BIO - Ghita Abi Hanna
Margherita (Ghita) Abi-Hanna
was born in Kuwait in 1979 where she spent the first
ten years of her life. In 1990, her family moved
back to Lebanon. She continued her high school
education at the Lycée Franco-Libanais and then
completed her studies at the American University of
Beirut, obtaining a Bachelor in Graphic Design with
distinction in 2002.
After graduating, she worked as a senior graphic
designer with local design and communication agency
"Mind the gap" for almost three years, following
which she decided to branch out and start her own
career as a freelance designer. In 2009, she moved
to Italy to attend a one-year master program in
accessories design at Domus Academy in Milan.
Currently relocated in Lebanon, Ghita is in the
process of launching her own line of leather
accessories and jewelry. Her self-named brand "Margherita"
consists of bold designs, for the most part
carefully hand-crafted by Lebanese artisans using
predominantly natural materials. Her debut
collection has been selected for the next season of
Starch and will be displayed in the boutique in
Saifi as of October 2010.