About Us

Our Story…

Maria and Nadine crossed paths many years ago and become fast friends and close work colleagues. Their unique bond allows them to complement one another and has led them to create FashionRepublik, where they both bring the very best of design, art, travel and fashion to Lebanon and across. The inspirational pair has a love of all things fashion and design and thanks to their deep industry know-how and contacts have created something remarkable. FashionRepublik.com is the brainchild of the two determined women and it exudes a sense of style, a rare style that is entirely down to the passion, commitment and friendship Maria and Nadine explore in their personal and professional lives.

Maria Ziadeh is a fashion enthusiast and a first-rate designer. With a degree in fashion design, Maria traveled the world and worked with international firms as a fashion and product designer, she is particularly well known for a fantastic range of luxury jewel and crystal chandeliers. Living between Paris, New York, London and Beirut, Maria got inspiration from the littlest details around her daily life, as well being exposed to international design and fashion fairs. Her love for her country drove her back to Lebanon full time to work in the media industry, focusing on design and fashion. Lively, positive and ever stylish, Maria’s flair for people paved her way to becoming a renowned commercial director for a range of esteemed publications in Middle East, including the likes of international titles, Elle and Elle Decoration. With extensive sales and communication skills, Ziade is ever-busy, a veritable whirlwind of activity and inspiration that she channels towards her love of fashion, design and publishing.

For any advertising and paid content enquiries please contact Maria, maria@fashinrepublik.com

Nadine Fares Kahil is a lifelong writer, editor and creative with experience of working in a wide variety of roles within digital and print media. Born in Africa, she headed to London for her schooling before her love of Lebanon brought her back to her homeland. With a degree in English Language and Literature, her passion for writing fueled. She embarked on her career as a journalist. Climbing up the publishing ladder, she fell in love with all things art and design. Using her love of the creative arts, she soon became immersed in the artistic world, from product design to architecture and arts. With connections across the creative industries in the region and further afield, there’s nothing she enjoys more than browsing for a killer piece, discovering a new and emerging talent, an outstanding interior, that detailed architectural project.

For your latest news, projects, art works and more contact Nadine, nadine@fashionrepublik.com