Said Mahrouf inspires the public at Casablanca’s 2012 Fashion Week

By Karima Rhanem – Morocco World News

Casablanca, November 25, 2012

The collection of the Dutch-Moroccan Said Mahrouh, marked the spirits of Friday November 9th at the 7th edition of the Casablanca Fashion Week, held at the former Sacré coeur Cathedral from 8 to 10 November.  A “fashion designer” like no other. For him, fashion is an art, with a precise design and approach reflected around the body and space. Said Mahrouf, the Dutch of Moroccan origin, ranked among the top five fashion designers of his host country.

His clothes are designed and developed almost geometrically; their balance is perfect.

Farida, a young lady from Casablanca came specifically to see Said Mahrouf’s collection: “I attended his collection “Avalanch “at the Amsterdam International Fashion Week this past summer. I was really impressed by his talent. The front of these dresses is beautiful, but the backs are even more impressive. I think he has a very original style,” says Farida.

His collection was one of the most anticipated by professionals and the public. The room was full a people offered a standing ovation. Behind the scenes, everyone was talking about  Mahrouf.

A native of Asilah (35 km south of Tangier)and long settled in Amsterdam, Said studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy in Amsterdam and at the Pratt Institute in New York where he worked with the Mandle Performance Company as Costume Designer. He is present at the Fashion week podium since 2007. Recently, Morocco Mall Galeries Lafayette in Casablanca bought his latest collection, which will allow him have his own Fashion spot.

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