Another season of Fashion Forward opened its doors today at Madinat Jumeirah, and saw hordes of fashion enthusiasts, bloggers, press, socialites and who’s who in attendance. Besides Jean Louis Sabaji’s fantasticshow, here’s the low down on day 1 of Fashion Forward Season 3:

Clean, Crisp Cuts

The boys at The Emperor 1688 are known for clean, crisp cuts and neutral color palette. This year was no different. The collection, to me, took its inspiration from a picturesque sub-urban town in England. They remained loyal to plaid, and added accents of fur, metal and leather. Before you write them off as predictable, they surprise you with impeccably tailored dress in sheer, luxe chiffon.




Dramatic Dark Lips & Big Hair

I LOVED the dark lips and big hair on the runway for Kage at Fashion Forward Season 3, No matter what color your skin is, the right shade of dark lipstick can make you look like a glamorous rock chic effortless. My person favorite, go-to for dark lipcolors would be Mac and Yves Saint Lauren. And the big, messy hair are timeless!

Cold, Frosty Eyes

This particular look could be translated in many ways but to me, it was definitely romantic. Using aqua shades, models for Asudari’s show carried frosted eyelids, with blue eye shadows and dramatically long white eyelashes. Pale lips and cheeks, and silver blond bob accentuated the eyes, and made it to our list of highlights.

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