‘Totally shocked’ and ‘On Top of the World’ is how aspiring designer, Shabana Asif, described her feelings after winning the DSF 2009 Creations Aspiring Designer Award at the Observatory, BurJuman on Friday evening, 30 January. The award is part of the DSF Office initiative to appreciate the efforts of aspiring designers and to make Creations a launch-pad for successful careers in the global fashion industry.
Friday evening unveiled a showcase of single designs from each of the aspiring designers featured during the week of Creations 2009, namely Roxx Couture, Rabia Z, AlyAshmac, Preston University, Mimi Fashion, Tahera Peeran and Shabana Asif. Among VIP guests and media, a fashion jury presented Shabana with the top honour for her stunning metallic silver abaya design, crafted entirely out of one single piece of luxurious fabric.
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The word 'wearable' isn't exactly the first thing that comes to mind, but this abaya is pretty different to most things available on the market. Although it seems more appropriate for a ladies' party or wedding than outdoors. What do you think of the winning design?