Luxury meets modesty for Eid in Shatha Essa’s designs

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Updated 12 August 2019

Luxury meets modesty for Eid in Shatha Essa’s designs

  • Emirati designer unveils Noir collection in time for the holiday
  • Botanic Treasures inspired by London’s Kew Gardens

DUBAI: Dubai-based womenswear brand Shatha Essa is taking luxury to a whole new level this season. The Emirati label, led by the young designer of the same name, is unveiling its Noir 19/20 collection, which comes out right in time for you to revamp your Eid wardrobe.




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Noir, the brand’s evening-wear line, is a reinvention of classic style, accommodating the modern woman’s needs for a chic yet modest lifestyle. Titled “Botanic Treasures,” the line’s new collection draws inspiration from the 19th century’s iconic Temperate House, in Kew Gardens, South West London.




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The Victorian glasshouse is home to 1,500 species of plants from all over the world, situated in the middle of heavenly fields of green. It served as the alluring inspiration for the statement gowns, A-line dresses and floral patterns that appear on the embellished capes of the collection.




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From polished silk to playful tulle, the luxurious textiles form statement pieces straight out of a fairy tale. Bold embellishment across the fluid silhouettes add further majestic beauty to each of the pieces.




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While the floral details embody the dreamy “treasures” of the collection, the colors significantly highlight its femininity. The serene palette includes hues of green, rose, ivory and cream, a delicate combination of all the colors to watch out for during this festive season.




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Shatha Essa debuted in 2016, with the young designer having a vision to blend modern elegance with styles that transcend seasons. “As a designer, I believe in a well curated, quality wardrobe that is not brimming with trend-based pieces, but rather carefully filled with garments that are timeless and versatile,” she said of her work.




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Shatha Essa’s collection is available for purchase online via Ounass.


Columbian star Maluma to bring his world tour to Dubai

The “No Se Me Quita” singer will perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena. (AFP)
Updated 11 November 2019

Columbian star Maluma to bring his world tour to Dubai

DUBAI: Colombian star Maluma is set to perform in the UAE on Feb. 14 as part of his world tour.

The “No Se Me Quita” singer will perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena.

In 2018, the 25-year-old singer won a Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Pop Vocal Album.

Maluma is not the only Latino star with events in the country — Shakira’s feature film about her concert tour will be screened on Nov. 13 and Nov. 16 at Reel Cinemas.

Shakira’s feature film will be screened  at Reel Cinemas. (Supplied)

“Shakira In Concert: El Dorado World Tour” highlights what it took to bring the Colombian-Lebanese’s career-highlight show to 22 countries and nearly a million fans, after having to postpone the entire tour due to a vocal cord injury in November 2017.

The film will premiere worldwide in over 60 countries, for a one-night global event.

In 2018, Maluma and Shakira collaborated and released the song “Clandestino,” which took over multiple Billboard charts. 

Their 2016 “Chantaje” has over 2.4 billion views on YouTube alone.