L’Afshar, the successful UAE-grown brand by Lilian Afshar, first made waves with its sleek acrylic box clutches and signature bug-etched logo. Most recently, she collaborated with Madiyah Al Sharqi to create a special pink-and-white clutch for the Emirati designer’s Fall 2014 collection. In her second season, the young graduate continues to wow with a collection that stays true to her brand’s codes, all the while exploring new horizons – not as easy a feat as it may seem. For Fall/Winter 2014, L’Afshar adopts an aesthetic that is modern, sleek, and ethereal, and features a gray-scale color scheme using different materials.
“The theme of FW14 was to capture the essence and stillness of winter,” Afshar tells Savoir Flair exclusively. “The colors, textures, and sharp geometric shapes portray the crisp, chilled, crystallized, and delicate aspect of ice. The textures such as the cracked iced surface, the cold gray marble, the silver glitter, and the opaque grays have directly translated the beauty of the cold, frozen stillness of an icy winter.” Choosing a favorite from the collection was easy for Afshar, with the marble clutch being her number one. “The unpredictable gray lines in the marble make each of these clutches unique,” she explains.
The L’Afshar Fall/Winter 2014 collection will be available in July at The Luxury Arcade in Abu Dhabi and Cugini in Jeddah.
Photos: Courtesy of L’Afshar