We were very excited about Fashion Forward Dubai this year because of the exciting shows and designers like Roni Helou, Mrs. Keepa, Farah Wali and so much more. This FFWD 2019 had over 20 shows from diverse designers with so many different styles, influences and concepts. We wanted to do something a little different this year and pick the best runway looks from Fashion Forward Dubai 2019.
We picked the best look from each show, that embodies the designer's vision the most, as well as embodying what we know you'd like to see and take styling ideas from. The trends this year were all about oversized clothes, suits and blazers, along with patterns of course, like floral, plaid and abstract prints.
Take a look below at 21 of the brands at Fashion Forward Dubai's runway this year and the top design we picked from each.
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The Egyptian designer has a collection full of classic tweed reinterpreted modernly with being made dramatic and oversized. There were also dramatic shoulder pads, oversized jackets and patterns like floral, polka dots, plaid and tie dye.
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In addition to opening with a be a tribute to Lebanon, Tanya used
a lot of interesting textures and materials like plexi. There was also some abstract patterns with a lot of inspiration from the '60 and '70s.
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The show was all red, black and white with triangular and graphic figures.
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The show was feminine with delicate patterns and fabrics while integrating modern fits and trends like floral and also butterfly prints.
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This was all about tassels, velvet and tulle in beautiful warm tones.
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Thym featured a collection that combined many elements, among them, sequins, abstract Patterns and ruffles.
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This is one my favorite collection from FFWD this year. It was all about suits and structured coats. There were also some two toned looks, palm tree patterns and sequins.
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The designer created a surreal experience with dramatic puffy shoulders, ruffles, pleats and pastel tones.
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Beautiful red carpet worthy gowns that are big dramatic with common trends, like ruffles, feathers and also reflective metallic and mirrored textures.
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The show was a romantic fairytale inspired by Swan Lake with a lot of feathers and poofy ballerina skirts.
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The focus was on hijab fashion. Comfortable and easy but different and out of the box. Again there was a lot of versatile patterns that are perfect for fall/winter.
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This collection featured thick satin pieces all highlighting the overzied trend with minimalistic looks
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The designs were conceptual and abstract with a lot of different patterns, dramatic folds and ruffles.
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Farah's collection was all about pointy statement shoulder pads. The clothes were also deconstructed and featured abstract art work.
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Arwa Al Banawi
Arwa's collection was all about suits. This trend has been so popular this year. The looks were oversized and very masculine.
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Amato was theatrical as always with dramatic headpieces and an all off-white collection and face embellishments. The collection is inspired by cathedrals, churches and Portuguese architecture.
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Roni featured an androgynous with oversized comfortable pieces, while promoting environmental consciousness, sustainability and standing against use of fur. It was also an interactive runway with models taking and wearing the clothes off the rack.
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This was also on the best runways with regal, dramatic looks. There were statement accessories inspired by heritage
influences like ottoman and arab fashion. There were 2 beautiful bridal looks, this was one of them.
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Youssef Al Jasmi
Al Jasmi incorporated his classic trademark touches of sparkling bodies and fitted dresses with embellished sequins.
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This has a collection of loose oversized looks as well with mixed patterns, colors and patches of material. There were also beautiful leather ankle boots.
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American Rag Cie
The show featured many brands from Puma to File. It has high fashion athleisure with trends like neon, patterns and wide legged pants.
All Image Credits: Courtesy of Getty Images Via FFWD and Courtesy of Vizfolk Media Via FFWD
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