Oct 1, 2012

Arabesque Sheilas & Abayas - Fall/Winter 2012-2013 Collection

I was really excited to get a look at UAE-based couture abaya label Arabesque Sheila & Abayas ' latest collection for Fall/Winter 2012-2013. As usual Arabesque founder and designer Judith Duriez, who hails from France, incorporated the latest trends into her abaya designs and gave them some Parisian flair. I particularly like the abaya with leather panels and leather sleeves (pictured above) - leather is a big trend this season and on the abaya it looks sleek and almost equestrian! 

The full collection has a lot of blue details in the form of prints, chiffon sleeves, satin belts and velvet panels and sleeves - the indigo coloured velvet details were reminiscent of Giorgio Armani's midnight themed couture collection for Fall/Winter 2012. The waist-cinching belts on some of the abayas reminded me of obi sashes on kimonos and big waist-cinching belts are another hot trend this season. Also interesting were zip details that gave the abaya (pictured below) a sporty luxe feel.

How I'd wear mine...

I recently got the opportunity to have a coffee and chat with the lovely Judith herself! Here's a pic of me and her:

Where to get yours:

Abu Dhabi Showroom: Abu Dhabi Mall, Level 1, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Dubai Showroom: Sunset Mall, Level 1, Jumeirah 3, Dubai, UAE

Be sure to check out the new-and-improved website and like them on Facebook!


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