FASHION WEEK: NYFW A/W 17-18 HIGHLIGHTS

March 14, 2017

NYFW: DAY 2 LOOK, HISSA ZANIAL

March 14, 2017

NYFW: DAY 1 LOOK, AMIRA HAROON

March 14, 2017

Images taken and owned by Moeez Ali, @moeeztali

by Editor | Mademoiselle Meme

At Mademoiselle Meme, we love to feature new, underground, and upcoming talents (find some in our Noteworthy tab). For NYFW, it was important to be able to wear newer designers and showcase the not-so-mainstream brands. This season, particularly with the political climate, I was interested in wearing Middle Eastern designs and designers, and had the opportunity to wear looks from three female designers: Amira Haroon, Hissa Zanial and Amal Al Raisi.

I had first seen Amira Haroon’s collection at FFWD Dubai in October and was formally connected to the brand through Abu Dhabi stylist Aristochick just before NYFW began. Amira Haroon is a Pakistani designer, raised in the Arabian Peninsula and based in Dubai. Haroon’s designs have a wonderfully feminine Parisian flare, with most pieces adorned in intricate and delicate handwork of beads, pearls, sequins and more. Haroon’s collections are not just regal on the rack, but the Beatrix dress in particular was created with 3D movement, as each oval black appliqué attached to the gown floats and flutters (just like our hearts when we received the dress). Haroon has constructed RTW that could be called couture, each with a particular influence, whether it is from growing up in Saudi Arabia or studying in France. Haroon is more than a designer, but an artist.

Check out designer Amira Haroon on Instagram and stay tuned to see what I wore from the designer on day 6.

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