Last weekend we were at the 26th edition of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam. And if you go to the fashion event of the year, you make sure you’re present at the show of Said Mahrouf. On Friday Mahrouf presented his latest collection ‘Lines and Panels’ to the general public. I’m quite a fan of the Dutch-Moroccan designer. Again he has reached a high level in fashion world.
This time Mahrouf was inspired by lines, panels and base colors. There is a golden accent in the whole collection that emerges in several pieces. The supple and shiny fabrics like silk lame and many other kind of silk, layering, asymmetry and trains in his designs are all a feast for the eyes. The silhouettes created by the draperies that flatter the body, are both elegant and extremely feminine. In various pieces from the collection, you see that Mahrouf playes with lines and asymmetry emerges. In this collection you can also see the ethnic roots of the designer, which is especially beautiful, elegant and unique as a Mahrouf item is. Way to go, Said!
About the designer
Said Mahrouf born in Asilah, Morocco, and raised in Amsterdam. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and then went to the Pratt Institute in New York. At first he was focused on costume designing, but its focus has shifted over the years more and more into fashion designing. Mahrouf started a label under his own name and took thus participate in the Festimode-Casablanca Fashion Week 2007. Since his collection was spotted by the then director of the Paris Prêt-à-Porter Salon who invited him to his spring / summer collection 2009 present in Paris. Eventually followed many more shows. So Mahrouf debuted in 2012 at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam.
Browse through our favorite top 10 pieces of this collection and see for yourself!
Said Mahrouf has several stores in Morocco where you can also view pieces of his previous collections. So if you are planning a trip to Tangier, Casablanca or Marrakesh, then a visit to his shop is a must do! Do you want a Mahrouf item? Prices vary and are available on request.