Dubai, The City of Art & Fashion

This time of year is always exciting in Dubai! You have the Art season, Art week, Dubai Design Days, Art in the city, Sikka Art Fair and of course, Dubai's own fashion week, Fashion Forward. So for us design geeks, it's heaven on earth!

Unfortunately we could not attend all these fabulous events since it's collided with a very longed for- trip to South Africa (a whole other blog post for that later). 

We were invited to attend the glamorous event for Guess's 35 year celebrations and SS17 catwalk. The amazing Shereen Mitwalli was the host and Paul Marciano himself was there to tell us more about the history of Guess. We brought our Allegra with us of course!

Lovely, glass, interior and geodes plus alot more at the Dubai Design Days! We also met the lovely Cecilia Setterdahl, a Swedish carpet print maker. So exciting to see more Swedish designers in Dubai.

We managed to spend two lovely evenings at the Fashion Forward. Attended some lovely talks, saw amazing presentations and the best part, the Amato Couture show! It was beyond gorgeous! I've always been a fan of Furne Amato's work, very Alexandre McQueen (my favorite fashion designer). We love the theatrical, magical and powerful setting and dresses. Spectacular! 

Dubai is the melting pot for the fashion and design in the middle east. So much talent, so much creativity. People flying in from all the MENA countries to be part of this hub of design. Amazing. We feel so blessed to be part of it.