Rita SAARDI - Designer
Rita Saardi is born in Beirut Lebanon. She moved to Sweden in 1989 with her family during the civil war in Lebanon and she grew up in Stockholm. In 1998 she decided to travel, Paris was her destination she learned French at the Sorbonne, after one year in Paris She realized that she wanted to work in an artistic field. In 2003 she graduated with honors from ESMOD International a fashion school in Paris. In august 2004 without planning it she participates in a fashion fair for young designers in Stockholm and her journey in fashion starts there. A year later summer 2005 she represents a small collection in exhibition form at Svensk Form in Stockholm and Virserums Konsthall in Virserum This collection was widely acclaimed by the press. In 2006 she decided to participate in Project Runway the Arabic version in Lebanon. It was a great opportunity to get back to the city where she was born and to seize the chance over there. She made it all the way to the final and contributed with a beautiful collection “ Private Garden” that was described as very feminine and romantic, rich in details and colors with a very personal soul by important figures of fashion such as Barbara Pasquini (collezioni Magazine Italy) Zuhair Murad (Haute couture designer Lebanon) Stephane Rolland (Head designer Jean-Louis Sherer Paris) Chantal Thomas (Designer Paris) and many others. Unfortunately the war broke up in Lebanon summer 2006 and all the projects that she was offered never got realized. Today She lives in Paris with her husband, where she works part time in a fashion house and continues to create her own collections twice a year that she shows at Ibeyo Pr Studio her PR agent in Stockholm.