DUBAI: Read on for the key points from day four of Arab Fashion Week 2021, currently underway.
Founded by Croatian designer Kristina Burja, the womenswear label is known for its eco-friendly clothing.
The brand on Wednesday showcased its sustainable new collection that aims to inspire people to dream.
For the show, the brand premiered a hi-tech video inspired by the technological and digital transition the world is going through due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
Burja said: “This year we are facing a great crisis, but we have also had the opportunity to show an unbreakable spirit.”
The Jordanian Dubai-based designer Zaid Farouki presented his Fall-Winter 2021/22 capsule collection in collaboration with BIC – the stationery, lighters, shavers, and promotional products company – showcasing “human expression.”
Supported by the Arab Fashion Council, Farouki has become the first regional designer to work with BIC, whose products and designs have made it into the collections of fashion designers and jewelry houses including Dolce and Gabbana, Miu Miu, and Yves Saint Laurent.
The Dubai-based celebrity designer Gulnora Mukhedinova, creative director of Baravia, showcased a new update to her brand.
“This collection is called Level Up, and the inspiration was taken from the archives of the old Baravia collections to recap from where we have started and that those designs lead us to where we are today,” she said.
As the brand has presented high-end garments to royalty and celebrities for years, the decision was made to launch Baravia’s new line for ready-to-wear clothing, giving people the chance to don the label’s designs for reasonable prices.
The brand also announced the launch of its own line of accessories with the aim to reach a wider audience globally.
The Filipino Dubai-based brand, founded by Michelle Bernardo, showcased its Fall/Winter 2021 Bridal collection offering luxurious creations for every woman’s big day.
The collection featured dreamy white bridal gowns encrusted with rich hand embroidery that made each gown a work of art.
French designer Victor Weinsanto, whose namesake line launched last year, trained at Atelier Chardon Savard in Paris, and has worked at Y/Project, Maxime Simoens, and Chloe.
He credits two years of working with Jean Paul Gaultier as his most formative experience in the fashion industry.
For his Fall/Winter 2021 collection, Weinsanto used stretch materials for fit and comfort, double pocket detailing, and accessorized designs with geometric style bags. He finished off his silhouettes with statement headpieces.
Designer Julie Prevost presented a sensorial universe through refined touch and colors. With a vision of dreams and beauty, the brand offers limited editions of handmade, tailored clothing.