PARIS, Jan 26, 2010 / FW/ — I like Georges Chakra; after covering him for the past 5 years, the Lebanese designer continues to improve in his craft and raise the bar on himself. So, what I’m about to say is being said with fondness for the designer and respect for his work.
I thought of Georges Chakra when Jeff Bridges finally won the Golden Globe and SAG Awards. Respected by his peers and loved by his fans, Jeff Bridges is one of the most under-appreciated actors in Hollywood, together with Sandra Bullock. But, this is their year; the year of the under-appreciated.
Hence, I would say now that Georges Chakra is arguably one of the most under-appreciated designers in the Paris fashion scene. Season after season, he comes up with wearable, highly covetable and exquisite pieces during haute couture week, but up to now, he is still not in the official calendar.
It’s really a very sad state of affairs, especially after seeing his haute couture collection that is beautiful, aspirational and simply to die for!
Inspired by Mother Nature, the collection treads the fine line between reality and fantasy; a collection of 43 gowns and dresses the feature both organic and geometric shapes. Textures came in an endless variety ranging from luscious layers of chiffon, tulle, organza, lace, to satin and silk embroidered with sequins, feathers, rhinestones and pearls.
With its magical touch, this outstanding collection will undoubtedly leave in its wake a breath of sunshine and a gust of shimmering light.
And for this, I am knocking at the door of the Chambre Syndicale, France’s fashion governing body. Georges Chakra has the merits and body of work to for consideration to be included among the elite list of invited members of the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture. To see his name on the official calendar of Haute Couture will just make the season for this journalist.