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, Amato, Dima Ayad and Orkalia.
Said Mahrouf‘s collection takes draping fabrics to a next level. He used different types of silk for this collection that includes gowns with metallic/shimmery panels and lines. Very innovative and chic!
Amato‘s full length gowns show beautiful lace details, I also adore the soft earth tones and sheer elements. The details on the gowns tell us stories of the desert.
Dima Ayad’s presentation showed several wardrobe must haves, items with geometric cut-out details and sparkly elements…just the right amount to make a simple design stand out.
The collection by Orkalia showed a great use of colour, beautiful silk fabrics and young & flirty silhouettes.
Overall a successful 8th season with a lot of inspiration for the spring summer 2017 season. I do worry about one or two runway models that looked a little too thin, I mean no offence, but I care about the well-being of these beautiful women, which is why I feel I should make this remark as a side note.
I have lined up my favourite looks/trends from Fashion Forward Dubai Spring Summer 2017 for you to browse, let me know which you like best!
The bolder, the brighter, the better! Designs by: Amal Al Raisi, Sotra, Zena Presley, House of Nomad
On-trend, chic & out of this world. Designs by Ezra, Lama Jouni, Said Mahrouf, Kristina Fidelskaya
It’s all in the details
Embroidery, embellishments, fabric details, textures…designs you need to admire from up-close: Hussein Bazaza, Amato, Arwa Al Banawi, Splash, Dima Ayad, Orkalia, Amira Haroon
Put the emphasis on the waist/hip area with a belt/knot detail, with the right drape and fabrics you give yourself a sexy hour glass figure. Designs by: Mrs. Keepa, Bouguessa, Zareena, Maram, Salta
Photography: Courtesy of Getty Images