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With Dubai becoming the fashion capital of the region, the style of this city is very much being influenced by its culture. Cosmopolitan, with a love of the good life, it still has a deep respect for its Islamic roots and traditions while being one of the most modern cities in the region. Proudly multicultural, yet aware of its rich Emirati heritage, this city’s style cannot really be described in one simple sentence.
‘Modern Arab Style’ may be a new phenomenon but it is diverse and has many layers. Ritu Upadhyay is the Middle East Correspondent for Women’s Wear Daily, and she says: “Dubai is a very international, multicultural city. I don’t think it is necessary for designers to have to reflect a regional identity. But it’s important whatever they show; there is a depth of research and understanding as to why this is their style statement. Not all designers will play upon their heritage. In fact, it should really only be done if that’s genuinely part of your creative aesthetic.” Details