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Mar Mikhael, Beirut district

Sara Melki’s artistic inclinations started early, as she grew up amid a family business specialized in home furniture and decoration. In 2004, she joins the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts (ALBA) to improve her creative skills. From sculpture to photography, Sara embraces it all. Her thirst and passion for arts naturally lead her to an internship in a fashion workshop which proves to be a real trigger. In 2008, she moves to Paris for four years to attend the prestigious Studio Berçot, a fashion design school that has trained many gifted designers such as Isabel Marant or Martine Sitbon.

To complete her academic learning, Sara Melki further developed her knowledge through various internships in major fashion houses, one of which in Malhia Kent’s workshops, Chanel’s exclusive weavers. There, she masters the discipline and know-how of French weaving. But it is in New York, at the famous Proenza Schouler, that she is able to sharpen her urban spirit style and her smart use of ‘mix and match’. In April 2012, she returns to Beirut, launches her first collection and opens her showroom in ‘Espace M’, a concept store, located in Horch Tabet, just a few minutes away from the heart of the capital. Gypsy in her soul, Sara Melki enjoys style mixing. She is known for her combinations of ethnic influences, refined materials and graphic cuts. Her elaborate outfits, always enhanced by beautiful accessories and “couture” details, create smart yet very modern looks.