The Six: Fashionable footwear from the Middle East

Flatter your feet with these footwear brands. (Shutterstock)
Updated 22 October 2018
0

The Six: Fashionable footwear from the Middle East

DUBAI: Whether you’re into heels or high tops, these Middle Eastern shoe brands will have something unique to flatter your feet.

Andrea Wazen
Andrea Wazen is a Lebanese shoe designer who creates high quality, handmade footwear for women in Beirut. She just designed her own wedding shoes — white platforms with a slinky strap at the ankle.

Poise Design
Founded by Emma Boutros in Lebanon in 2010, Poise Design creates custom-made footwear for discerning clients.

Nora Aytch
US-Lebanese shoe designer Nora Habbal is the face behind the London-based brand, which is sold in high-end department stores around the world.

Amina Muaddi
Amina Muaddi, a Jordanian-Romanian designer, dreams up her creations in Paris before they are produced in Italy.

View this post on Instagram

These boots bring all the boys to the yard

A post shared by AMINA MUADDI (@aminamuaddi) on

Darmaki
Sultan Al-Darmaki is an Emirati shoe designer known for his elegant yet bold styles. The brand has become a staple in many department stores across the world and is known for its signature origami-style heel.

Darmaki design shoes with staple origami heel. (Darmaki supplied)

Katrine Hanna
Born to an Australian mother and a Lebanese father and raised in Dubai, Hanna launched her eponymous brand in 2017. Her designs are inspired by the concept of combining the surreal with the real.


What We Are Buying Today: Deem Perfume Library

Updated 17 November 2018
0

What We Are Buying Today: Deem Perfume Library

  • The prices are very reasonable, and the company also offers gift boxes

In a crowded marketplace where truly original fragrances are rare, Deem Perfume Library earns points for originality.
Within classy bottles and simple packaging you will find unusual fragrances with names such as “Arabic coffee,” “baby powder” and “cigar.” For the less adventurous, the extensive range includes more traditional options such as lavender, musk and oud, all made with specially selected, high-quality European ingredients.
Deem is an online store which also produces home fragrances. The “Garden” scent, for example, brings the sweet smell of freshly cut grass and morning dew into your home.
The prices are very reasonable, and the company also offers gift boxes containing your choice of perfume, a fragrance guide and a large selection of samples, all packed in a personalized box.