Tags: Timi Hayek

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