Dubai Fashion Week kicked out the grand opening under the Patronage of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority that explains why sand and dunes were used inside the ballroom. DFW owner and producer made an interesting decision to hold the fashion event at Dubai’s World Trade Center – the contrast of the “tent” atmosphere of international fashion weeks and last year’s extravaganza. The night was attended with the Dubai’s elite and designers from around the globe that mostly enjoyed the theatrical feel of the grand night of fashion. Simon Lock, the man behind the fabulous Dubai Fashion Week 2011 promised that this season will celebrate something spectacular, aiming “Creating, Changing and Challenging”.
Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) is a fashion design and trade event that brings together major players of the fashion industry. DFW “Spring Summer 2012″ was held at The Arena Dubai World Trade Center, from October 20-24, 2011. This event takes place twice every year and enables fashion designers from the Middle East and around the region to showcase their collections to the media, individual and commercial buyers from around the globe. The five-day event comprises of fashion shows as well as exhibition by the designers and their sponsors. Middle East, DFW provides fashion designers and corporations the ability to launch their brand throughout the region.
For the first time ever Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) had also invited an Indian American fashion designer, Parna Ghose of Pure Elegance – USA, to display her ethnic Indian collection during this year’s show. This marks a new trend in recognizing Indian fashion that is created outside of India and true globalization of Bollywood fashion.
Pakistani label Memseen who unrolled their collection of transparent capes with velvet detailing. Underneath the stone-encrusted flowing robes were leggings. Abayas with brocade detailing and floral buttonholes also made their entry. Full-sleeved orange gowns with convoluted embroidery and velvet borders were also a part. Also on the runway for the first time in Dubai was Romanian designer Mirela Stelea with her jump-suit collection. Perfect for a nightclub, models glided away in glittering jumpsuits in metallic tones including dull gold, blacks and bright oranges. The plunging V-necklines that held the silk tops riskily together were a common thread running through her collection.
Other collection were of Shrekahnth’s, Paula K , Faheema K, Gulzeb’s Eastern ethnic, indian boutique (Designer Ekta Singh, Designers Hemant and Nandita, Meher and Riddhima and Aisha Al Aleeli) , and Gaurav Gupta in Dubai Fashion Week.
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