This Eid, look like a ‘vision’ with Sara Altwaim’s new line

The line offers a range of looks, from elegant to dressed down.
Updated 13 June 2018
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This Eid, look like a ‘vision’ with Sara Altwaim’s new line

  • Her latest line for the summer 2018 season is titled “The Vision by Sara”
  • Items from the collection are available at Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) pop-up store in Saudi Arabia’s Rubaiyat department store in Jeddah from May 25 to June 15

DUBAI: Saudi designer Sara Altwaim was born into a family of art lovers and that much is clear in her fairy-like, ethereal designs.

After studying art and design in Jeddah, Altwaim went on to launch her own label in 2015 — one that was inspired by Japanese blossoms and featured delicate and feminine pieces made from organzas and chiffons in a pink color palette. 

You may not have heard of the designer, but her latest collection from her luxury fashion label is definitely worth a try if you’re looking for something ultra-chic with a glamorous flair to don this Eid Al-Fitr.

Her latest line for the summer 2018 season is titled “The Vision by Sara” and was inspired by fields of wheat and tall grasses, her team told Arab News.

The collection showcases Victoriana-style embellished dark blue, black and white tulle dresses perfect for festive occasions this summer.

The stunning jewelling and stitching details give the long-length frocks a touch of sparkle suitable for Eid gatherings, whether they be in the evening or afternoon, while the sheer high necklines and long sleeves with frills add a vintage feel to the outfits.

The collection also offers causal pieces for a more dressed down, but still elegant, look. Long, flowy dresses with orange flowers, wheat and blue ribbon prints are ideal for the summer heat, while those looking for a bolder and brighter statement piece can go for a stunning mustard-colored ensemble fit for the stage.

Fitted trousers with a matching top that has stitched jeweled bees — a spring trend in the world of bling this year after Gucci kicked off an international obsession with all things entomological — coupled with a floor-length jacket with short, puffed out sleeves make for an outfit that is at once show-stopping and the ultimate in femininity.

Items from the collection are available at Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) pop-up store in Saudi Arabia’s Rubaiyat department store in Jeddah from May 25 to June 15.

FFWD is presenting a carefully curated selection of the best apparel and accessory designers from the region, including Anaya, Atelier Zuhra, Arwa Al-Banawi, Baruni, Beige, Bint Thani, Hessa Falasi, Lama Jouni, Nasiba Hapiz, Sara Altwaim, Shahad Rehami and Sarah’s Bag. 

The pop-up is driven by Fashion Forward’s mission to promote, celebrate and develop the region’s leading fashion talents. Endorsed by the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC) and supported by Dubai Design District (d3), the initiative is dedicated to supporting the evolving regional fashion ecosystem in its pursuit of attaining commercial success and widening its  reach into new markets.

“Fashion Forward has decided to partner with the prestigious Rubaiyat for its second edition as we firmly believe in the synergy that this partnership brings to all parties involved. We were thrilled with the success of the designers in last year’s pop-up and are enthusiastic about the opportunity to continue nurturing our designers in growing retail markets, such as KSA,” said Bong Guerrero, CEO and co-founder of FFWD, in a released statement.

The line offers a range of looks, from elegant to dressed down.


What We Are Reading Today: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo

Updated 22 April 2019
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What We Are Reading Today: Air Traffic by Gregory Pardlo

  • The author examines the ramifications of the episode on his family’s legacy, then expands to consider questions of race, addiction and fatherhood

Air Traffic is a courageously written book that chronicles among other things Gregory Pardlo’s complex relationship with members of his family, particularly his father and younger brother.

Gregory Pardlo’s father was one of the thousands of air traffic controllers fired in 1981 by President Ronald Reagan. The author examines the ramifications of the episode on his family’s legacy, then expands to consider questions of race, addiction and fatherhood.

Pardlo “is a talented writer and he examines so many issues in this memoir — race, economics, manhood, addiction, family and sibling relationships, marriage and parenthood,” says a review published in goodreads.com. A review published in The New York Times, Janet Maslin said: “The book is centered on the troubled relationship between the author and his father, although it roams freely in many other directions ... Simple description does not do Pardlo’s story justice; only his own sublime words can achieve that.” The review added: “When Pardlo won the Pulitzer in 2015 for his collection Digest, the citation praised his ‘clear-voiced poems that bring readers the news from 21st-century America, rich with thought, ideas and histories public and private.’ Replace the word ‘poems’ with the word “essays,” and you have an apt description of the second part of Air Traffic.”