Once our eyes landed on these heavenly shoes, we had to dial up Carrie Bradshaw… Until she picks up, here’s a peak at our latest heely obsessions! We at AboutHer.com are always thrilled to celebrate Arab women designers sharing their talent with the world and turning their name into successful labels. So, let’s strut you through the hall of fame of Arab footwear designers.
P.S: The add-to-cart factor is considerable, you’ve been warned!
1. Katrine Hanna: The mystical extravaganza
A name that rhymes with “extra” (in the greatest sense of the word), Katrina Hanna’s shoes transform women into an allegory of fantastical nature. The Dubai-based designer from Lebanon wowed the fashion world when she launched her eponymous shoe label a couple of years back.
Her designs stand out with experimental combos of textures and materials and are handcrafted by local artisans in Italy. A Katrina Hanna pair insures a standalone feminine effect, all the while being comfort to your feet.
2. Amina Muaddi: The playfully distinctive
Amina Muaddi’s shoes are the femme fatale dose every closet needs... The Jordanian designer’s label earned itself a celebrity clientele, that’s always on the hunt for the next collection… so much that none other than Rihanna hired her to design for Fenty (no big deal)! That’s not the first time Muaddi collaborated with designers: the skilled magician has worked iconic fashion house with the likes of Alexandre Vauthier.
Whether it’s feather, jewel, holographic, or thigh-high drama, your dolled up Amina Muaddi feet will catch everyone’s eyes. It’s guaranteed!
3. Jennifer Chamandi: The classical with a twist
Best known for her revolutionary Eye of The Needle design, Jennifer Chamandi offered women on-to-go, a fresh take on the timeless punctured heels.
Just ask Amal Clooney, who has often stamped the brand with her approval with her on-duty looks. Chamandi’s versatile heels are hence, your next day-to-night staple! The Lebanese-born designer has unquestionably marked the fashion world with her original creations handcrafted from the heart of a family-run atelier in Italy.
4. Zyne: The culturally infused
Handcrafted with a Moroccan flair, Zyne revamps the babouche with a modern touch, and it’s all for an amazing cause. Moroccan designer Zineb Britel and businesswoman Laura Punjol kickstarted their social enterprise to help Moroccan women live in dignity and sustain local embroidery techniques.
Zyne’s collections fit every taste and mirror what the brand stands for; a celebration of heritage through effortless style. An advocate of slow fashion, Zyne’s babouches that are made with sustainable materials will last you a lifetime.
5. Razan Alazzouni: The Ottoman chic
Razan Alazzouni is a womenswear designer that ventured into beautiful footwear that promises comfort and timeless style. The Saudi designer's creations thrive from Alazzouni’s love of art and heritage, and it’s easy to see how.
Her signature flats marry the Ottoman style with the contemporary, easily becoming your next statement shoes. Alazzouni uniquely conveys her Arab identity through original pieces that have everyone talking.