Shatha Essa has recently unveiled her Noir 19/20 evening wear collection. The Emirati designer opened doors in 2016 and is known for bringing timeless and versatile pieces into the Middle Eastern fashion industry. The new collection, titled as ‘Botanic Treasures’ is inspired by the Temperate House of Kew Gardens – the largest Victorian glasshouse in the world.
“Kew Gardens is one of my favorite spots in the world and within it lies the beautiful structure of the Temperate House. The Temperate House is one of the oldest Victorian glasshouses which is recognized as a national treasure with its magnificent architecture which I translated into statement gowns, A-line dresses and capes,” says Essa. The fabrics used in the collection boast a blend of natural elements, silk, and tulle, which are intertwined with luxurious laces, to exude a sense of tranquillity and poise. The Arab designer’s new collection reflects on the botanical theme, as she weaves shades of luscious green and floral designs into her collection. “To portray the opulent flora, embellishments taking shape in floral patterns highlight this botanic inspiration. The Hues of rose, green, ivory and cream take centre stage in this collection blended with luxurious fabrics of polished silk, tulle and lace emphasizes the serenity and boldness of the collection.” explains the designer.
Each dress is tailored to merge class and modesty together, ensuring women feel stylish and graceful at the same time. On the evening-wear line, Essa says, “As someone who tries to fuse modest wear with elegance into my personal style, I understand how women are always on the lookout for such styles. Combining traditional evening wear silhouettes with novel elements such as flowing trains, embellished capes and sleeves provide a delicate yet modest touch.”