Ahead of the Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience celebrations tonight, Level Shoe District hosted an intimate dinner on Wednesday evening in honor of British accessory designer Tabitha Simmons. The soirée took place outdoors at the One & Only Royal Mirage’s Peregrine Courtyard, which was decorated with transparent cubes filled with flowers that also served as a display for the designer’s Spring 2016 collection. Simmons, who took home the CFDA accessory designer of the year award in 2012, also previewed her exclusive capsule collection for Level Shoe District, featuring her signature “Leticia” glittering sandals.
The fashionable guest list included familiar international industry faces—stylist and editor Nausheen Shah and Spanish influencer and Fashion Prize ambassadress Gala Gonzalez—who dined alongside regional industry tastemakers, including accessory designer Nathalie Trad; style influencer Anum Bashir of Desert Mannequin; and editor-in-chief of Style.com/Arabia, Sofia Guellaty. The plates on the candlelit table were each engraved with a guest’s name, further adding to the intimate mood of the evening.