Middle East

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 5 – Highlights

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) season 5 took place from the 10th of april until the 13th. 25 designers from the Dubai – Middle East region showcased their Autumn – Winter 2015 collections: Ready to Wear or Haute Couture. FFWD kicked…

Rami Kadi ‘Les Illusions Exquises’

Rami Kadi revealed his latest collection ‘Les Illusions Exquises’ during Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2015 at the Plaza Athénée hotel (which is the luxurious Parisian hotel Carrie stayed at in the final season of Sex…

Krikor Jabotian – Amal

At first I thought Krikor Jabotian’s fall winter 2014-15 collection ‘Amal’ was inspired by the beautiful Amal Alamuddin, also known as mrs. Clooney. Amal is a Lebanese-British lawyer, activist and author who stole the heart of actor George Clooney, a…

Dina JSR – Spring Summer 2015

Paris Fashion Week – Haute Couture – Spring Summer 2015 is going on as we speak, featuring the crème de la crème of couture fashion design. Spring Summer is the season of bold prints, floral details, bright colors and orientalism…as it…

The perfect heels for the festive season – Aennis Eunis

It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and also the coldest time of the year, when most of us prefer to stay indoors, curled up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate within a hand’s reach. A time…

A Fall/Winter 2014-15 runway favorite – Think Pink!

According to several fashion magazines including Vogue, the color pink is a major trend color this Fall/Winter. From soft and pale pink to bright candy pink, this color frequently appeared on the international F/W 2014-15 runways. This color is often…

The Emperor 1688 – Spring Summer 2015

The Golkar brothers, the men behind luxury brand The Emperor 1688, showcased their spring summer 2015 collection during the 4th season of Fashion Forward Dubai. I have always enjoyed learning about the story and inspiration behind a fashion collection, because…

Dima Ayad – Celebration of the female form

Today I want to share with you, the spring summer 2015 collection of Dubai-based, Lebanon born designer Dima Ayad, who launched her fashion label back in 2010. Dima Ayad designs clothing that celebrates the female form and her collections always…

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 4 – Top 10 Looks

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 4 showcased the Spring Summer 2015 collections of 22 of the best couture and ready to wear designers from the Middle Eastern region. I have selected 10 of my favorite looks from this FFWD season for…

Nida Azwer Eid 2014: Where Traditional meets Contemporary

The Fashion Orientalist has always been a journey for me; discovering different clothing styles from different cultures…with every article I write I discover something new. At the end of the day I’m left feeling inspired and hope I can also…