Lebanon lost today one of its renowned fashion designers Basil Soda. Soda unfortunately lost his battle against cancer after a couple of years and died today aged 47 only. I don’t know much about the man or about fashion in general but I remember he designed one of our friend’s wedding dress few years back and how it was a big deal back then. Also, I used to notice Lana (From L’armoire de Lana) posing in his dresses and it didn’t take a fashion expert to notice how gifted he was. Basil Soda’s brand is found in major international cities, including New York, Washington, Cannes, Toronto, Vienna, Moscow, Dubai, Beirut, all the way to Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore. Some of the celebrities that wore his dresses included Katy Perry, Emily Blunt, Marion Cotillard, Jiang Yiyan, Morena Baccarin, and Giuliana Rancic.

Here’s how Basil Soda’s page announced his death today:

We are sorry to announce the loss of Basil Soda, the great international designer, he who built his company single handedly from the ground up. A great man who will always be remembered for his craft and beautiful soul.

And the beautiful testimonials posted by my friends Lana and Samar.



Sincere condolences to his family.