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 their background story. Founders of the brand Riccardo Audisio and Yago Goicoechea, originally from Italy and Argentina, met in Milan when they studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni. Both young designers had their eyes set on the multi-ethnic metropolis Dubai and moved there to create a luxe woman’s wear collection. Their brand Taller Marmo combines classic European items with traditional Arabic clothing. A true hybrid fashion brand!
On the 27th of March the designer duo will be presenting their first luxury collection named ‘Debut’ to the public. The location? The very luxurious Armani/Privè venue at the tallest building in the world, skyscraper Burj Khalifa, Dubai. Taller Marmo’s first collection is inspired by famous American art collector Peggy Guggenheim; a successful woman who has played a significant role in promoting important names in the art world like Jackson Pollack. Their collection celebrates the sophisticated and modern woman.
The designs from Taller Marmo are entirely and exclusively handcrafted in Italy. The collection includes a few stunning long gowns and a few modern takes on the traditional Arabic Abaya dress. As you can see in the gallery, Taller Marmo’s designs are a reflection of the multiple identities of Dubai. It is a melting pot of tradition and modernity. In the gallery we see an image of a sophisticated woman in an Abaya, teamed up with a traditional head wrap, a modern leather clutch and leather open-heeled boots. This image gives us an idea of hybrid fashion in a multi-ethnic city like Dubai. In contrast to the Abaya, the collection also includes sparkling and silk jackets, fitted trousers and pretty blouses, leather heels and beautiful bags graced with a foil python clasp.
If you are curious about the full collection visit www.tallermarmo.com and if you are based in Dubai, make sure to visit their first fashion show at Armani/Privè, Burj Khalifa on the 27th of March, you can find more information and where to rsvp on the website.
If you want to shop the Taller Marmo collection visit Lamsty Boutique in Dubai. The people living outside Dubai, like me, need a little more patience, the collection will be available online soon.