Fashion

Taller Marmo: Classic European meets Traditional Arabic Fashion

It is my aim to feature fashion brands that create a bridge between the ‘East’ and the ‘West’ on my blog. I got very excited when I read about Taller Marmo, a new luxury fashion brand based in Dubai, and…

Top designs: Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week AW2013

Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week has come to an end after five days of non stop Indian fashion design. Designers have shown us their autumn-winter 2013 collections. Giving us insight into their creative minds by sharing the hip and happening…

Bollywood Costume Design: Manish Malhotra

If you see the name ‘Manish Malhotra’ appear in the credit list of a Bollywood film, you know you are in for a fashion treat! Malhotra has designed costumes for many leading actresses in Indian cinema and his designs are…

Lebanon’s leading lady: Reem Acra

‘Who run the world?’ Girls! On the 8th of March it was international women’s day and as you may have noticed; my blog has only featured male designers up till now. Shame on me! So before I start focusing on…

Big name in fashion: Naeem Khan

It was a big surprise when America’s first lady Michelle Obama presented the Oscar for best picture during the 85th Academy Awards. Michelle was wearing a long silver/metallic gown made by Naeem Khan, who has dressed Mrs. Obama on several…

The oriental journey: Hybrid culture and fashion

If it wasn’t for colonialism I probably wouldn’t be here today. Before people start to object, I am obviously not trying to justify any of the cruelty that came along with the process of colonialism, but am simply telling you…

Oscar fashion: Elie Saab

In about 8 hours the crème de la crème from Hollywood will be walking the red carpet of the 85th Academy Awards. While some of us are curious about who will take a golden statue home, others; like me, are…

Indian Fashion Designer: Manish Malhotra

When I was a little girl I was obsessed with Bollywood films and had one big wish: To own a Manish Malhotra creation some day. That is why this post puts the spotlight on famous costume designer Manish Malhotra. London…

A warm welcome from The Fashion Orientalist

As a fan of Indian fashion and an admirer of Arabic fashion designers I have noticed that a lot of western fashion brands are inspired by the East. The distinctive style of fashion from the East fascinates me. When Carrie…