Emirates Woman: Queen Rania steps out in new Lebanese designer

Queen Rania stepped out in Amman this week with her husband, King Abdullah wearing Maison Makarem. The relatively young Lebanese fashion house was set up four years ago by political science graduate Layal Makarem. The royal couple met Jordan’s national marital arts team on their outing. The team recently won 12 gold medals at the Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.


The ever-stylish Queen chose a classic white shirt from Maison Makarem. The balloon short sleeve shirt was paired with a Sacai skirt to the meeting. The skirt was coloured in marigold and olive – two shades that played big at New York Fashion Week this September in the Oscar de la Renta and Michael Kors shows.


Maison Makarem first launched in the spring of 2015. Layal describes her fashion house as being created for women “not defined by labels or trends.” The Maison Makarem woman she says is “a reflection of no one but herself”.


The designer was born in Lebanon, before moving to Nigeria as a child and currently lives between Beirut and London with her husband and three children.


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