Fashion Week 2021 gets off to a stylish start in Dubai – News

The first and second day of the event presented exceptional collections from renowned designers.

A design by Atelier Zuhra (Photo: Shihab)

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Published: Sat 18 Dec 2021, 11:30 am

Last update: Sat Dec 18, 2021, 3:08 pm

The ongoing 2021 Fashion Week showcases the best Asian designers and their outstanding collections. Held at the Arena, IMG Worlds of Adventure, on an exquisite purpose-built ramp, the event is a three-day fashion extravaganza that promises to delight every fashion lover and style influencer.

“In line with the trajectory established by the Rulers of Dubai, we have created this Fashion Week to support designers. Our goal is to revive the fashion business, stimulating the generation of livelihoods for the farmer who grows fibers, weavers, mills, embroidery craftsmen, tailors. It’s time to put the spotlight on designers, choreographers, makeup artists and hairdressers, models, sound and light makers, to give them a platform to shine after the pandemic, “says Fashion Week 2021 founder and producer Saif Ali Khan, who leads also Supreme Events, the producers of this event.

Kevin Oliver’s choreography sets this event apart from most fashion weeks of the past. This was pure theatricality. The musical performances, the plays of light have transformed the stoic models into actors! Fashion Week 2021 has raised the bar regarding the style on display.

Some highlights from Thursday’s (day one) shows:


Rabia Z and Ameera Al Ahli are sisters who collectively founded “House of Ikat” to revive their Emirati and Uzbek heritage. Using a treasure trove of Ikat prints, given to them by their grandmother, they made local fashion pieces such as Emirati mukhawar contemporary.

While Rabia Z’s silhouettes were modest yet modern, with a touch of feminine flow, Ameera sported edgy, luxe streetwear. Both collections mirrored the broad vocabulary of women’s clothing in the region.

Atelier Zuhra

Emirati designer Atelier Zuhra (pictured above) presented a “Rebirth Collection” that celebrates Dubai’s love of grace and elegance.

Rich, high-quality fabrics, crafted with finesse, in an ethereal color palette of emerald greens, fuchsia and romantic yellows, have all been inspired by the beauty of the ocean. Representative of the designer’s vision, this collection was designed to make every woman feel chic yet comfortable.

The Victor wardrobe

Created for the unconventional, courageous and self-confident man, this collection highlighted the unique signature of three designers and the vision for creating avant-garde and trendy streetwear pieces.

Paying great attention to detail, from hand stitching to the subtlety of the cut, the designers have perfected each ensemble by focusing on the details. This is not a collection for the faint of heart, but a choice for those who want to be at the forefront of style.

Angelo Estera

Channeling a winter ball hosted by the Russian Tsar in the early 19th century, Angelo Estera immersed himself in the pages of Russian history to recreate it in a contemporary context. Echoing the elegance and preciousness of luxury, the designer used rich brocades, French lace, diaphanous tulle, texturing with a rare embellishment of caviar beading to create suits fit for modern royalty. Angelo’s couture skills were visible through his highly technical construction of exquisitely crafted ball gowns and fits.

Alongside the allure of the event, there is a community initiative called ‘Bazaar’, which showcased delicious products from the region’s micro and small business owners.

Highlights on Friday (second day):

Splash Fashions emerging talent and fashion show

The highlight of the day was the opening show, a unique initiative aimed at promoting emerging designers. The winner of the FAD Emerging Talent Show was Areej Rimawi.

Fashion Week 2021 proved to be the springboard from which she launched her modern and modest collection. And Rimawi’s collection was a perfect example of Dubai’s modest style with a touch of culture.

Kamil Limak

A designer inspired by his roots, Kamil has honed his passion to evolve as an expert in glamorous formal wear. Kamil’s collections have been elegantly built, with a sense of drama.

After drawing for Sri Lankan celebrities, international beauty pageants such as Miss Universe, Miss International and Supermodel Of The World, Kamil’s Limak showed the same touch of class in Dubai. Its design history revolved around a vintage touch revisited in a modern way, perfect for the red carpet in Dubai.

I was Marwah

‘Upwards and Onwards’ had a significant and positive impact, sparking hope. The strong lines, the geometries, the fine cuts of Marwah have been clearly modified; its hand-painted motifs, a subtle reminder to overcome and overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

But the highlight was Marwah’s womenswear. A capsule collection with an elegant design, with a wonderful fit, which shows the designer’s ability to reflect the refinement and subtlety expected of today’s power woman.

Rocky S

Known for its distinctive Bollywood Divas style, Rocky’s new collection is an ode to the galactic world.

The shimmering, sparkling starlight reflected through a combination of classic black and antique gold was pure and brilliant. The detailed sparkling sequin embroidery gave it an extra touch.

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