Born and raised in Cairo, Aya and Mounaz’s fascination with fashion began at a young age. After studies in communication, media arts and marketing at the American University of Cairo, they launched their label OKHTEIN in 2013 – meaning, appropriately, “sisters” in Arabic – because of their vision to bring true luxury back to their home country as well as drawing international attention to the inherent refinement of Egyptian artisanship. The brand is remarkable due to its hyperlocal manufacturing process and stands apart as a luxury brand that is truly committed to supporting the cultural value of Egyptian craftsmanship.
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Award winner: DDFC Vogue Arabia 2016 Accessory