The belt bag is a new expression of what Celine does best, a perfectly balanced day bag with striking good looks, reassuringly classic proportions and simple yet eye-catching detailing.
Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 0585).
Diane von Fürstenberg
Diane von Fürstenberg has teamed with Peter Lindbergh on a film – DVF Secret Agent – starring supermodel Karlie Kloss to launch the brand’s new handbag. In the film, Karlie Kloss goes incognito as a secret agent transitioning seamlessly from day to night with the help of a handsome accomplice, her multi-faceted DVF Secret Agent bag, and a series of standout looks from the autumn Seduction collection.
Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 395 1600).
The Parisian label’s latest collection allows us to hold onto summer freedom and holiday grace. With a focus on relaxed, yet elegant looks, the signature must-haves include long belts embellished with pompoms, huge ponchos, thick and comforting wool coats and cosy sweaters with bold fringes. Maje is the chic Parisian label launched and designed by Judith Milgrom, who believes every garment has a soul and can tell a story. The new line apparently, signifies an ‘elopement to Manhattan’.
Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9933).
Dark and romantic, Marios Schwab’s Autumn-Winter 15-16 collection features billowing organza, satin and mousseline in a colour palette inspired by the bold and emotionally charged work of artist Francis Bacon. Somewhat grisly, the period silhouettes are accented with crimson and gold, a nod to the human anatomy; from the skeleton to the veins. The gothic sensibility of the collection is mixed with delicate details – puffed shoulders, soft pleats and cinched waists – for an enchanting Grimm’s fairy tale vibe.
S*uce, Village Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 7270).
Eclectic, casual and authentic, three words that perfectly define the city of New York and everything from which Massimo Dutti drew inspiration to create the New York City Limited Edition Collection. It’s undoubtedly this brand’s classiest and most urban and minimalist collection, inspired
by the ’60s and ’70s, where grey loose pieces stand out for their versatility and comfort. These essentials put the spotlight on lifestyles based on comfort and lightweight clothing, without ever sacrificing their chic charm.
The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9070).
Take a stroll in a town by the sea or wander in the mountains wrapped up in casual layers made sharp for the city. Boyish touches mix with countryside boho for this season’s polished, chic weekend wardrobe. Think ‘formal informality’.
BurJuman, Bur Dubai (04 351 3140).
Exemplifying modern sophistication, the Temperley London Knit collection features a relaxed, boxy shape and compelling tribal-inspired geometric patterns. Supremely soft and universally flattering, the statement autumn jackets, dresses and capes are woven into a fine-gauge jacquard knit and create a bold silhouette. Wear over neutral separates and ankle boots for a head-turning autumn look.
The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 8169).
Zadig & Voltaire
The Autumn-Winter 15-16 collection features cropped overalls and leather dresses, Zadig & Voltaire’s best and most distinct suits, fitted tops with ultra-long sleeves, curved hemlines, short sweaters that show off the shirt underneath and warm hoodies and boyfriend jackets paired with wool jersey baby doll dresses. This is a strong look only made possible with the best materials such as cashmere, leather, and knits of rabbit, raccoon, fox, flecked alpaca and python skin.
The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 339 9186).