The Six: Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

ASMARAÏA just launched its pre-fall 2019 collection. (Supplied)
Updated 12 December 2018

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.

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.


Georges Hobeika steals the show at Paris Couture Week

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Georges Hobeika steals the show at Paris Couture Week

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion house Georges Hobeika sent models down the runway in a dreamy collection of gowns on Monday as part of Paris Couture Week.

The elite fashion week, which kicked off on Jan. 21, features four designers from the Arab world — Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Georges Hobeika, Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad — who are showing off their latest couture collections alongside the fashion industry’s most sought-after labels. 

The Lebanese labels are joined on the fashion week schedule by the likes of Christian Dior, Jean Paul Gaultier and Ralph & Russo in the four-day showcase that will wrap up on Jan. 24.

Hobeika’s spring/summer haute couture collection went on show at Paris’s National Theater of Chaillot and saw models, including French star Cindy Bruna and Angolan Maria Borge, strut down the catwalk in a line-up of regal evening wear.

Pastel shades, sequins and feathers were interspersed with dramatic dark gowns, with A-line skirts and bare shoulders on show.

Highlights included a lilac, 1950s-style dress with a tea-length skirt and boxy jacket with a square neckline. The look was completed with fingerless gloves, which looked more chic than punk due to the fine embellishment on show.

A galactic gown dazzled onlookers with its rainbow-toned palette and glinting sequin work that created the overall effect of a multi-hued milky way drifting down the runway.

The couturier employed a range of rich fabrics in the collection, such as silk, duchesse satin and chiffon and even presented a bridal gown that was encrusted in crystal work with a semi-sheer bodice and wide, train-heavy skirt.

Lebanese designers Elie Saab and Zuhair Murad will round out the Arab offerings at Paris Couture Week with their shows, both of which will be held on Wednesday.