Egyptian designer Abeer Al Otaibais back making us feel like belle of the ball with her Fall 2020 collection for SemSem.


Blending contemporary glamour with chic silhouettes – think Studio 54 meets black tie soiree – Al Otaiba once again manages to capture the best of Egyptian, Emirati, and French influences in the 27-look line up.

With a focus on signature couture pleating that is draped in robust shapes, the pieces are flattering on all body shapes, while the gold metallic laméand sunburst silks add a sophisticated nod to Egyptian iconography. Trust us, you’ll feel like a modern day goddess in one of her creations.

We also have to mention the hours of hand work that went into applying thousands of Swarovski pieces to make the dresses dazzle even more.

“This season, I wanted to convey the strength, beauty, and fortitude of a modern goddess using our signature metallic pleats and flattering shapes,” explains Al Otaiba.

Made in the New York atelier, bright gold colours and deep Mediterranean blues are mixed with Emerald green jewel tones to create a rich palette that is complimentary and timeless.

We can’t wait for the party invites to start pouring in. Here are some of our favourites from the collection.

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