Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 July 2020

True romance: Furne One's Amato closes Arab Fashion Week in style

Soft, feminine colours and directional pieces stole the runway show

Arab Fashion Week rounded up last night, ending on a high note with a show by Dubai favourite, Amato.

In a crowd-pleasing collection that will be snapped up by the designer's legions of loyal customers, frothy gowns were covered in acres of delicate handiwork, with embroidery, beading and painstakingly placed lace pieces taking centre stage.

Soft and romantic, this was signature Amato and the feminine aesthetic the brand is so well known for.

There were a few unexpected twists, however. Most notable was a trouser suit with wide-cut bottoms and a laced corset-style bodice, topped with a lace bomber jacket that was chic and directional, while a tulle gown in the palest eau de Nil came with a high Mandarin collar that elongated the neck.

Embroidered tulle by Amato, Arab Fashion Week. Courtesy AFW
Embroidered tulle by Amato, shown at Arab Fashion Week. Courtesy AFW

Best of all was the trio of intricately tiered gowns in delicate ombres of smoky greys, lilacs and blues that were beautiful to behold, and proved yet again why this label is so popular. Understanding what his customers want, designer Furne One never fails to deliver.

The only duff note of the show was not the clothes, but the make-up, which felt cheap in comparison, and distracted from the dreamy fashion. Aside from that one small misstep, the legions of Amato fans will be delighted, especially since with the new Arab Fashion Week digital format, many pieces are already available to buy.

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Updated: June 28, 2020 04:14 PM

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