A fashion first in Dubai

This week Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana hosted their first fashion show in Dubai. The show called “Day & Night” was presented by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana who flew into Dubai exclusively for the event held at The Dubai Mall.

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The duo were happy to be presenting their first show in the region. Speaking at a preshow event, Domenico Dolce said that he loved Middle Eastern women, and their looks reminded him of women from his hometown of Polizzi Generosa in Sicily: ““the Middle Eastern woman is similar to the Siciilian woman, she is beautiful, loves a dark eye liner and has style,” he said.

More than 120 looks were showcased at the event, with more than half the couture looks being exclusively created for the Middle Eastern market.

In recent years the fashion house has refocused its attention on the Middle Eastern market, with a range of abbyas and longer dresses.

 

The modest fashion trend played heavily in the collection, with mosaic and beadwork abbyas featuring in the show. Other Middle Eastern references included arabesque patterns included in some of the designs.

 

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Elsewhere in the show, there were full sequin dresses, gold crowns, crescent pins, colourful embroideries and brocade suits.

 

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There was a nod to the fashion house’s Spring/Summer 19 shown in Milan, with shades of orange, yellow, pink and blue featuring in the collection.

 

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Key Middle Eastern fashion figures were in the audience included Natalia Shoestova, Rhea Jacobs, Karen Wazen, Bong Guerrero. The event was held to celebrate the flagship D&G boutique which opened at The Dubai Mall in March this year.

 

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Prior to the event the fashion house released videos and images of Dubai across its social media feed, with “Dubai” in Arabic script captioning the images.

 

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It’s likely that the duo will be back in Dubai soon, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been visiting the city for 14 years and with their new flagship there’s all the more reason for them to be in the region.

Watch this space!

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