We were over the moon when our favourite designer, the multi-talented and beautiful Zayan Ghandour agreed to share her personal Instagram snaps with

Check out Zayan’s diary on the lead-up to Fashion Forward and see exclusive behind-the-scenes snaps the fittings, her studio and much more.

1The cover for our look book was shot in Satwa last January.

Keep an eye out for it at Fashion Forward tonight.


Luckily we managed to finish my AW13 video “She was here” just in time! Here we are approving the final cut – you can pick up a copy at the event tonight. 


The collection in transit: We arrive at the Media One Hotel for the fitting. We can’t wait to meet our models.


Arriving on the 42nd floor at Media One hotel; we’re ready to get fashion forward!


Lana and Nicola from team Zayan start to unpack the collection.


Girls, girls, girls – it’s so hard finalising the running order and deciding who should wear what. These things are complicated!


Two of our favourite models from the show – We love this pair. 


Our gorgeous intern Aya sorts out the shoes – it’s not easy sorting out 15 pairs of shoes for all the models.


The models line up with our choreographer Christina.


My favourite combination for A/W13 – tutus and metallic heels!


Back in the office we’re trying to figure out which bag goes with each look. Decisions, decisions, decisions…


Last day before the show, my office moved to the workshop!


Stitching on the bling, my finishing touch for the Fashion Forward gallery showpiece top!


All numbered and sorted the collection is back in the office, waiting to be transported to the Madinat for my show this evening

Head down to the Jumeriah Madinat Arena at 8pm tonight to watch Zayan’s show, but register quick as seats are filling fast!

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