou» in Champville, «Sprints» in Montana and most recently «The Handmade Expo» at Rabweh, on the occasion of Christmas. My creations are exposed at F as Female shop in Fanar and are currently available in our shop «Geober» in Mazraat Yachouh.

What distinguishes your creations? My creations are unique, practical and of superior quality. I emphasize on every detail, from the design of the model to the finish. Each piece tells a story about a specific topic. I am picky and perfectionist in the choice of fabrics and colors for the collection to be complete and malleable.

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What are your future projects? I realized, for the moment, a part of my dream. I have many plans for the future. I would like to create a special line for teenagers, participate in exhibitions held not only in Lebanon but also abroad, and of course, my delight is to always see customers happy and proud to wear my creations.

For more information: Facebook: mariannemallah

Insta: mariannemallah

Website: www.uniform-geober.com