We are a firm believers in supporting local talent and celebrating the stars of region. Sharing the same ethos is Harvey Nichols-Dubai, who is shining a light on some incredible UAE-based designers throughout the month of August 2015.
Making shopping in the region all the more exciting – yep, it’s just about possible – here are the four incredible, locally-based talents being championed by Harvey Nichols-Dubai.
The Brand: Dinz
The collection: Fun, quirky and inspired by Alice in Wonderland’s world of crazy prints and shapes, this line will certainly get you noticed.
The designers: Trendsetting sisters Rina and Dina Zahran, who are renowned for using their Arabic heritage in their statement pieces.
What they say: “This collection is for women who are bold and daring in their style and who love to express themselves through what they’re wearing. Dress it up or down, wear it matching or mix it up, it’s a versatile collection designed for you to have fun and play with!”
The Brand: Deborah Henning
The collection: Urban chic at its best, with luxe fabrics and clean lines that are combined together for an effortless look.
The designer: Manchester-born Deborah Henning is as loved for her vibrant and charming personality as she is for her versatile collections which make even the most stylistically challenged look like sartorial queens.
What she says: “Harvey Nichols will showcase the signatures favourites as well as new capsule of A-Line styles that can be worn on their own or with and oversized drapes for layering up a trend focused look.”
The Brand: Bedouin
The collection: The autumn/winter 2015 line may be minimalistic in style but it is made up of luxury essentials: loose fit silhouettes, elongated fringes and star motif details.
The designer: Central Saint Martins graduate Andraya Farrag is Bedouin’s Creative Director and Designer. Her father is Egyptian and her mother is from England where Andraya was born and bred. Her designs continue to demonstrate style without borders and travelling freely.
What she says: “This collection is inspired by a road trip through the vast skies and landscape of the Nevada Desert, the On The Road collection is made up of versatile luxury basics that take you from day to night and across borders. The easy-to-wear pieces encourage spontaneity and are the perfect companions for your impromptu travel diaries.”
The Brand: Zayan the Label
The collection: The collection, dubbed Let Me Dream My Love , which are lyrics from a Marianne Faithful song, is inspired by the free-spirited disco-loving girls of the 1970s.
The designer: A longtime Emirates Woman fave. Zayan, who is also the lady who gave us S*uce, first began her foray in the fashion industry as a T-shirt designer. She debuted her eponymous brand, Zayan the Label, at Paris Fashion Week in 2011.
What she says: “I love each and every style and the shapes are super-easy and flattering. The embroidery on the tulle is so dainty and comes across as if flowers have been thrown on you. We also worked with acclaimed illustrator Liselotte Watkins with whom we developed three fashion personalities: Marianne, Lola and Jasmine, who we developed into patches and appliques adorned with Swarovski crystals and sequins.”
The designers’ collections will be available in store at Harvey Nichols-Dubai in August.