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Deema Abi-Chahine: These 5 Things

Interview + Photography by Luke Alland, using Leica's Q2 Reporter.

"There are some garments and clothes that just shouldn't have been made in the first place. But the ones that have integrity, have life, have something about them, either you fix that one, refresh that one, give that one a new lease of life or if it's very special, you can take the pattern from it, take inspiration from it, take bits of it and make it your own."

Camden born British-Lebanese shirtmaker Deema Abi-Chahine, is synonymous with the word style. With fits ranging from '40s jackets to '70s shirts. She seems to be able to travel through time using her wardrobe to give glimpses into certain parts of the past.

We sat down with her over a coffee to talk about all things vintage, and her 5 things...


Thing 1: Zenith El Primero Chronograph Automatic

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