Arab Fashion Week is back
Polish label, Dorota Goldpoint, has opened her show with a classical violin performance before the runway was dominated by floral red prints inspired by the Polish culture. Whilst the cultural inspiration was heavily present on the prints and colors, the designer maintained a modern aesthetic to the brand thanks to the wearable silhouettes. The collection featured mainly evening gowns with attention to simple cuts away from embroideries that makes a perfect choice to business women and those who prefer simplicity.
Dubai Design District based label, Autonomie founded by Egyptian creative director Maha Ahmed, has showcased for the first time on Calendar to grace the runway with an edgy vibe, a ready to wear collection, titled “Metanoia” which refers to the act of reforming, becoming new. The link to the collection name is clear being dominated by short dresses, oversized pants, cropped trousers, asymmetrical skirts and playful fabric styled with white sportswear socks and black pumps.
French designer, Victor Weinsanto put the sass in Alsace with his spring collection. Having worked at the elbow of Jean Paul Gaultier before launching his brand last year, Weinsanto loves runway razzle-dazzle, and everything about is just unexpected. On their first in-person debut at on the Arab Fashion Week calendar, Weinsanto left everyone on the runway filming his SS22 collection dominated by Pretzel-shaped braids propped on headbands, kooky kougelhof handbag, elements of traditional Alsace dress — including the blouse and the “corselet” all creatively curated in cabaret-tinged way, parading terrific shirt dresses with nipped waists and ballooning sleeves.