A cut above

Worn by three gen­er­a­tions of UAE roy­als, an Arabesque abaya is some­thing unique – an ex­quis­ite com­pos­ite of tra­di­tional el­e­gance and French cou­ture de­sign. For their cre­ators, the Abu Dhabi-based de­sign­ers Ju­dith and Gon­zague Duriez, Arabesque’s suc­cess i

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Laura Collins meets the de­signer be­hind Arabesque abayas, worn by three gen­er­a­tions of UAE roy­als


In­flu­enced by a Ja­panese method of cut­ting, many of Ju­dith Duriez’s abayas

have ki­mono-style de­tail­ing. This piece is from Arabesque’s new SS12 col­lec­tion.

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