Dubai Fashion Week (DFW) is a 'by invitation only' fashion trade event aimed at bringing together major advocates of the fashion industry by providing them a single platform. DFW is overseen by fashion and industry experts comprising of an advisory board. The week enables local and regional designers and fashion houses to present their collection to global and regional buyers, media, fashion professionals and the general public.
Dubai Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 held on the 24th to 28th of October in the Asateer Marquee at Atlantis The Palm Hotel, Dubai got off to a cheery start with Dubai-based designer Mona Fares unveiling her psychedelic, neon-tastic collection.
More than 40 outfits in vibrant fluorescent colours were rolled out onto the runway, much to the delight of Dubai's fashionable set who had descended upon the tent erected at the Atlantis.
Making her Dubai debut at the Dubai Fashion Week, Indian designer Divya Oswal showcased her line of Indo-Arab creations. The designer set the stage ablaze with outfits in a vibrant colour palette ranging from gorgeous wine reds to stunning ivory.
Known for his fascination with Arabia, designer Shrekahnth, presented a collection inspired wholly from Islamic art. The “Arabian Nomad” collection experimented with digitally printed fabrics of pure silk, chiffon silk and satin silk. Robes in pale yellows, deep greens, pinks and blues flaunted flowing hemlines with square necklines. Busts carried motifs of flying eagles and digital fabric prints were enhanced so as to appear like wings on the back of the outfits.
The much awaited Saher Dia Spring/Summer line dazzled crowds at Day 5 of Dubai Fashion Week. The creations on display were three types of gowns: evening wear, bohemian chic and bridal wear. Simple gowns in gold, white and nudes with shoulder and bust embroidery started the show as models walked in from under an archway of flowers. These were followed by bohemian chic dresses with snake, leopard and other digital prints in pink, grey and silver. Gowns in varying intensities of red, orange, gold, emerald and lilac followed, in a bid to joyously usher in springtime.