Born to Syrian mother and American father Lena Harbali Michigan based is becoming a craze among young fashion conscious women and men. After gradation Lena toured various cities like Japan, Belgian, France and Milan and had opportunities to closely watch the fashion seen before releasing that the craft would be her calling. Now with multiple shows and appreciation by the critics in her pocket, the future is looking bright than ever for this young designer with Midas touch. “My clothes are about empowering women and I was doing just women’s clothes. Recently started re3branding it to be a liking for both women and men. My clothes are very colourful, it is like beacons in the dark. I want to be aqccepte3d by every gender and a connection with LGBT community,” she said.
Lena’s look is “bohemian”, because her favourite is earthy colours. Her lines are not cohesive; each piece has to be different. “When I look at the various runaway shows most of them are similar and I had tried to come out of it and it is a kind of experiment at this juncture. I believe in inclusivity. I want every shape, every colour, every gender have a new platform. Being an artist myself I everyone deserves to be heard and acknowledged.” With her latest collection Lena has began to explore the androgynous looks and menswear. She said, “My travelling experience has taught me that beauty is different everywhere in the world.”
Designer Lena’S collection
Talking about how she had started Lena said that she started like any other designers and as he was too young she instead of using a sewing machine started making things by hand. When she started sewing it was for dolls. “I love making dresses for dolls and scarves for my mom. My strong sense of feminism lead to dissatisfaction of women in the industry. I always preferred clothes that made one feel epic and funky.”
Lens is a feminist and always willing to help people who are hungry and discriminated. She wants her clothes and painting to benefit a purpose. People need help and I am using the skill to benefit the community and society in what ever way I can,” Lena said.