Fashion Forward Dubai SS17: Day two

Fashion Forward Dubai SS17: Day two

Salta and Hussein Bazaza

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui

Image: Courtesy of Getty Images

Day two of Fashion Forward Dubai. Two upcoming designers. Two must-see collections. See it here first...

Day two of Fashion Forward Dubai has come to an end and Buro 24/7 Middle East has the first look on two designers who presented a dramatic runway show, Salta and Hussein Bazaza. Discover their collections here...



As dramatic as last season's runway show, dark lights and traditional music set the tone for Saltanat Baimukhamedova's Spring/Summer '17 collection for SaltaLooking towards freedom, love and harmony for inspiration, the 50-piece collection translates an exotic essence through lightweight fabrics including viscose, cotton, polyester and elastane dipped into a neutral colour palette of nude, black and white. 

Blending a mixture of bohemian-chic silhouettes against tailored layerings, each look came complete with wooden sandals and hair accessories. On the makeup front, MAC's Global Senior Artist Vimi Joshi – who recently spoke to Buro 24/7 Middle East's Editor-in-Chief Shannon Wylie – says, "She is frozen in a moment of time and there's almost like a tribal theme to it as well. We blocked the eyebrows and these black circles represent the different moon phases. We used Peachstock Lipstick for the lips and Face and Body Foundation for the skin." 

Discover Salta's Spring/Summer '17 collection here...

Hussein Bazaza

One of the Middle East's emerging designers, Hussein Bazaza – who showcased a womenswear collection with Farfetch earlier this year – unfolded his Spring/Summer '17 collection under his eponymous label. Highlighting hints of emeralds and reds, a twist in the usual Spring colour palette, the collection sees crisp shirts, deconstructed cuts, A-line dresses and cool contrasting layers, while juxtaposed against graphic prints, stripes, buckles, sequins and embellishments.

The makeup complemented the collection as Joshi used a dramatic technique for the beauty looks. A black lip with a hint of teal shimmer made a statement, as a bold liner, bronzer, false lashes and coloured-in eyebrows completed the mermaid-inspired looks. 

Now, browse through Hussein Bazaza's Spring/Summer '17 collection...

Also, browse through Fashion Forward Dubai's collections from day one