Founder and Design Director
Georges Chakra, a creative and eclectic artist, has lent his mind to the fashion world creating a modern, feminine, and confident allure. As a fashion and interior designer, sketch artist and painter, Georges Chakra has mirrored all the facets of his self into his unique collections. An artistic mind with an essential need for perfection and attentiveness to detail, Chakra creates fluid art through cuts, embroidery, and prints that radiate confidence and modernity.
Fascinated by the world around him, Georges Chakra captures this delicate intensity within the frame of his artistry. Beginning his work in a war-clad Beirut, after his graduation from Canada, Chakra set up his small working studio within the living room of his home, sketching, and sewing the garments himself. In the Fall of 2002, Georges Chakra expanded his workshop to Paris for the Haute Couture Fashion Week, debuting his first collection on the French runway. In February 2009, Chakra launched Edition by Georges Chakra, a luxurious ready-to-wear line, which was presented in New York, as part of the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. This collection was an extension of the couture, captivating the female confidence, glamour, and sophistication.
Being featured in the 2006 hit movie The Devil Wears Prada, starring Academy Award winning actress Meryl Streep, fortified Chakra’s decision to start showing his collection in New York. “It was an honor to be one of the chosen few included in this pop culture and iconic movie.” Georges Chakra has since then become a favorite of celebrities such as Dame Helen Mirren, Katy Perry, Blake Lively, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, Li Bing Bing, Zhang Ziyi, Carrie Underwood, Queen Latifah, and Tyra Banks to name a few.
Chakra’s brand signature combines elaborate and intricate back details coupled with modern and bold fabrics. “The back is my canvas, it expresses women’s motion and emotion with strength and certainty” Chakra says. With a fresh eye, sophisticated allure, and an evolving style, Georges Chakra continuously unveils his aesthetic concepts through his Couture shows during Paris Fashion Week.
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.