Mohanad Kojak “Rave of the Angels” Collection at FFWD

During Fashion Forward Week Dubai all eyes were on the young designer Mohanad Kojak. The Egyptian designer became well-known to the public thanks to his participation in Project Runway Middle East. The reality show is a great place to meet fresh talents with enormous potential. Mohanad Kojak is one of those names that made everyone impatient to see what’s next from this insanely talented designer.

Mohanad Kojak _Show_blue embellished tulle gown
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show_ pastel blue satin pantsuit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

The Fashion Forward Week Dubai focuses on rising fashion talents from the region. This year’s 10th edition happened between October 26-28. Kojak made his debut on FFWD on October 28. This was Kojak’s first big event and first proper fashion show. He didn’t come to this prestigious fashion event to play it on the safe side. Kojak has an experimental approach to fashion. And for his debut show, he worked hard to represent the idea for his brand to the audience at FFWD. Mohanad Kojak was well aware that the first impression is everything. He did his best to pin his name on the regional and international fashion map.

Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

The designer presented the latest collection “Rage of the Angels” for his eponymous label. The collection was on the edgier side. In a county like Egypt and on a Market like the Middle East the term “edgy” has a different meaning. Many Egyptian and Arab women choose to dress modestly. Kojak is a designer who creates in a conservative society. So, instead of focusing on classic bold elements such as showing more skin, he has to show his edginess through the cuts and the silhouettes.

Mohanad Kojak _Show_ pink tulle gown
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show_mauve sequined maxi dress
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

I make sure that I put the Egyptian and Arab society that I live in into consideration, where a lot of women choose to wear modestly. They, too, should be allowed – are allowed – to express themselves in fashion and be edgy,” Kojak explains.

Glamorous ensembles paraded on the runway. Luxury fabrics such as tulle, velvet and his signature goblin fabric gave a couture feel to the designs. The red color dominated in the collection. Kojak presented an impressive number of red monochromatic designs. It was the toned down edginess we were talking about earlier. Red isn’t a modest color but the designer fiercely challenged the society’s standards for modest fashion.

Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

The essence of Mohanad Kojak as a brand is storytelling. The designer’s biggest inspiration is human relations and personal experiences. He is into topics that might concern the society.

I always keep these issues in mind and put them into consideration, whether to break them or give into them. The worst thing to do is to ignore them – you just can’t,” Mohanad Kojak claims.

Mohanad Kojak _Show red embellished tulle dress
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show_ goblin fabric top and golden skirt
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

The Middle East is full of contrast when it comes to fashion. Kojak’s “Rage of the Angels” collection captures it better than any other.

Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images
Mohanad Kojak _Show red monochromatic outfit
Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

Recent Posts

Elevate Your Winter Denim Game With Ripped Jeans

Jeans are a girl’s best friend. Whenever ladies don’t know what to wear, their favorite denim pieces are here to save them. In winter most of us are sad that we have to give up...

Selena Gomez x Puma En Pointe Collection

Selena Gomez stars in her second campaign for the famous sportswear brand Puma. After becoming their ambassador in September 2017, the singer launched her first official campaign for the Phenom sneaker in November. And now for...

Naomi Campbell & Kate Moss Reunited for Kim Jones’s Last Louis Vuitton Show

It has been a while since a designer convinced the legendary Kate Moss to go back on the runway. Her last official walk was at Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2013 women’s show. Five years later, the...

Stella McCartney Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection

One of the advantages, when you're a daughter of an infamous pop singer, is that your father can entertain the guests at any party you host. Stella McCartney got her dad Paul McCartney up on...

Nike’s “The 1 Reimagined” Collection Is All About Female Empowerment

The sneaker industry is finally becoming more inclusive for women's designs. Over the past few years, sneakers became a must-have item in every fashionista’s closet. Fashion influencers started including them in every one of their...