The collaboration between Kenzo and H&M is the top exciting events for this season. After the huge success with Balmain last year, H&M decided to do it with the other luxury brand, Kenzo. For my readers, I am revealing the collection secrets, before it even arrived to the stores. In this line, you will see splash colors with lots of animal prints. I felt like each piece in KENZOxH&M line is the statement. I would also highlight the double sides jackets. I love the idea that by buying one jacket you can flip it and get another color. Such a cool and quick transformation. Besides, there are lots of amazing accessories as well with Kenzo logo. So if you always wanted to own luxury pieces in your wardrobe, it is a great chance to get it at an affordable price.
KENZOxH&M collection will be launched on 3rd November in selected stores. In Dubai, it will be availible in official H&M stores at The Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Center and in Abu Dhabi at Yas Mall. Hurry up because it will be sold out super quick.
One of the biggest fashion events in Dubai is Arab Fashion Week which is dedicated to designers from all over the world. The event is semiannual and happens twice a year, usually in October and March. During Spring/Summer’17 runway, I saw designers from different countries such as Italy, USA, Saudi Arabia, France, Sweden and others. All shows were hosted at The Meydan Hotel, the top popular place for horse racing and big concerts. However, each season, the location of AFW is always different. I recorded a little video about the event, so you can see the ambience and shows which I attended this time.
The first day was mainly men’s collection and other days were women fashion shows. Each runway was very standard for 10-15 minutes with a break between different designers. Outside were mini clothing and accessory shops so during half an hour break, I went around and talk to some of the designers. Also, at the end of each day there was an afterparty and on the last day was a big red carpet event. I went for one afterparty at VII restaurant which was absolutely awesome, the other ones, unfortunately, I had no time to attend.
If you would like to participate or just attend next AFW, check it out the official website for more details. Personally, I registered as a blogger but it is possible to come and see fashion shows even if you are not related to the industry. So if you have a passion for fashion, you should totally attend the next one. Last but not least, I feel like each season Arab Fashion Week getting better and better, bigger designers participating in it and the whole organization moving to a larger scale.
Super fashionable brand Claudie Pierlot had a launch of Fall/Winter’16 collection. The event took place at The Dubai Mall in their store which is located on the ground floor next to Sephora. The new collection is absolutely gorgeous so elegant and simple at the same time. During the event, I learned something interesting about this brand. Claudie Pierlot, Maje and Sandro are under the same group, SMCP. Good to know because these three brands are my favorite in the affordable luxury category. I love trendy yet practical styles that they create, I find it perfect for day wear.
Also, for the new collection, Claudie Pierlot did a collaboration with a famous model, Marjan Jonkman. She helped to design lots of gorgeous pieces. Besides, she is the face of the brands for Fall/Winter’16. However, I feel like with or without collaborations this brand does a great job, keeping up with latest trends. Personally, I liked many things in the store.
Last but not least, I could also get my hair braided during the event so of course, I did. My cute hairstyle was done by one of the hairdressers from Firth Avenue Salon. She was very quick, I believe it took around 5-10 minutes. So the event totally exceeded my expectations. I had really lots of fun, great collection, delicious snacks, beautiful photos and lovely hairstyle.
Tory Burch brand was established in 2004 and quickly became a hit in the fashion industry with rapid growth worldwide. I was invited to the opening of one of its stores in City Walk, Dubai. The story behind this brand fascinates me, how a lady established such a successful concept and in a matter of years became a billionaire. In fact, the concept is brilliant, to create fashionable, high quality, yet affordable clothes. Personally, I loved collection I saw and luxury finish to it. I guess it is a big trend right now to be in the middle luxury sector since millions of ladies want to look fabulous without breaking the bank. That is why people love Tory Burch, which filled that gap between overpriced and cheap low-quality clothing.
The style of Tory Burch outfits is absolutely fabulous, they sell sophisticated pieces which you can take from day to night. Their cuts are comfortable and quite simple. Great quality fabrics with a touch of embroidery or other details which will make you stand out. Also, accessories in the store are brilliant, so modern, fashionable yet appropriate for various occasions. Love their bags, shoes, scarves and other details which could wonderfully complete many outfits. Besides you can even find cool phone accessories, as the one I hold with the ice cream look. Really the store filled with cute things.
Moreover, Tory Burch is always following latest trends in fashion. Like the tribal trend, we have right now. Love the sandals and key chains which would make an outfit more special. So many statement pieces can be found each season at Tory Burch store and I’m already looking forward to the next one. Have no doubt it would be something fun, artistic and creative.