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.