Buro 24/7 Middle East Exclusive: Maryam Omaira Autumn/Winter 14
The Emirati designer's new season lookbook
Emirati designer and recent collaborator Maryam Omaira has launched her Autumn/Winter 2014 collection featuring a selection of exquisite eveningwear inspired by her strong UAE heritage.
With a now signature sophistication and elegance, Omaira is fast becoming a name to know within the region's style scene.
Consistently leaning on her personal experiences in the UAE as inspiration points – as well as an extensive knowledge of what Middle Eastern women look for in eveningwear, she uses a colour palette of ivory, sand, black, white and red, and this season has found herself interpreting natural desert elements; rough exterior as well as the delicate softness.
Ghaf trees, wild flowers and the simplicity of the motion of the sand plays a part in the concept of her clothes and accessories, and the designer used methods such as the rather edgy medium of painting on leather and embroidered mother of pearl sheets woven onto gowns.