The Six: Kuwaiti designers to keep an eye on

Kuwaiti designers to keep an eye on. (Shutterstock)
Updated 17 December 2018
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The Six: Kuwaiti designers to keep an eye on

DUBAI: Kuwait’s fashion and accessories designers are a force to be reckoned with — and these six stars are prime examples.

Yousef Al-Jasmi
The Kuwaiti designer to the stars continues to dress some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry and has made quite a splash in 2018, with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Mariah Carey and Kelly Rowland wearing his signature glittering gowns.

May Al-Qassar
Kuwaiti jewelry designer Al-Qassar studied Communication Design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, but pays tribute to the Middle East in her minimalist, calligraphy-inspired collections.

Marzook
Kuwaiti siblings Fahad and Shouq Al-Marzook are the designers behind this accessories brand. Kylie Jenner even sported a crystal-covered orb bag by the brand on her birthday this year.

Najeeba Hayat
The Kuwaiti designer is the creative force behind luxury shoe brand Liudmila. The label is known for its dramatic footwear and the shoes are all manufactured in Italy.

Bazza Alzouman
Established in Kuwait in 2014, this brand focuses on creating luxury gowns for modern women.

Montaha Al-Ajeel
She made waves when her spring 2018 collection was shown at Paris Fashion Week in 2017 and Al-Ajeel is fast becoming known as Kuwait’s go-to kaftan and modest wear designer.


The Six: Oscars red carpet rewind

Emma Stone at the 2015 Academy Awards. (AFP)
Updated 20 February 2019
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The Six: Oscars red carpet rewind

DUBAI: We recount some of our favorite Arab-designed gowns to grace the Oscars’ red carpet.

Halle Berry

Berry made history in 2002 when she became the first black woman to win the Oscar for Best Actress. She wore a now iconic Elie Saab burgundy gown with a see-through corset and floral detailing for the occasion.

Jennifer Lopez

Lopez presented at the 2012 ceremony and turned heads in a beautiful white Zuhair Murad dress embellished with sequins and featuring a plunging neckline and figure-hugging cut.  

Lady Gaga

Always one to shine, Lady Gaga showed up to the 2015 show wearing a white Azzedine Alaia dress with red dishwashing gloves.

Emma Stone

Stone wore a beautiful green-hued Elie Saab gown to the 2015 ceremony. The embellishments, cut and fall of the fabric made the dress a whimsical and dreamy number to remember.

Jenna Dewan

At the 2014 awards show, Dewan wore a mermaid style Reem Acra gown that was tight fitting and embellished with feathers and sequins.

Chrissy Teigen

The always elegant Teigen wore a white Zuhair Murad dress with a high split to the 2017 ceremony show. The gown featured metallic detailing and a gold belt to cinch in the waist.