The second edition of Arab Fashion Week, presented by Huawei, is taking place at the St. Regis Hotel Dubai from March 16th till the 19th.
The four day fashion extravaganza will showcase regional as well as international designers such as Giada Curti, Hamda Al Fahim, Lamya Abedin, OT Kutyr – Turk Jadallah, Sylvio Kovacic, Tiiya Al Anoud and many more
Shweta Bhatia caught up with Lara Tabet, the official spokesperson for Arab Fashion Week to find out what’s in store this season.
My love for fashion started when I was extremely young. I was four years old, living in America and I would ask my parents to take me to the mall everyday. As a young teenager I was wearing Yamamoto, Ezzedine Alaya and Christian Lacroix. At the age of sixteen my dream was to have my own haute couture line. Fashion runs in the family. My mom is like that and so are my aunts and uncles. So I think it comes from my mother’s side of the family.
I have a different style depending on what time of the day it is. For the evening it is haute couture, during the day it is prêt-â-porter and for work it’s formal wear.
My collaboration with Arab fashion week started about a year ago when I was invited by the Arab fashion council to come onboard as part of the sponsorship team. Today I am the official spokesperson for Arab fashion week.
We can expect quite a bit from Arab fashion week this season. I can’t disclose any of the specifics as yet but it will be bigger and better than the last season, which was in October. So be prepared for a lot of beautiful surprises.
I am excited about all of them equally. They have been working very hard on their collections. I would say they have been working for more than eight months back to back on their collections so I am excited about all the designers coming on board.
I would ask them to apply immediately. We have an application system through our website. So submit your applications a.s.a.p. It is not a first come first serve but the earlier you apply, the more of an idea we have of who you are. Start working on your collections. Work really hard. Put all the passion you have into your designs. Be extremely creative. Create a collection that is extremely desirable, memorable and works not only in this part of the world but on a global level because that is what it is all about at the end of the day. Work hard and work smart.
My make up kit, a hairbrush, toothbrush and toothpaste
Paolo Coelho’s Veronika decides to die
A pair of shoes from Christian Louboutin
A Rodrigo Otazu huge necklace
Having a great time with my family or friends
My toothbrush, hairbrush and make up kit
Absolutely five minutes.