Thursday, May 6, 2010

Amato by Furne One A/W 2010: These Deer Have Headlights of Their Own

Although I wasn't much of a fan of the antlers (I thought it took away from the beauty of the collection) The AMATO Collection by Furne One blew me out of the water and was one of my favorite collections from Dubai Fashion Week. The attention to detail was impeccable and the design aesthetic was so unique. Each piece was coherent due to the Victorian-esque hips worked into each look which gave a womanly hourglass shape to the models. The colors were muted but accented with eye-catching designs and an array of playful textiles. 

When interviewed by Nia B. of Dubai's It Girl Furne One said, "I was inspired by the movie Merlin, which is a story about King Author. My favorite characters in the movie were the Night in armor and Vivian, The day of the Water. During the Dark Ages, the clothes were very heavy and masculine. I decided to soften the collection by balancing the masculinity with fabrics, such as toile and organza, and I used a lot of pale soft shades to represent Fall/Winter. The caging process you see on my gowns is not difficult to construct. At the end of the day, it is all about getting the proportions right." This playful idea turned into a whimsical yet sophisticated collection. Bravo Furne One!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

DAS Collection 2010: Black Never Looked So Good

So I took a bit too long of a hiatus from the blogging world and didn't update on Dubai Fashion Week (mainly because it was a bit disappointing this year). But I'm back and ready to wow with a design label that never lets me down. DAS Collection's show for this Dubai Fashion Week was great and went along with their original theme of haute couture, modern abayas. This time around, they added nice accents such as big gold bows, black florals, and as always, amazing drapery. An Emirati women would feel like a million dollars going to an event in one of these, and most of the pieces are easily translatable across cultures. 


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