Armenian From Beirut Welcomed in World of Fashion


4 Nov 04

Touching upon the Julien McDonald’s fashion show program held in
London, The Guardian informed that the master of brilliancy who
threatened to leave London for Milan last year, this time decided to
move to New York. “I like London but I can’t earn enough money here,”
he told the reporter of the newspaper.

The most successful part of his show was the retrospective of the
clothes fashionable in 1930s and 1970s. The mini shows of five
designers-beginners also attracted the attention of the
spectators. Particularly, The Guardian pointed out Karen Demirchian’s
collection called “Kardem” Karen Demirchian is an Armenian from
Lebanon. The Guardian called his collection “a ray of hope” that
contradicts other collections of “ugly, not wearable and extremely
badly represented” clothes.

Representing Karen, the newspaper writes that he was born in 1975 in
Beirut but he works in Paris, at present. “In his collection the
appearance and the quality were in harmony and that made the
collection notable among the collections of other promising young
designers. The brilliancy of the lines, the specter of the colors
reminds of Hussein Chalanyan’s days of fashion in London,” the
reporter of The Guardian writes.

By Hakob Tsulikian