Ralph & Russo Spring 2016

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This was one of my fave looks at Paris fashion week for Spring 2016. Its by Ralph and Russo and I feel like the outfit embodies spring with its feminine floral pattern. Peplum dresses are really flattering on most body shapes, love this piece!!

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Noon By Noor Spring 2014 Collection #NYFW

Having recently spotted Noon by Noors collection in Dubai Mall’s Harvey Nichols, I was excited to see what the girls had created for Spring 2014 and their collection was definitely a highlight of New York fashion week.

“Spring 2014 is a continuation on from Resort but this season the collection is more polished and sophisticated with hints of that playfulness from the previous season,” described Shaikha Noor.

The show kicked off with some pretty strange colour combinations but as it went on they quickly redeemed themselves with bold colour-blocking on beautiful iridescent fabrics.

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odd combinations before the show was tuned to perfection

Floral and leaf prints inspired by Bahrain’s Tree of Life were the concept behind this elegant and sophisticated collection of dresses, jackets and skirts.

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I particularly loved the first maxi that made an appearance, the delicate silk and movement had a beautiful jellyfish-like quality. I also loved the silver toned silk shirt combined with the purple leather skirt, they worked so well together, not just the colours but the way the harsh purple leathers presence made the silk look even more delicate. Another favourite was the flourescent orange combined with the midnight blue hotpants that were adorned with gorgeous silk flowers.

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The star of the show was most definitely the final piece, a cropped white top with a maxi skirt embellished with white silk flowers that merged into black flowers with a crystal centre in an ombre style placement.

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Rami Al Ali’s New Collection

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Courtesy Rami Al Ali

Rami Al Ali’s  just showcased his beautiful new collection in Paris. It is comprised of 26 floor length, A-line gowns with high necklines and cinched waists. The colours are mostly deep blues and purples and are broken up by neutral browns and beiges. He used light and heavy fabrics , “I wanted to encapsulate femininity through flowing gowns while adding an edge with more dramatic, structured pieces”.

His collection was inspired by Gustav Klimt, “I’m a huge fan of his work and similarly to myself his pieces embody the female form, which is something I always strive to incorporate into my designs. The artist also had a real eye for detail, which is a strong part of my own design aesthetic and can be seen throughout the collection with Klimt-inspired graphics.

Mulberry Willow Tote

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Since its fashion week catwalk debut in 2012, The Mulberry Willow collection has grown and the new collection features my favourite one yet – THE EMERALD WILLOW! This leather beauty is all about its structure, simplicity and attention to detail. I love that this bag is a two in one as it features a clever zip-detached envelope clutch fulfilling two multi-wear functions in one style. You can wear the Tote during the day and detach the clutch for a night out. The structured Willow Tote features the signature Mulberry hardware; postman’s lock, zips and a padlock fob.

I love the details, range of colours and I love that its simple yet multi-functional, definitely my fave bag this season!!

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Kate Moss Spotted Detaching her Willow Clutch

Amira Haroon

Thought I’d quickly blog her show before the next one begins, there’s some good ones today , I can’t wait for Zayan The Label!

Amira Haroon’s opening piece was beautiful , A silky jumpsuit that dropped like a kaftan in two shades of red and embellished around the neck and back. Almost every other piece was made of lace which isn’t surprising for Amira who’s muse is to produce clothes with a story to tell, to be inspired by Alice in Wonderland type characters choosing to wear fiercely feminine pieces. Her floor length lace gowns were simple but beautiful, her style stems from the cut and the fabrics.

Zuhair Murad Spring/Summer Highlights

This Lebanese visionary came onto my radar thanks to Gossip Girl – there were a few dresses I liked so I googled them to see who designed them and they were all him! Since then I’ve noticed at various awards shows I will pick out a dress I like (Catherine Zeta Jones at the Oscars) and it will be his. His attention to detail is immaculate and the lace details and embellishments are what transform his dresses into works of art, here are some of my favourite ready to wear looks for next season: