Jun 29, 2015

Arabesque S/S 2015 Collection

UAE-based haute couture abaya label Arabesque focused on two main themes for its S/S 2015 collection. The first theme is focused on minimalism, with contrasting blocks of white, black, and nude colored fabrics, and graphic geometric designs. The second theme is more feminine, romantic and playful, with French guipure flower applique, floral laces and hand-embroidered flower shadow motifs, using light fabrics such as silk and crepe in soft pastel shades. Kimono-style cut abayas also feature in their latest collection.

To check out the rest of the collection, visit their website. Be also sure to follow them on instagram @arabesqueabayas..
Where to find Arabesque

Dubai Showroom

Sunset Mall, Level 1
Jumeirah 3
Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 3463050
Opening Hours
Sat-Thu: 10am - 10pm
Friday: 1:30pm - 10pm

Abu Dhabi Showroom

Abu Dhabi Mall, Level 1
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: +971 2 6444355
Opening Hours
Sat-Wed: 10am - 10pm
Thu-Fri: 10am - 11pm

Jun 23, 2015

Ascia AKF for Riva Ramadan Collection 2015

Half-American, half-Kuwaiti blogging extraordinaire Ascia AKF of The Hybrids (one of the region's biggest style blogs and she blogs alongside her equally stylish half-Spanish, half-Kuwaiti husband!) teamed up with Middle Eastern womenswear brand Riva to launch a Ramadan collection.
The Hijab-friendly collection is composed of oversized round-necked jackets with luxe jacquard embellishments, architectural smocks and wide-legged culottes, matchy-matchy pant suits and long sleeveless waistcoats. They perfectly mirror Ascia's laid-back, minimalistic and tailored style. I think she is an inspiration to all Hijabi fashionistas out there.
 Check out the collection and Ramadan commercial below.


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Jun 20, 2015

Sotra Ramadan 2015 Collection

I am really digging Saudi label Sotra's Ramadan 2015 collection. This urban, fashion-forward, bold, yet feminine label, which launched in 2006, is the brainchild of Saudi designers Nouf Hakeem and Mariam Bin Mahfouz.

Their Ramadan 2015 collection is comprised of kaftans, and loungey shirt dress and culotte combos. Many of the pieces appear to be Japanese-inspired with the big obi-like sashes and asymmetric cuts in contrasting colors...and Japanese-themed fashion is a big trend this Summer. There is also a very minimalistic feel to the collection, with simple yet bold color blocking with whites, yellows and blacks. Other kaftans in the collection had blocks of floral print. Another great thing about this collection is the the designer duo also created matching pieces for girls - great if you want to go matchy-matchy with your daughters.

Their main flagship is located in Ana Special Mall, Prince Sultan St, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

You can also check out more of the collection and order online by going to www.sotraonline.com

To get in touch with them, call  +966 (05) 60895556