Couture pieces now available at Harvey Nichols for a limited time
The annual fashion event is back just in time for Ramadan’s fashion-forward Iftar and Ghabqa gatherings. Harvey Nichols Kuwait held its highly-anticipated kaftan event, at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, featuring sought-after bespoke kaftan pieces by local and regional designers. Reinforcing its commitment to promoting local and regional talent for the 5th year in a row, the VIP customer, media and influencer event featured collections from 17 designers. Dalal Al-Doub, Dana Tuwairish and many other local influencers made a presence to this event.
This year saw the designers experiment with textures, prints and stitching patterns in their own unique way allowing women in Kuwait to rediscover their personality and sensuality through the kaftan. The designers featured in Harvey Nichols’ kaftan collection this year are impeccable! There’s something there for every taste and every Ramadan occasion.
Commenting on this year’s annual Kaftan event, the buying team agreed: “The kaftan fashion game is elevated year on year and in 2018 we are witnessing some of the most stunning couture pieces we have ever seen in the region. By collaborating with these high-fashion kaftan designers, we have managed to channel the must-have pieces of the year to our customer base who are also some of the most fashionable women in the country.”
This year’s designer line-up feature:
This year Saudi Designer Fahdah Al Omari takes inspiration from the miraculous and wondrous World of Morocco. This collection imitates a sense of whimsical affairs drawn from the rich Moroccan culture inspired by textiles, architecture, the simplicity of beautiful intricate hidden gems in the African kingdom on a midnight summer breeze.
AKS The Label
AKS was founded in 2013 by Bahraini sisters, Amna and Asma Khaled Saif. Both sisters are self-taught with a passion for the French Art Deco era, from architecture to urban landscaping. Those details reflect through all their collections through the construction or deconstruction of garments.
Bambah has captured the hearts of its customers from its very first collection. The brand exudes femininity, elegance, and bold signature shapes whilst reflecting a modern and refined mark that resonates with today’s woman.
Modern and feminine with a focus on exquisite detail, Bthaina fuses refined beauty with understated luxury. Based in Oman, Bthaina started her label in 2010 then opened her first boutique in 2011. She creates intricately hand embellished kaftans and abayas, taking inspiration from Eastern and Western elements.
As opposed to last year’s inspiration of modern Arabic culture mixed with whites, beiges, golds, flowers, and embellishments, this year’s inspiration is focused on a dark palette, sequins and turre.
Designer Hanouf Buarki takes the classic kaftan and injects it with a modern trendy touch. Using bright colour accents and embroidery, these kaftans take classic silhouettes and add that extra je ne sais quoi that makes the pieces unmistakably Double De.
Elegant by Laila
Designer Laila Alhanbali is all about using the best fabrics to create her masterpieces. The luxurious fabrics used in the design of these kaftans are regal and striking. Every lady will feel like royalty when she puts on one of Elegant by Laila's designs.
Eman Alahmed is a fashion designer and the creator of 'EMAN ALAHMED' clothing label. Since her start in 2006, Eman Al Ahmed succeeded in embroiling her name with glory as one of the leading Abaya designers in the fashion world.
Gold Dust designs are known for their beautiful gold embroideries, details and fabrics. The sisters Hanan and Noura Dashti are co-creative designers of the brand which is adored for its exquisite kaftans.
Since 2015, Lilly Kaftans has created collections of kaftans that focus on style and comfort. Their philosophy is all about a synergy of fashion and practicality.
Loodyana by Kholoud Al Hakbani and Abeer Al Hakbani has created a fashion mogul which translates ethnicity with elegance. Loodyana as a luxury fashion brand has evolved from ethnic wear abayas to pret-a porter evening gowns with timeless appeal.
Maison Chic is an accessible luxury line of kaftans and women's ready-to-wear based in Kuwait. The brand aims to imprint its unique touch in the fashion world as being casual yet super classy and of course chic!
Marina Qureshi succeeds in delivering romantic, beautiful construction creations that are wearable and will deliver, season upon. Detail is precise, proportions are perfected and contemporary cut keeping the finishing as priority.
Misha design is a sophisticated brand that mixes the latest trends with a touch of Kuwaiti taste to create ready to wear clothes & elegant kaftans for today's fashion lovers.
MonaCo was launched in 2003 with a drive and aim to create beautiful and meticulously crafted kaftans. The collections combine ornate fabrics and embellishments creating one of a kind pieces that combine culture and craft.
Kuwaiti fashion designer and businesswoman, Montaha Al Ajeel launched her first collection in Kuwait in 2003 and has since showcased her designs at the fashion week in Dubai and New York. Montaha’s aim is to showcase to the world, the elegance and style of the women in the gulf.
S_squaredq8 is a 2015 brand created by two Kuwaiti designers. Their aim is to provide breezy kaftans and ready to wear clothes. Their elegant and simple kaftans make ladies fall in love with their look.