Tags: Season 3

Fashion Forward Season 3: day 2

Day 2 was an eventful day, not only for the fashion shows but for the fashion talks as well. Sofia Guellaty, Senior Editor of Style.com/Arabia hosted a talk with well known blogger, BryanBoy. The talk proved to be insightful and informative.

 

Bashar Assaf

Last season, Bashar Assaf was introduced under the Starch Foundation and a season later he is debuting his first solo collection. The collection is inspired by apex and peaks as well as the stages of love. The colours used across the collection are Burgundy, forest green and navy blue. The collection also uses a variety of fabrics like jacquard, felt, wool, silks and cottons.

 

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Essa

Titled as Blow! the collection is inspired by fun loving girls who are bold, daring and adventurous. The collection features a lot of fur, real and faux, along with every possible fabric and colour. The collection is meant for those who are not afraid to experiment and for those who love to stand out from the crowd.

 

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Said Mahrouf

Said Mahrouf’s signature style is feminine but minimalistic. His collection features elegantly draped dresses and pantsuits in flowing fabric. The lines are clean but add movement and the colour palette consisted of neutrals.

 

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Taller Marmo

Focusing on the signature style of sleek silhouettes, the brand ventures into evening wear. Inspired by strong women like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, the collection features column dresses and skirts which are made without sewing them together to give them a more sensual feel. The inspiration heavily influenced the fabrics used.

 

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Rami Kadi

Titled as “Le Royaume Enchante” the collection inspired by the story of sleeping beauty, who wakes up from a long slumber. The collection features exquisite cuts dramatic volumes and refined shapes. The fabrics used for the collection ranges from tulle, silk crepe, organza, mikado and lace.

 

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Velsvoir X Patrick Hellmann

Velsvoir is a luxury bowties and accessory brand brand based in London. In collaboration with Patrick Hellmann, these dapper men put up an exquisite show. The collection, known as “Man In Motion”, depicts the modern man in the pursuit of achieving balance between daywear and evening wear. The accessories are handmade in London and use exotic materials like pony hair, goat suede, stingray, eel and calf suede.

 

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(Images courtesy of Getty Images)

 

- Neha Prasad

Fashion Forward Season 3: Day 1

Fashion Forward season 3 came to a close yesterday. And it ended with a bang with Amato’s show. Here’s a recap of the runways From day 1!

 

Starch

Starch foundation showcased two collections by designers Timi Hayek and Jo Baaklini.

Jo’s collection consisted of strong colours and graphic prints on clean, classic cuts with an attention to detail. He draws inspiration from the climate of the Levant and Gulf.

 

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Timi’s collection consisted of stripes, pleats and prints in monochrome, ivory and navy blues, with raw edges and hints of sheer fabric.

 

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Kage

The collection, inspired by the 1980′s party scene, stays true to the brand aesthetics and the KAGE girl. She loves freedom and thinks for herself. The elements from the inspiration is worked into the collection to make it more timeless.

 

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The Emperor 1688

The Emperor 1688 was by far, one of the best shows of the night. Previously a ready to wear menswear brand, this collection showcased the expansion of the brand into womenswear and I am loving it! Inspired by the Scottish royalty, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert during their time at Balmoral Castle, the collection consists of tailored pieces in wools, tweeds and tartan.

 

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JLS – Jean Louis Sabaji

The collection draws inspiration from nature. The collection consists of varied colours and techniques. The colours are bright and gradation is used widely throughout the collection. One thing Jean exceeds in is his technique of using 3D embellishments.

 

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Asudari

A newcomer to this season of Fashion Forward. The collection features masculine tailoring, with sporty feminine silhouettes and sharp suiting. The collection consists of Asudari’s signature emblem and geometrical digital prints.

 

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Ezra

A well known and loved brand here in the Middle East, Ezra Santos amazed the audience with his dreamy and extravagant couture collection. The best part? The show had snow falling while the models walked down the runway!

 

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(All images courtesy of Getty Images)

- Neha Prasad

Fashion Forward Is Here!

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The most happening event on the Dubai fashion calendar is here and its better than ever! In it’s third season, Fashion Forward continues to create a platform for regional fashion and accessory designers. This season’s line up of fashion shows and fashion talks are not to be missed!

We’re looking forward to see Zayan The Label, Bashar Assaf, Kage and the regions biggest names, Ezra, Essa and Amato!

Here’s a couple of highlights from last season!