Studio 8 showcase emerging and talented designer’s enigmatic collections
Dubai: 21 January 2015 By:Zulfiqar Shah
Bringing in myriad hues, ethnicity and grandeur in craftsmanship; Studio 8, region’s elite multi-brand fashion boutique along with emerging and talented designers showcased their select lineup of ensembles at its Jumeirah Beach Road studio on the 14th January 2015. The event highlighted the designer’s exclusive threadwork on inimitable silhouettes. With fabric and shades to flatter skin tones across continents and designs that capture every fashion lover’s eyes; the audience were besotted by the unconventional sequence of avant-garde ensembles.
Amongst the designers that showcased their line of ensembles was Kolkata-based Latika Dhawan. She has designed her passion for over two decades, with her label growing from a home business to a full-fledged industry that now stitches together many talents, karigars, embroideries, crafts and weaves. Her style is exclusive yet rooted to ethnic wear, across hues of ensembles, embellished with exquisite works from across India. Be it zardozi or gota, appliqué or khadi, on silk or velvet, a signature Latika Dhawan will be something you’ll keep close to your fashionable soul for a long time to come.
In the scintillating evening that was graced by fashion industry’s finest, Dubai based fashion designer of Indian origin Varoin Marwah unleashed his glamour-personified prêt-a-couture collection of magnificent ensembles. Varoin Marwah has always been a prodigious talent with the intuitive knowledge of what the modern man should spruce up as. His designs had layers, complexities, art. Speaking passionately about his collection Varoin Marwah said “Fashion is a state of my mind and all the stories in it. At times it gets dictated by all the people I meet in my day to day life. Like all of them, my designs have layers, complexities, art and are not restricted to any one colour. It is timeless yet time bound. It is forever changing”.
If there is one fashion designer who evoked countless sonnets, epic heritage and stunning alignment of bygone classics with contemporary styles, it was undoubtedly Nickie Nina. Famous Pakistani fashion label run by designer duo Aliya Ali (Nickie) and Nabila Junaid’s (Nina) ensembles are known for their emphasis on colour. Their collection consisted of bright and subtle hues in a unique fusion of colour displaying a fine-tuned aesthetic sense. Wasli, karchob, zardozi, silk threads, precious and semi-precious stones were used in fascinating combinations to create unusual and distinctive garments. Other designers that showcased their latest and coveted couture collection included Seema Khan, Ramona Narang, Rahul & Anushka, and Allure éclat. The stunning evening designed for opulence and exhilarating drama gave the audience a unique opportunity to view silhouettes in all its grandeur.