Oday Shakar is a Southern California native of Iraqi descent whose childhood sketches of women and horses unmistakably showed the early emergence of an exceptional creative talent. Shakar attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising and proceeded into the industry, later launching his eponymous label in 2008. Each Oday Shakar collection may allude to a specific conceptual inspiration or seasonal in-fluence, but remains resolutely defiant of the limitations of time and trends. His line features a precise blend of confident allure in the graceful silhouettes, glittering hand embellished details, and modern designs. The designer is interested in further weaving the label into the real lives of women and will be relaunching his brand with “Origins,” a capsule collection for SS2016 representing Shakar’s evolution and epitomizing the designer’s keen eye for simple, elegant lines.