One of the experiences that I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to have whilst here in Dubai, is to visit the showroom and design studio of DAS Collection, the brainchild of Reem & Hind Beljafla. As traditional but fashion forward abaya designers, they have created some incredibly beautiful, hand-made garments that retain their modesty. I was so excited when we were invited to try on the signature cut dress as on the hanger it looked interesting, but it’s on the body that it really comes to life with it’s intricate draping. This dress suits every body shape, I’ve never seen a garment so universally flattering, and if I hadn’t already had a wedding dress made, I would have immediately ordered one for my upcoming occasion! It’s like wearing a tall cool drink on a hot day! I felt like a glamorous movie star and never wanted to take it off. The fabric is a beautiful silk and they make less than 10 of each colour, and each can be modified and adapted to be truly unique.
See it doesn’t just suit me! Doesn’t Candice look absolutely divine in it? Das Collection also make the more traditional abaya’s but with a modern look and more detail, particularly for events and weddings where a little sparkle never goes out of style.
That is stunning. People think that Arab women just wear frumpy clothes or boring coverings, but a look through Pinterest and Tumblr will show some beautiful and tremendous style.
There are some truly beautiful clothes here!
Wow. Who wouldn’t want one of those dresses, in the perfect color?
You do look amazing. Are you high or short waisted? Or is it the cut of the dress. Stunningly beautiful and very ‘forties (20s? 30s?) Hollywood.
Me I’m short waisted, but you can adjust the waist on this dress to put it where it suits you. Yes it has a real 40s feel – so incredibly beautiful.
Congrats on the upcoming nuptials. I must have missed that in a post somewhere but wish you much happiness.
You haven’t missed a post about it as I haven’t written one!
Didn’t know about this spot here in Dubai, beautiful and unique-thanks for sharing!
Wow! Dresses don’t usually amaze me, but that makes you both look like goddesses!
Wow! Wow! Wow! Just stunning.
I think Angelina Jolie should wear it to the Oscars to
1) get some exposure and 2) I think it would look awesome on her!!
You look amazing! Congratulations on the upcoming happy event!
Those dresses are absolutely stunning Imogen. You suit that look very much 😉 xx
Sonia – even Sofia (the guide) tried one on and she looked great in it too!
Gorgeous… just incredible! I sometimes wish I could get away with wearing something like this rather than standard court attire….
stunning – love it!