Did Ramadan sneak up on you this year? With the Holy Month starting at the beginning of May, your window of time to prepare for all of the coming iftars, suhoors, and Eid celebrations is shrinking rapidly. Still haven’t found pieces for your ideal Ramadan 2019 wardrobe? Let us help. In the list below, you’ll find the best Ramadan-ready collections from homegrown brands and regional designers who offer their unique perspectives on traditional dress like kaftans and abayas. From Beige’s modern silhouettes to INGIE Paris’s homage to the 70s, these Ramadan 2019 collections are anything but predictable.
Inspired by both ageless beauty and female empowerment, designer Muna al Othaiman fuses modern styles with luxurious fabrics, minimalist details, and oversized silhouettes.
Shop Beige looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Capturing the energy and colours of Havana, Cuba, Fadwa Baruni found inspiration in the city’s brightly painted colonial buildings, graffiti wall art, and striking national dress – all represented in the silhouettes, fabrics, and color palette of this collection.
Shop Baruni looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Inspired by the works of international artists and sculptors like Franz Kline and Cy Twombly, 25-year-old designer Jino Mary Joy introduces abayas, bishts, kaftans, long dresses, and half-length skirts for the everyday modern woman this Ramadan.
Shop Stone Grey looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Bint Thani’s stunning collection, entitled ‘Island Life’, is inspired by the art of nature. After a trip to the exotic island of Fushifaru Maldives, UAE designer Khulood Thani discovered one of the Maldives’ hidden gems, a national Marine Protected Area, which in turn influenced the aquatic nature of the collection.
Shop Bint Thani looks for Ramadan 2019 at Etoile La Boutique in Mall of the Emirates.
By fusing modern silhouettes with unique details and referencing shape and form, Marina Qureshi explores relaxed and elegant ways of constructing shirting, infused with her signature polished finish.
Shop Marina Qureshi looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Sotra’s latest collection is a fusion of Arabian aesthetic and contemporary styles. For Ramadan 2019, Sotra’s designs exude a sense of bohemian elegance with a contemporary twist.
Shop Sotra looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
VintageBaza x The Loft
Regional fashion label, The Loft, has partnered with Kuwaiti fashion blogger, VintageBaza (Asma AlMulla), for the first time on an exclusive 17-piece capsule collection, just in time for Ramadan.
Shop VintageBaza x The Loft for Ramadan 2019 here.
Amal Al Raisi
Relying on traditional Omani dress, Amal Al Raisi‘s work celebrates the heritage of traditional Arab dress while modernizing it with touches of playful prints and beautiful embellishment.
Shop Amal Al Raisi looks for Ramadan here.
Based in Oman, Bthaina creates intricately hand-decorated kaftans and abayas, taking inspiration from Eastern and Western influences. Inspired by ancient pottery making, Bthaina’s ‘Ceramic Rose’ collection references the artistic patterns and natural designs of traditional clay pots, which are echoed in the collection’s delicate embroidery and embellishment.
Shop Bthaina looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Luxury modest e-tailer, The Modist has launched a stunning edit of exclusive pieces just in time for Ramadan 2019. In this capsule collection, you’ll find beautiful kaftans and abayas by brands like Huishan Zhang, Mary Katrantzou, Bambah, and more.
Shop The Modist looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
Based on the concept of capsule collections and experimentation, IAM MAI – founded by Emirati designer Mai Al Budoor in 2014 – explores the relationship between natural materials, architecture, and the environment.
Shop the IAM MAI looks for Ramadan 2019 here.
For Ramadan, INGIE Paris presents a classic yet contemporary take on the traditional kaftan, inspired by late fashion icon Jackie Kennedy and the effortless styles and shapes of the 70s.
Shop INGIE Paris looks for Ramadan 2019 exclusively at the brand’s boutique at The Dubai Mall.
Inspired by the lush flora and fauna of Palm House – which is home to the largest and most diverse botanical collection in the world – the colors and embellishment found in Shatha Essa’s Ramadan collection tell a story of nature’s finest components translated into graceful designs.
Shop Shatha Essa looks for Ramadan 2019 here.