“Keep Walking Lebanon” has been a living mantra for all the Lebanese who are trying to accomplish themselves in this country. Since art always has the power to inspire and change perceptions and history of countries, Johnnie Walker, for the first time, has given university students majoring in arts the chance to express themselves and inspire Lebanon with their creative ideas reflecting the mantra of “Keep Walking Lebanon”.
In October, Johnnie Walker launched a competition where students from different universities were asked to come up with an idea, reflecting their own interpretation of “Keep Walking Lebanon”. Out of all applications received, 40 projects were shortlisted and presented to a panel of esteemed judges from different fields. Fourteen of these projects were then chosen to be mentored by these four esteemed judges and featured in the first of its kind “Keep Walking Lebanon” exhibition at KED on the 7th, 8th and 9th of February.
This week, we’re covering the works of the (fashion) designers that were mentored by Azzi & Osta, who in turn, are renowned Lebanese icons in the fashion field, with a style heavily influenced by challenging concepts and unconventional approaches.
The Rechargeable – Eva Rahme & Aline Rezian
Refashioning – Nada Tonnelier & Diala El Ghosh
The Backpack – Tala Fakhoury & Nour Asmar