Ramadan in fashion
As the most important religious season in Dubai, Ramadan is also a time for new clothes and gifts for loved ones; Renowned international and local designers release exclusive Ramadan-inspired collections and tailors are busy preparing beautiful bespoke gowns for Eid Al Fitr. For visitors, this is the chance for you to purchase regal designs, exclusive to the region, that are perfect to be worn at special Iftar and suhoor occasions.
Designers, Lubna and Nadia Al Zakwani, draw inspiration from their heritage and experiences, often referencing the shapes of date palms in their designs. Crafted in tulle, chiffon, crepe and organza, the collection itself has a light and airy quality that gives it a romantic mood. The soft colour palette comes to life in the lightweight, translucent fabrics and the overlapping silhouettes mimic the criss-crossing branches of date palm.
Design 971 Boutique, Dubai Mall
Arwa Al Banawi
Arwa Al Banawi’s Ramadan capsule collection picks up influences from the Arabian peninsula’s humble beginnings, rich heritage and great achievements. Arwa reimagines the traditional thobe in an androgynous oversized dress silhouette with French cuffs constructed from fine cashmere cotton. Choose your favourite from an array of colours that depict the desert, and complement your look with lightweight scarves embroidered with Arabic calligraphy.
This Dubai Mall boutique brings a selection of exclusive international designers such as Alexis Mabille, Zero Maria Cornejo, Stella Jean and Isa Arfen. All designers have designed exclusive kaftans made to fit the Ramadan aesthetics and the can be worn during all seasons since the prints are absolutely unique.
Symphony Boutique, Dubai Mall
The Spanish label enjoys enduring popularity in the UAE, and the same rings true for its annual Ramadan collection. Available exclusively within the region, the range comprises eveningwear such as sleeved maxi dresses and breezy palazzo pants – perfect attire for an iftar or suhoor in Dubai.
Various locations across Dubai
Setting the style stakes high, Harvey Nichols returns with their Ramadan pop-up for the second time. It’s the perfect showcase for ready to wear attires from an exciting mix of regional talents. Catch the latest from fresh and fun designers like Bina Modi, Reemami, All Things Mochi, Mira Hayek, Dee by Dalia, Ayesha Depala and Dima Ayad.
Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
Designer Lilian Afshar creates stunningly sophisticated box clutches with unexpected marble patterns and captivating textures cleverly crafted. This Ramadan, personalize a L’Afshar clutch with a laser-engraved name or initials in Arabic or English for yourself, or a friend. There is nothing like an Eid present that’s personal, incorporates local culture and is a stylish statement too.