Emirates Woman rounds up the latest fashion launches, hero buys, and new openings to explore for the month of August.

Bookmark this page and keep checking for new updates and must-buys from your favourite brands for when you need a wardrobe refresh.


Donatella Versace and Dua Lipa unveil their master collaboration, “La Vacanza”.

Translating to “vacation” in Italian, the collection reimagines iconic Versace design codes and embraces tailored precision, glamorous evening ensembles, playful bikinis, and plush terry cotton beachwear. This collection finds its pulse in the iconic Butterfly & Ladybugs print from Versace’s Spring-Summer 1995 collection.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Donatella Versace shares, “Dua loves fashion, I love music—we are the perfect duo! We had such a good time designing this collection together. We felt like we were on vacation and that is exactly the spirit we want people to feel when they wear our clothes.”

“Donatella and I bonded over our shared love of this time of year while making this collection. La Vacanza ranges from metallic miniskirts and sexy bikinis, to butterfly rings and printed pieces inspired by the Versace SS ’95 collection. There’s always an occasion to wear Versace, and I know I’ll be spending my days (and nights!) in La Vacanza all summer long.” Dua Lipa exclaims.

Available at Versace boutiques and online at Versace.com

MATCHES x Sellier

MATCHES, a luxury e-commerce platform is the latest online multi-brand retailer to foray into the second-hand luxury game.

In a collaboration with Sellier, the greatest and rarest edit of covetable accessories such as a selection of Hermès Birkin, Kelly, and Constance handbags, Goyard totes, and collectable Chanel bags have gone live. The items have gone through a meticulous inspection by an in-house team of authenticators and undergone a third-party examination to verify their credibility. From pre-loved to re-loved, each item gets a second lease on life in the arms of a potential new owner.

Available online at matchesfashion.com

Kismet by Milka

Switch up your jewellery stack and give it a summer spin with colorful, cool and contemporary extras to personalize and elevate your everyday uniform. Kismet by Milka’s Hot Summer edit offers a cornucopia of rings, necklaces, earrings, and other unique styling choices that embody the fun-loving vibe of summer. Stack them up or wear them on their own to suit your style and mood.

Available online at kismetbymilka.com

Coach Café

Coach unveils Coach Café, a first-of-its-kind venture celebrating the brand’s New York origins in Bloomingdale’s at Dubai Mall.

With a vibrant backdrop, guests will be transported into the concrete jungle’s iconic cityscape during the golden hour. Running until September 30, 2023, the café will be offering classic diner indulgences for an authentic slice of the city that never sleeps.

Asics x Cecilie Bahnsen

The Cecilie Bahnsen x Asics debut collaboration takes cottage-core to a couture-like level with a romantic rendition of Asisc’s signature style and silhouette. Re-imaged into a classic Mary Jane silhouette, it has been constructed from floral-embossed leather and whimsical mesh, seamlessly marrying comfort and distinct flair.

Available online at matchesfashion.com

MCM x Crocs

The MCM x Crocs Mega Crush Clog is a highly-anticipated limited-edition collaboration that pays homage to German luxury fashion house MCM’s legacy of exploration and global footwear brand Crocs’ on-the-go spirit.

Framed against Dubai’s towering skyscrapers, the campaign intertwines two icons: the MCM Cognac Visetos Trunks and the Mega Crush itself.

Campaign star Lindsay Lohan shares, “This shoe flawlessly melds style, adaptability, and comfort—qualities I hold dear while selecting the quintessential fashion accomplice. Filmed against the backdrop of Dubai, a locale I hold close to my heart, this release adds a personal touch to an already remarkable creation.”

Jacquie Aiche x Tropic of C

In an encore collaboration, Jacquie Aiche once again merges brilliance with Candice Swanepoel’s swimwear brand Tropic of C. Serving the perfect finishing touches to your summer outfits, this new collection channels Jacquie’s artistic expression. The 9-piece collection evokes beachside elegance and include favourites such as the Celeste finger bracelet, the Callista shaker choker and the Aurora double body chain.

Available online on jacquieaiche.com and tropicofc.com


MAX&Co. x Anna dello Russo

Max&Co.’s ”De-Coated” reveals a fresh collaboration with iconic stylesetter Anna dell Russo.

This &Co.llaboration project features a limited edition capsule collection that puts the spotlight onto the deconstructed coat, showcasing its versatility and reverently salutes the opulent style of Anna dello Russo. The neon-hued palette of pink, citrine, and orange drenches the collection with invigorating and electric energy. The pièce de résistance unfurls in the form of a ravishing red bustier dress adorned with both mini and maxi sequins.

Available on MAX&Co. boutiques and online from September 2023

The Outnet

Elevate your high summer with the help of The Outnet’s Travel Edit.

Its 3 curated selections: Vibrant Vacay, Boho Dreams, and Vitamin Sea brim with seasonal essentials. Scroll through carefree dresses, boho-chic separates, and playful accessories in a delightful clash of prints and hues from your favorite fashion brands the likes of Missoni Mare, Zimmermann, Jacquemus and more.

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