Hussein Bazaza

Beirut born, Hussein Bazaza developed an appreciation of all artistic fields at a young age before enrolling at ESMOD Beirut.

Graduating in 2011, Bazaza continued with an internship at Maison Rabih Kayrouz in Paris, and later worked for Elie Saab as a junior designer before being selected by the Starch Foundation to introduce his eponymous ready-to-wear line in 2012. At only 23 years of age, Bazaza opened his first showroom and atelier in Beirut. During his career path, Hussein received the prestigious Elle Style Award of “Best Upcoming Middle East Designer” in December 2013, unanimously voted by 44 global Elle editors. In April 2015, Hussein was awarded with the “Best Emerging Designer” for The Middle East Fashion Awards 2015. In the same year, he was selected as one of the winners of “Who is on next?” Dubai by Vogue Italia. 

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The following year, he was announced as the inaugural winner of the – DDFC Fashion Prize with the launch of his winning capsule collection on in the Spring 2016. In 2018, Hussein Bazaza was listed on Forbes Middle East’s ARAB 30 UNDER 30 List. He was a finalist on Fashion Trust Arabia’s first edition in 2019.