Her designs combine traditional and modern art

Emirati designer, Shaikha Al Ali, launched her latest heels collection, which aims to combine old and contemporary styles. The Kuthub shoe, features a block heel which contains sand from the deserts of the UAE.

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Last month, Shaikha took to Instagram to tease the release of her capsule collection with a series of posts, one of which she captioned, “I wanted to feel both powerful & soft, therefore I took masculinity from the leather, & softness from the sand.” The designer aims to highlight the country’s Bedouin identity through her latest collection.

 

 

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The Kuthub heel is a mix between simple and edgy, as the shoe is made of PVC leather, with the transparent sand filled heel. The red version of these heels are set to launch next month.

 

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The 24-year-old founded Gasah studio in 2017, after years of being a successful food-blogger. Ever since the beginning, her goal has been to preserve Gulf culture, and present it in a new modern way. For her debut collection, she designed bags that fused Emirati and Japanese culture. The silk knot bags with traditional hand-painted henna print took the form of the Japanese market bag.

We can’t wait to see her next designs!

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