This Spring/Summer 2015 Naturalizer has created a line that best represents the Naturalizer woman with the trend-right fashions for the season we know she will love. From clean & classic looks, to casual everyday wear, Naturalizer has carefully chosen the top trends combined with the finest materials and details that will make her feel beautiful in every step she takes. For more than 85 years, Naturalizer has understood that a woman’s favorite shoe is the one that delivers both style and comfort.
Naturalizer launches SS15 in Dubai which offers the following key trends for the season:
• Zanzibar – We believe this is the most important trend for the Naturalizer woman this season. It features ethnic nuances from South East Asia to Native American as well as taking its main cues from the current African vibe. Ornamentation such as beads, stones and laser cut-outs add a handcrafted look to this unique trend. Zanzibar has an earthy dark palate, with a focus on many shades of brown and most importantly, orange. You will see metallic gold and bronze.
• Retro Spirit – This is the perfect trend for our career driven Naturalizer woman! It has a sense of relaxed sophistication with a touch of 1950’s styling. This trend is chick, with a retro modern twist. Colors are neutrals mixed with pink, blue or orchid. Key to this trend is the hints of pearlized tints within the neutral colors. This trend will keep her looking fashionable without missing a step.
• Santa Cruz Casuals – Sport remains a dominant influence in fashion and especially in the wardrobe of our forward moving Naturalizer lady. Look out for some great new fabric prints and soft bright colorations. These new styles give the line that casual and youthful modern vibe we all love. Jade green and soft blues provide this trend a poolside look of rest and relaxation, perfect for the hot summer!
In addition to enhancing her wardrobe, Naturalizer keeps women feeling light in her step with our N5 Comfort system that is designed in every shoe. These five features provide her with all day comfort, delivering flexibility, lightness, balance, cushioning and breathability wherever life takes her! This feature ultimately means that women do not have to sacrifice style for comfort, making Naturalizer her favorite go to shoe for every occasion in her life.
The iconic shopping destination in the UAE Bloomingdale’s Dubai turns 5. The creative event for the media had a class of 2015 with some audio visual aid and a quiz to test the class knowledge.
The brand has planned some great new products and brands, fashion shows to some exciting travel give aways.
Dune London previews SS15 in Dubai by showcasing its men’s & women’s line.The key trends are snake skin and blues and inks for women in flats, wedges and heels. For men it’s the sport soles and stitching details that are the season’s trends.
Dune London, one of the UK’s most successful footwear and accessories brands, will unveil a SS15 ladies’, men’s and accessories collection tailored specifically for the Middle East further to two UAE flagship store refurbishments during the 4th quarter of 2014. The brand will be focusing investments on the region in 2015 after a year of key, global store launches.
The brand’s offering will answer local demand for a more casual collection across ladies’ and men’s footwear. The company continues to see global growth in men’s sales as the men’s range now accounts for over 25% of the business in the UK. Accessories will also be of focus, seeing 30% increase in UK sales in the past year. A dedicated space in store will showcase the wider range of handbags, purses and small accessories, with new metallic treatments for SS15 and an introduction of premium leather styles. Embellishment remains a strong trend across all ladies’ footwear categories in the market, with tumbled leathers and suedes a focus for the
The SS15 range will include a selection of product at attractive, entry-level prices in efforts to open up the accessible yet aspirational offering to a wider audience.
Polaroid Eyewear Launched at Vision Express Dubai Mall with the Polaroid 2015 eyewear collection in Dubai Mall.Specifically designed for fashion lovers seeking a unique combination of style, the collection features avant-garde design and promises the utmost eye protection and safety thanks to the cutting-edge polarized technology for which Polaroid has been renowned for over 75 years.
Polaroid’s UltraSightTM polarized lenses are made of nine functional elements: a polarizing light filter, which is protected by four UV light absorbers, two shock-absorbing and two scratch-resistant layers. These innovative lenses are the result of the exclusive ThermofusionTM Technology, a breakthrough in quality and technology that allows Polaroid to form lenses in a way that fully protects the polarizer, which is at the core of the lens, delivering superior optics.
To better meet the diverse needs of all its customers, Polaroid presents two exciting new versions of its UltraSightTM lenses, which will be available across Vision Express outlets in the UAE starting in 2015: Ultra Light – a lighter and more flexible lens – and High Quality, a stronger and thicker version.
We expect to fill an untapped market opportunity with Polaroid, a lifestyle brand which invented Original Polarized Lenses, by offering the best eye-protection and visual quality to everyone creating a stylish sunglasses line at an unbeatable value.
Charles & Keith showcase Spring’15 range in Dubai brings forth a new momentum in creation of an eclectic collection with hints of rock’n’roll influences, vivacious prints and reinvented classics.
The Runaways – A subculture mash-up of street influences and passing phrases of casualness inspires a leading note of youthfulness abounded with virtuosity in versatility from cool silver caged sandals to high-top sneakers in fiery reds.
Sugarush – A penchant for mischief occasions in soft macaron hues of pistachio and lemon yellow and waffles prints in playful perforated smoking shoes and rubber-soled moccasins in addition to the pleasing variations of tri-tone wedges, a hint of cobalt blue and scallop-hemmed details.
