Dubai Fashion Forward: 5 Must-Have Pieces From The Garden

I attended the opening of Dubai’s very own version of Fashion week, Fashion Forward.

Fashion Forward’s vision is to be the definitive fashion platform for the Middle East – a fashion movement that highlights strengths, inspires and nurtures industry growth and its wealth of talent, with the ultimate goal of driving forward the entire fashion industry in the region.

In addition to the Fashion shows and the series of social events, there is The Garden; the exclusive retail spot and which combines the best and trendiest fashion forward accessories in the Middle East landscape.

I did the harvesting and those are my top five picks from this season’s Must-Haves from The Garden.

1- Flower Headpiece by Aura Head Pieces
Perfect for the festival season (Coachella, Anyone?) as well as a cool summer look; this dreamy yet feminine flowers headpiece by Aura is a must-have this season.



2- Double Side Earring by Alessa Jewelry
I loved this jewelry line which combines precious stones, diamonds as well as gold and silver pieces. This double ear piece is definitely an eye-catcher. Wear it to upgrade any little black dress or a plain top and jeans for a more casual street style look.


3- Gold-dipped clutch by La Rose De Sim
Top notch range of handbags designs with trendy prints of Beirut streets, famous Arabic quotes and even the UAE passport cover; The Lebanese label is on a mission to remind us to remain proud of our roots.  The winner for me though was this range of "Gold dipped" clutches which is not only super elegant but stays true to the brand's mission.


4- Limited Edition - Hooka T-shirt by Nada Akram Designs
When you combine comfort and fashion it is always a winner. The Egyptian designer has a unique girlie yet bold vision which is evident in each of her designs. This pink Hooka t-shirt is a cute combination of both the Middle Eastern culture and the funky street-style!




5- EXOCET Bag by Yasmine Jaber
I absolutely loved this 'next season's' collection by Yasmine Jaber (Not available for retail just yet). From the deep color, the genuine rich leather, to the 3D animal print and the practicality of this bag, everything is just so right about it! 

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