Japanese fashion craze in Dubai

Fresh wave of Japanese fashions, culture and art in the emirate

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

This week: S*uce’s e-pop up shop launches, plus new Arcadian Apparel threads.

What with the recent launch of Toko Dubai and the day dedicated to Japanese culture at The Archive last weekend, it would appear Dubai is going gaga for Japanese sub-culture at the minute. Local fashion boutique S*uce (04 339 9696) is carrying the tradition through to next month with a Kawaii Kurates e-pop up shop on its online boutique, featuring curated pieces including clothes, accessories, bags and limited-edition art prints.

The e-pop-up shop is set to go live on Saturday March 1, so make sure you pen it in your diaries.

Meanwhile, new local online T-shirt boutique Arcadian Apparel (www.arcadianapparel.com) is the latest hotspot for UAE-inspired apparel with a sense of humour. The collection features the works of its team of local designers, photographers and artists, and includes this (below) tongue-in-cheek take on the infamous Got Milk ad that ran in the US in the 1990s. Prices start from Dhs150.

Lastly, designer royalty in the form of Emilio Pucci’s (04 339 8525) daughter, Laudomia, graced the city last week for the unveiling of the Italian label’s springs/summer 2014 collection. True to form, the brand sent colourful Masai-inspired prints down the runway alongside cropped hoodies, sequined sports bras and oversized silhouettes.

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