Monday, August 19, 2013

Abed Mahfouz Couture 2013

One designer that I would love to see more of on the red carpet is Abed Mahfouz. This season, the Lebanese couturier strings together an exquisite line of glamourous gowns that are richly coated in glittering embellishments like crystalline gemstones, pearls and Swarovski crystals. 

Abed throws his creative rope outside the boundaries of predictable and mundane shades, instead opting for radiant hues that catch the eye. Lime green, rumba red, coral, biscuit and teal define his winter range, whilst softer pastels imbue his summer assembly in lemon chiffon, powder blue, mint and candy apple green.

Mahfouz expertly enhances the feminine shape with his hourglass silhouettes that are handcrafted to the finest measure, detailing 3D floral appliqués, soft ruffled sleeves, fluttery hems and delicate embroidery. Flowing silks, lace and sheer mesh lend a sensual elegance to the floor-length dresses. This is a preview into both of the resplendent couture collections that Abed Mahfouz presented for 2013-14. Please click on the image for a larger view.


Spring/Summer 2013

Set 1



Set 2

Set 3

Set 4


Set 5

Set 6


     
Fall/Winter 2013-14

Set 7

Set 8



Set 9

Set 10

Set 11

Set 12


Which set impresses you best?

104 comments:

Jacy said...

Wow, so glamorous!! I'd say set 2 was my favorite as a whole, but there were so many of these dresses I found myself in awe of.

~Jacy

Carla Cee said...

wow amazing designs <3

Carla Cee

Mélo l'imparfaite said...

the first red dress is so amazing !

Pamela RG said...

Wow, they are all gorgeous designs. It's hard to choose Sam.

Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

Set 3,9 and 12 are my favourites!

his_girl_friday said...

I love the blues and greens!

Elly @ Caribbean Living said...

Wow Sam these are all just breathtaking!! Sets 6 and 10 are my faves, bit I also luuuurve the more bright and bold colours. Such exquisite detailing, I'm really blown away by them all. Sorry to hear you've been ill, are you feeling better now??

Pip said...

Sam, these dresses are stunning, and the silhouettes of them are magical. It is so incredible when men design dresses like this to me! I hope you had a great weekend dear and stop by again soon! xo Pip


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Zahra Sandberg said...

Wow you have certainly opened my eyes to this designer time and again. I'm in awe of simply how many pieces there are in this collection! They are all stunning! Set 8 and Set 7 are my favorites, I am partial to those colors, but the lace dresses, in any color - are also my favorite!

Take care!

Zahra

MOSAMUSE said...

i like set 4!
xo
MOSAMUSE

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Joyce said...

Soo beautiful! I would love to see these dresses on the red carpet too. My favorite is the second dress in set 3. I like how it's covered up, but sheer. So cool.

....... said...

wow the colors of those fabrics are so beautiful! def couldn't choose just one. lots of really modest choices too great designer thanks for sharing these! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

SET 5, 10 AND 11 MY FAV! IT WAS HARD, BUT I FINALLY PICKED.HEHE!

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DAWN

Coco said...

I love the clean silhouettes and opulent textures of this collection. I find it hard to choose a favorite set. If I must dream, U can see myself wearing the soft emeralds. Have a great week dear Sam!
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Rahul Bhatia said...

What better way to start a new week with so much color:)

Aga Guerrero Olesinska said...

So glamourous!
Kisses
Aga

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monica said...

I preffer set 4 and 6

Kacie Cone said...

There are so many lovely colors but set 10 just took my breath away!

mademoiselle mode said...

Perfect selection ^^
All dresses are fabulous :) Black dresses are fab

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Giorgia said...

Hi Dear, I love this post, dresses are fantastic!

Have a nice day

xoxo

Fashion Lover said...

Beautiful!! I love all these colours!

Xoxo!

Jessica Mattioli said...

OMG!!!! All dresses are really amazing, the colors are so beautiful!!
Fabulous collection!!! I love your blog Sam, great job!!
Have a nice day hon!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

The red and powder blue dresses come in the most spectacular shades and silhouettes. I love the embellishments as well!


xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Marta Purriños Hernández said...

Uffff amazing all!!

Happy Monday Sam :)

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FASHION TALES said...

Stunning post Sam! So happy that you gave this designer the spotlight. I adore sets #4,5, & 8! xx Madison

Lena vgolove said...

Amazing post!

Best wishes!
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Afina blog said...

Love set 1, 4, 9 Thanks for sweet comments dear!
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Mira said...

Where was this amazing designer hiding. I love all the dresses. I can't pick a favorite although I really love the Set 1. What an amazing green. I'm so glad to hear you're recovered and well and your aunt is out of the hospital. Wish you a happy Monday Sam :D

xx Mira

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Nicky mywishstyle said...

