After a mildly confusing and somewhat bizarre show by local designer, Amber Feroz ( reactions to the part- Twilight- inspired- vampires- cum- zombies concept went from “Whoa!” to “Whaaa?!”) came another concept show- only this one was wildly awe-inspiring. After intermittent delays, growing murmur of complaints from guests, Furne One, the local (and hugely popular) Filipino designer’s show, gave Dubai Fashion Week, it’s mojo back.
Oh, and how! It’s a story worth retelling. It started off with an AV of a metal yard, with chains and machinery working in motion. Suddenly the pulsating music beats to the tune of “It’s alive! It’s alive!” to introduce the avant-garde designs of the very talented Mr Furne One.
He used fabrics, materials and styling to a futuristic, sci-fi effect, even suggesting that his robotic angles could have come from outer space. Strong, exaggerated shoulders gave that intimidating silhouette to his ensembles, while sheer fabric softened the effect, with shimmer thrown in for good measure.The color palette remained soft, with peach, blush pink, white and wasabi spotted throughout his collection.
This power-play made it the most intriguing show seen yet, at the Dubai Fashion Week.
Well worth the wait for the sleep deprived blogger (ummm moi). The show was a fitting end to the new and improved Dubai Fashion Week, filled with histrionics and drama. Eagerly awaiting next season…Muchos gracias, for all the fun and fashion!