Dreamers – Throwback to modern sensibilities of the 70s brings about disparate elements assembled to serve up embellished slides and platforms injected with hints of glamour whilst maintaining laid-back vibes with sling-backs and stack heels in smooth satin, mirror metallic, and snake-print textures.
Epicure – Drawn to the artisanal traditions of the Mediterranean, warm textures and decorative accents make a point on reworked espadrille loafers and modern lucite, imbuing character and rich flavour.
Emergence – Conventional shapes are reinvented to vibes of the tenacious and intense. An injection of vibrant orange and pale grey into the earthy tones introduces a duo of sophistication and modernity, a subject reiterated in the sling-backs and heeled sandals rendered in classic burgundy and blue.
Hyperreal – Prompted by the fluidity of lines and asymmetrical cuts, lucite comebacks in clear and opaque colours. Heels of precise construction in various luxurious and modern forms exude distinct assertiveness and femininity.
Accessories – Layer statement cuffs or skinny leather bracelets for a luxe finish.
B&B Buckles&Belts a unique luxury concept store opens its doors in Dubai and gives customers over 170 buckles and 80 belts to create ‘Your Style. Your Belt’. For the first time in the UAE, the store at Mercato Mall combines the best Italian quality with unique buckles that personify natural elegance and fresh glamour and an exquisite array of fashionable pure leather belts for men and women.
The store allows customers to select from special, classic, dress, suit, handmade and exclusive buckles and belts for every occasion and enables them to see their ‘made-to-measure’ creation unfold before their eyes when skilful staff craft the belt in-store. Create your own Belt at Buckles&Belts Dubai with ease and style.
The double fastening system, an exclusive invention by the young Swiss brand makes it possible to provide fitted belts with excellent finish and also to interchange the buckles. Customers can buy different buckles from B&B Buckles&Belts for the same belt and lets them stay trendy. The current range of 80 belts and approximately 170 different buckles, can all be combined in different ways with more than 5,000 possible combinations.
The B&B Buckles&Belts store in Dubai stocks the Autumn/Winter 2014 collection with a glamorous set of fashionable printed leathers and exclusive buckles. Prices for buckles or belts range from AED 380 and above.
BIRKENSTOCK Previews its Spring/Summer’15 collection in Dubai that is a varied, colourful and comfortable Spring/Summer season – in the coming year as well. Of course the focus will still be on fashionable style and unique wearing comfort. The Re-birth of Classic” is the motto and proven, classical models will appear in new materials and updated sole concepts.
BIRKENSTOCK Classic is presenting the Men‘s Luxury Series with new, distinctive models for leisure wear and business. The highlight of the series is a new crepe sole made of natural rubber – combined with supple, natural leather and an extremely comfortable soft footbed.
The Softy Comfort Collection has something to offer both men and women. Natural, soft nubuck leather in fresh, summery colors is used in the Arizona and Gizeh models. These models impress with a soft footbed and innovative Softy Comfort sole consisting of an EVA/rubber composite.
The Embellishment Series’ motto is simple: Pimp your shoes! High quality accessories, embroidery and studs combine to create a unique look. BIRKENSTOCK also has new models with trendy cut-outs for an airy summer feeling.
The Fusion collection shows a material mix of fabric and classical suede with contrasting colors and patterns create additional, colorful highlights in the Fusion Collection. With their fresh looks, best sellers Madrid, Gizeh and Arizona add instant visual interest to any outfit.
The beloved BIRKENSTOCK classics can now also be worn in wet areas, thanks to the use of high-quality EVA plastic. This makes the versatile sandal lightweight, flexible and washable, whilst still featuring the anatomically shaped footbed. The exact 1:1 copy of the classics, which was launched onto the market some one hundred years ago, is made in Germany with the same BIRKENSTOCK quality for which the brand is renowned.
The perfect copies of the 50-year-old originals are now also available in high-quality EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate), thus promising a truly unique experience for the feet. After all, EVA material is extremely soft and light and also has a shock-absorbing effect. Uneven ground underfoot is automatically compensated and every step is cushioned. Another advantage is that EVA can easily be washed. This makes the sandals sturdy yet comfortable companions for wearing in a wide range of locations, from wet areas to the home, garden and beach.
The spring/summer 2015 collection from BIRKENSTOCK Shoes contains five new lines for women and men – plus two new sole designs in the Heritage Collection. The comfort shoe specialist now provides its famous wearing comfort for all four seasons. All of these lines are based on the Original BIRKENSTOCK footbed, which comes in two widths to guarantee BIRKENSTOCK‘s unique comfort and an outstanding fit.
The new Papillio Collection contains feminine, fashionable sandals that particularly appeal to women. In addition to the global trend colors and materials, the new models with platform soles and wedge heels and models with 4-cm heels offer an extensive selection to choose from when accessorizing new favorite outfits with an assured sense of style.
