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Cairo Fashion Festival celebrates SS16

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Cairo Fashion Festival (CFF), Egypt’s seasonal platform for fashion and couture, returned for its sixth season to celebrate the current summer/spring season. The line-up included many up and coming talents as well as a few old-time hustlers.
The event’s hosts were none other than Nadine Farag, who started her career as a radio host before becoming a well-known TV personality. Famous radio host Sherif Nour El-Deen also shared the stage with Farag to introduce the night’s various talents.

The designers and collections varied between ready-to-wear garments and couture gowns. Dominae by Mai Khaddem started the night with a simple collection that presented the perfect beach attire. The designer utilised a light colour pallet full of whites and khakis. Meanwhile, her final dresses were a great dress code for the approaching season of beach parties.

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The night’s true surprise came from Bassma Boussel. The former singer and celebrity wife showcased her very first collection during CFF6. The new designer’s love for dark shades was truly evident through her all-black suits and dresses. Boussel managed to modernise and reinterpret a few fashion staples, including suits, the little black dresses, and black gowns. She mainly depended on smart see-through tricks, thought-through cutouts, and glamourous embroidery.

Her collection included two major fashion investments: the revamped tuxedo jacket paired with simple flair pants and a long black gown with intelligent, peek-a-boo details. She nearly stopped the show with a red-carpet worthy gown that was completely sequined and paired with majestic cape shoulders..