Born in Beirut, artist Lara Khoury joined the Ecole Supérieure de la Mode de Paris at 18, where her unique passion of drawing the world and dressing its residents came into its own. Her desire grew with every pull of needle and thread; her hard work came to fruition in September 2006 when she joined Elie Saab in Beirut.
It was not long before this desire for fashion took a life of its own. Lara decided to start expressing her own creativity, creating the brand ILK between 2008 and 2009. At the same time, her very first pieces were put forth to the general public in Starch (Saifi Village), Rabih Kayrouz’s laboratory for new ideas and showroom for young Lebanese designers.