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Designers focus on the beautiful Arab woman

Davina Raisinghani / 24 July 2010

DUBAI - The second day of Dubai Fashion Fiesta (DFF) 2010 saw the stylish men and women of the city scuttle into the Shaikh Rashid Hall at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre as Macedonian designer Irena Trajkova kicked off the evening with a dramatic showcase.

Her relatively nascent label Arabella, which pays homage to the “beautiful Arab woman” and supplies customised, traditional garb to her clients, put a set of dark stones-embellished yet minimalistic abayas on the catwalk. Subtle, yet bearing a hint of regality, the creations garnered audience approval.

Next in line, also forming an integral part of the locally inclined segment of the night, was Abu Dhabi-based designer Tim Tejares Rios Jr’s set of high-end, innovatively cut styled and silhouetted cultural garments from brand Illustra Fashion followed by Moroccan designer Fatima Zoghra El Gharsi’s vintage-flavoured line.

Also presenting their works towards the latter half of the show were Jules Quirante of label Germen Design renowned in the fashion circuit for it’s classically cut and elegant occasion-based wear, inclusive of a selection of wedding gowns and designers from the Preston University and the Nigeria Fashion Week.

Rounding off the presentation was Indian clothing boutique and apparel brand Glance Fashion, which also retails in the city’s Meena Bazaar. Specialising in clothes as well as accessories, the set put together a blend of trendy designs and contemporary Indian outfits.All in all, a colourful, busy night of entertainment for local fashionistas, intent on keeping up to date with the season’s latest styles.


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