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Highlights of this Year’s Arab Fashion Week

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The Arab Fashion Week has witnessed this year plenty of designs that certainly stood out and spoke highly of their designers! The event took place in Duabi’s City Walk in the concept store 1422 that is to open after to the public after the show.

From Sara Al Madani’s unique twist on the traditional ‘abaya‘ to Turkish creator Mehmet Korkmaz’s amazing pink designs, we have narrowed down some of the most incredible looks that stood out during the runway of Arab Fashion Week.

AFW Day-1, Mehmet Korkmaz’s Designs

Yara Bin Shakar- UAE

Emirati Designer Yara Bin Shakar is known for experimenting with colors and prints, she seeks to empower women who wear her designs and inspire them. She brought to the AFW a twenty piece collection, ‘this time, her signature feminine aesthetic is enhanced with a cheeky nod to the cartoons of her youth.’

Sara Altawim– Saudi Arabia

Saudi Designer Sara Altawim was born to a family of art lovers, hence her longtime passion for fashion design.  After attending the college of arts and design in Jeddah, she went on to teach art and started to make her own unique fashion styles.

This Saudi designer is widely known in the region for her remarkable bridal gowns, and her use of dense beading and embroidery. Her latest collection, ‘The Vision‘, is inspired by wheat, and the good luck it resembles.

Her pieces surely caught the attention of many during the AFW, and with her growing maturity and development, she is certainly one designer to keep an eye on.

Blssd- UAE

One of the designs that a lot have looked forward to seeing on the runway is the fashion brand Blssd, they are the only non-profit social enterprise fashion brand in the region dedicated to helping cancer fighters.

Packed with plenty of attitude, it’s all about comfort and style.

“We know that style is more than what you wear; it’s also about attitude” Stated Blssd, “The attitude we like the best is an attitude of gratitude”.

Erza Tuba

The Turkish Brand, showcased the Fall Winter ready couture collection. inspired by oriental themes.

Hiba Younis, Palestine

We were certainly wowed by Hiba Younis’s SS19 collection, that pays tribute to the Arabic language; through her use of embroidered calligraphy on her gowns. Giving her pieces yet another remarkable, and unique touch.

Arshys, UAE.

The Emirati fashion label showcased two bold and innovative collections during the runway, the first is for the The Pre SS20/Ramadan capsule collection aptly titled ‘Into the Starry Night’ and the other titled “Perplexed”.

Her designs will be available to pre-order from the 1422 store in Dubai, City Walk II. 

Her designs are inspired from Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous art work, after which the collection is named.

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Iconic Fashion Designer Thierry Mugler Dies at 73

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Known for his iconic designs, and his ravishing pieces Manfred Thierry Mugler dies at the age of 73. Born in Strasbourg France, he was a talented performer, model, and an acrobat. Kicking of his fashion career by opening his own store and selling his unique designs that are known for broad shoulders and sharp tailoring, that are inspired by 1940s and 1950s glamour. His designs were worn by stars such David Bowie, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kim Kardashian, Madonna and more. His latest collection featured peculiar and astonishing designs of black stripes, and shoulders that mesmerized the body. In addition, to his iconic designs in the 90s and 80s era. He sold the rights to his name to the brand Clarins in 1997 after launching his perfume angel. He was also the creative director to Beyonce I AM world tour in 2010. The superstar had paid tribute to him on her social media by referencing the several creations he made for her over the years. As she had stated “Rest in Peace Thierry Mugler”. All of celebrities and models are honoring the designer and paying tribute, as Irina Shayk and posted a photo with him, in condolence for his death. The designer’s death was a shocking news for the fashion world, and his celebrated reputation follows him.

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The Best Makeup Brands Ever of the Year

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Fenty Beauty

Launched by Rihanna the brand is known for its broad range of inclusivity across all skin shades and tones. The Fenty Beauty brand is known for its Pro Filt’R foundation that is found for 50 shades. In addition to the glistening colors and broad inclusivity across all tones, named by times magazine the best inventions of 2017.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez

Light everyday makeup, that gives you the simple flair you deserve. The beauty brand creates a airy and breathable layer of makeup without hiding your elegance and beauty. An adjustable finish with a fresh, coverage, to make you feel comfortable in your own skin. This brand is developed By Selena Gomez, to help people get more comfortable in who they are as she stated “ Being rare is about being comfortable in yourself. I’ve stopped trying to be perfect”.

Huda Beauty

Launched by Huda Beauty an award -winning makeup influencer. Becomes one of the largest and fast growing makeup brands. Being one of the largest makeup accounts, she had started her business by a 6000 dollar loan from her sister, creating a billion dollar industry. Known for her lip kits, lashes, and eyeshadow pallets this brand is a killer for every beauty guru.

Charlotte Tilbury

A makeup brand created by Charlotte Tilbury a British makeup artist, and is British vogue, contributing editor. Launching her brand from skincare and makeup, she had gone at large. Charlotte Tilbury, is known for a providing a lend skin and a silky smooth glow. This brand gives you that pinky vibe you always wanted.

Anastasia Beverly Hills

The best brand for eyebrow products, giving brow wiz, pencil stoolie combos, and clear brow gel. This brand give us this natural eye brow vibe we always anticipated for girls.

Glossier

Skin care makeup and natural vibes with the best coverage this makeup brand is lit. The makeup brand is known for giving us this effortless glow. If you tried the boy brow, the balm dotcom, you couldn’t find the brand any more glossier. The products are fine.

 

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The Year in Fashion Trends

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This year was crazy, the trends were too. As the colors, and nostalgia had emerged, and the
most captivating modes in between fashionists and all fashion gurus. As the year was crazy,
our trends were more boisterous. The boldest colors, and peculiar patterns, outstanding
figures, and the most ravishing impressions this year can hold in trends. From Athleisure,
and street style, to wonderous colors, and retro, galvanizing Y2K trends. As observed
through several style genres and trends, her are the CHICEST trends in the year, dominating
all girls’ outfits.
1.Dropping nostalgic Vibes is the Y2K trend 
As much as we love everything in the 2000, but the fashion is to die for. The pink and
glamour are a vibe we love, and want to bring back in our fashion. Mainly through
t-shirts, butterfly tops, or even space buns. This trend can be found in miniskirts,
wide leg denim jeans, ribbed cardigans, and tie front tops. This is a girls most
beloved trend.
2.Grunge Style  
The color black, and leather, ribbed everything and punk. A hard-core trend made by
music lovers. With patterned flannels, and belts, and chunky boots. This style is a
ride or die, for every Nirvana, and pink Floyd die hard fan. As much as you love the
band, you will want to rock this grunge style.
3.Baddie Casual Chic  
Soft pastel shades, oversized sweaters, and chunky sneakers. A stylish and over the
top vibe for every girl who wants to seem beautiful while staying gorgeous. This style
is meant for every urban chic girl who wants a sense of glamour for every day urban
style.
4. Norm Core Urban Fashion  
A fashion aesthetic influenced by Parisian fashion. Average looking fashion, with
button down shirts, sweaters, and sneakers, and a preppy touch. If you love an
organized and polished clean look, this trend is made for you.
5.The Color GREEN  
Seen in everything, phone cases, purses, and shoes, sneakers, and glamour, and
glitter. This color had a huge debut this year .
6.Oversized denim  
Skinny jeans no longer seen. Statement jeans with a large size, and bootcut and
flares. Denim with style, and a bit of flare in them are now on the season.
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