Monday, September 8, 2014

ELEMENTS OF THE SEASON HARVEY NICHOLS DUBAI AW14 FASHION SHOW

A night full of glitz and glam as the Dubai’s premier department store Harvey Nichols presented a chic, sophisticated mood showcasing the key fashion elements of the Autumn / Winter 2014 season at the luxurious hotel, Sofitel on the legendary man-made island The Palm Jumeirah last 7th of September 2014.  The show was also the “avant premiere” show for Gucci’s highly anticipated makeup line: Gucci Beauty, giving the world a sneak preview of what can be expected from the luxury brand’s first venture into the beauty industry.
 Harvey Nichols host to more than five hundred of Dubai’s most stylish socialites. Sleek and dark, the focal point of the room was a luminous wall of water slicing the runway down the middle; creating a beautiful backdrop to the stunning designs featured in the show. Inspired by the runways of Paris, London, Milan and New York, the show was a careful curation of the most coveted brands and pieces, put together to emanate a sophisticated style that has become the signature of Harvey Nichols – Dubai. 


The show started with a beautiful projection on the water wall in the middle of the runway and opened with the season’s essentials – a slew of layered looks, suitable for everyday wear. Oversized coats, parkas, chunky knits from brands such as Alexander Wang, Sacai, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Carven, Designers Remix and Chloe provided a non-fussy but fashionable aesthetic.

A dimming of lights was followed by a new projection of bright blooms onto the water wall, signalling the start of the second segment of the show. 

One of the strongest trends of the AW14 season – Floral Blooms – was showcased using a darker, edgier palette from brands such as Givenchy, Erdem, Emanuel Ungaro, Peter Pilotto, Stella Jean and Marni differentiating it from the floral trend that was seen in previous seasons. 

The third and fourth segments of the show demonstrated other major trends of the season; embellishment, fringes and feathers in bold colours and metallic hues from brands such as Stella McCartney, Tamara Mellon, Sarah Battaglia, Moschino and Alexander McQueen. 

And here are my top picks from the Mens wear, the splash of colors from casual day-out and to dapper classic pieces, every savvy gent in town should have!
First dashing look Sweater: Vivienne Westwood Shoes: High tops Givenchy, and the second look Sweater & Trousers: Lot 78 Leather Jacket: Givenchy Shoes: Moncler and the last look Shirt: McQ Trousers: Markus Lupfer Shoes: Givenchy high tops
 And my most favorite part of the show, presenting the dashing dapper pieces absolutely stunning collection from Neil Barrett, Givenchy and Alexander McQueen
Slavko Moljac wearing Versus Versace on the first look and the second is Whole look:Alexander McQueen Shoes: Corneliani 
Starting with the ethereal projection of a model in an evening gown underwater, Harvey Nichols – Dubai showcased the most beautiful and coveted eveningwear creations in the industry from designer brands such as Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Zuhair Murad and Monique Lhullier.



The post-event reception was a stylish affair with live music provided by the popular and fashionable international DJ blogger sisters of Five Five Fabulous. 


A selection of gourmet savoury and sweet canap├ęs were served as the guests mingled and enjoyed the elegant ambience late into the night.
Stylish folks at the after party Andrew, Sam Francis, John Baker and Mark Ross
Having a great time with Rami Yassine 
with the fierce Anne Marie who always look dashing in her leather dress and sleek brush up red hair and the python clutch, impeccably stunning as always!
And most especially the Lady who always have the spotlight, the star of the night Natalia Shustova Dubai based lawyer/ fashion consultant & editor/ socialite and founder of #Shoestova 
Absolutely a spectacular show well, what do we always expect with Harvey Nichols but simply the best and fab.