The final day of DFW wrapped up with the shows of Marmar Halim, Karolina’s Kingdom, Lamia Abi Nader, and Michael Cinco; and presentations across Dubai. Dyson concluded its masterclass series at the Beauty Lab by Dyson pop-up in d3. Ferragamo hosted a Styling Masterclass event with Lana Qatramiz and Gaelle Hojeily at Dubai Mall Boutique celebrating the SS23 collection launch. Etoile La Boutique hosted Serena’s handbags presentation at the Edition Dubai. Bagatelle celebrated couture day at an exclusive dinner.
Marmar Halim brought the complexities of the desert to the runway through the stage setup, and the designs presented. The collection Hawma’a means desert in Arabic. Translated into manipulated fabrics of taffeta, velvet, chiffon, sequence, and leather-like and draped silhouettes that Marmar used to speak up all her silent thoughts. The classic cuts merged into exaggerated and unfinished finishing with maxi gowns, ruffled sleeves, asymmetric collars, and floor-sweeping capes. With colors varying from white, gold hues, aqua gray, purple, apricot, magenta, and peach came together with the dark tones of brown and black to set the scene of a collection of variety, glamour, and presence.
Karolina’s Kingdom unveiled 30 looks from the Letizia collection on the runway yesterday. A collection for mother and daughter expressed by luxurious silk coupled with bold colors such as fuchsia and turquoise. Details of the Shanti embroidery, paired with the gold and mother-of-pearl frills, added depth and complexity to the pieces. The signature shades of Karolina’s Kingdom are prominently featured throughout the collection. The showstopper was undoubtedly the transformative wedding dress that combined snow-white silk with embroidery in a gradient from white to pale pink worn by Vice Miss Ukraine, Luisa Filatova.
LAMIA ABI NADER
Lamia Abi Nader’s collection is a true reflection of her vision for simplicity and harmony while also exuding a sense of elegance. Romantic pastel colors conquered the runway alongside black, along with shimmers of glamor meticulously embroidered over delicate fabrics and sheer textures. The latter did not detract from the collection’s character; we observed poise in the deconstructed sleeves, feathers, and oversized capes worn over gowns. Lamia also revealed two wedding dresses white ornamented with sparkly gold and silver.
Michael Cinco’s collection, inspired by the sophisticated architecture of the Duomo di Milano gave us timeless jackets with delicate designs and unique embroidery that reflected the gothic regalia. Black and grey hues moonlit perfectly on the catwalk with the Swarovski crystals that added glam and light to this timeless couture and pret-a-porter designs. The blue color made an appearance through patterns, crystals mounted perfectly on capes and long jackets along with evening gowns and suits. This collection brought both darkness and light together to deliver refined pieces of design.
Ferragamo hosted a Styling Masterclass event with Lana Qatramiz and Gaelle Hojeily at Dubai Mall Boutique celebration the SS23 collection launch by Maximilian Davis.
For Maximilian Davis’ Ferragamo debut, the designer unveils a new dawn for the brand: a renaissance of its Hollywood history. “I wanted to pay tribute to Salvatore’s start by bringing in the culture of Hollywood – but new Hollywood,” explains Davis. “Its ease and sensuality; its sunset and sunrise.”
This fresh language of luxury blends contemporary clarity with the purity of Florentine drape: an homage to the home of the house. Ethereal elegance materializes through sheer knits, liquid silk, and layers of organza, but appears grounded by suede sandals drawn from Renaissance reality, and the tangible allure of polished accessories.
Over the last five days of Dubai Fashion Week, Dyson hosted multiple masterclasses at the Beauty Lab by Dyson pop-up in d3. The exclusive masterclasses were led by Dyson Ambassador Deena Alawaid and Session Stylist Natalie Kasses and offered pre-registered attendees a unique opportunity to see how models’ hair was styled for DFW using Dyson technology. Participants also received personal styling sessions with one of Dyson’s experts. In addition to the masterclass sessions, Dyson opened the Beauty Lab space in Building 7 to the public. Here, visitors had the chance to try out the entire Hair Care Range and ask Dyson’s expert stylists questions. Attendees left with new insights and techniques for achieving salon-quality hair at home using Dyson products.