Fashion in the middle of the Dubai Dancing Fountain Show

Since its launch in 2009, the Dubai Fountain show continues to be one of the main attractions in Downtown Dubai. Set on the 30-acre Burj Lake, it’s one of Dubai’s most ambitious projects which have now successfully resulted in a resplendent repertoire of choreographed aquatic performances. As the show begins, the water bursts into the air in a perfect tune to the music that is mostly timeless. Interestingly, each of the fountain shows conducted here is distinctly choreographed to a catalog of amazing musical pieces. The whole setting is magical with the exquisite views of the mighty Burj Khalifa, the sprawling Dubai Mall, and the traditional style Souk Al Bahar in the backdrop.

I have been many times in Dubai in the past and always dreamt of being able to make a photoshoot there, especially among those magical fountains. We made those great shots on a moving platform stretched in the lake itself, right between the fountains, which was amazing. 

I chose this blue outfit to match the surrounding water and completed it with my currently favourite Alexander McQueen sneakers. The icing on the cake comes in the form of this cute little Kenzo bag, in a fashionway. 

Photography by Plamena Mileva

Dubai fashion – a fairy tale

I have already posted a lot about the Dubai Fashion Week and I think that it is time to stop now – not because there is nothing more to tell, but because everything is like a big fairy tale, that just cannot be put into just a few posts. The whole event is one big adventure, that can only be fully experienced when you are actually there, even though the covid-19 situation is making it very different. 

Meeting new people, making new contacts and acquaintances, sharing the emotions and feelings of the attending designers and their shows – all that is just magical. Especially with most of the dresses being as if made for princesses – somehow in line with the local culture and style. Dubai itself is also magical and adds to the whole experience, being very different to Europe. 

On the third evening of the IFWD I wore this pretty wine-red dress – one more piece from my collection – again very simple, but still eye-catching.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

International Fashion Week Dubai – Season 11

The International Fashion Week Dubai recently held the Season 11 of its Mega Show stunner event, this season happened to be by far the best season we have seen of the International Fashion Week Dubai as it was really a grandeur event, every season keeps getting bigger, better and record breaking with the technicalities that entails pulling off such an amazing event. The IFWD is the only fashion week that is currently physically happening around the world and it is in hundred percent compliance with the COVID 19 precautionary measures alongside full physical attendance and participation of its attendees and participants. The Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai is the second Season after its season 10 in November 2020 that will be successfully physically taking place post lockdown and it has become obvious that the International Fashion Week Dubai brand is the Best not just in Dubai but around the world, they have been able to keep their vision alive notwithstanding the current COVID situation whilst ensuring the safety of all participants and still putting up a fantastic and mind-blowing fashion show for all. Everyone is highly impressed and pleased with the integrity, consistency, passion, dedication and hard work that International Fashion Week Dubai has shown over the years.

The Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai was graced by the presence of some high profiled guests such as – RIDA AL ABDULLAH, DR YAQOOB, CONTESS ELENA DE BECCO , Ambasador of Moldova, Counsel General of Romania, alongside many others, The international Fashion Week Dubai was pleased to have received these guests in attendance.

The International Fashion Week Dubai Season 11 Fall/Winter collection took place from the 18th – 20th of March at Sofitel Dubai The Palms, this Season is the biggest post pandemic we have seen. The entire organisation and presentation of the event displayed elegance and a contemporary aspect to having Fashion events given the new development with COVID. The just concluded Season 11 of the International Fashion Week Dubai recorded a variety of modern, creative and classy designers from various parts of the world, for the day one opening ceremony of the season 11 event had actively present VIANN K. MANSUR a Mexican designer, BODO STREET a Romanian designer, KORA TOPA a designer from Moldova, STADA BOUTIQUE BY GEORGIANA STAVROSITU another Romanian designer they all showcased beautiful, stylish and unique pieces from their various collections. The day two of the IFWD Season 11 presented DOROTHA GOLDPOINT a Polish designer, FARIELLES/EZRA ANTRIK ISRAEL a designer from Amsterdam, AREEJ RIMAWI a designer from Jordan, NICOLETTA MARIN a Romanian designer, they all performed exceptionally well by showcasing an array of new trends and eye-catching pieces from their collections. The Grand Finale day displayed different showcases from WALETTY THE LABEL a German designer, SPOSA BY ELZBIETA PACYNO a Polish designer, LUCY & ANASTASIA KAITRINI a Georgian designer and finally wrapped up by Cheryle Dias celebrity designer from UAE, the Managing director of IFWD. The designers for the IFWD Season 11 showcased beautiful, elegant and sophisticated pieces from their collections, this was a great show as every designer who participated brought in their A-game and were able to successfully

