Julia Milan reveals exclusive design
To celebrate UAE National Day, Dubai-based Slovakian fashion designer Julia Milan has created a limited edition dress named “Four Four” in honour of the nation’s 44th anniversary. The ensemble consists of a skirt and long vest piece, featuring black, white and red burqa icons, along with bold stripes and the traditional Ghutra pattern.
“This limited edition dress was inspired by my desire to bridge fashion and culture together. I have incorporated the Arabic design and put touches of western influences on the stitches and cut of the dress. This is my modern take to empower women in their day to day lives,” says Milan. “The ‘Four Four’ dress is also an art piece that I want to give to UAE, my home. UAE has been very successful on welcoming talents like me and giving opportunity to go global.”
Milan prides herself on producing comfortable and versatile garments that merge high fashion with streetwear style. Her “Four Four” dress is available by order through Instagram until the end of December 2015.
Franck Muller ‘Proud to be Emirati” limited edition watches
Watch makers Franck Muller have created a limited edition collection of watches to mark the 44th National Day celebrations.
Marked with the names of all seven emirates, the colours of the flag, and even the UAE emblem, a falcon, they are designed exclusively for this region.
Entitled “Proud to be Emirati” these pieces were launched on November 27th, and will be available only at the Franck Muller boutique in The Dubai Mall. Price on request.
Kiehl’s launches limited edition products
Kiehl’s has collaborated with London-based design boutique Ilovedust to create Dubai-themed packaging, just in time for UAE National Day. The limited edition collection, called Kiehl’s Loves Dubai, includes some of the brand’s signature skin creams.
Artists Mark Graham and Ben Beach of Ilovedust designed the labels for the collection, drawing on the UAE’s patriotic spirit and iconic landmarks from Kiehl’s homebase, New York City. Images of the Burj Khalifa, Palm Jumeirah, Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty can all be spotted in the graffiti-style graphics, which are drawn in black and white, and the colours of the UAE flag.
Products in the Kiehl’s Loves Dubai collection include the Creme de Corps, Creme de Corps Whipped Body Butter and Ultra Facial Creme. They will be sold at all Kiehl’s outlets in Dubai from November 16 to December 3, after which they will be available exclusively at Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall. Prices start from Dh180.
The Nail Spa celebrates UAE National Day with burqaa nail art
For UAE National Day, The Nail Spa (TNS) is giving a glamorous update to the iconic burqaa image, as an ode to traditional Emirati culture. In the weeks leading up to UAE National Day, the salon is offering burqaa nail art, which women can have painted on their nails in the red, white, black and green colours of the UAE flag. For added shimmer, it can be painted with glitter nail polish or covered in sequins.
Pricing for the burqaa nail art will start at Dh20, and it will be available at all TNS locations in the UAE from November 22.