Today was the inaugural of Fashion Forward – Season 2, at Madinat Arena. It was absolutely amazing, but tiring. Not long – not at all. How did 6 hours disappear, I have no clue. But when I came home, I could feel my arms (from carrying the useless and heavy clutch + magazines) and legs aching. But I shall remain loyal to my passion, and write a quick roundup before I finally call it a day.
I had a lunch to attend, so arrived around 5, in time for a quick peek at the Garden and the Fashion Talk Show – Rise of Fashion Bloggers: Print Vs Digital.
Quite a few accessories’ designers were showcasing their collection, from statement jewelry to embellished jackets and customized clutches. I really liked the clutches by Maria (aren’t they gorg!) and some colorful yet authentic jewelry from a Lebanese designer.
TALK SHOW –
RISE OF FASHION BLOGGERS: PRINT Vs DIGITAL
Paul Tierney, a renowned writer and assistant editor at PonyStep was the mediator between journalism queen, Elain of Grazia and Beautiful blogger Tala Samman. I intend to do a proper feature on the show; for now, just know that it was surprising, and not exactly what I expecting. Sshhh – no more details.
Paul, Tala and Elaine
As we were late for the next show, we headed to get some fresh air and chat up at the Fashion Cafe.
Yours truly at the Fashion Cafe
TALK SHOW –
DESIGN THING: CREATING BEAUTIFUL SOLUTIONS
Simon, from Parsons, was to deliver a great presentation about the importance of quality design. Despite being very entertaining, it inclined a little towards promoting the design school than educating the audience about design aesthetics. Regardless, it was fun.
Simon from Parsons
ERZA – FASHION SHOW
My, oh my. The man behind the label is an absolute genius, with infallible aesthetics and design sense. There was no dull moment throughout the show, and I enjoyed every single bit of it. From stage to music, backdrop, lighting, styling and choreography, it was an absolute delight. I do plan to do a separate feature on it, and share all of the gorgeous collection showcased.
THE EMPEROR 1688 – FASHION SHOW
Referred to as the anchor of men’s fashion in Dubai, the trio of brother behind the label presented a very “English Collection”. I recently watched a movie, Hysteria, set at the end of 19th century, and the collection on Emperor’s runway had an uncanny resemblance to what I saw in the movie. Demands a separate post, with details and pictures.
There was an after party, but I was beat by then. I had a headache, and I realized I had lost my keys for the apartment. Not a glamorous end to an otherwise remarkable day.
I will be back at the venue tomorrow, at 11, for another fashionable day with Fashion Forward. I post updates throughout the day through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Connect with us and get all the insider updates, as they happen.
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