slay the runway, the participating exhibitors who showcased their products were Ballerina Secrets from Poland, Sposa from Poland, Miapka Design from Poland, 1One from Netherlands, Dorota Goldpoint from Poland, Viann K from Mexico, there was no doubt that guests were highly pleased and elated with the designers from the priceless expressions on their faces as they watched the designers showcases their pieces all three days.

The highlight of the event was the INTERNATIONAL FASHION AWARDS which took place on the night of the grand finale, the awards were presented to merited recipients as a form of appreciation and recognition for their commendable contribution towards the success of the International Fashion Week Dubai Season 11.

It is obvious and safe to say that the organizers of the International Fashion Week Dubai outdid themselves this season, they have made their way to the top with their hard work, creativity and consistency, they are a record-breaking team as they are the only Fashion Event organizers to be hosting a physical Fashion Event post lockdown in a magnificent way around the world whilst adherering strictly to the COVID19 safety measures, they deserve all the accolades and is definitely a fashion event to be proudly affiliated with. We look forward to the upcoming seasons from the International Fashion Week Dubai team as it will definitely be mind blowing as the Creative Director of the IFWD team is popularly known for going above and beyond to put together a fantastic show.

Managing Director and Founder of Cheryle Dias is one of the star of fashion industry who is not scared of taking such risk to support fashion industry in these critical times of covid, she explained that International Fashion Council is going to take more responsibilities to take this venture to other heights, she mentioned that IFWD is the most professional fashion week of the world which caters to every need of fashion industry and trying to create opportunities for designers to boost their passion.

The Organizers are hoping that the upcoming season 12 in November 2021 will be free from COVID restrictions and can prove bigger opportunities to the designers from all over the world.

International Fashion Week Dubai is organised by the Opulence Events LLC, legal entity in Dubai. For S12 participation email at info@internationalfashionweekdubai.com.

Fashion weeks

Every fashion week around the world that I attended was an event that gave me a great deal of energy. With all the fashion weeks I was at, this one in Dubai was something different and unique. Because it’s not only about the fashion – It’s an amazing feeling to meet different people with the same interests, to get to know the different culture and customs and feel the overwhelming fashion mood. It’s really a great feeling to share the experience of a collection made with love being presented. Some of the collections I was mostly excited about were: Katrini, 1ONE, Bodo , Sposa, Two Kids, Stada boutique and Waletty.

As for the outfit today – I am wearing one of my fashionway dresses – one that is perfect for the summer and the sea coast.

Photography by Plamena Mileva

International Fashion Week Dubai – Season 11

My post today is an unusual one, as it is not only about an outfit, but more about a big event that I had the honour to be invited to by the organiser herself – Cheryle Dias (our photo together you can see below) – namely the International Fashion Week Dubai, season 11. This top fashion event took place at the Sofitel hotel in the Dubai The Palm, which is one of my favourite areas in Dubai. Top designers and international models were taking part. Among the guests were local royal families, famous models, fashionistas and designers. 

On the first evening I wore and presented a piece from my fashionway collection – a plain but eye-catching red dress. In the following posts I will show you some more of my fashionway dresses, so stay tuned!

Special thanks go to Mr. Shehenshah Zaidi for his his help and connections in Dubai.

Photography by Plamena Mileva