The Six: Hedi Slimane’s Celine unveils latest menswear line

A model presents a creation by Celine, during the men’s ready to wear fashion shows for the 2019/20 Fall/Winter collection in Paris on January 20, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 21 January 2019

The Six: Hedi Slimane’s Celine unveils latest menswear line

DUBAI: French-Tunisian designer Hedi Slimane unveiled his 2019/20 fall/winter menswear collection for French fashion label Celine on Sunday — and there were more than a few stand out looks.

Matrix-style suit

A full black-on-black leather outfit, featuring a leather biker jacket, channeled a chic European vibe.


Ode to London

Drainpipe black jeans with a striped sweater and leather trench coat, this coat was a nod to London’s fashion scene.


Tiger stripes

The clash of patterns — a yellow-and-black tiger print coat paired with a grey-toned tartan scarf — turned out to be eye-catching, rather than an eye sore.


Parisian chic

A lot of layering and pattern mixing seems to be bang on trend and that is seen here in this grey suit paired with a checkered coat and green tartan scarf.


Eton elegance

Skinny pants, a simple sweater with a striped tie and a plaid patterned jacket have been combined together to create this preppy look.


Shine bright

A shiny black-and-white blazer is the statement piece of this look. It was paired with a simple white shirt and black pants, while the sharp sunglasses add a little edginess to this otherwise chic outfit.



Emirati-Palestinian Lana Hattab’s modern take on modest fashion

Lana Hattab shows off various looks around the UAE. (Supplied)
Updated 22 August 2019

Emirati-Palestinian Lana Hattab’s modern take on modest fashion

DUBAI: To many, modest wear is an expression of their religious beliefs, but to Lana Hattab, modesty defines who she really is. “It is part of me,” she said in an interview with Arab News.

The Emirati-Palestinian blogger, who is based in the UAE, hopes to provide inspiration to young women who may find it challenging to dress conservatively yet still look fashionable.

Lana Hattab said her dual culture has helped shape her style. (Supplied)

According to the 22-year-old, “it is very important for modest-wear influencers to have a strong presence on social media because such women inspire young girls to stick to their culture and religious beliefs.”

While many women struggle to see a representation of themselves on the internet, Hattab said she hopes to constantly remind women that they have the choice of being who they want to be. “Optionality is key,” she said.  

Lana Hattab was raised in the UAE. (Supplied)

“International brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Max Mara, Gucci, Nike and Adidas have adapted to the Middle Eastern culture and are aware of the modest market, which makes it easier for women to relate more to these international brands now,” she added.

When speaking about the pressure that social media has on women, Hattab said that people are much wiser than they might appear on Instagram. “It is not always about dressing modestly, but rather about dressing confidently. A lot of women think of the hijab as a restriction, but I believe you can look very modern, very friendly and very classy while being comfortable to the extent of how much each person wants to cover up,” she added.

The 22-year-old studied accounting. (Supplied) 

The blogger, who has 44,000 followers on Instagram, said “even though my platform is mainly about fashion and beauty, I also like to share with my followers what I do on a daily basis. It reflects my daily life and portrays how a hijabi is just like everyone else.”

Hattab, who has a degree in accounting, is busy establishing a Dubai-based business with her partners that is yet to be announced. She is also collaborating with international and regional brands on upcoming projects.