AMAZING ! these dresses make me dream!
ciao
Nicky

Maddie said...

Wow! Those dresses are a dream come true! Amazing!

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Sandra Leiva said...

Sets 2, 3, 5 and 11 are my faves! Amazing dresses <333


xx


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nicole said...

Hey Sam! I had never heard of this designer, thank you for sharing! I definitely think these deserve a red carpet appearance.
xxx
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Carolyne O' said...

OMG, set 4 and 6 took my breath away!
So chic dress and so dreamy <3
Xxx babe

Carolina

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Daniella said...

Hello Sam, these dresses are incredibly beautiful! The colours of set one and two are so gorgeous and especially that green but I also love the chic styles of set three. Thank you for sharing these dreamy dresses with us all :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Josie said...

I've never heard of this designer before but the dresses are stunning! xxx

Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

OH MY GOD!! this is really BEAUTIFUL!! in capital letters. I didn´t know him but he is an amazing couturier. I loved his collection. Thank you Sam for giving us the chance to know his work. Kisses and nice day:)

andysparkles said...

I'm really into the black dresses!!

xx

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Jackie Harrison said...

Impressive I cannot pick one because they all outstanding and I love the color, design and the detail on all the dresses. Great job doll.
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Mihaela Pojogu said...

Oh those red dress are so beautiful, from Fall/Winter 2013-14 I love every set, all are stunning!
have a great week darling,
xo
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Shayne said...

the forest green ones are like fairy dresses similar to tinkerbell ^^

Sveva said...

wow great all dress!

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TheIndiansavage said...

WOWWWW Very impresive collection.... I love all dresses!
Kisses
The diary of a fashion apprentice

S said...

Such amazing collections!
So glam and sophisticated!
Love 6-7-10 sets!
xxx
S

http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

Ileana said...

Love them all!!! But set 7 is definitely my fave one :D
xoxo

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Anouka K said...

I love ALL of them. I would never ever be able to choose a favourite.

Ivana said...

Oh my, this is definitely one swoon-worthy collection! And you're totally right: those gowns are perfect for red carpet, I don't really understand why we don't see more of them on the celebrities. The second gown in the black set stole my heart away!

may your new week be off to a fabulous start, sweetie! How are you coping with the winter? It's still summer here, and extremely hot, I keep wishing the temps would cool down just a little bit so I could breathe. That's why I was only posting fall editorials last week :)

Sending you a big hug!

xx Ivana

Macarons and Pearls

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous gowns!
Especially loving sets 4 and 10!

xoxox,
CC

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

very nice!!:)

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getcarriedaway said...

so beautiful dresses <3
especially the black dresses and set 7!
happy monday! :)

<3, getcarriedaway

Issa Tchieu said...

are u a gown designer? u seemed to know alot abt it through ur postings.

Lyosha said...

so posh! oh I just need a gown!

Lyosha
Inside and Outside Blog

Gabriele said...

wow, what a beautiful collection.. im so amazed at how beautiful all these dresses are!!

Imogen said...

The first set is the most stunning colour.

Lilli said...

Morning Sam! I'm sorry you have been sick, hope you get better soon! Todays' feature just confirm my thoughts: Lebanese designers are ones of the best ever (and my personal fav ones), always make me dream! Abed Mahfouz is a genius, both collection are flawless, either for S/S and F/W. The bold colors caught my eyes, as well as the natural and soft tones, but my preferred gown is the second black one in the set 3 from S/S line, drooling over the embroidery and the tulle!:) Kisses dear, have a great start of the week! xo

Diva Desle said...

Wow, I really can't choose a favourite this time. Wish they were all hanging in my wardrobe:-)))

Ozden Ozdogan said...

You're totally right girl.Would love to see his clothes more.I love every piece,so elegant.My favorite is Fall/Winter 2013 aqua blue dresses.They definetely can make you look like a princess,right?
xx

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Love set 7!


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Keys of Anouk said...

Wow, I really love set 7 :) xo

Alejandra said...

WOW! I'm in love with the first of the set 4:O
All the dresses are precious:)
Have a nice week!
xoxo
http://stylishpatterns.blogspot.com.es

Diana Ashuayem said...

Lovely sets, Your sets are always the best!
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My Urban Market said...

Thanks for sharing these amazing creations. I didn't know this fashion designer...
I just love every single dress of the second set!
Kisses.

Valeria.
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Paola Lauretano said...

These dresses are stunning Sam, I love all the intricate details of the precious textures! In the new collection F/W 2013-14 my fav set is the number 11, in burgundy, a very elegant shade!
Have a great start of the new week my dear!

Megan, TfDiaries.com said...

flawless Xo, Megan, www.TfDiaries.com

Cheyenne Ji said...

