Kim Kassas harmonizes ancient culture in her distinctively modern “Walk Like an Egyptian” collection—featuring exquisite and unique designs as in her take on “the little black dress,” an over lace bodysuit embellished with a heavily beaded neckpiece depicting the Ancient Egyptian god Horus.
by Lola Port
Best described in their own words, the young, emerging Israeli-based atelier, KIM KASS couture, designs for the woman who “is not delicate, but rather she is tough. She is not timid, but rather she is courageous. She does not conform to a norm, but rather she stands out in a crowd. She does not follow fashions, but rather she defines her own sense of style. She is not traditional, but rather she is unconventional.”
Curve-hugging, halter-top “mermaid dress” with flanged waist is detailed with chain straps on the open back. Opposite: Ostrich-feathered stole drapes the shoulders over a Scolstiss lace and gold-thread embellished, long-sleeve corset over a delicate crepe, calf-length, midi-shirt.
A seductive cape with hand-embroidered Egyptian symbols of birds and hieroglyphics on the lapel, open sleeves, and backside. The sheer crop top is fully hand embroidered with gold bead
A dual fabric mermaid dress of a crocodile-patterned cow leather and silk chiffon back slit opening. The dress has an open back with a belted strap closure and the straight-across neckline is accentuated at the chest with hand-embroidered Egyptian motifs of gods, which was custom made for this piece. Opposite: A look complete with sheer Solstiss lace pant slip, with a peplum, accentuated turtleneck jacket dress with bell sleeves made of crocodile-patterned cow leather and gold hand-embroidered Egyptian hieroglyphic motifs on the upper arms.
A turtleneck gold mermaid dress and matching corset with an accentuated waistline of intricately detailed hand embroidered Solstiss lace