From fashion blogger Garance Dore's collaboration with Massimo Dutti, to H&M's flowy dresses perfect for Ramadan nights, we bring you the highlights in recent fashion news.
A Fashion Story
Fashion blogger Garance Doré is the face of the Massimo Dutti Spring/Summer 16 Collection which features a series of very comfortable, elegant, quality and modern garments, including some that are a nod to Doré’s own garçon style. Together the items, from little black dresses to accessories in camel and black leather make up perfect combinations for any time of day. Cairo Fashion Festival[caption id="attachment_502823" align="alignnone" width="620"] Designer Bassma Boussil[/caption]
Fashion designers sketched live at an exclusive meet and greet held last month for all the fashion designers that have been a part of Cairo Fashion Festival from the start until now. The event, held at Cairo Festival City Mall, came weeks ahead of the festival’s Season 6 launch on May 27.
Raymond Weil and The Fab Four
To mark its 40th anniversary, luxury Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil has announced a historic partnership with the Beatles, by which they will produce unique Maestro Beatles Limited Edition timepieces as a salute to music’s most celebrated group. The Maestro Beatles Limited Edition is the latest in the brand’s famed music icons series. The maestro Beatles Limited Edition features a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm polished steel case. The timepiece has the 13 Beatles’ album titles engraved all around the bespoke dial, with a special “Help” index at 4 o’clock which recalls the cover of the iconic album released in 1965.
If you’re fond of pure, pared-down designs, then this is your perfect timepiece. The Charisma from Saint Honore features two arching forms that embrace the contours of the round 35 mm case, connecting it to its strap or bracelet with the utmost finesse. Almost ethereal in quality, the clasps go one step further in accentuating the case’s delicate, feminine curves. The watch comes in two versions, one combining lacquered and sunray satin finishes, the other the opalescent allure of mother-of-pearl and the radiance of diamonds.
Louis Moinet’s latest creation, the Sideralis inverted double tourbillon, is an innovative new look at watchmaking by the Swiss atelier. This unique timepiece is driven by two outsized opposing tourbillons set above the movement, while depicting the universe and its constellations moving in ethereal fashion.
Stones and Diamonds
Bloggers and fashionistas tried on glittering diamond necklaces and earrings selected for them by El Galla Jewellery at the Denim And Diamonds event held on May 18 at the jeweller's boutique in Zamalek. The event had bloggers and clients matched with the perfect pieces to fit their style from the jeweller's latest Stones and Diamonds collection.
SEDA hosted an exclusive viewing of their new limited edition collection titled “Art Evolved,” in collaboration with haute couture fashion designer Norine Farah last month. Founder of SEDA Karim Kozman walked the guests through the inspirations behind the six collections on display. Farah created designs for six collections, each inspired by different art movements and eras, which include Art Nouveau, Baroque, Surrealism, Art Deco, Ancient Egyptians and dynasties of Ancient China.
H&M has put out a collection of long, flowy dresses, kaftans and tunics perfect for Ramadan iftars and sohours. Featuring colorful soft fabrics, prints and loose silhouettes, the collection is on sale in stores now and will be available until the end of June.