Jamal Taslaq

Jamal Taslaq

The high fashion designer Jamal Taslaq was born in 1970 in Nablus where the osmosis and the cohabitation of cultures and religions are part of the local tradition. At the age of 10 years he discovered the world of high fashion when he visited an atelier close to his childhood home alongside his mother. There he was enraptured by the magic of creation while observing simple fabrics become wedding dresses, and regalia which give grace to the female body. To his fascination, there was the precious handmade embroidery which refined and embellished the fabrics which followed the body lines harmoniously making it more graceful and feminine. At the age of 19 he decided to follow his passion and chose to move to Italy, as it was recognized as the cradle of high fashion. For 10 years he studied and gained experience by learning the techniques of haute couture and by absorbing the style and the Renaissance and Baroque culture of Florence and Rome. In July 1999 he opened his own atelier in Via Veneto, the heart of Fellini Dolce Vita, and in 2000 he started his adventure in the world of high fashion on the catwalks of Alta Roma alongside the most acclaimed designers at the time such as Raffaella Curiel, Fausto Sarli, Elie Saab, Furstenberg, Renato Balestra and Zuhair Murad

His creations meet the
refined taste of the sophisticated women from all over the world,
 from thrilling Hollywood stars, to Queen Ranya of Jordan. This, thanks to the
originality and uniqueness of his creations, and the 
fusion of the two cultures in an extraordinary and unique style.
 Among the preciousness of the oriental embroideries and the Italian 
tailoring techniques. Taslaq's style is able to harmonize the atmosphere, the
 colors and the emotions of his land of origin, with the modernity, the
 elegance and the sophisticated taste of the Made in Italy.
 Jamal Taslaq’s wedding dresses as well as all of his creations are
 uncommon thanks to his seductive originality. The elegance of his evening dresses exalted the femininity with sinuous lines embellish by embroideries. Lace and leather inlays entirely handmade and base on original designs. From the choice of the fabrics, to the materials that embellish the fabrics, to the entire process of the dresses is exclusively Italian and made 
at his personal atelier in Rome by embroideries and dressmakers with
 decades of experience. 
The designer prefers to meet his customers personally to absorb and fully understand the characteristics of their personalities, in order to 
design an exclusive and unique dress.

Jamal Taslaq

Through his creations he expresses the strong link to his county, Palestine, and spreads a message of peace. He translates this message in his first international fashion show which took place in Ramallah in March 2011. The highlight dress of the show, wore by a Palestinian model, was in red, white, black and green, the colors of the Palestinian flag and the hairstyle was full of olive branches, a symbol of peace.

FOR ME THIS SHOW REPRESENTED BOTH, A POINT OF DEPARTURE AND ARRIVAL, BECAUSE FOR THE FIRST TIME I WAS ABLE TO BRING TO MY COUNTRY, PALESTINE, AND TO HIS PEOPLE , MY ART. AT THE SAME TIME, I FELT ESPECIALLY PROUD BECAUSE I WAS ALSO ABLE TO FUSION ELEMENTS FROM MY ADOPTIVE COUNTRY, ITALY, AND MY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN”, SAID JAMAL. “I ADDED TO THE RUNWAY LOOKS THE HAIRSTYLES FULL OF OLIVE BRANCHES AS A SYMBOL OF PALESTINE AND THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION, AS WELL AS A SYMBOL OF HOPE AND PEACE FOR OUR LAND”..

In 2015, Jamal Taslaq’s fashion show was organized at UN Headquarters on the occasion of the “International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People”. Dresses included embroideries made by Palestinian women and the bridal gown was sawed with pearls made of olives harvested by Jamal himself in Palestine. Previously, Jamal presented his creations at the Palestinian Embassy in Rome, closing his show with seven dresses in the seven colors of the “peace flag”.