Founder and design director
Born and raised in Lebanon, Georges Chakra developed an early passion for fashion design. After two years of studies in Interior Design, he returned to his initial passion – to draw and create. Georges Chakra left for Canada where he earned a degree as fashion designer from the Canadian Fashion Academy.
Since 2002, Chakra is presenting, twice per year, his Haute Couture collection during Paris Fashion Week in France. His collections are always one of the most imaginative.
In February 2009, Chakra introduced his new ready-to-wear line "Edition by Georges Chakra". His first ready-to-wear collection debuted during New York Fashion Week.
Every season, Georges Chakra takes several risks presenting amazing collections, totally different from the previous ones.
This audacity made him unforeseeable and gave him the praise that he deserves. His fashion shows are greeted with overwhelming success and led him to create unique dresses for Hollywood celebrities like Kelly Rowland, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Carrie Underwood, Zhang Ziyi, Li Bing Bing, Anna Kendrick, Queen Latifah, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Marcia cross, Helen Mirren, Tyra banks, and many others. Chakra's Haute Couture collection was also featured in the hit movie "The Devil Wears Prada" with actress Meryl Streep.
Fascinated by Yves Saint Laurent's genius, Georges Chakra is spellbound by the same magical combination of colors and shades. Always respecting the allure of the silhouettes, his designs are dedicated to a modern and self-confident woman. "I design and create in order to expose a woman's contradictory personality – She seduces with her discreet allure while at the same time through her innate sensuality, shows us her ability to rule through silent presence. The woman should be at the same time angelic and feel absolutely seductive", says the creator.
Chakra is a perfectionist. Each gown is meticulously designed, cut and finished. The designer himself is always watching over the finest details, leading to an always magnificent and luxurious result. "Everything is in the detail, luxury is in details", is his leitmotiv.
Jocelyne Abdel Malak
Co-founder and General Manager
Jocelyne Abdel Malak was raised in Lebanon and had an early passion for art and fashion. She was literally born into fashion with a mother who dedicated her life to art and painting and was renowned for her elegance and style.
After a diploma in business management, Jocelyne Abdel Malak lived for five years in Paris where she cultivated a deep understanding of both fashion and business. In 1988, along with her husband, she decided to cross the Atlantic to develop a new business in Canada. The success of Aramex International courier in Canada was not enough to her. She began looking for a new opportunity to apply her years of business experience to her love and natural aptitude for fashion. Georges Chakra, based also in Canada at that time, was looking for a partner to take his company to the next level. It was the perfect fit.
Abdel Malak provided Georges Chakra with her business experience and her feminine and elegant touch in fashion.
Today Onna Group heads into the future with Chakra leading the design side of Georges Chakra brand and Abdel Malak at the helm of the business end.