United Designers

On 07/15/2012 by udblogger

Rachel Duggan from Classic with Colour 

Based in Dubai, but hailing from Ireland Rachel, brings us her style file…

What is your summer essential?

An oversized white top in various styles. I have picked up quite a few over the last few weeks. It is perfect for shorts, jeans, skirts or trousers and allows you to team big bright bold necklaces with it for some summer fun and is perfect for these hot Dubai days!

What will you be packing for your summer vacation?

Since my summer vacation is a trip home to the Emerald Isle that is Ireland, I will be packing some Hunters, Zara Military Jackets and Jeans! The weather has apparently jumped straight back to winter!

What trend will you be carrying on through to Fall/Winter?

Absolutely in love with wedges at the moment. Terry de Havilland, the original celebrity shoe designer to Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Bianca Jagger, is without a doubt my favourite shoe designer. I have just gotten a fantastic pair of purple Margaux wedges to add to my collection so they are going to be a regular feature in my AW12 wardrobe!

What inspirations do you take from the Middle Eastern fashion scene?

I’ve always been a huge fan of kaftans long before I moved to the Middle East and I love how the women can accessorize this traditional garment in a modest yet chic and fashionable way. Inspired by their style, I’ve designed quite a number over the few years spent here and wear them regularly for various things.

Sum up your style in one word.

Ironically, Classic with Colour!

Get Rachel’s summer look with this Kaftan from Maryam Al Shaibani, only at United Designers.

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