Can't choose! They are all so beautiful!

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Rowena @ rolala loves said...

These are indeed such red carpet worthy gowns! My favorites are sets 7 & 10.

I hope you can find a similar lip color in SA. It would look smashing on you Sam!

Rowena @ rolala loves

Elle Sees said...

oh, i love some beautiful fancy dresses! it's hard to pick a fave.

Oh to Be a Muse said...

I love everything so much that I couldn't even tell you which color is the best. I really do love them all!

Oh to Be a Muse
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Tanya W. said...

Hi Sam! Thanks for stopping by for a lovely weekend, I hope you had one yourself. I absolutely love the collection, they are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing and thanks much more for your hard work to find the piece to show us! Have a great week start sweetie!

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Denisa said...

So many amaaaazing dresses.

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Elisabeth said...

Right now, for fall, I have red on my mind :) So it has to be red! But all of the dresses are beautiful! Thank you for your support concerning my boyfriend's injury, and for your kind compliments on my tattoos. I'm really happy you enjoyed the blog post.

xxx
E from Helsinki
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LoveT. said...

Wow ,what a beautiful Post! Love the Dresses ,all!

kisses <3

Kim Alston said...

WOW! These are absolutely SPECTACULAR! I love each and every set. Gorgeous gowns.
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Kati said...

Thanks for leaving such a darling comment on my blog!
I couldn't even decide which one I loke most, they are all adorable!

Have a great day,
-Kati

AlittlebitUnique // UK blog said...

These collections are just stunning, set 2 and 3 are by far the standouts

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xx

Michela Mazzon said...

hi dear! I'm following you via bloglovin' and GFC
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Denise said...

I loved the second black dress, from left to right! And all the dresses of set 10! If I just could wear them! This selection is amazing! So fluid dresses, I really loved them!

June said...

OMG they are all so beautiful I cant choose a favorite! Thanks for the comment and follow! I'm following you too!
xx
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Johanna said...

The black dresses are so dramatic..love them!

Carmen said...

Can I please have a dress of each set? :D Where do you always find these amazing designs?? They are truly gorgeous!
xx

JanM ♥ said...

Set 7 is my most, most favorite!

Jan Loves

Patricia G. said...

Wonderful dresses!
I not known this designer but like very much!
Kisses
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Caro * said...

Set 1 is wonderful ! Fabulous presentation sweetie :)

ChatterBlossom said...

It is like a fairy land of pastels and flowers!
-Jamie
ChatterBlossom

Dressed with soul said...

Looks like that here works indeed a master! All dresses are really wonderful - my favs are the red ones, because I like red so much :)

And you have many languages in your region, I can imagine that it´s sometimes difficult to understand each other. Does this happen to you or speak most of the people where you live English? Wish you a wonderful, happy and productive week, I have vacation this week :)

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

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Kat said...

just wow!! i really love the wide range of colors he used yet its all very cohesive :)

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Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful collection!!! nice colors!!
Have a good week!!! my heart in bloglovin for your post!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Natasha Gregson said...

Now this is art :) He could definetely give Marchesa a run for their money. I love the attention to detail and the vibrant colours of the gowns, a girl can dream ;)

Stella said...

The red dresses are gorgeous!!!!!
xx
Stella from a A Shiny Place

Sam said...

Hi Issa, to answer your question, I am not a designer but I have studied Fashion Marketing. Thanks for your comment.

Ma Petite Ana said...

Wow how many glamour in this dresses!! i´m very impressed! Kisses dear.

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Olivia said...

Can I please wear some of these dresses to prom? Please and thank you.
Hugs & Kisses,
Olivia

Linda B said...

You always find the most gorgeous courture gowns!

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Monchi said...

totally 6 and 7
xoxo
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Harija said...

Nice looks!!

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Stylish By Nature said...

What cute gowns and colors :)

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Tallia said...

I honestly can't say which are the best. These are are divine!


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Shreya Kulkarni said...

All the outfits are great ! Beautiful collection!!!
xoxo Shreya
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Jessica Mattioli said...

Hi sweety! Hope you have a great day hon!!

Fashion-Bridge said...

Such an amazing collection! The embroidery and the colours (especially pastels) totally conquered my heart!

Xx

Alexandra

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Beauty Follower said...

Amazing gowns!

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maria at inredningsvis said...

SO CUTE post:) I love visiting your blog for inspiration.

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Have a great day dear

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Cute Outfits Online said...

All of them look great.. I might go for Set 10! :)

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Vanisha @ Vanishas Life In...Australia said...

One from each set might just do it for me! You have such a great eye for style Sam xoxox

Elle said...

Sa, Sets one and Four have bowled me over, but the whole collection is so gorgeous, and I am happy to see it during such a gray, dismal week in New YorK!
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