Modest designs are not uncommon in fall/winter collections. However, as appreciation for demure style transcends the Middle East more and more each season, some of this one’s standout pieces happened to be modest. Dior‘s sheer and whimsical dresses were juxtaposed with a generous number of head-to-toe tweed ensembles, full skirts, and even a hooded cloak. At Iris van Herpen, the house known for its cut-out panels and 3D silhouettes, the Dutch designer offered a structured yet still feminine and covered dress. A lesson on minimalism in modest-wear came from Lebanese label Maison Rabih Kayrouz, as its six-piece collection included two timeless looks in neutral tones. The first, a camel-colored poncho over wide-legged trousers is studded with thread-tied and gold-dipped shells, while the second is a black coat and trousers combo with the coat featuring hand-tied velvet fringe. On the more glamorous side, Zuhair Murad delivered a Venice-inspired three-piece ensemble in velvet and dripping with crystals, and design-duo Viktor & Rolf created a majority of their collection with a patchwork of various fabrics to create maximalist modest gowns fulfilling royal fantasies.
Click through the gallery above to see the best modest pieces to come out of the couture fall/winter 21-22 collections.