Friday, April 22, 2011

El Deseo: Dubai Fashion Week

DFW FW11:El Deseo

For the second time at Dubai Fashion Week, Fatma Mehdi Al Majid dazzled audiences with her 38- piece collection from her label ‘El Deseo’.

Working primarily with pure chiffons and silks, the embellishments on all the outfits were hand-worked.

TV personality Uma Ghosh-Despande wore the show opener - a short wine gown, artistically wrapped with a crystal-dusted sash.

The collection also included nine abayas with wide sleeves, lace busts and bands of fabric running down the sleeves. An abaya with concentric circle detailing on the bust-line and voluminous sleeves and abayas with flowing capes, brought about touches of glamour to the traditional Arabic silhouette.

Twisted straps held up outfits with thick folded fabric bust detailings. These creations were in a variety of hues ranging from crimson and deep blues and greens to soft peaches and fluid black outfits. Outfits inspired by the Indian sari saw yards of fabric being gathered at the waist and allowed to flow over the shoulder.

Indian actress Geeta Basra wore the showstopper, a short black gown with an extended hem of sheer fabric sporting exquisite crystal work.

El Deseo's Fall line aims at transcending cultures and extending the brand appeal to a larger global audience.

Photo Cortesy: Dubai Fashion Week

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