Sawa: New exhibition in Dubai seeks to support local designers affected by pandemic

Bambah is one of the brands taking part in the new exhibition. Instagram
Bambah is one of the brands taking part in the new exhibition. Instagram
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Updated 04 April 2021

Sawa: New exhibition in Dubai seeks to support local designers affected by pandemic

Bambah is one of the brands taking part in the new exhibition. Instagram

DUBAI: The Modist founder Ghizlan Guenez has teamed up with Emirati fine jewelry designer Salama Khalfan to launch Sawa, a pre-Ramadan exhibition taking place from April 7 to 10 at Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue. The exhibition aims to support local designers who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic and will feature over 30 local ready-to-wear, accessories, jewelry and lifestyle brands. 

Read on for some of the brands you don’t want to miss.

Bouguessa

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The Dubai-based Algerian designer’s designs are distinguished by a sharp attention to tailoring details. With each stitch rigidly accounted for, the elegant pieces speak volumes even without embroidery or ornaments.

 

Bleach 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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A contemporary Emirati label established in 2012. The label specializes in minimalistic and edgy abayas and other traditional wear.

Bambah

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Founded by Egyptian designer Maha Abdul Rasheed, the Dubai-based label has been sported by the likes of Priyanka Chopra, Amal Clooney and Emma Roberts.

 

Le Pom Pom

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The homegrown brand specializes in locally handmade accessories such as vibrant strappy sandals, clutches, phone cases and more.

 

Dima Ayad

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Expect multi-functional wardrobe pieces brimming with timeless elegance from the Beirut-born designer’s eponymous UAE-based brand.

 

Shatha Essa

The Emirati label, led by the young designer of the same name, is known to blend modern elegance with styles that transcend seasons.