Dubai has come a long way since Basma Abu Ghazaleh launched her luxury ready-to-wear brand Kage in 2009. Gone are the days of a few select red carpet brands and in is a new generation of high-end contemporary designers.
Among them, Kage of course, Kuwaiti designer Haya Al Abdulkareem who founded handbag label Folklore, Qatari designer Yasmin Mansour and 1309 Studios, pictured above, also founded by a Qatari, Ghada Al Subaey.
Fashion and travel writer Marianna Cerini pens a wonderfully insightful piece on the blossoming fashion industry for CNN and we wanted to share the piece with our readers here. It made us want to shop for these brands right away, to wear on a day out or a night in.