Le FiI is the very manifestation of a multicultural idea, where two people from different cultural backgrounds decided to come together to create something special by sharing the skills and techniques they have acquired over the years. The concept of merging distinct design elements from two different parts of the world that complement one another reflects our contemporary and modern designs.
In order to execute our ideas, we had to stay true to our distinct design aesthetics and find a way to express ourselves by translating our creativity into our designs. Our upcoming collections will be the creative manifestation of what we are inspired by, what we believe in, and what we have learned over the years. We believe that by remaining true to our aesthetics and by sharing our experiences through our designs, we will be able to contribute to the fashion world in a truly personal and unique way.
Le Fil came to life during difficult times, where thousands were losing their lives.
We at le Fil felt that it was necessary to be considerate and give back to the less fortunate who went through the dark times during this pandemic, and were left with nothing to survive. We took the initiative to apply a zero-waste approach. so minimising fabric waste by using the leftover material to make custom-made buttons in different shapes and sizes. Besides, donating the remaining fabric to women in rural areas of Sindh, Pakistan. The. women are known to make SINDHI RALLI, a patchwork made from pieces of clothes cut into squares and triangles pieces and then stitched together. It is a way of recycling the fabric. The layers of material are stitched together. By selling these pieces women make a living and earn money from their hard work. Besides, we have decided to collaborate with these women to make limited pieces sold as part of our seasonal collections once a year.The money made will be donated to organisations both in Lebanon and Pakistan to fund and support women’s education.
Hailing from Pakistan, Ms. Filza Marri shares the amazing experience of growing up in a multi-cultural environment. Quoting her own words “my mom has been my main inspiration and a perfect example of an elegant woman who taught me that fashion doesn’t only belong to the streets or in magazines, fashion belongs to you, it’s the version of your perception, it’s how you dress and talk to people and it is what defines you as a person”. Filza, whose mother was her muse from a very young age decided to pursue her career in Fashion.
She received her schooling and bachelor's degree in Fashion and design from Pakistan and later moved to Italy and then Paris for her Masters's degree from Instituto Marangoni, where she did MA Fashion Womenswear.
Right after her Masters's degree, she was offered work with Monsieur Stephane Rolland, a renowned Designer in the Fashion Industry.
Filza’s versatile experiences of working in two different continents and three countries reflect in her design process. Draping is how she likes to express herself. Her clothes are the canvas of her diverse thoughts, intriguing approach to design, and intrinsic aesthetic sense.
Lyn Abdel Rahman,
Of Lebanese origin, I have spent my life in three different countries, raised in the UAE then went on to live in Lebanon to obtain a Bachelor’s in graphic design at the American University of Beirut. Paris has always fascinated me, for its rich history and luxury especially when it comes to fashion and design. Moving to Paris represented a fresh start as I embarked on a new journey. My ultimate desire was to take a step forward into the fashion world with all of its glory.
I obtained a Master’s degree in Fashion Design at Paris at Istituto Marangoni, and that’s where the idea of coming up with Le Fil was born.