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Nagada, Cairo

13 Refa'a Street
Tel: 20 2 2748 6663's insider take:

Newly relocated to a 1930s villa in the Dokki district, Nagada helps solve Cairo's eternal fashion conundrum: how to stay cool in the heat. Lebanese-Swiss team Sylva Nasrallah and Michel Pastore transform handloomed village textiles—including a locally made Issey Miyake-esque pleated fabric used for women's veils—into brightly colored, asymmetrical, and subversively slinky skirts and tank tops. The unisex line draws inspiration from the djellaba, the traditional Egyptian farmer's wide-sleeved gown. Flowing silk gaucho pants and subtly fitted cotton sheath dresses are at once comfortable enough for daytime sightseeing, conservative enough for Cairo's Islamic districts, and stylish enough for a Western-style night on the town. A plus: The lightweight clothes pack easily and translate to other locales.

Open daily 9:30 am to 6 pm.

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