IŠTAR Queen Of The Night: Jean Louis Sabaji Couture Spring/Summer 2018

Paris Fashion Week took place last week showcasing the finest couture designs from both talented newcomers as established names. Who better to showcase these designs than the crème de la crème of Hollywood during award season, which kicked off in…

Fashion Forward Dubai Season 9: Highlights

The 9th season of Fashion Forward Dubai, the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and The Middle East, took place from the 23th until the 25th of March. Couture and ready-to-wear designers from the region presented their latest collections at the…

Fashion Forward Dubai Spring Summer 2017

Season 8 of Fashion Forward Dubai took place from the 21st of October until the 23th, showcasing Spring/Summer 2017 collections by 33 ready-to-wear and couture designers from The Middle East. My top favourite shows this season are by Said Mahrouf,…

4th Ziryab Fashion Show London – Highlights

London Fashion Week is in full swing as we speak showcasing the hottest fashion designers from the UK. The 4th Ziryab Fashion Show London, hosted by Women’s Growth and Success Foundation (WGSF) took place on the starting date of London…

Celebrate Eid in Style

Ramadan is coming to an end and those who are fasting are preparing for their Eid celebrations. Fashion designers from the Middle East have released special Ramadan and Eid collections.

Personal Style: Kaftan Chic by Shweta Wahi

This is part two of our personal style shoot, which was put together to celebrate the first anniversary of The Fashion Orientalist. For this photo shoot I worked together with a couple of talented people. I got in touch with…

The Spring Summer 2014 collection by Gisella Blu

The Middle Eastern fashion industry includes designers from different cultural backgrounds. The fashion scene is culturally hybrid and designers produce different styles of clothing from traditional Abaya designs to contemporary looks. Every year the region’s most desired fashion designers gather…

Dough SS14: Andalucía & the Moors

Dima Kassis, the creative mind behind fashion brand Dough, recently launched her Spring Summer 2014 collection. The background story of this collection sparked my interest; the influence of the Moors on Spanish fashion. The Moors were medieval Muslim inhabitants from…

Fashion Forward Dubai: Spring Summer 2014

Fashion Forward Dubai season two took place from the 15th until the 18th of October and was, like its first season, a great success. Established and emerging designers from Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar showcased their spring/summer…

Arab-chic style from Omani fashion brand Endemage

Today I want to share my personal style journey with my readers. As we grow up our sense of style often changes. We go through different phases and look back at certain periods with regret, shame or pride when it…