Missak HajiAvedikian was born 1983 in Beirut,
His father was a sewing machine engineer, while his
mother is a dressmaker. He grew up to the sounds of
sewing machines. Missak started taking hold of
abandoned fabrics to create dresses for his sisters:
he discovered his passion for fabrics, cuts, colors
and decided to dedicate his life to it.
In 2005, Missak studied fashion design at Esmod
Beirut and completed his degree with several awards.
The young fashion designer looked for inspiration
abroad, and decided to travel to Milan, Paris, New
York and Los Angeles. He discovered new places and
Shortly after his trip and feeling incredibly
inspired, Missak was ready to start creating.
Missak draws his inspirations from his Armenian
origins and from cinema screenplays; fairytales,
theatre productions and auteur films also fascinate
him. All of these combined, Missak constructs the
‘Ideal Beauty’ along with bits of his personal
Missak’s first collection, "Fractures in Light" was
based on a short movie by the artist Lena Yeretzian,
dedicated to the famous film director Serguei
In 2008, Missak was selected at Starch and presented
his Ready-to-Wear collection: "Gorky, The Artist and
his Mother", (inspired from the Armenian born
American artist Arshile Gorky).
Following the"Trchun" (meaning ‘bird’ in Armenian)
collection in the summer of 2009, Missak launched
his new label as an independent designer at
"Residence de Linda Sursock" on December 2009 with
the collection: "The Boy with the fruit Basket".
Today, Missak hopes to launch his career
internationally as well as create theatre and cinema
Armenia Street, Sardarabad Building, 2nd Floor.,
Bourj Hammoud, Beirut Lebanon