Fashion Forward Dubai: Army of 1 Fall/Winter '16
Breaking all norms
Doha Challah and Nissreen Darawish, the duo behind the contemporary sportswear brand Army of 1, presented their Fall/Winter '16 collection on day two of Fashion Forward Dubai. Looking towards menswear for inspiration, refined silhouettes and modern fabrics from Afghanistan were on show.
Accompanied by muted hues in army green, camel brown, midnight black and grey undertones, a grunge factor was injected into the 16-strong show. Tailored suit jackets, ankle-length trousers, and structured straight skirts were aplenty while interesting necklines, bold zippersand fishnets played mix and match with knits, wool, leather, and linen.
Camouflage prints on cotton was also a key element within the collection, along with neck chokers, black combat boots and a simple, yet effective makeup look that completed the collection.
Backstage before the show, Buro 24/7 Middle East spoke with MAC Cosmetics makeup artist Roberta Betti who says, "The inspiration behind the makeup is all about being a strong woman and breaking out of her norm. We used earthy eye shadow tones, mostly brown and a lot of black mascara on the top eyelashes. A lot of foundation and contouring was done because we wanted to really accentuate the face to give a more structured look. For their lips, we kept it nude and used the Taupe Lipstick by MAC Cosmetics. It's very simple and effective. It's all about camouflage and being a strong and sophisticated person."
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