FFWDDXB // INAAYA // NATHALIE TRAD.

It’s my first time at Fashion Forward in Dubai since I’ve been here and I came across a multitude of new designers in day one!

Of course, there were the designers that I already know of, and happen to love – Nathalie Trad being one of them…but so so soooo many emerging designers that particularly caught my interest and many of them being accessories designers!

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Inaaya really caught my attention-so much so that I’m planning another visit to pick up one of the stunning necklaces as I just fell in love with the mirror-work and colour combinations.

Inaaya is an accessories brand founded by Naushaba Brohi, whom I had the pleasure of meeting on day one of @ffwddxb. The statement pieces are ethically designed and created in Pakistan, bringing groups of women together from different villages and working together using their indigenous skills and techniques to create beautiful neck-pieces and earrings.

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Each piece is hand-made and combines mirrors, beads and vibrant bursts of thread skillfully woven together-creating pieces of art that are visually exciting and can be paired with anything from a western street-style look to an abaya or a sari! It’s a new favourite for me and work checking out-If you happen to pass by Fashion Forward Dubai just before it comes to a close today than I urge you to visit as they are fast selling out…I hope I get my piece!

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Another favourite for me which I have loved for some time now is Nathalie Trad. The accessories designer is quite literally a ‘clutch architect’ and serves up one hell of a chic yet oh so cool clutch bag.

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I was lucky to see some of Nathalie’s SS17 collection – staying true to her design aesthetic, there was plenty of mother-of-pearl and geometric shapes. I particularly love the striped mother-of-pearl clutch with pale rose pink stripes (above) bringing a softer palette for SS17. My style changes with my mood but I do lean toward a sharper style with less ‘frills’ so Nathalie’s style in accessories is one of my favourites.

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A thank you to Samsung also for great entertainment and a super fun team…!

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With Love… Me x

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