With the Holy Month of Ramadan beginning on June 6, it’s time to alter our wardrobes.
Swapping spaghetti straps with shoulder cover ups and lengthening the hem lines, its all about demure fashion, and no, that doesn’t mean boring.
According to Thomson Reuters, Muslim shoppers spent US$266 billion on clothing and footwear in 2013 and, according to forutune.com, they are expected to spend US$484 billion by 2019. With this in mind, designers have gradually been creating collections with their Muslim fashionista followers in mind. As such Ramadan collections have never been so stylish.
From high street to designer finds, here is our round up of the best 2016 Ramadan collections that you will want to wear all-year round.
Level Shoes has released its Ramadan Edit featuring curated footwear perfect for Suhoors and evening Iftars out during the Holy Month.
It’s all about the celebrating the Holy Month with a series of glam floor-sweeping dresses and jumpsuits for women, and cute tea dresses and glitter shoes for the little ones.
The special collection offers a modern twist on demure, mixing and matching colourful prints with chiffons and feminine details. The dresses are chic enough to take you from desk to iftar.
Just in time for Ramadan, Namshi has unveiled stylish pieces from a selection of the region’s up and coming designers, including the winner of the inaugural season of Fashion Star, Arwa Alammari. The collection ranges from abayas to stylish formal wear and Arabesque-inspired accessories.
Our favourite urban-meets-androgynous brand, Deborah Henning, is the perfect example of how you can still have an edge by covering up – sometimes more is more.
For the mother that can’t resist some mini-me dress-up time with their daughters, this chic collection is for you.
The Endemage sisters have created a stunning collection exclusively for the Holy Month. The pieces range from casual day wear to more elegant designs suited for evening gatherings with friends and family. The line is so elegant we can see ourselves wearing this throughout the Dubai summer.
Read: An Introduction To The Holy Month Of Ramadan
The ValleyDez Ramadan collection offers a stunning range of abayas, kaftans and accessories from over 30 designers.
Harvey Nichols Dubai
This Ramadan, Harvey Nichols-Dubai has revealed the latest collections from the region’s most on-trend designers as part of its third phase of regional Designers Pop-Up. Expect specially crafted collections from Bina Modi, All Things Mochi, Reemami, Mira Hayek, Dee by Dalia, Ayesha Depala and Dima Ayad.
Maha Abdul Rasheed’s spring/summer 2016 Como Collection has been transformed into more conservative kaftans for Ramadan’s hot days. The collection is every bit as beautiful as you would imagine from Bambah.
Our go-to store for all things unique and wonder, S*uce has not let us down with its curated Ramadan collection, which is as loud and exciting as we would predict.
To launch their contemporary glamorous outfits for Ramadan, Pinko enlisted gorgeous TV stars Ola Al-Fares and Diala Makki to model the collection. Diala Makki said: “Ramadan offers an exceptional period of family and social gatherings, and the Arab Women are known to be the most elegant, chic and modern. Pinko’s collection offers a great selection; one of my favourite styles is the metallic knit dress.”
Refreshingly minimalistic and modern with neutral tones, Cos’s spring/summer collection is perfect for keeping on-trend during the Holy Month.