Lasting Ways with: Dara Hassanein

Dara Hassanein’s designs have no doubt left their mark—in Egypt, in the Olympics, and in the world of Kotn. The Cairo-based Creative Director has created striking designs for RebelCairo, the brand she co-founded with her mother, and designed sportswear for Egypt’s Olympic Artistic Swim team—who she once swam for herself.

We sat down with Dara to ask about the inspiration and process behind her designs, including our personal favourite: the Kotn Arabic logo.

Photographed in Cairo, wearing our signature tote and the Essential Crew in Black.