Growing up as a member of the royal family of the emirate of Fujeirah, Madiyah Al Sharqi has undoubtedly developed a taste for the finer things in life. For Fall/Winter 2014, Al Sharqi takes her princess power to new levels of sophistication, calling upon a modern-day Marie Antoinette to carry forth her polished collection. The palette comes in pink ginghams, ivory silk crepes, blush-pink sheers, and soft dove grays, eschewing fall’s darker shades for an airier aura. In fact, while this collection shies away from typical winter codes and will do little to keep international patrons warm next season, it promises to be the perfect fit for our warmer climate.
A feminine palette and breezy fabrics imbue the presentation with a bit of fantasy, but Al Sharqi’s designs are complex enough to challenge modern-day frontrunners in the fashion industry. With a delicate sense of balance, she presents clothes that marry bi-level cuts with textures that alternate between solid and sheer – blending minimalist swaths of monochrome fabric with playfully matched textures of lace, ruffles, and gingham. Drop-waist tunic dresses, pleated trousers, elegant capes, and a variety of split-focus looks – replete with blunt-cut lines and tailored fits – make up the body of her presentation. She experiments with the sheer paneling trend we’ve seen often on the runway recently, but with a unique twist that sees water droplet-like details emerge onto garments. For an exclusive first look at Madiyah Al Sharqi’s exquisite Fall/Winter 2014 collection, visit our gallery above.
Photos: Courtesy of Madiyah Al Sharqi