The Six: Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Modest fashion show. (Shutterstock)
Updated 27 February 2019
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The Six: Dubai Modest Fashion Week

DUBAI: Founded by entrepreneurs Franka Soeria and Ozlem Sahin, the event will run from March 7-9 and will feature fashion labels from around the world.  

Adrianna Yariqa

Adrianna Yariqa is a Singaporean modest fashion brand that offers woman and men stylish and trendy looks with a modest twist.  

Emma Melissa Apparel

A Singaporean label that focuses on creating designs with linen, most of the looks are two-piece matching sets that come in various different colors.

Kazeca Studio

Kazeca Studio is a modest fashion shop that curates looks from Australian designers and labels. It is a one-stop-shop for modest wear with a range of styles on offer.

Mariyan Suleymanova

Mariyan Suleymanova focuses on creating beautiful one-piece dresses for any occasion. From casual outings to more formal occasions, the brand offers a variety of styles and colors.

Niswa Fashion

A modern modest fashion brand that offers women a variety of looks and pieces to work with to curate a chic overall look. They offer garments for any occasion and have a variety of collections.  

Zeina Ali

Zeina Ali is a brand inspired by art, royalty, nature and glamour, according to their website. They seek to create creative pieces with a modest twist.

 


‘Walk with a statement:’ The Nou Project announces new sneaker designs

Updated 25 May 2019
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‘Walk with a statement:’ The Nou Project announces new sneaker designs

  • The re-design came in three new colorways: Grey, burgundy and navy
  • The Nou Project was launched with the aim to broaden the way art is consumed and support emerging artists by providing them with a platform to gain recognition

DUBAI: Tucked away in Dubai’s artistic and cultural Alserkal Avenue, Saudi brand The Nou Project announced the latest re-design of its classic sneakers — the all-new ultra-low tops.

In a one-night only pop up in KAVE café, the brand’s founder, Nour Al-Tamimi, and co-designer, Basma Chidiac, announced the re-design that came in three new colorways: Grey, burgundy and navy.

“We want people to be able to walk with a statement,” Al-Tamimi told Arab News as she showed off her previous collections.

The pop up featured a 50 percent discount on all pairs, as well as two artists and a calligrapher available for buyers to customize any of the newly-bought sneakers. Tables topped with board games lined the space, while popcorn and cotton candy was also handed out­ to attendees.

With an environmental and sustainable mindset, the duo has invested heavily in the use of Micro Fiber material, which is also known as “Vegan Leather,” instead of actual leather. They are already known for their recycled rubber soles, a unique calling card for the edgy, homegrown brand.

Reported as the Kingdom’s first major sneaker brand, Al-Tamimi had no idea she would find such success when she started out.

“I had no idea this would become my life today,” Al-Tamimi said in a previous interview. “It’s exciting to be the first Saudi sneaker brand — that’s a milestone in itself.”

The Nou Project was launched with the aim to broaden the way art is consumed and support emerging artists by providing them with a platform to gain recognition — some of their sneakers feature striking and often thought-provoking artwork.

The new designs were created in collaboration with artists Nika Fontaine, Baron Von Fancy and Franz Klainsek who designed each pair with their unique style, ranging from street art to digital image manipulation and pop art.