The Six: Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

ASMARAÏA just launched its pre-fall 2019 collection. (Supplied)
Updated 12 December 2018
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The Six: Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

DUBAI:Dubai-based label ASMARAÏA just launched its pre-fall 2019 collection — and it’s all about cruelty-free, sustainable fashion with a festive edge.

Checkmate
The 15-piece collection features this checkered skirt-and-jacket ensemble that is giving us major “Clueless” vibes.

Gold Rush
‘Tis the season to sparkle and this dazzling, floor-length gold skirt will do the trick. Take note of the chic black bow detail at the waist — it’s the ultimate party look.

Feathered fashion
The brand works with environmentally-friendly materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and faux fur, so you can be sure this feathered look doesn’t come at the cost of an animal’s life.

Jewel Tones
If you want to glisten like a polished jewel at your next festive function, this emerald-colored skirt is the perfect choice with its sequin details and shimmery overlay.

Golden Girl
Leopard print played a heavy part in the new collection, with this sequin-dusted, animal-print dress standing out on the runway.

Ruby Red
The festive season is all about three key colors — ruby red, luscious green and dazzling gold and this dress is the perfect example of a scarlet head turner with its deep red fabric and leopard-print.

 


French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

Vetement's Spring/Summer 2020 show was held in Paris. (AFP)
Updated 25 June 2019
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French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

French label under fire over ‘Don’t Shoot’ t-shirt inspired by Lebanese war

DUBAI: French label Vetements has come under fire online for featuring a T-shirt that read “Don’t shoot” in Arabic, French and English,at its Spring/Summer 2020 show last week.

The t-shirt is a replica of one worn by journalists in Lebanon in 1982’s Israeli invasion of the country.

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Adding fuel to the fire is the fact that Emirati fashion label Qasimi released a near identical t-shirt in 2018, which led regional influencers such as Tamara Al-Gabbani and the designer himself to take to Instagram with angry comments.

Speaking to Vogue Arabia this week, Khalid bin Sultan Al-Qasimi, who doesn’t own copyright for the phrase, said: “I understand what they are doing. It’s about consumerism. But it’s a complete f*** you to the region … I used that print to highlight the plight of something going on in the Middle East. For Vetements to use it in such a flippant and provocative manner; I don’t think they realize what these words mean to us Arabs.”

Vetements designer Demna Gvasalia is no stranger to controversy, having come under sire in 2016 for his t-shirt emblazoned with the DHL logo.

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