Luxury fashion a click away
LVMH, owners of some of the biggest luxury fashion brands in the world including Louis Vuitton, Dior and Marc Jacobs, has announced plans to launch a multi-brand online shopping site that will rival Net a Porter, with over 150 brands available. The site, which will be based in Paris, will stock clothing and accessories and will ship to 75 countries worldwide. We are still awaiting confirmation on whether the UAE is one of these countries, but with the Middle East being one of the luxury industry’s biggest markets we’d say it’s a no-brainer. The site will be called 24Sevres.com when it goes live next month.
Gem of an event
Indian jewellery house Art Karat is exhibiting their latest collection, Shahzadi, at the Taj Dubai on May 19 and 20. The pieces on display are inspired by the colourful kundan (a traditional jewellery setting technique) and gold jewellery form trousseaus of Mughal and Rajput princesses and will feature semi-precious stones such as amethyst, opal and citrine. Designer and founder Asha Kamal Modi has designed jewellery for onscreen Bollywood princesses in films like Jodha Akbar and real-life princesses such as Diana, Princess of Wales, Queen Rania of Jordan, Shaikha Shamma, the Crown Princess of the UAE, and Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur. Collection starts from Dh300; visit artkarat.com.
Fashion week at City Walk
Head to City Walk this weekend for its first fashion week. Expect to see fashion shows, workshops and competitions happening throughout the weekend as well as discounts and freebies for shoppers. Some of City Walk’s fashion stores including Antonio Marras, Le BHV Marais, and LE66 will showcase their latest collections on the catwalk inside the shopping district, while you get free make-up touch ups by a Dior make-up artist. There’s also the opportunity to win a shopping spree as shoppers are asked to post a picture wearing their favourite outfit from City Walk stores. Fashion bloggers Kate Lebrasse and Samantha Frances will also be on hand to offer styling tips and fashion advice to shoppers. 10am to 10pm until tomorrow.
Silver on a budget
Parfois has launched its first collection of silver jewellery. The range of necklaces, rings and earrings features both silver jewellery and silver with gold plated pieces. The simple and minimal designes are totally affordable with prices starting at Dh59. Available now at Parfois stores nationwide.
Amato Luxe, the boutique from Dubai-based couturier Amato, is offering shoppers a free bottle of one of two of its signature fragrances, Amato Oro, an oud-inspired scent, or Amato Agento, a delicate floral fragrance. The latest collection from Amato features gorgeous pastel colours and floral prints. Perfect for a summer wedding or tea party. The offer will run throughout summer. See the full collection at the D3 boutique now.
The Modist has launched a capsule collection of kaftans for Ramadan. Each of the pieces has been created for the site by local and international designers including Mary Katrantzou, Taller Marmo, Madiyah Al Sharqi and Osman. I love the yellow and blue printed kaftan by Mary Katrantzou – perfect for iftar – as well as the gorgeous pink metallic piece by UAE-based designer Taller Marmo. Whether you’re looking for something for Ramadan or the perfect holiday cover up there’s really lovely pieces for every style. Available to shop at themodist.com now.