Dubai Arab Fashion Week 2017: 'Horny but Still Appropriate and Lined' – Sputnik International

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The fourth version of the Arab Fashion Week hosted this 12 months's prepared-to-put on and bridal collections of world identified vogue manufacturers resembling French Marchesa, the Italian model Antonio Marras, as effectively as regional designers resembling Lebanese-French artistic designer Ingie Chalhoub, Dubai-based Michael Cinco and vogue newcomers.

The occasion was hosted at the world’s largest constructing longwise, The Meydan Lodge & Grandstands and attended by native and worldwide celebrities. Well-known Italian musician Nicola Zucchi was a DJ at the catwalks, whereas the closing Gala dinner held at the Armani Ballroom of Burj Khalifa, the tallest constructing on Earth, turned out to be an occasion with a powerful cultural facet with participation of celebrated tenor Telman Guzhevsky.

Honorary President of the Nationwide Chamber of Italian Fashion Mario Boselli, who was an honorary visitor at the occasion, advised Sputnik throughout the closing Gala dinner that "The Arab Fashion Week has turn into the brand new landmark of the style business alongside to New York, Milan, London and Paris."

Based in 2014, The Arab Fashion Week mirrored the most recent developments at the world of vogue, which look towards the Arab and Muslim neighborhood as a brand new and perspective market.

In March, Vogue launched its latest worldwide Arabic version of the journal promising to turn into the bridge between the Arab and Western worlds of vogue, concentrating on a distinct segment viewers in the Center East, which is style aware, respectful of the Arab tradition and rich.

Simply few weeks earlier than Vogue’s new endeavors, Muslim mannequin in the hijab Halima Aden made her debut at the New York vogue present of US designer and rapper Kanye West, whereas massive clothes retailers resembling H&M and Uniqlo launched Muslim-oriented collections for girls.

The Center Japanese and Muslim communities round the phrase have been representing massive alternative for luxurious manufacturers for a very long time. In 2016, Dolce & Gabbana debuted with a line of headscarves and abayas (a standard Arabic gown on the ground and lengthy sleeves hiding a determine), whereas Oscar de la Renta launched a line of luxurious clothes-caftans.

In 2016, one other vogue big Marks & Spencer lunched assortment of Muslim full-physique swimwear referred to as burkini in its shops in Europe and on-line, which was shortly offered out. Regardless of gross sales success, the corporate was broadly criticized by some politicians and vogue moguls in Europe for "selling girls's our bodies being locked up."

Laurence Rossignol, France’s girls’s rights minister, lashed out on the firm over advertising the burkini in Europe calling manufacturers, which promote the complete physique swimsuit "irresponsible" for selling concept that ladies’s our bodies needs to be lined. In the meantime, former vogue mogul and Yves Saint Laurent co-founder Pierre Berge accused Marks & Spencer of participating in the "enslavement of girls."

Based on the 2015-2016 State of the International Islamic Financial system Report, Muslim customers presently spend an estimated $230 billion on clothes, a quantity that's projected to develop to $327 billion by 2019. Subsequently it is smart to broaden the market by incorporating a girl sporting a hijab or a standard Muslim gown, one among the occasion’s sponsors Kame Ghribi advised Sputnik.

"Dubai vogue week is the very best place to promote our model [GHRIBI] as a result of as a vogue neighborhood, we're right here to have fun, to share with the world totally different cultures," Ghribi added, noting that his GK Funding Holding Group and Gruppo San Donato determined to assist the Arab Fashion Week in its endeavors to present alternatives for younger designers from each the Arab world and past.

Based on artistic director of GHRIBI luxurious items & equipment vogue line Giulia Maresca, the Arab Fashion Week 2017 was an excellent occasion and a possibility to uncover the Center East and its market. "It was an excellent occasion. We now have found the market. It's a new marketplace for us. We're an Italian model, but our market reference is the Center East and Asia, that's the reason we're right here," she mentioned.

Maresca added that the Arab custom impressed her whereas making the modest collections.

"Our garments are about femininity, about being horny but nonetheless applicable and lined. We expect that this market will proceed to develop and we wish to be part of this course of. GHRIBI is a brand new Italian luxurious model with the twist. Our shopper is a refined and subtle woman, who prefers easy stylish," she added.

Based on the Arab Fashion Council, which based The Arab Fashion Week in 2014, the occasion has already obtained its recognition as one among the world’s highest profile designers showcase alongside with the opposite 4 massive vogue weeks held in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

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Dubai Arab Fashion Week 2017: 'Horny but Still Appropriate and Lined' - Sputnik International