Whoever said modesty can never be fashionable needs to pay a visit to the UAE. The humble Arabic Abaya is worn here with so much style and panache. Traditionally a long, black cloak that covers its wearer from the shoulder to the ankles, this simple, loose-fitting garmet has morphed into a whole new array of styles and colours.
Numaish, the curator of couture Indian fashion, is set to showcase yet another spectacular fair on 23rd and 24th September in Hotel Conrad, Dubai. If you are looking for unique fashion-forward Indian designer pieces, be in traditional or out of the box Indo-Western, this is a fair you cannot afford to miss.
The Numaish Festive Fair is showcasing a long list of prominent and upcoming Indian fashion designers, and one to watch out for on the list is House of Sohn. I had a wee chat with Sohni Patel, the very young and talented designer behind the very Indo-Western label. Read on about her journey into the fashion trade, what she will be showcasing at Numaish, and her top tips for keeping on-trend.
Known among his fraternity as ‘The Master of Weaves’, Gaurang Shah is a highly revered name in the Indian fashion industry. His besotted jamdanis, meticulously woven in all the colours of the rainbow, take up only a fraction of his masterful creations.
With an artful eye for immaculate detailing, Gaurang Shah has been instrumental in the revival of traditional Indian weaves, and his creativity has re-molded the quintessential 6-yard sari as we know it.
I am Trouble by KC is yet another unique fashion label to be showcasing at the Numaish Summer Show on 29th – 30th April (at Hotel Conrad). With a name that spells ‘trouble’, this fun, quirky brand has a notoriously colourful range of unique fashion clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.
‘I am Trouble by KC’ was conceptualized and created in Delhi by the suave, young Kunal Chatterjee. Let’s have a chitchat with him on his take on fashion, and what his spunky brand has in store for the Numaish Summer Show.
The Numaish Summer Show is set to entice fashionistas with a whole new array of designer fashion. One of the newest designers to showcase their wares at the Numaish show (scheduled to run from 29 to 30th April in Hotel Conrad) is the young, talented Hirika Jagani who self-named line promises to add a touch of seasonal freshness to your wardrobe.
NUMAISH® is one of UAE’s leading Indian fashion exhibitions showcasing the talents of fashion designers from different nooks of India, Pakistan, London & the UAE.
Numaish® holds three editions (Summer, Festive & a Winter Show) each year, and the ‘Winter Show’ is scheduled for 19th December at the Al Yasat Ballroom (Al Murooj Rotana, Dubai). Book this date into your calendar to witness firsthand the merging face of Indian fashion, and own a designer piece at affordable prices!
Numaish® was conceptualized and created by WOW Marketing in 2012, and I had a chat with CEO/Founder Manisha Kumar Chhabra on what we can expect to see at the Winter Show.
Al Ghurair Centre is a landmark in the UAE shopping scene. It was the very first mall in Dubai, built on an empty plot of land that is now the heart of a bustling Deira city, Dubai.
Over the years, Al Ghurair Centre has been overshadowed by the bigger, newer malls in its vicinity. However, in the recent past, Al Ghurair Centre has taken on a new persona with its tagline ‘Soul of the City’.
The mall went through a major reconstruction last year, with an expansion that brought in many new fashion labels, some debuting for the first time in the UAE market.