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New York, Oct. 04, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Alexis Bittar is the leading Accessories Designer of our time – Bittar’s signature avant guard designs have garnered him many accolades, including CFDA Designer of The Year. For over 30 years Bittar has been the ‘go to’accessories designer for fearless trailblazerswith the likes of Beyonce, Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Meghan Markle, Meghan Thee Stallion & Karlie Kloss all choosing to repeatedly wear his pieces. Bittar has collaborated with some of the biggest Fashion Houses in the Industry such as Burberry, Michael Kors and Jeremy Scott. In 2015 Bittar stepped away from his namesake Brand to focus on raising his twins and his philanthropic work. However, he soon returned, buying his company back from Brooks Brothers in 2021. Bittar’s reentrance to the fashion arena is marked with a commitment to inclusivity and celebrating the differences that make us all unique.
At the age of 10, Alexis Bittar’s mother, then in her early 30s, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. He recalls how she physically dealt with this. As the arthritis expanded throughout her body, she slowly became bed-ridden – and Bittar became acutely aware of how people responded to her disability.
Bittar witnessed his mother’s issues with being visible in society and the shame that centred around her disfigurement in public. This foundational upbringing shaped how Bittar viewed beauty, femininity and how he saw the need to create a space for women to embrace their reality, void of shame and rejection of the current ‘Instagram perfectionism’.
“I have always been interested in creating space for women to have discussions on reality and not projecting a perfect curated image of life. I always find it way more interesting and real.
In this project I wanted to delve into the topic of breast cancer and recovery. Tackling the taboo and shame many women feel post procedures by showing a range of women who are…