Style Sheet: Achieving Seven-Star Style in Dubai
The fashion stakes are sky high in Dubai on a regular day – and when the Dubai International Boat Show sails onto the social calendar attracting the A-list, all bets are off.
Runway fresh couture and exquisite Spring Summer pieces from Paris Fashion Week in September are making their way into boutiques across the globe. Snap them up and showcase striking silhouettes in the seven-star luxury venues Dubai has to offer.
We’ve put together a capsule travelling wardrobe featuring items from the top fashion houses and designers: Chloe, Oscar Tiye, Balmain, Chanel, Versace, Frescobol Carloca and more.
Chloe’s Spring-Summer 2017 collection brought a sense of light and luxury to the Paris runway in September, and is finally available in the most exclusive boutiques. Inspired by the effortless simplicity of French chic, this collection is perfect for day trips in and around Dubai, where every outing is an occasion.
A rich mix of blues from Balmain’s Spring Summer 2017 collection provide the perfect color palette for dinner reservations at the iconic Burj Al Arab’s Al Mahara, falling in line with Pierre Balmain’s objective to always ‘dress women in the right look for the right moment’. Slip into a floor-length gown, creating a striking silhouette that will sparkle elegantly throughout the evening. Accessorize with statement jewellery and sky-high heels.
Gentlemen can team a light cotton suit from the Michael Kors collection with a starched white shirt, or for more relaxed appointments, a classic polo.
Dubai is a city where it’s not uncommon to see sky-high heels worn for a simple stroll by the beach. Up the ante with playful footwear from Oscar Tiye. The designer’s strong and elegant creations have been embraced by the Hollywood A-list and are no stranger to red carpet events. Designed and handmade in Milan from the finest leather, the heel may look high, but Oscar Tiye shoes provide the wearer with a luxury ride.
Relaxed afternoons visiting boutiques or indulging in the world’s most expensive ice cream call for stripped back style, and where better to look than luxury swim and resortwear designer, ViX. Paula Hermanny’s Resort 2017 collection features pieces that combine the bold sexiness of Brazil with the laid back allure of California. Team the Off White Strapless Dress with a gladiator sandal to achieve Dubai-casual.
There’s something for every fashionista to love in the Coco Crush collection. Starting with the iconic Chanel quilted motif, the collection features classic yet modern designs that are highly identifiable. Keep it simple with a single piece, or layer them up. Indulge in a sprinkling of diamonds while you’re at it.
Cool, casual and collected is the daily dress code for taking in the Dubai International Boat Show, and spending time in the glittering Dubai marina’s cafes and boutiques. Ralph Lauren’s Spring offering, Classics Reinvented, features a range of comfortable classics including lightweight sweaters and polo shirts. Mix and match with ease for effortless style.
The range of relaxed-fit, tailored shirts from Frescobol Carloca embody the relaxed style of Rio De Janeiro with luxury touches and attention to detail. Fine Italian linen, pearl buttons and cutaway cuts are features that make these shirts versatile, taking the jet-setting gentleman from a chauffeured Rolls Royce to the marina promenade in style.
Old world glamour meets contemporary style in Barton Perreira’s Ascot frame which is created with bespoke tortoise material and vintage green lenses. Known for elegant luxury designs, these sunglasses will take the stylish gentleman from sighting superyachts at Dubai Marina to sundowner cocktails on the Palm.
Versace’s bold Spring Summer 2017 collection is tailored to both the casual and elegant gentleman’s wardrobe. Donatella Versace has used striking prints to create both sports coats and bomber jackets, giving the globe-trotting gentleman options for days perusing boutiques with a personal stylist at the world’s largest mall, or taking in the sights and sounds of the city.