Preparations for the Holly month of Ramadan start quite early in Dubai with the major retailers and Etailers creating special Ramadan exhibitions like Tasyourah and Ataya or collection like the ones on Netaporter.com, Ounass.ae, Bysymphony.com and TheModist.com. The best part of these specially curated collections is the collaboration that the retailers set out to make with international designers, introducing them to the culture of the region and creating exquisite designs.
Today we discover some of our most loved creations of kaftans by international names and we start off with Osman.
Founded by British born designer Osman Yousefzada with a unique architectural and sculptural approach that flatters and celebrates the woman’s body, it is no wonder that his gorgeous kaftans designs reflect the same mantra.
Austro-Italian designer Peter Pilotto founded his namesake by focusing on textiles and prints while also focusing on the happy feeling you get when you put on his designs.
His Kaftans are all about that same context, they have a natural flow in them that reminds you of summer and the prints are delicate and subtle but interesting enough to grab the attention of everyone.
The Rosie Assoulin design aesthetic is a cross between the romantically fantastical and the reliably practical and it is with this vision that she created her pieces including gowns, dresses, pants and this exquisite kaftan that reminds us of a rainbow hologram.
Etro embodies specific take prêt-a-porter combined with haute couture textile. Maintaining a traditional quality through patterns, Etro adds a contemporary twist through daring colors and innovative combinations and the kaftans creating this season are no different.
We all know the signature crochet-knit designs that made Missoni famous. Add a touch of bohemian style to the pieces and you get this unique kaftan that we are all lusting over.
Emilio Pucci prints are world famous and recognizable a mile away, with free-flowing lines that follow the natural curves of the body. The kaftan that we need in our closet has a flair of effortless elegance that can take you from day to evening without the need to change.
Established by three-time CFDA award winners Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen, The Row has “a sense of relaxed and timeless elegance” and is defined by fine fabrics and the perfect fit. The Kaftan pieces included in the collections reflect the duo’s commitment to supporting luxury manufacturing and to give women all over the world GREAT style.
Last but not least is this stunning piece by Katrantzou the Greek designer famous for her digital prints. Katrantzou’s creations boast grown-up graphics and kaleidoscopic artistry as well as intricate needlepoint work and nothing embodies them as well as this kaftan does.