DUBAI: Designers Dhruv Kapoor, Hussein Bazaza, Daniele Carlotta, Nora Al-Shaikh and Rami Kadi showed off their latest collections at Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on Friday.
We take a look at highlights from the five shows that wowed the well-heeled front row.
Hussein Bazaza – Lebanon
Bazaza showcased his latest collection “Experiment 2020,” which the designer says was created by his imaginary high school friend Portu.
Dhruv Kapoor — India
Kapoor presented his Spring/Summer 2020 collection. From hyper-feminine silhouettes to oversize boyfriend fits, each piece was wildly different. Patchwork florals temple-inspired rustic prints and grunge-inspired stripes formed this eclectic collection.
Daniele Carlotta – Italy
Carlotta specializes in materials and hails from a family with a long history of working in the business.
Nora Al-Shaikh – Saudi Arabia
Jeddah-based designer Al-Shaikh showcased her Spring/Summer 2020 line, for which she took inspiration from her Saudi heritage. According to the designer, she designs for contemporary women and tries to create clothes that can be worn anywhere in the world.
Rami Kadi – Lebanon
The Lebanese designer Rami Kadi showcased his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection “The Temple of Flora,” in which florals are the main design element. The collection was inspired by Taschen’s reprint of “The Temple of Flora,” a box set portfolio of illustrations by Robert John Thornton that was originally published in 1799. Kadi’s collection features hand-painted plastic leaves and 3D-knitted, iridescent sequins.