To date, our students' work has been exhibited in the following venues:

Santiago Boutique Exclusive Collection
(Beirut, May 2018)

A collection of dresses was designed and produced exclusively for Santiago by Creative Space Beirut alumni and students and launched at the Santiago boutique with the dresses displayed in motion in a curated dance sequence.

Foch Square
(Beirut, November 2017)

A live fashion show was curated displaying the thesis collections of the graduating class, as well as selected pieces from 1st and 2nd year student collections. The show was followed by a one week static exhibition at the Creative Space Beirut studios downtown as part of Khan El Joukh's launch.

Dar El-Nimer for Arts and Culture
(Beirut, December 2016)

Creative Space Beirut displayed the work of its first five graduating students in a live fashion show. The private show was followed by a two day static exhibition open to the public.

Villa Audi
(Beirut, November 2015)

The exhibition (Weaving the Sea) displayed the results of collaborations that brought together craftsmen and designers from the different shores of the Mediterranean. Students worked with Spanish textile artist Carlos Salvador to create an elaborate patchwork coat.

4 Concept Store
(Kuwait, October 2015)

Creative Space Beirut collaborated with the concept store 4, based in Kuwait, in which each student created individual collections. After exhibiting their collections, 4 provided one student with a grant to create an exclusive winter collection for its prestigious store.

Contemporary Art Platform
(Kuwait, October 2014)

This was the school’s first regional exhibition outside Lebanon, which also included the launch of csb ready-to-wear. Creative Space Beirut collaborated with a local PR company to organize a fundraising dinner.

La Grande Brasserie du Levant
(Beirut, July 2014)

Creative Space Beirut took part in a group exhibition (Creativity and Regeneration) displaying the various design and art initiatives that were born and bred in Mar Mikhael in an effort to promote local work

Bsous Silk Museum
(Beirut, July 2013)

Creative Space Beirut received a grant to bring artist Denise Maroney from New York to teach a silk workshop to its students. The results of the workshop, including a collaborative silk embroidery piece and silk painted scarves, were exhibited at the Silk Museum in Bsous.

Bokja Design Studio
(Beirut, June 2013)

Creative Space Beirut exhibited their 2013 collaborative collection at Bokja Design Studio. The exhibition was the final show of the week.

6:05 at depechemode
(Beirut, August 2012)

Creative Space Beirut displayed its items in an exhibition at concept store 6:05 Depeche Mode to experiment with working in a retail environment.

Beirut Art Center (BAC)
(Beirut, March 2012)

This weeklong exhibition was the first Creative Space Beirut show in a gallery space after the pilot project. Items were sold in a silent auction. The exhibition brought upwards of 300 attendees.

Saifi Urban Gardens
(Beirut, August 2011)

The pilot project took place over three months in an underground studio in Saifi Urban Gardens, and included five preliminary students. In three months, a collaborative collection was created and displayed in an exhibition. All of the thirty pieces were sold.

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and commute to the studio from all corners of Lebanon, including Palestinian refugee camps, Saida, Chouf, Tripoli, and Bourj Hammoud. They do not have the means to pursue an education or career in fashion design; however, they share a talent and aptitude for design and demonstrate a commitment to hard work. Creative Space Beirut offers these talented, young individuals a unique opportunity into design education as well as the design industry. Creative Space Beirut aims to make design education accessible to those with vision, flair, and the driving impulse to create.  

Creative Space Beirut runs as a three-year program. The students produce garments that are showcased and sold in a public exhibition at the end of each year.100% of the proceeds generated by sales are reinvested in the school.

During their enrollment, students are provided with a comprehensive creative and practical education. The curriculum focuses on experiential learning, which enriches educational training and precipitates real-life experience.

The school’s curriculum turns away from compartmentalized classes, embedding essential technical skills into the creative process to encourage a holistic understanding of design. Through alternative and progressive educational methods, the school has created an innovative space that fosters dialogue between its diverse students, nurtures and advances their talent, helps them turn their passions into solid skills, and encourages forward thinking design. Upon completing the program, students will have compiled an extensive portfolio and are assisted in finding work opportunities.

Creative Space Beirut was founded in June 2011 by Parsons graduate, Sarah Hermez, and her former Parsons professor, Caroline Simonelli.

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