Adjunct faculty member
B.A. Fashion Design, ESMOD, Lebanon
Missak HajiAvedikian began his fashion career in 2007 after graduating from the prestigious ESMOD Beirut. After receiving numerous accolades upon completing his studies, he sought inspiration in the fashion capitals of the world – Paris, Milan, New York. His fantastical but always rational touch stems from his experience abroad and the valuable insight he gained there. Missak’s vision for his label was to create a bridge between fairytale and modern femininity. The first collection “Fractures in Light” unleashed his artistic fury and welcomed the return of drama into couture. In 2008 “Gorky, The Artist and his Mother” and “Trchun” (Armenian for bird) debuted as part of STARCH Foundation’s premiere season — a new initiative launched by Rabih Kayrouz, to promote Lebanese emerging artists. The following year his winter ready to wear collection shown at “Residence de Linda Sursock” was the combination of refinement and luxury, earning him a cult following among celebrities and fashion editors.