x Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 26 July 2017

Top takeaways from Fashion Forward and where to find them

The ideas and designs that caught our attention and where you can learn more

Dumyé Dolls’s fashionable rag dolls. Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane / The National
Dumyé Dolls’s fashionable rag dolls. Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane / The National

Philanthropy meets fashion

Dumyé Dolls made quite an impact at Fashion Forward. For every purchase of a fashionable rag doll, the company gifted a doll to one of the world’s estimated 17.9 million orphaned children. For more information, visit www.dumye.com.

Arab-inspired tees

Original and outlandish designs adorned every T-shirt stand in The Garden this season. Our favourites were from Arcadian Apparel and Nada Akram.

The goody bags

From Mac blusher and eyeshadow to luxurious L’Oréal hair products and silver bracelet charms, the goody bags were present at several shows again this season. Top marks to the Saudi designer Arwa Alammari for her witty handcrafted designer tee.

Shell out!

The stunning mother-of-pearl, shell and polished wood clutches by Nathalie Trad were a runaway success this year. Check out her latest range of bags at Harvey Nichols or at www.nathalietrad.com.

rduane@thenational.ae