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Ramadan 2017: Fashion collections you should see

Here are some of our favourite items that will be perfect for those family gatherings

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There’s nothing like having big delicious feasts and meeting with your family and friends during Ramadan. If you have difficulty picking out the perfect outfit for that Ramadan gathering, have a look at these modest clothes and accessories that are perfect for the occasion.

Tod’s Slippers

Tod’s launched a women’s limited-edition collection of slippers for the Middle East this April, and it’s the perfect mixture of sophistication and comfort.

The slipper has a lightweight leather sole combined with soft calfskin leather, tiny front tassels and rein stones. This is definitely something I see people wearing with their long abayas. It is the perfect addition to a relaxed outfit. Plus, they are super easy to put on. Cost: Between Dh1,750 and Dh2,950; available at all Tod’s boutiques.

LaLaQueen’s Geometric Collection

Complete your look with the versatile backpack. LaLaQueen’s Geometric Collection, inspired by hexagons, match perfectly with almost every outfit. They come in various colours including Cobalt blue, rich brown, deep black and canary yellow. The handbags start at Dh1,678 and the backpacks from Dh2,045.

Michael Kors kaftans and handbags

Award-winning designer of luxury accessories and ready-to-wear goods, Michael Kors has announced a new capsule collection of kaftans and handbags designed for the Middle East. Capturing the brand’s relaxed glamour, the range showcases unique kaftans with graphic leaf-print and floral-embellished versions. Also, floral studded updates are added to the signature handbags. The white and black floral handbags are perfect for the summer. The kaftans are ideal for the summer heat. Making it look fun, flowy and trendy is not easy, so grab one of those kaftans and match a bag with it. This collection is available at Michael Kors stores in the UAE. The prices of the kaftans and bags range between Dh1,400 and Dh1,670.

Carolina Herrera launches abaya

Just in time for Ramadan, the American designer Carolina Herrera launched her first abaya collection. By re-creating the classic abaya, the brand shows how the elegance of black comes to life in delicate fabrics such as crepe and lace combined with two of Carolina’s timeless signature styles, polka dots and bows.

Alongside the abayas, Carolina Herrera also incorporated a range of evening wear designed for women in the region. What’s pleasant about these evening pieces is the vibrant colours that come in modest styles, which works perfectly for Ramadan. Now available.

M2Malletier bags

Melissa Losada Bofill and Marcela Velez draw inspiration from florals and desert landscapes for their spring 2017 collection. The new collection features embroidered flower details as well as hand-drawn floral prints on calf skin, with colours inspired by the designer’s travels in Afghanistan and Marrakesh. The distinctive looking bar-like handle creates an edgy look that we all want. Floral details in combination with the metal handle adds a touch of hard and soft ultrachic styles. The prices range between Dh2,130 and Dh5,914 for leather styles and Dh4,408 and Dh14,841 for exotic skins.

Esposa Prive’s Ramadan Collection

Feel like a princess with the new Ramadan Esposa Prive collection. Embodying summer in every way, the new arrival inspires freshness and flowery gardens through bright gowns. This collection certainly has stunning statement pieces. You name it, whether its structure, flow, feathers, lace, or sheer, Esposa has it. We love the light coloured lace detailing on the dresses and the pattern on the structured dress. The clothes range between Dh10,000 and Dh18,000.

Aldo’s Ramadan collection

Channel your inner starlet in bejewelled slippers and slip-ons, bows and satins. This looks like the perfect accessory for your Ramadan outfits. The electric green heels are also a fresh pop of colour, particularly when it’s matched with an abaya,

—Joan Muwahed is an intern at Gulf News.