Special Fresh Face : Wafaa LahLah

A goldsmith of couture, Wafaa LAHLAH has been a sewing enthusiast since she was very young. Cradled from her childhood by the purring of her mother's machine, she instilled in her the love of work. Thanks to the family talent, Wafaa LAHLAH is a gift for couture and creation. A gift that will become, over the years, a real passion. "I was sure to embrace a career in Haute Couture," she says. After a diploma of ready-to-wear, she decided to deepen her knowledge in the field of fashion and did a BTS of model making at INFP (National Institute of Vocational Training) of Oran. Wafaa LAHLAH will finish major of her promotion. An enterprising and ambitious woman, at the age of 24, she creates her own sewing school, her garment workshop (which she plans to reopen as soon as the opportunity arises) and will continue to create sublime haute couture collections. Her talent is such that she is asked by the Algerian television to give sewing classes on the program Télé matin.

After touring Algeria, with several fashion shows, she arrived in France in 2005. She participated in the International Fair of Crafts in Nancy, then she decided to settle in Paris, where she made the front page. jounals with his collection. Her first fashion show will be at the VIANEY show with her partner Muriel TREUBA, director of the agency MISSTINGUETTS some months after she showed her collection at the casting of Miss India France in Paris. In 2007, her fashion show at the Hotel BRISTOL in Paris has been most eloquent by its creativity and research.Wafaa LAHLAH seeks to ensure that each of her creations reveal the idea of ​​the search, the find, the trick, the alliance of unexpected fabrics that can give the outfits a unique character. An admirer of Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, Wafaa loves to adorn his models with peacock feathers, snakeskin, shells, copper, pearls and aluminum materials. She wants to achieve a rainbow of creativity between continents. In 2009, she puts her career on hold to give birth to her boys and focus on her home. Since 2012, she has participated in many events in France, such as Fashion Night Couture, House of Fashion and Design, Gala Black & White and also on the African continent, she participates in FIMA (International Festival of African Fashion in Niamey).

Wafaa LAHLAH, worked as a sales consultant and personal shopper of major brands, in Printemps, Galeries Lafayette and Franck & Fils, to better know the demands and the needs of the customers.

Wafaa LAHLAH continues to improve her career by following training courses at the AICP (International Academy of Paris Cup), the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne and the Louvre workshops.

In January 2017, Wafaa LAHLAH, was invited by Miss United Nations to present her collection in Chicago, she is spotted by members of the Red Carpet Documentary AWARDS in Chicago, admiring her gift of creativity, it is proposed to participate in the contest Best Designer of the Year 2017 in Michigan, February 19, 2017, Wafaa LAHLAH wins the Michighan Award for Best Designer of the Year and an Oscar.

Wafaa LAHLAH is determined to contribute in her own way, and in the field of her art craft, to a cultural rapprochement between the continents.

 She dreams of creating her own Haute Couture house in Paris and having her Label. She intends to be recognized in the cenacle of international fashion. A bet she intends to take up.

Huge thank you to Sherrie Gearheart!