Our region is awash with emerging designers who are sweeping the runways with show stopping collections more than ever before. From desert inspired palettes to sculpted gowns, we round up the names to know…
Originally from the Philippines, designer Furne One of Amato Couture boasts an international clientele including Heidi Klum. His collections
always inspire innovation and intrigue and create much critical conversation. His pieces are one of a kind.
Dubai based Riccardo Audisio and Yago Goicoechea, creators of Taller Marmo should be firmly on your radar. they always have an element of surprise in their collections – whether it’s a full piece of stripes or a sporty luxe jacket with kitschy gold embellishments, there’s amazing variety.
Fusing flavours from the east and West, this Lebanese-American designer always leaves you with your mouth open. We adore his braided leather tops with exceptionally detailed sequined skirts – he’s always pushing the boundaries.
Going by the mantra: style without borders shows just how much British Andraya Farrag will push the style envelope. this collection is Japanese inspired with luxurious texturing as well as a nod to space age chic. That jacket is divine.
ARWA AL BANAWI
When Saudi Arabian Arwa Al Banawi first came onto the scene she got everyone talking with her colourful traffic light collection. now she’s exploring her creative mettle. this latest collection really shows how she’s embracing her Arabian roots with flair.
Stripped back and wonderfully minimal is what makes Dubai based Khulood Thani’s collection speak volumes. With a mixture of deep oranges, pale hues and patchwork leather worked into the pieces, this is the true embodiment of
HOUSE OF NOMAD
With a vision to create a sense of the nomadic lifestyle, the hon collections are always on point. We love how sincerely polished their pieces are.
Known as the Bloody Gray collection, this Dubai based brand is all about subtle sensuality and feminine simplicity. these understated yet elegant pieces are perfect for everyday wear – but that velvet heavy number just oozes evening glamour.
Inspired by the powder room, Madrid based Dina Khalife’s AW16 collection is super fun and plays to our daily quirkiness. Every story Dina tells is always entertaining with a unique vision. her pieces are very personal and full of endless detail.
Bahraini Shaima Al Mansoori produces pieces fit for a modern day goddess. With dramatic edges and heavenly beadwork, each piece is a vision of breathtaking detail.
Bringing alchemy, the medieval ages and philosophy to the fore, Lebanese Hussein Bazaza has a love for the elixir of life. this collection evokes bravery, strength and mortality. Wearing a piece by Hussein Bazaza is like wearing armour.
RAMI AL ALI
The Syrian designer is always out to make a woman feel like the princess that she is. Being the king of couture is no small feat, so his latest collection simply lives up to his reputation. We have two words for this collection: soft silhouettes.
This collection makes us feel like real women – by which we mean, beautiful, empowered and strong. tailored trousers, classic capes and corset dresses speak to an independent and powerful woman. We salute all the way.
Highlighting the natural poise of what it means to be a woman, Saudi Arabian Razan has a particular fondness for sequins – and a lot of sheer
detail which we are so on board with.
The Lebanese tuxedo designer is heading towards the stars for her AW16 collection. The midnight shades and silver moonlight hues give an air of mystery and class at the same time. Everything about Racil is dreamy and elegant.
This emerging British fur label is making waves in our neck of the woods. It’s very urban chic and caters to a downtownluxe-vibe which makes them effortlessly cool. Sisters Karishma, Roshni and Deeya Khemlan are all about cashmere blend knitwear made sexy.