Thursday, March 24, 2011

latest fashion shows in UAE features

Dubai based fashion retailer Splash’s Spring-Summer 2009 Fashion Show was a quintessence of sheer classic-luxe, haute couture and chic ensembles! Inspired by a tropical and floral theme, the show reverberated with a beautiful Old Town feel which was complimented by the venue, the Poolside Garden at The Palace Hotel in Burj Dubai.

Splash played host to Dubai’s media, stylists, industry experts and fashionistas who were dapper dressed in their cabana chic threads. The sunset show was preceded by theme inspired cocktails & canapés served to guests lounging in the poolside cabanas and sun beds under the warm spring sun.

At sundown, as the lights came on the attention moved to the catwalk built on the pool. The glittering fashion finish witnessed 26 male and female models sashaying the runway donning Splash’s SS09 collection. The outfits showcased come from collections that would be available in Splash stores right through the season until June 2010. Key inspirations for these were themes from the 80s and vibrant relaxed silhouettes.

Models styled in elaborate back combed hair dos inspired by the 60s, ornate eye shadows and gigantic eye make-up walked onto the ramp wearing linen in colours like white, vibrant yellow, bougainvillea and azure blue giving the walk a youthful vibe. Next came summery cocktail dresses in luxe fabrics like chiffons and satins. These were followed by lively summer gowns, maxi dresses and kaftans styled with exotic rainbow colored accessories.

The extravaganza continued with outfits showcased in an electric bright palette inspired by the 80’s styling. Super-trendy, cool and sexy; the pop flavor of the 80s was reignited to suit the fancy of bad girls and geeky boys. Bold and loud style statements personified the Trash-Glam-Punkette look in mini-skirts, neon tights, cropped jackets and shiny leggings. This finally gave way to stunning party wear with bold prints, graphic tees, and color printed distressed denim. The music flowed into a perfect tempo, making it a befitting finale.

Raza Beig, CEO-Splash, closed the show by walking the ramp for the show finale along with Nisha Jagtiani. Beig commented, “Splash fashion shows and parties have evolved to be one of the most awaited events in the region’s fashion and social calendar.

Glamorous as always, the show forecasts the season’s global trends and how they transcend into high street fashion. We will continue to evolve while being spot-on trends and at the same time offer ‘value’ to our customer. Taking our commitment to our brand statement ‘Eye on Design’ forward, Splash promises to set higher fashion benchmarks every season.”

Splash ended the tropical theme with one last trick up its sleeve, as guests walked away with lovely floral printed beach bags filled with fun goodies.

The Bride Show Abu Dhabi will be bigger and better than ever with an exclusive range of local and international exhibitors and a new fashion competition while still covering all the needs for today’s bride-to-be.
The show will be officially opened on 5 February by patron Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif, wife of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The Swarovski Abaya Design Awards, the first of its kind in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain, will come to an exciting closing as all finalists’ designs are professionally modeled on Friday, 8 February. Sponsored by Swarovski Middle East and endorsed by Abu Dhabi Ladies Club and the Family Development Foundation, the competition is shedding light on emerging talent in the UAE and their visions of the national dress.
More fashion shows than any other event in Abu Dhabi, models will strut down catwalks every day of the show, making The Bride Show a must attend event for fashionistas.
"This will be a spectacular event, with Abaya, wedding dress and haute couture fashion shows during the four day exhibition" said Daphne Cota, Exhibition Manager of The Bride Show. "It will be a great one-stop-shop event for brides and their families as well as an inspiration for women interested in fashion and beauty."
Exhibitors include haute couture fashion houses such as Amato, Cygnet Fashion, Ghanati Couture and La Donna while models will grace the catwalks in threads designed by second generation designer Mohammed Rahmanian and Contessa, leading fashion houses in the UAE.
Visitors at The Bride Show Abu Dhabi, held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 5-8 February, will have a chance to see unique items offered by local, regional and international businesses.
European wedding dress suppliers, whose products are available exclusively at The Bride Show, will offer residents a chance to snag the latest European fashions for eveningwear and weddings.
Everything from photography and custom-made travel packages to wedding cakes and one of a kind jewelry will be on display. Established favorites and new talent will exhibit side by side, presenting every device and product you need to organize that special day.
Cecile, Europe’s largest fashion centre, covering 4,500 square meters in its native Germany with 3,000 bridal gowns on offer, is exhibiting in Abu Dhabi with a limited collection designed specially for women in the Middle East.

Furthermore, the biggest wedding dress and embroidered veil manufacturer in the Ukraine, Junist, is attending The Bride Show Abu Dhabi for the first time to display their 2008 collection.
Other special features include the official Scent of the Bride Show, created exclusively by Abu Haleeqa stores, a traditional name in the Gulf Fashion and Textile Industry. 
The Bride Show Abu Dhabi is supporting ‘Make-A-Wish’ as their official charity, an international organisation dedicated to granting wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses, also under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif.

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