Marchesa, Michael and Marras, oh my!
The fourth edition of Arab Fashion Week finished up over the weekend, but the memory of what paraded down the runway will stick in our minds for some time.
From romantic chiffon floor-sweepers to show-stopping bridal gowns and powerful prints, the Meydan Hotel welcomed a wealth of Pinterest-worthy pieces during the four-day event.
With celebrity go-to Marchesa as the guest of honour, the bar for high-octane glamour was set high, with regional and international designers showcasing plenty of it in their latest collections.
We’ve already brought you the best of Marchesa’s opening night show, but we’ve sifted through the rest of the weekend’s catwalk displays to bring you our highlights reel.
The Dubai-based designer showcased her first Resort collection at this year’s Arab Fashion Week, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We’re particularly taken with this wispy lavender gown – with its almost rustic draping and ethereal colour palette, it has a modern Midsummer Night’s Dream feel that we’re enchanted by.
This voluminous strapless number wowwed with its midnight-blue hue, featherlight silk organza, and sprinkling of almost cherry-blossom-esque embroidery.
This matching mummy-and-daughter combo won us over with its inspired pairing of fancy froth and Left-Bank cool.
The Dubai-based designer’s been dazzling in Cannes, and his catwalk display closer to home provided just as much star power.
The collection – titled Impalpable Dream of The Maharaja – was rich in a vibrant purple-blue hue, while the silhouttes were kept clean but regal.
The fit-and-flare number on the right is especially mesmerising, with its sheeny fabric and restrained touch of frou-frou.
The womenswear label beloved by Hollywood paraded a dazzling array of its Autumn/Winter 17 bridal gowns down the catwalk, serving up a hearty dose of otherworldly whimsy.
Delicate textures dominated the collection, with this feather-dusted fishtailed gown being among the night’s most Instagram-worthy offerings.
Simple silhouettes in crisp whites added a contemporary elegance to proceedings (brownie points for the super-cute bows).
The former Kenzo designer showcased an eye-pleasing array of painterly prints, while also offering up a masterclass in colour mixing.
These plaid co-ords manage to be both bold and perfectly able to blend in all at once.
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