Leen Kawas is a Former Actress, Model and Entrepreneur

Leen Kawas is a former actress, model and entrepreneur. She has been featured in international runway shows such as Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week of China, Dubai Fashion Week and Dubai International Film Festival.

In 2013 she founded the design company “LeenKawas”. In 2017 she launched The Leen Kawas Foundation which was created to help women integrate their personal talents with professional careers by providing mentorships and mentoring opportunities that are structured to be personalised to the individual’s needs and life stage. A pilot scheme in India is currently being rolled out which will involve the work of Leen Kawas’ team and other partners in the field of design education, specifically interiors and knitwear.

Leen Kawas was born and raised in Kenya. She moved to Europe at age 17 where she lived between Paris, London and New York City. Her mother is a social worker who used to help women struggling with addictions and helping them find employment. Leen Kawas was always interested in fashion. She had her first modelling experience at age nine. In Paris, Leen would be seen on the Paris Fashion Week runways in 2008 and 2009 modeling for international brands such as Chanel, Givenchy, Hermès and Moschino.

In 2010 she became a celebrity face in “Vogue” Magazine Asia’s annual Style Awards alongside other models including Lara Stone, Toni Garrn and Liu Wen. She was also a spokesperson for the “Vogue” Style Awards and worked with other magazines such as “i-D”, “Marie-Claire”, and “L’Officiel”. She also appeared in “Vogue” Magazine, France’s leading fashion magazine.

Her modelling career continued in Japan where she worked with brands including G-Shock, Lacoste and Bottega Veneta. She also worked for brands such as “Samsill” and “Yohji Yamamoto”.

In 2013, she founded her own fashion line and design brand, LeenKawas. She has also launched her own accessory line called EDUQISSME which is a project that aims to empower women through design. The foundation aims to combine her creative skills with the knowledge of mentorships and mentoring opportunities that are structured to be personalised to the individual’s needs and life stage.

Leen Kawas is a former actress, model and entrepreneur. She has been featured in international runway shows such as Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week of China, Dubai Fashion Week and Dubai International Film Festival. In 2013 she founded the design company “LeenKawas”. In 2017 she launched The Leen Kawas Foundation which…