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Your First Look at the SS21 Collections of Five Arab Designers

Amal Al Raisi

Amal Al Raisi

To usher in the spring season, the hottest labels in the Arab world have unveiled their latest collections exclusively with Vogue Arabia. In lightweight fabrics, neutral and pastel colors, the collections feature everything from flowy dresses and jumpsuits to keep you effortlessly cool this season.

Below, discover the creations of five regional designers bringing the heat through unique, artistic, and visually stunning spring 2021 collections.

Amal Al Raisi

Omani designer Amal Al Raisi’s collection, is a tribute to the late Sultan Al Qaboos bin Said and the country’s hope-filled future. The collection features tiered dresses, wide-leg pants, tailored tops, and jumpsuits in a color palette of vanilla hues, blossom pink, dusty teal, and starlight blue, which symbolizes tranquility. Hints of femininity are indicated through fabrics such as silk chiffon, fluid twill, and tulle. Al Raisi also used intricate embellishments to adorn the sleeves and necklines, while the Sultan Qaboos Rose is highlighted through delicate beading. 


Helmed by Emirati designers Afra, Ahad, and Alia Bin Haider, Illustrella’s latest collection features a color palette of vivid hues of blue, green, grey, and beige, mirroring colors of a flower bouquet. Additionally, the collection embraces the richness of materials like taffeta, silk, chiffon, organza, and tulle. The petal cut necklines, sleeves, and intricate embellishments handcrafted from crystals and pearls bring out a sense of femininity. Staying true to Illustrella’s signature style, two-tone dresses and trench coats also make an appearance this season.

Noor Al Bahrani

Omani designer Noor Al Bahrani looked to the desert rose for inspiration for her latest collection featuring flowy silhouettes, a radiant color palette, and distinctive embroidery. Flowers handcrafted from feathers and hints of lace elevate the aesthetic of the kaftans while embellished belts, and floral embroidery tie each look together. Al Bahrani makes use of rose, blush, and sky hues fused with aqua and dune to represent the lush oasis in the depths of the desert. Fabrics of silk and chiffon emphasize the design’s beauty, whereas lace, crepe, and tulle add a playful touch.


UAE based fashion house Serrb depicts the serenity of the season and the aesthetic of summer wear with separates, long dresses, and jumpsuits. The color palette features a mix of soft hues such as white, cream, and dusty rose and bold shades of black to create a sense of minimal color blocking. 

Twisted Roots

Emirati designer Latifa Al Gurg’s inspiration for the Twisted Roots spring/summer 21 collection is a nod to Bali’s beautiful culture, architecture, and nature. It echoes a minimalist approach to summer dressing featuring flowy dresses, jackets, and tailored separates to reflect the Balinese temple’s architectural outlines. The color palette is a nod to the Indonesian island, featuring a mix of soothing shades of green, teal, and pink with brown and white hints.

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