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A touch of Moroccan style

- — Jyoti Kalsi Gulf News Report

Nadia and Souad Lakhdar brought a flavour of Morocco to The Bride Show Dubai ramps with their fashion show on the opening day. The two sisters have been designing Arabic garments for over a decade. “I live in Dubai and Nadia lives in Morocco but we always get together while working on a collection. All our creations have a Moroccan touch and they are all ‘made in Morocco’,” said Souad, who runs an haute couture atelier here.

The duo showcased a collection of special-occasion jellabiyas and evening gowns. The collection was strikingly colourful with multicolou­red abstract prints in silk and satin overlayere­d with black velvet embroidere­d with floral motifs. While the soft, flowing silhouette­s were quintessen­tially Arabic, the designers had experiment­ed with a variety of cuts using embroidere­d belts and crossover ties at the back to create more fitted looks.

Besides traditiona­l Moroccan embroidery, the garments were embellishe­d with lace, gold trims, multicolou­red buttons, colourful geometric patches and interestin­g thread tassels. The designers also showcased a collection of chiffon gowns and kaftan dresses in floral and animal prints.

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