Guest blogger- Rachel Duggan from Classic with Colour talks us through the trends at Mirdif Fashion Weekend

On 04/08/2012 by udblogger

When I was invited to team up with United Designers for the Grazia Mirdif Fashion Weekend show, it was an invitation I couldn’t resist. Sharing a mutual passion for local designers in Dubai, they stock some of the best in town at their modern concept store in Mirdif City Centre.

To see such an array of local designers walk down the catwalk is inspiring as each of these labels are making their own mark on the Dubai fashion scene.

Opening the show was some stunning creations by POCA & POCA, a ready to wear women’s range from Karolina Gniewek. A mix of flirty frills and delicate chiffons, it is a cute yet sophisticated collection from Spring Summer. (I also love the POCA & POCA outfit I wore to the show!) Maison Rana’s ensembles were equally as feminine with precious white lace adorning some of the dresses.

Already a fan of her range, Le Grana, designed by Grana Khan, had a beautiful collection of strong embellished blazers as well as an elegant full length dress that looks so comfortable and no doubt effortless to wear. Matched with a statement jumpsuit was a stunning Black Apple Design bag.

In true Spring Summer style, chiffon always plays a part in a designer’s collection for its cool, feminine and floaty features. Meher & Riddhima had ravishing bright summer dresses teamed with Farenella bags as well as eye catching statement rings from GRIN by Amanda Gedeon. Emirati designer Maryam Al Shaibani followed suite with exquisite floating kaftans featuring strong prints, colours and beading. Rouge Couture’s kaftan was perfect for the warm weather that is creeping in and strolling along Dubai’s sandy beaches.

Anaya Collection had a beautiful mix of lady like dresses with the most exquisite shape to the skirt. Perfectly on trend with strong colour blocking, more contemporary cuts in bold orange and green were matched with stunning bags and accessories from Pierdellarosa and nawá. The nawá project is a Dubai based label which gives back and helps less well-off communities in Lebanon grow through creative means.

United Designer is well worth a visit to find something new and different from a great collective of local talent. Congratulations on such a fantastic show!

Rachel Duggan
Classic with Colour 


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