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
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.