The designers attended all four major fashion weeks.
Sara Onsi Official’s newest fall/winter collection, HER, graced the runways of Italy during Milan Fashion Week, where the Egyptian designer showcased the haute couture and prêt-à-porter collections after participating in New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. The designer is the brains behind her self-named haute couture and bridal brand since 2014, and has garnered quite the following for herself since.
Most notably in her collection, the designer didn’t shy away from creating modest runway pieces that work for veiled women, without the added steps they’re often made to undergo to find a suitable dress for any given occasion. Suits, gowns and headpieces are examples of some of the hijab-appropriate designs that the runway witnessed. “We live in a world where diversity should be celebrated in full glory. To me, fashion is not only an expression of style, it’s an identity language, a channel for people to express cultures: the more diverse, the better,” Onsi said.
In line with the same emphasis on diversity and the celebration of unique beauty, the designer's choice of runway models casted women of colour as the frontrunners of the showcase. “When you see women from Egypt, Syria and India, each lady with a stand-alone identity, all working together to give a soul to these beautiful embroidered masterpieces, you simply what to share it with the world. Within my crew of very talented people, one can truly see what the harmony within diversity truly means," Onsi explained.
The collection features 25 pieces in total that featured embroidery, lace, geometric cut-outs and tulle, with an ongoing theme of sparkle and sequins tying all the designs together. Blushes, pastels and floral tones are the overarching colour palette of HER, with a handful of little black numbers mixing into the group for good measure. “Every woman should embrace her uniqueness and understand that this is her power," Onsi continued. "The structured silhouettes, colours and embroidery are meant to underline this concept.”