Another one of my first posts on UNDER YOUR ABAYA was about Abu-Dhabi/Oman - based t-shirt label Lucky Nooni.
Designer and founder of Lucky Nooni, Manar Al Hinai, who received Abu Dhabi's "Arab Woman of the Year" award in 2011, launched her label in 2010 and since then her t-shirts have taken the GCC by storm. Manar is one of the many innovative fashion designers in the region who are preserving the "Khaleeji" or Gulf identity and aspects of the culture and heritage through fashion, combining traditional Gulf elements with pop culture. If you've been following UNDER YOUR ABAYA for a while, you will know that this is something I can't resist!
Here's a sneak peek at the SS'12 collection which comes in colour-popping shades perfect for this season's brights trend. As you can see Manar has taken inspiration from the detailing found on traditional Gulf gowns known as "jalabiyyas" or "disdaashas" and put her own funky and bright twist. These would look perfect worn with jeans, harem pants or colour bloc-ing bright trousers!
Find Lucky Nooni at:
UAE - Grafikha Boutique, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi
Oman - Boutique Muscat, Al Qurm, Muscat
Bahrain - Creme Boutique, Al Aali Mall, Manama