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5 Female Designers to Look Out For at Fashion Forward Dubai

Here’s our pick of 5 female fashion designers to follow at this year’s Fashion Forward Dubai

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23 October 2017

Female Designers at Fashion Forward Dubai

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Anticipation is building for Dubai Fashion Forward’s 10th milestone season – now just days away.

On its new stage at The Design Quarter in d3, the event aims to bring the best of UAE fashion right to your doorstep. This year’s event showcases more talented designers, fashion brands and entertainment than ever before – so to help prep for this year’s event, we take a look ahead to just some of the best talents from the show.

Here’s 5 of FFWD’s female fashion designers to follow this year and where to find them at the event:

#1 Royaled by RH

This pret-a- couture brand is sure to display powerfully stylish pieces, bold structures and high-quality tailoring, inspired by female strength and determination. Founded by Saudi designer and visionary Renad Hefni, Royaled was created to be an empowering brand that rewards women for their influential role in Saudi Arabia’s society and beyond.

The presentation of the “The Ruler Collection” will crown the contemporary woman with a bespoke confidence and celebrate regal individuality. A collection fit for a queen!

TIME: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 18:00

#2 Zareena

Fashion Forward Dubai favorite Zareena returns to the runway with intricate, detailed couture gowns handmade in Dubai. Proudly an Emirati designer, Zareena incorporates tradition and elegance in an exotic fusion of ethnic embroidery with an avant-garde twist. Each piece is a classic creation, never-seen-before in the fashion industry and yet, it offers a timeless appeal.

Zareena’s use of luxurious fabric combinations and exquisite textures, adornments and needlework create dresses which compliment a women’s natural beauty and allude grace. Instagram hints that signature pleats will feature in the collection on Saturday, as these stunning designs are a must see.

TIME: Saturday, 28 October 2017 - 21:00

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#3 Lara Khoury

With a popular following in the Middle East, Lara Khoury’s experimental style is welcomed back to Dubai this week. Her designs are admired for uniting fashion with interiors, film and art, as her multi-
disciplinary background and cultural influence leads to meaningful pieces.

Lebanon is the heart of each collection, as LK continually incorporates her homeland within her work. Thursday’s show will feature “Golden” inspired by the olden, golden days of Beirut. LK uses Hashem el Madani’s Black and White snapshots to create the collection of black, white, grey, beige and brown replicating the time lapse from Madani’s images, while golden yellow-ochre and shimmering metallics symbolise the golden days. Layers are used to contrast life of then and now, as the show holds a message you cannot miss.

TIME: Thursday, 26 October 2017 - 18:30

Lara Khoury at Fashion Forward Dubai

Image Credit: www.fashionforward.ae

#4 Anna K

Although FFWD is celebrated for its Middle Eastern talent, Anna K (Anna Karenina), one of five international designers who debut at this year’s show, is definitely worth a mention.

Breaking onto the fashion scene at just 16, the Ukrainian-born model turned designer is known for a quirky final look in her Autumn/Winter 2015 collection: A tin foil dress with a huge bow, modelled by the designer herself. Anna K has a feminine edge that appeals to young women; inspiring with slogan tee-shirts and decorated embellishments. Pink, pearls and frilled pleats are always a perfect combination!

TIME: Friday, 27 October 2017 - 15:30

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#5 Asya Krasnaya

This Dubai based designer brand, created by Evgeniya and Elena, is admired for its statement jewellery pieces and Russian influence. Think comfortable, chic, colourful wardrobe infused with Russian culture and lifestyle, from the ballet to cosy log houses.

Asya Krasnaya recently collaborated with House of Fraser, making their luxury clothing and accessories more accessible. Ready-to-wear straight from the runway- although chunky knits might want to be avoided in Dubai’s weather and heat…

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