Famed for dressing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, Yousef Aljasmi showcased his dazzling creations on the third day of Fashion Forward Dubai. Models dressed in extravagant and maximalist dresses heavily-embellished with gleaming metallics of silver over black walked down the runway in what was an aptly dramatic setting. Apart from bright spotlights illuminating sections of the runway, the rest of the venue was kept in darkness, making every piece in the collection sparkle that much more as the light hit it in all the right ways.
The collection featured the Kuwaiti couturier’s signature body-hugging silhouettes as well as a few ball gowns with voluminous skirts. Boasting an air of red-carpet elegance, the designs made it evident as to why the designer is loved by regional as well as international stars. “Honestly, I think the reason stars – local, regional, and global – like to wear my brand is because it makes them outshine others. My dresses steal the show,” revealed the designer previously in a conversation with Vogue Arabia. “For my pieces to be selected and favored by people from the other side of the world – despite the presence of many-storied international fashion houses – is not something to be undervalued.”
The couturier’s clientele includes regional faces like Hend Sabri and Balqees Fathi to international stars Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian West, and Kylie Jenner. Recently, multi-Grammy award-winning artist Beyoncé turned heads at an event in a floor-length gold sequined gown featuring a high neck and a figure-hugging bodice — a dress also worn by Egyptian actor Yasmine Sabri.
Click through the slides below to see which stars shone bright in Yousef Aljasmi.