Growing up in the palaces of one of the wealthiest countries in the world has had an undeniable impact on Madiyah Al Sharqi’s aesthetic. An Emirati princess by birth, Al Sharqi’s royal upbringing informed her penchant for luxurious fabrics and occasion dressing. It comes as no surprise, then, that the young designer turned once again to Marie Antoinette for inspiration this season, offering up a pastel-colored collection rich with lace and crystals.
For Spring/Summer 2015, the modest and the seductive collide in a flurry of cascading waterfall ruffles, sheer paneling, extraordinary lace accents, and off-shoulder necklines. Although the Madiyah Al Sharqi brandi is still young, the clothes demonstrate expert tailoring and a strong sense of femininity. Details are important, and Al Sharqi is keen to show her handiwork with mutton sleeves, fabric stacking, and relaxed draping techniques. This is a collection for the modern-day princess, whether you’re a legitimate heir to the throne, queen of the Dubai fashion scene, or Hollywood royalty – like the Kardashians, who incidentally were present at the unveiling of the collection in Paris. Be the first to view the Madiyah Al Sharqi Spring/Summer 2015 collection by clicking through the gallery above.
Photos: Courtesy of Madiyah Al Sharqi