Opener have launched in Dubai and what better way to celebrate than by throwing a fabulous bash with honorary guests, Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos of fashion house Peter Pilotto.

Held at the super chic Art Space in DIFC, the gallery was transformed into a kaleidoscope wonderland with colourful signature Pilotto prints and designs splashed across the venue.

It’s official, Dubai loves Peter Pilotto – you couldn’t look sideways without catching a glimpse of one of their statement designs sauntering past on a stylish guest.

The Pilotto designers were kept busy with fashion fans eager to catch a photo opportunity and discuss their latest collection.

By 8pm the party was in full swing with guests still arriving as DJ Bruce Hill spun his chilled house beats. There was a constant flow of bubbly, delicious cocktails and haute canapés. We’ll admit to devouring at least half of the chocolate cake pops as they went by!

EW takes you inside the bash with our snaps from the night…

matches-2Clothes and Cake, the perfect combo. 

IMG_0357Ayesha Depala 

IMG_0338The London based Matches team flew into town especially for the event.


IMG_0364Rosemin Manji, Peter Pilotto, Christopher De Vos and Diala Makki

IMG_0390 EW’s Alexandra Venison


IMG_0434DJ Bruce Hill

IMG_0451Derek Khan 

IMG_0460Designer Andrea Brocca and blogger Louisa Northcote

IMG_0472Reema Al Banaa

IMG_0481Ayesha Depala and Rosemin Manji




Matches PR Laura Jones 

Layla-Mazaheri-and-Amanda-NavaiLayla Mazaheri with designer and EWA 2011 nominee, Amanda Navai

Reema-Al-Banaa-and-Caroline-Holmberg-2Reema Al Banaa and Caroline Holmberg

The-Matches-DesignersPeter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos

Vanessa-Khawam-and-Maliha-Tabari-3Vanessa Khawam and Maliha Tabari


Photography by Farooq Salik

Watch this space for behind the scenes and Emirates Woman’s one-on-one chat with Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos.