After a fabulous opening evening, Arab Fashion Week Men’s Spring-Summer 2023 has moved on to Day 2 of the calendar featuring local talent as well as international guests.
First to hit the runway were models wearing the new Anomalous collection, with the UAE label collaborating with New Balance to premiere the 9060 silhouette shoe.
“We are excited to collaborate and exclusively reveal the New Balance 9060 silhouette alongside our timeless pieces of clothing,” said Rabbi Rowell, founder of Anomalous. “It takes us back in time to reflect a retro-inspired look and feel, the slightest details are always a game changer and New Balance’s 9060 clearly reflects that momentum that resonates with Anomalous Fashion’s aesthetic in this collection.”
Fusing fashion with street culture, the Anomalous show featured edgy crop tops, exaggerated sleeves and silky trousers, as young Lebanese designer Rowell focused on Generation Z and millennials with his rebellious creations.
French label Valette Studio was next, presented by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French body that coordinates Paris Fashion Week. The sporty collection by designer Pierre François Valette is created around retro and psychedelic patterns, featuring some daring rope cross-cross vests and muscle tees.
Lebanese brand Tagueule returned to the Dubai Design District for Arab Fashion Week for the second time, with a line-up of high-end leisurewear blended with tactical gear (utilitarian pockets and straps) in the name of practicality. The relaxed fits and monochrome palette featuring vests and cargo pants galore, is meant to represent the idea of freedom for the “woke” masses.
Concluding Day 2 of Arab Fashion Week, Dubai-based couturier Michael Cinco presented his warm capes and kandoras in sunset tones ranging from orange yellow to black. The Filipino designer aimed to salute the UAE with his array of smart and sophisticated. looks.
On the final day of Arab Fashion Week we can look forward to Lebanon’s Emergency Room, Germany’s Lazoschmidl, and Arturo Obegero from France, before the show closes to a Amato from the UAE. See you soon!