Dubai-based fashion star Tamara Al-Gabbani to showcase collection at LMFW

Saudi designer, blogger and fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani took center stage at London Modest Fashion Week. (Photo courtesy: @tamaraalgabbani)
Updated 18 February 2018
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Dubai-based fashion star Tamara Al-Gabbani to showcase collection at LMFW

DUBAI: Saudi designer, blogger and fashion icon Tamara Al-Gabbani is set to take center stage at London Modest Fashion Week (LMFW) tonight when she will show off her latest collection at the closing show.
Titled the “Best of Global Modest Fashion,” the runway show will take place at Victoria House in the UK capital’s classy Bloomsbury district and will feature designs by Al-Gabbani, Fatima Mohsin, House of Lancry, Q Label, Nasiba Hafez, 1001 Abayas and Rouge Couture.
Founded by the leading modest fashion e-retailer Haute Elan in 2017, LMFW is an international platform for modest wear designers to showcase their collections on the runway.
This year’s event took place from Feb. 17-18 and saw two days of seminars, runway shows and panel discussions on modest fashion.
“I want to say a very big thank you to the @hauteelan team for bringing modest fashion to the forefront…
This is truly a beautiful moment for us all. And a very big thank you to @nichearabia @shoesanddrama for representing me alongside other great designers. Thank you for all your support and most of all, Alhamdillah,” Al-Gabbani posted on social media before the show.

It’s here.. I’m elated to share with you that @tamaraalgabbanifashion is participating at London Fashion Week. The show is tomorrow in Victoria House, Bloomsbury, details are in the link in the bio, I’d love for you to attend !. I want to say a very big thank you to the @hauteelan team for bringing modest fashion to the forefront. And a very big thank you to @nichearabia @shoesanddrama for representing me alongside other great designers. This is truly a beautiful moment for us all Thank you for all your support , and most of all, Alhamdillah #الحمدلله If you are in London, make sure to pass by #LMFW !! #hauteelanxlmfw #nichearabia #shoesanddrama #tamaraalgabbanifashion #tamaraalgabbani

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Al-Gabbani’s fashion brand boasts thoughtfully-designed evening gowns, jalabiyas and abayas. Many of the colorful, vibrant designs are created using printed silk, embedded with crystals — it is Al-Gabbani’s signature style and it has been a hit with her style-savvy fans.
Modest fashion is gaining mainstream interest across the board, with several retailers and brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Uniqlo and Burberry entering the industry. As the sector gains traction, spend on clothing and apparel from Muslims is projected to reach $368 billion by 2021.


Kuwait’s Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen shows off stunning summer looks

Updated 23 June 2018
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Kuwait’s Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen shows off stunning summer looks

DUBAI: What do you get when you mix a GCC social media influencer with three massive fashion brands? A dream look book, that’s what.
While we’re normally quite skeptical about influencer-brand collaborations — due to the fit usually not being quite right — it’s hard to fault this “One Thousand and One Nights” themed photoshoot, a collaboration between Bibi Al-Abdulmohsen, Jimmy Choo, Tiffany & Co. and Esposa Privé. Why? Well, first of all the campaign, masterminded by the UAE-based wedding planning company Brides to Be, is all about the clothes rather than the influencer herself.
Secondly, it’s clear that a lot of thought has been put into it. Shot by French photographer Jeremy Zaessinger at Dubai’s Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel, Al-Abdulmohsen sported a number of looks by the three heavyweight brands, with the finishing touches of hair and make-up offered by Maison de Joelle.
While the campaign was originally created for the month of Ramadan, the images were released just before Eid Al-Fitr. However, we don’t think it matters as it actually goes beyond the festive season, with the Kuwaiti social media star — who has 1.8 million followers on Instagram — sporting modest looks that are appropriate for many an evening function or wedding.

It is said that Esposa Privé, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany & Co. worked together to create the looks, mixing traditional elements with modern accessories. Silk features prominently, with many embroidered abayas, along with Jimmy Choo’s Viola collection — footwear adorned with Swarovski crystals.
Al-Abdulmohsen also showcases a couple of bridal looks by Esposa Privé. Designed by Kristie Romanos, the flowy, luxurious dresses feature unique cuts and embody a modern, yet timeless elegance. The bespoke bridal couture pieces were accessorized with pieces from Jimmy Choo’s “Cinderella” collection, reimagined iconic glass slippers decorated with more than 7,000 dazzling Swarovski crystals.
Anyone into fashion will be familiar with all three major iconic brands involved. With a presence in the Middle East region for more than 30 years, Esposa Group is home to Esposa and Esposa Privé, both of which are available in Dubai and Beirut. Meanwhile, Jimmy Choo has a slew of celebrity fans, including Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Obama and Beyoncé.