Saturday, 13 February 2010

'Pantaloon abaya' designer is top seller

Whilst few abaya brands today can really be described as 'creative' or 'different', I was interested to read this article about an Emirati designer who has come up with the concept of a 'pantaloon abaya'. I'd definitely be interested to see what these look like!

By Aimee Greaves
Wednesday, February 10, 2010

An Emirati designer is changing the face of Arabic fashion by creating abayas based on trousers rather than the traditional dress.

Lamya Abedin, the owner of Queen of Spades, started designing two-and-a-half years ago and has seen the popularity of her "pantaloon abayas" rocket in the past few months as Galeries Lafayette began stocking her designs in its The Dubai Mall store. She has also designed abayas based on kimonos and saris, but it is the pantaloons that have pulled in the punters.

Read the rest here.


Saffron said...

Salam. Well, the leather heart, belts, etc seem to draw attention to the figure, which she herself said she wanted to do. I think that defeats the purpose of abaya.

Anonymous said...

Assalaamu alaikum,

Who was first, chicken or the egg?
Pantaloon abayas by saudi designer Eman Joharjy:


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