Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Designer: Zareena Yousif

Zareena Yousif is a designer based in the UAE who creates beautiful evening gowns and jalabiyas. She opened her store Fasateen in Dubai in 1995 and has since become one of the most popular designers in the Gulf. Her dresses are intricately embroidered and are a real work of art. She manages to combine traditional handiwork with modern silhouettes to produce really unique garments. Regarding this she says:

"I love my embroidery techniques to be very ethnic, so I take them from different cultures and countries. I use badla (silver and gold threads) studs. I use very ethnic types of material when I do a motif on a piece. It can be very difficult to balance it with the chiffon I use, because the embroidery is heavy. It takes a very long time to do."

You can read more about Zareena in an interview with her here.

These are a few screen shots of her beautiful designs from her website:

15 comments:

nur said...

the 3rd one (blue) is gorgeous!!!

Arfy Majeed said...

These dresses are soo beautiful. I love the 4th one down (dusky pink one).

Anonymous said...

oh mashallah how beautiful these designs are! the second one must be my favourite, but they're all stunning!

Almallena said...

Asalaam walikum

Oh I love her dresses, soo elegant! MashAllah, they are perfect example of modesty and elegance.

Mishu said...

Oo ... I want the red one a thousand times over.

dee said...

Assalamu'alaikum.
Masha Allah! I love them all, esp. the blue one in the middle.

Najm-us-Sahar said...

Assalam u alaikum

MAshaAllah!!!! I love the first one and the blue one. both are gorgeous.........

Sara said...

Lovely!

sherdesign said...

i love zareena's colection...she is brilliant..mashallah..

Minaretmuse said...

Stunning. The double-sleeve design on the red dress is pure medieval-chic :)

Majda said...

Those are really nice. I wonder how much they cost.

tima said...

Assalam u Alikum

what stunning styles.i love the blue gown

Sura said...

lovely designs!!!
i think ill buy one :)

jamila said...

mashallah all gorjus. i cant make up my mind which one is my faviourite. lol

kalsuma said...

mashallah these are all soo nice

i especially love the lush red one!!

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