Instead of frantically dashing from show to show, Farah Mounzer and Alia AlSadek, the buyers behind Symphony‘s incredible offering, sprinkle their appointment-filled days at Fashion Week with shopping side trips, sightseeing excursions, and, of course, plenty of pit stops for sandwiches and sushi. When they’re not on the hunt for new, emerging fashion talent to bring back to the Symphony shelves or perusing the collections of established designers like Zac Posen, you can find them making the most of every single moment in the world’s biggest fashion capitals. We followed them to Milan and Paris, where they bumped into fellow denizens of the Middle Eastern fashion industry, tried on the new collections, and hit the town running.
After clicking through this gallery, you’ll also want to do Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week the Mounzer and Al-Sadek way (#goals).
“Stopped by 10 Corso Como in Milan, where you’ll feel like you’re inside a museum and where there are great fashion finds.”
“Rossana Orlandi is an amazing gallery housing some of the best Italian artists and designers.”
“What our life really looks like from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. – a lot Microsoft Excel mastering. Not so glamorous.”
“It’s funny when your Laurence Dacade boots randomly match the collection you’re going to buy (Stella McCartney).”
“At a store in Le Marais called Broken Arm and trying out Jacquemus – a really cool new designer to keep an eye out for.”
“Running from appointment to appointment, we stumbled upon this pop-up café called Honor. It has amazing sandwiches.”
“Hands down the best sushi in Paree is at Yamamoto. After a long day, all I can think about is stopping here and getting the special salmon maki.”
“The Ferdi burger. I’ve been trying to get a booking here for three seasons in a row and finally got in.”