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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

Jelena Bin Drai unveils autumn/winter 2017 collection — in pictures 

Local designer shows that a grown-up fashion attitude is in vogue

Dubai-based designer Jelena Bin Drai offers a bold new direction for autumn/winter.

Gone are the girlie pastels of summer, replaced with a dark and brooding palette, filled with sassy, directional pieces that would look right at home in Paris or London.

Both fashion-y and wearable, this collection gives us flattering peplum tops over chic straight-cut trousers, Peter Pan collars on simple tops with ruffled sleeves, and super-wide-legged pants. Even the most season specific pieces, such as a midnight blue velvet cold-shoulder dress, are well-cut enough to survive as a wardrobe staple (worn over a pair of jeans, or with a white shirt, for example). Being a UAE collection, there are only two coats, but they are simple and soft enough to hang on shoulders with a devil-may-care attitude. Rakish and urbane, this collection has all the makings of a stylish winter.