Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 16 October 2019

Priyanka Chopra wears design by Emirati royalty while out and about in New York

The sumptuous chartreuse full-length jacket is a design by Madiyah Al Sharqi, who is a member of the Fujairah royal family

Bollywood-Hollywood star Priyanka Chopra has been spotted out in New York City wearing a jacket from the Spring/Summer '19 collection of Madiyah Al Sharqi.

The 36-year-old Indian actress wore the chartreuse look on Tuesday: it features dual sleeves - with the top half a puff sleeve, and the forearm a paisley print. The jacket is belted, however, Chopra chose to wear it open.

It retails for Dh3,400 (USD925).

The designer, Sheikha Madiyah Al Sharqi is a member of the ruling family of Fujairah. The jacket is a fitting choice for newlywed Chopra, considering Al Sharqi said she was inspired by India for the collection that the piece is a part of:

“I was amazed by all the different cultures, landscapes and their warm hospitality," she says of India. "We’ve always had Indian influences in the UAE but I discovered that India was much more than what I thought. Visiting India really is a dream, getting familiar with and admiring the country’s rich culture, history and architecture.”

More specifically, the Spring/Summer collection is inspired by the imagery to come from former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's 1962 visit to India - hence the paisley and retro yellow-green.

Chopra is not the first famous face to show a liking for Al Sharqi pieces. Last year, Vanessa Hudgens wore a jumpsuit by the label, singer Lorde chose an Al Sharqi look for her world tour. And, in 2014, Kim Kardashian famously visited the designer’s showroom.

The label built a strong regional following after it was founded in 2012, and in 2016, it became available in the United States at the upscale Manhattan boutique Fivestory. Read more about the UAE's homegrown brands here.

Updated: March 20, 2019 02:01 PM

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