16 March 2008

Abu Dhabi Fashion Week kicked off on Sathurday

Against the stunning backdrop of the Emirates Palace Hotel and in an arena purpose-built to reflect the Arab World's distinctive architecture, the stage is truly set for the opening night of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Fashion Week.

For the first time in the Middle East, the runway shows, featuring the collections of top international and regional designers are set to take place simultaneously on two catwalks in the main arena and in a ladies only section. The Arabian architecture of 100,000 square foot arena has been designed to reflect the distinctive character of the Abu Dhabi Fashion Week, setting it apart from other international fashion events with a unique setting and line-up of shows.

Vittorio Missoni, CEO of renowned fashion house Missoni, arrived last Friday to lead the opening night on Saturday with a collection of his well-loved signature designs. The next few days will see the best of Arabian and international fashion from established international Masters through to exciting new Arabian Designers. For the first time ever in the region, pioneers of modern day fashion like Missoni and Emilio Pucci along with celebrated young designer Albino D’Amato will show their collections along with top Arab designers like Rabih Kayrouz from Lebanon, the UAE’s Aisha Desmal and Saudi designer Amina Al Jassim.

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