With a knack for creativity, a strong sense of style and more than 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry, Egyptian super talented costume designer Reem El Adl has worked with A-list stars and filmmakers. Reem believes that she has to be involved in every aspect of the overall appearance of a character and that the costume designing process is not only about determining the features of a character but also studying characters, even before casting actors.
El Adl designed incredible costumes for more than 30 TV hits, blockbuster films and TV ads that take place in various eras and settings. She brilliantly captured the fashion of the 80s and 90s in the drama film Al Saffah (2009) by director Saad Hendawy, and the 70s in the comedy film Samir wa Shahir wa Bahir (2010).
El Adl also dressed characters in several internationally acclaimed films, such as Hala Khalil’s Nawara (2015) which premiered at Dubai International Film Festival, Mohamed Diab’s Clash (2016), which premiered at Cannes Film Festival, Amr Salama’s Sheikh Jackson (2017) and Ahmad Abdalla’s EXT. Night (2018), which both premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, in addition to Hadi Elbagoury’s The Guest (2019).
Her distinctive designs played a big role in many TV hits, including Qeset Hob (2010), Al Shawarea Al Khalfeya (2011), Sedna Al Sayed (2012), and Wahet El Ghoroub (2017). Aside from her work in films and TV series, she designed costumes for ads of some of the biggest brands that were among the most-viewed TV ads on YouTube. Reem has wrapped up working on the mini-series Fi Kol Osbu’ Yowm Goma’a by Mohamed Shaker Khodeir. The series is headlined by Asser Yassin and Menna Shalaby. Her upcoming project is designing costumes for the characters in Hisham Abdel Khalek’s international film Jesus and The Others. Most recently, she wrapped up shooting an episode of Shahid’s Nemra2 which is directed by Hadi El Bagouri.