DUBAI: Following a highly successful partnership last year, Lebanese influencer Karen Wazen and Emirati womenswear designer Madiyah Al-Sharqi have again joined forces for a second capsule collection.
The 1970s-inspired collection features 16 light and playful ready-to-wear looks in a neutral color palette of soft pinks and pastels.
For the new offering, Wazen dipped into the archives of Al-Sharqi’s previous collections to choose her favorite pieces before building off of them and adding her own personal touch.
The collection, which is available to shop online on Middle Eastern e-tailer Ounass, is punctuated with feminine and asymmetrical silhouettes.
The collection is built off asymmetrical dresses and coordinated sets such as skirts and halter tops, cropped shorts with buttoned short-sleeved shirts, and wide-legged pants with oversized tops. Flowy, flirty, and comfortable seem to be the central themes for the chic capsule collection.
Wazen took to her Instagram to launch the collection that will be available online and at a few select stores throughout the Emirates. Writing on the social networking platform, she said: “We’re so excited to share this with you. We hope you love it as much as you loved our first collection.”
The Dubai-based fashionista is one of the most influential figures in the region, boasting more than 7 million Instagram followers. In addition, the mother-of-three is also an eyewear designer and has an eponymous sunglasses brand that launched in 2018.
Al-Sharqi is the daughter of Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Sharqi, the ruler of Fujairah, in the UAE, and launched her eponymous label in 2012. Since then, she has boomed in the region and globally.
Wazen and Al-Sharqi last year collaborated on a 28-piece ready-to-wear capsule collection.