The Birki‘s Collection focuses on innovative materials and new style concepts for the target group, which is men who prefer a casual, cool style – and their children. The highlights of the Birki‘s spring/summer 2015 collection are raw denims (unprocessed, masculine jeans fabrics), coarse linen structures and a camouflage pattern. For the kids, they are the Star Wars heroes and new models with practical hook and loop closures. Raw denims, distressed linen and coarse textile structures with raw edges give these sandals and clogs a clearly masculine touch.
For further information, please visit www.birkenstock.com.
Judith Hobby Clothing has launched its first, bright and airy space in Studio City, Dubai. The space is an extension of Judith’s designs, which are both simple and contemporary yet also comfortable and easy to wear.
Along with a brand new space, Judith has also unveiled new pieces from the contemporary AW14 collection, which have been designed to suit all shapes and sizes and are the perfect pieces for everyday wear.
Judith Hobby Clothing opens first studio in Dubai and here are a few of our top picks from the AW14 collection below:
The fun Lily Dress (AED 425), is made from a combination of cotton jersey and butter crepe fabrics. The cotton jersey panels create a comfortable shift dress silhouette, while the pops of coloured butter crepe panels create a strong contrast, ensuring this shift dress with a difference, is easy to wear, yet extremely eye-catching.
The ultra-flattering Imogen Jumpsuit (AED 425), is made from the softest jersey fabric ensuring maximum comfort, while the crossover, wraparound tailoring at the front of the jumpsuit, and the extra-wide legged trousers create a chic, elongated silhouette.
The Cora Classic T-shirt (AED 275) has been revisited this season in a limited edition stripe. Offering the choice of narrow, medium or wide stripes, this top looks great worn with jeans or feminine, summery shorts. The cool, cotton jersey fabric is so comfortable too that you won’t want to take it off!
Made from breathable, men’s shirting fabric, the Maggie Top (AED 300), features a ‘60s style roll neck, which drapes slightly at the back. The hemline is asymmetrical and has a fun split at the back – making it reminiscent of a man’s tailcoat. Whether paired with jeans or a pencil skirt, this quirky piece is sure to add a unique element to your wardrobe.
The uber-sexy, body con, Jane Dress (AED 425) has ruching down both sides of the silhouette, which allows the wearer to position it in order to hide lumps and bumps. Made from easy to wear cotton jersey fabric, this dress would look tailored and chic when paired with sandals or pumps for daytime wear, or dressed up with a pair of sky high stilettos for an evening look that will ensure all eyes are on you!
The super comfortable, harem-inspired Fiona Trousers (AED 375) are made of butter crepe fabric and feature a ½ elastic waistband for maximum comfort. These elegantly pleated, draped trousers can be worn with sandals for a low-key, elegant look, or dressed up with a pair of heels for a touch of glamour.
The Fiona trousers have been paired above with the Wendy Top (AED 300). This simple, cotton jersey top has a unique batwing silhouette from the front, while clever draping at the back creates a look which is both creative and flattering.
Judith Hobby Clothing is filling a much-needed gap in the market, offering beautifully made, flatteringly tailored, easy to wear pieces to suit women of a variety of shapes, sizes and ages and with the first studio having just opened in Studio City in Dubai, owning your very own, unique piece of Judith Hobby Clothing, has never been easier. All items can also be found on sale with GCC wide delivery at www.judithhobbyclothing.com.
ALDO plays matchmaker by connecting customers to their #PERFECTPAIR with their new Fall Winter 2014 campaign.
ALDO unveiled #PERFECTPAIR, a global marketing campaign that introduces a new visual identity that redefines perfection.At ALDO, perfection means finding the perfect pair of shoes for any situation. It’s the reward that comes from knowing who you are, deciding what you want, and recognizing that only you can find your #PERFECTPAIR.
Aldo Defines Perfect Pair with Fall/Winter 2014 collection Dubai which includes going back to the 90’s a sthe biggest trends, so be it platforms, ankle straps, exaggerated shapes to oversized detailing.
Bloomingdale’s Dubai showcased its latest collection at a stunning fashion show and stylist Lydia Santange from New York endorsed the trends.
Bloomingdales Dubai Season Trends with Stylist Lydia Santangelo showcases Winter blooms and bold prints such as oversized, rave and geometric florals by Peter Pilotto, Marni, Mary Katrantzou, Stella McCartney, Dries Van Noten, 3.1 Phillip Lim, new label to the retailer, MSGM, and Issa.
Glimpse of Glamour, which shined the spotlight on feathers, fringe and frills alongside textured oversized coats by Manoush, Haute Hippie, Sandro, Elizabeth and James, Burberry and Lanvin.
The Street Smart segment boasted bomber jackets, oversized sweaters, knits and skirts making way for a new form of uniform. Brands featured include Moschino Cheap and Chic, Helmut Lang, McQ, Alexander Wang.
Heavy metals and Shiny Surfaces came into play with reflective fabrics and shimmering embellishments styled with fur. Brands highlighted in this segment included 3.1 Phillip Lim, Emilio Pucci, Dries Van Noten, Haute Hippie, Moschino, Alexis, Givenchy and Sass and Bide.
As a finale, sparkling and embellished evening gowns made for an encore presentation for Glitz and Glamour, featuring the likes of luxe labels, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Zuhair Murad and Reem Acra.