Let us turn you into a disciple of a faraway brand founded in the sands of Sahara in Cairo and brought to everyone by a duo of powerful sisters. Meet Okhtein: the brand rumoured to captivate those who seek to reach for the divine through their wardrobe. You will be lured in just a few pictures and very brief words.
Egypt-based Okhtein has made a name for itself in the high fashion world. This luxury brand is committed in their endeavour to support local craftsmanship and innovative design–all of which are evident in every single bag they create. Are you ready to dive into the glamour filled world of Okhtein?
Contrast Is Everything
Feel the power of every step when you walk with Okhtein. Strong, structured, and beautiful, their handbags lend an air of untouchable sanctity which is exuded by the bright and sterling materials that characterise their collections. Delicate and graceful tones colour each product, yet the stark silhouettes contrast the delicate nature emanating from each piece.
“We create art for art’s sake, to remain true to our identity and not create for the sake of trends,” say the designers. The soft yet powerful disposition of the siblings is infused into every design. The strong lines contrast with the delicate texture, spinning a fashionable story that’s worth everything. Every collection is a deafening scream of opulence without any sound at all.
Timeless, luxury, and couture, Okhtein’s pieces are handcrafted ethically with the utmost care. Each design tells a story that is worth hearing. By helping out a certain part of our local and global communities, they sustain the artisans and pass on their heritage knowledge.
These accessories can and will elevate any outfit whose goal upon assembly is to make heads turn. It will especially compliment daring outfits with cutouts and prints and textiles that may seem difficult to pair up.
The Women Behind Okhtein
When translated, Okhtein means ‘sisters’ in Arabic. It was founded by Pisces sisters from Egypt, Mounaz and Aya, who share the direction and the dream of Okhtein together. They launched the luxury brand in 2013 with the intention of bringing true luxury back to Egypt and promoting local artisanship.
Inspired by Old Cairo and ancient Egyptian architecture, Okhtein designs collections that stand out amongst even the most fashion-forward styles. The brand has grown steadily with Hollywood stars like Alesssandra Ambrossio and the Kardashians seen wearing their designs. Though it has only been a decade since they first began, the brand is already set to change the course of fashion–and be included at every dinner party conversation. The secret? The sisters have no days off.