From fabulous sandals to the ultimate towel, Parisian label Liwan crafts must-have wares stylish enough to handle any heat wave.
Summer in Chicago is all about casual comfort—and for fashion guru Ikram Goldman, that means keeping it chic with the ultimate in simple luxury. This season, her favorites are from multicultural fashion label Liwan, whose boutique is in Paris but whose designer, Lina Audi, is based in Beirut. “I met them at a dinner years ago,” Goldman recalls. “They showed me their collection, and I instantaneously fell in love with it.” Here, Goldman shares her top two selections for a sensational summer.
“I went to Morocco recently, and in the desert you can’t wear black—you have to wear white—so I took this towel as a cover-up. Most towels can be thick and cumbersome, but these towels are super thin, and they fold and pack minimally. It was the best thing I brought with me. We would put it down on the ground when we needed a place to sit; we would put our food on top of it; I even wore it as a headscarf. It became the piece of fabric that did everything.”
“Liwan’s sandals are simple—a really basic house sandal, but in super-fun colors and elevated with wonderful craftsmanship, hand-embroidered with high-quality leathers and whipstitching. It’s the easiest way to slide and go for summer while looking absolutely fabulous.”