Thursday, April 21, 2011

Faheema K and Modest: Dubai Fashion Week

DFW FW11: Faheema K

Faheema Kader – the first ever designer from South Africa at DFW - showcased her Fall/Winter line, titled 'Gold Rush', inspired by the country’s mineral wealth. The collection was lavish in its use of sequins, as embellishments found their way onto necklines, hemlines and along sleeves. Wide pants in black lace were worn over gold leggings, paired with corsets and elbow length gloves.

Highlights of the show included a long silk olive coat paired with a black skirt featuring gold polka dot appliqués and a tailored suit with red piping and matching back panel, offering a sneak peek into her upcoming men’s fashion collection.

‘Modest’ - Aisha Al Aleeli

Drawing inspiration form various cultures, Aisha Al Aleeli’s ‘Modest’ included a grey Grecian gown front panel combined with the black abaya silhouette; an exquisite pullover abaya with kimono sleeves and brocade piping and an Indian-inspired abaya, with sari-like draping accompanied by a floral, Swarovski-studded shayla. Other innovations included abayas with almond-shaped orange and grey appliqués and an abaya with a diagonal leopard print.

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