Here’s proof that covering up most definitely doesn’t have to compromise on style…

It’s been in London, Istanbul, Dubai—and now it’s returned to where it all began.

The second-ever London Modest Fashion Week took place in the British capital over the weekend, and the looks sent down the catwalk have us reaching for our wallets as we virtual window shop.

From embroidered abayas to sleek evening gowns, the two-day affair showcased collections from more than 30 global designers.

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Held at Victoria House, labels taking part included Amal Al Raisi, Hanayen, Rouge ­Couture (by Emirati Sara Al Madani) and Samah Abayas.

All the catwalk snaps are worth a perusal, but here we’ve collated our favourite looks from the weekend…

Proudly patriotic

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Dubai-based label 1001 Abayas paid tribute to the UAE’s Year of Zayed with this metallic embellished robe.

All white on the night

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This super-chic jumpsuit by Saudi Arabia’s The O Boutique nails that minimal aesthetic (plus, check out Lindsay Lohan in the front row!).

Street smarts

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British label Under-Rapt took athleisurewear into futuristic new realms.

Fringe benefits

Malaysian label Meraki sent the trousers of our dreams down the catwalk.

Easy elegance

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This champagne-hued gown with attached cape looked incredibly regal in motion.

Insouciant suiting

 

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This co-ord by British label Till We Cover blended avant-garde proportions with sportswear luxe.

Blocked in

 

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Bold primary colours reigned supreme in South African designer Shamila Bassir’s collection.

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Buckled up

Muslim model (and Emirates Woman cover girl) Mariah Idrissi is convincing us to pick up a burgundy trench.

Modern mono

 

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Indonesian brand Jenaha played with contemporary silhouettes and a stripped-back colour palette.

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