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MEET THE DESIGNERS AT FASHION FORWARD S9- DAY 3

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FASHION FORWARD S9

So, today is the last day of Fashion Forward S9 and we are sad to say bye-bye until the next Season 10 that will be in October. This last day is full of surprises as well. The rain also did its appearance (ughhh). Take our advice and have closed shoes and a good umbrella as part of your gorgeous outfit today.

We interviewed some of the fashion designers showcasing their creations today and their answers will help you understand what you are to see in the catwalks.

FASHION FORWARD S9- DAY 3

66DEGREE- BIRDWALK

Name: Amrapali Singh
Originally from:  India
Brand Name: BIRDWALK
How would you describe the style of your creations?
Understated elegance.
What inspires you?
Old movies especially black n white ones inspire me.
Who do you have in mind when designing?
Grace Kelly
Name the greatest designer ever in your opinion.
Issey Miyake.
What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty to me is elegance, silence, and quietness found in various things.
Share the story or mood board that helped you create this collection you are showing at Fashion Forward. What can we expect to see?
This collection is called MOONLIGHT, is an extension of my last collection Bloduewedd. The story continues and our lady who was cursed to be a night owl, wanders in the night. We can see lots of silvery shine, deep colors of the night, textures that capture the beauty of the moon and owl.


Want to know more? Check her website.

 

56DEGREE- VEDIKA MERH

Name: Vedika Merh
Originally from: India
Brand Name: VEDIKA M
How would you describe the style of your creations?
Vedika M epitomizes chic and fun prêt couture. Our quirky designs, captured in vibrant hues make for a comfortable yet memorable style statement. We aim to design wearable clothing by showcasing edgy prints through modern silhouettes
What inspires you?
Our major source of inspiration are Prints – Patterns and Color. Prints often illustrate the color palette and influences the design process.
Who do you have in mind when designing?
We design for women who like to celebrate their own individual styles by creating a unique yet modern look.
What is your definition of beauty?
Feeling good and confident about yourself.
Share the story or mood board that helped you create this collection you are showing at Fashion Forward. What can we expect to see?
Prints and color play a major role in our collection, a blend of geometric block prints  and abstract patterns along with brush strokes and textures  in flowy and innovative silhouettes dominate our collection.
Contemporary silhouettes and abstract prints are the highlights of the collection.


More information in her website www.vedikam.com

4ANAYA

Name: Chathuri Samaraweera
Originally from: Sri Lanka
Brand Name: ANAYA
How would you describe the style of your creations?
Effortlessly Chic, sensual and edgy yet feminine.
Who do you have in mind when designing?
She’s the power woman of the new millennium. Her style is modern and sophisticated with a touch of mystery. Anaya is all about highlighting the natural curves of the body yet keeping the silhouettes very modern and versatile.
Name the greatest designer ever in your opinion.
Coco Chanel.
What is your definition of beauty?
Beauty is a state of mind. If you feel positive and appreciate every inch of your body, it shows from the surface and you can pull off any look may it be high street or designer wear.
Share the story or mood board that helped you create this collection you are showing at Fashion Forward. What can we expect to see?
This Winter, ANAYA is Inspired by the “Glaciers” of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

The Fluidity and mesmerizing shades of winter whites, icy blues with shades of grey married with the sunlit iridescent accents of the surface defines the color palette for Autumn/Winter 17/18.

For this season, the brand embraces a multitude of luxury textures from Orylag fur from France, Liquid organza from Italy to hand encrusted Ostrich feathered embellishments, offering its customers luxury, wearable ready to wear pieces. Each piece is unique and versatile with fresh contemporary silhouettes that takes you from outdoor cocktails to evening gala dinners.

Keeping to its core values, this season, the brand is reinventing it’s body conscious iconic evening dresses with fresh elements of crystal encrusted beading, iridescent palettes and Fur accents with a feel of “high-end-luxury”.  Evening dresses got a new facelift with more emphasis on the ankle length rather than the traditional floor length keeping it more fashion forward yet red-carpet ready. For the First time, the brand is introducing elevated separates which is both cohesive and versatile with a touch of Luxury to mix and match with the evening wear pieces.

“The Lurex bird” tweed coat with the Fur collar is one of the key outerwear pieces in the collection. The pants vary from front-slit cigarette shimmer pants to sunburst pleated culotte pants which can be worn from day to night. The geometric lace body suit with fur cuffs, is a must have for this season. The “Power of Black” is back in elevated novelty jacquards and double weave satins with monochrome highlights giving the collection a timeless feel.  Strong dissected looks in shades of black and charcoal from oversized coats to hand crafted feather accented maxi dresses are the statement pieces of the collections. The sense of lightness and fluidity of the collection clashing with sleek tailoring makes it effortlessly chic  for the “Power- Woman” of the cosmopolitan cities of the world.


Check her website and her Instagram page to learn more.

 

3AMATO

Name: Furne One
Originally from: Philippines
Brand Name: AMATO
How would you describe the style of your creations?
Amato’s signature collections are seen as timeless modern classics that can be considered as works of art or collector’s items. Meshing cultures, layering it with eastern and western elements, I create unique pieces for my urbane and globalized clients, reflecting their personal and cultural identities. In keeping with couture traditions, Amato textures its own fabrics, fashioning lavish materials, detained with rare embellishment techniques.
What inspires you?
I always keep my eyes open for new sources of inspiration. I take everything from photography, music, art, travels and even everyday objects as sources of inspiration that I use in creating new collections. From what I heard from the people I’ve worked with in the past, the Amato touch is defined by the intricate detailing, romance and drama all packed into one garment.
Who do you have in mind when designing?
My collections aren’t for the faint-hearted woman, but one who is comfortable in her skin; her ensembles are but a foil to reflect her inner persona. Amato’s signature collections are seen as timeless modern classics that are collector’s items.
Name the greatest designer ever in your opinion.
The masters, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel and Cristobal Balenciaga.
What is your definition of beauty?
The definition of an Amato woman’s beauty is strong, passionate, romantic, creative and isn’t afraid to take a risk – in fashion and in life.
Share the story or mood board that helped you create this collection you are showing at Fashion Forward. What can we expect to see?
This season, Amato will be showcasing a lot of its signature dramatic dresses. In a way, Amato will bring back the glamour old world opulence and drama.


Visit the new signature shop of Amato Couture and Amato Luxe at Dubai Design District D3 or check his website www.amatocouture.com.

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