Sunday, April 29, 2012

Event: Visiting Alwan - Art & Fashion

Fashion accessories and clothes displayed in an art gallery? What else can a fashion-obsessed and art-loving person can ask for?!! I was invited to Alwan - Art & Fashion private preview, which is currently held at Dar AlFunoon until Tuesday May 1st. Sponsored by Goji Boutique and Qumar 14,  the event showcases an eclectic mix of regional and local brands such as Dana Nafisi Jewelry, Goji Boutique, Saudi brand Daneh Auras Everyday Jewelry, and Qumar 14, as well as a collective exhibition of Iranian Contemporary Art.

Naturally, the first items that caught my fashion radar were the statement necklaces, which by the way even look 100000 times better up-close than online! Shourouk? Dannijo? Or Katerina Psoma? Decisions decisions! It was quite difficult browsing Goji Boutique's accessories without falling for one. Proof? Scroll down...

Mixed media pieces and paintings by contemporary Iranian artists decorated the walls of the event.

Finally! Something from Fyunka! I missed meeting the designer in the PLT's event, so it was nice seeing her bags on display at Alwan. I loved this humorous make-up bag. In case you didn't know Fyunka is a Jeddah based line of fashion inspired designs with the influence of popular culture and Arabic type. I have featured her work previously here and here.

Hawazen Al Buaijan, the brainchild behind Goji Boutique looked fabulous dressed in silk polka dots pants with ribbon rope, a cut top, and beautiful statement accessories. 

I also had the pleasure of meeting Saudi designer Daneh who was dressed in one of her creations, a maxi jersey dress with ruffle details at the back. Perfect for those with fat-free physique... just like the designer herself. 

Saudi brand Auras Everyday Jewelry had a mouthwatering display mixing jewelry with sweet macaroons, candies, and beautiful cutlery. Everything looked so scrumptious, even the rings! Very Alice in Wonderland tea party display...

And next was Qumar 14's display of Ramadan colorful caftans, jewelry, and clutches, all designed by the owner of Qumar 14 Sara Al Ateeqi. Here, Sara is modeling her own designs, the bracelet, the cute caftan, and the necklace (shown below). She had a selection of beaded bib necklaces which you can choose with a fabric of the color of your choice and have it sewn into a caftan. Smart idea!

I loved how the caftan had a cute peplum detail

Clutches by Qumar 14

And a little bit of art...

Silk sarong/scarf also designed by Qumar 14.. I like the fact that she mixed 3 different floral prints in one piece, very Katrantzou! Me like!

A selection of colorful clutches and tassel necklaces
This necklace, worn and designed by Sara, can also be pre-ordered and customized.
Guys take note, the love wing necklace by Dana Nafisi makes a great gift idea for your fiancée!  Below is the designer at Alwan event. 

And last but not least, the Ricamo display. Always known for its unique contemporary chic and trendy houseware, Ricamo offered a selection of home accessories perfect for formal events or friends gatherings. Or maybe something for your office? Like the skull print mug. So fun!

Ricamo is also located at Salhiya Complex, mezzanine floor.

And how about this "mubkhar" shown on the left? Très chic

Beautiful serving plates and trays in case you're looking for some housewarming gift ideas?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The accessories ya3aqdooooon! Do they still have shourouk?


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