Trend: Looks of steel

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From bespoke stack rings to textured totes, here are the top fashion launches of the week.


Feet first

For autumn/winter 2016, the focus is on killer footwear with a touch of androgyny. Look for shoes with metallic sheens, bold buckles, leather fringe effects and interesting heels. Kurt Geiger has some great styles in stores, but make sure you try on the shoes, especially the heeled versions, before making any purchases. You don’t hear this much in the fashion world, but comfort really is key.

From Dh649; Kurt Geiger stores in the UAE

One-of-a-kind design

Boutique 1 has partnered with Los Angeles-based luxury jewellery label Spinelli Kilcollin, known for its intricate, interlocked multi-band rings, to offer customers the opportunity to customise their own. Go to the Spinelli Kilcollin designers page online at and click on "Bespoke Galaxy Stacking Ring", select the number of bands you want in the ring and which styles, and watch your vision come to life.

From Dh1,285 at

UAE exclusive

For the first time, Parisian fashion label Maje has launched some designs that are exclusive to the UAE market. The four limited-edition pieces include three textured cocktail dresses and a black pleated skirt. The black lace dress in particular is sure to be a fast sell-out, with its beautiful pattern and pristine, ladylike cut.

From Dh860; available at Maje stores in the UAE

Va va voom varnish

If you’re looking to take a break from classic shades of pink and red, switch up your nail game with some charcoal grey or glitzy gold tones. Nails Inc has launched new shades in its Gel Effect range and has also introduced a spray-on nail paint in gold in collaboration with Lottie Tomlinson, the sister of One Direction band-member Louis Tomlinson.

From Dh60; available at Sephora stores in the UAE

Textured totes

Bahraini handbag designer Sofia Al Asfoor studied textile design in Milan before launching her own luxury namesake brand. She celebrates strength and quality craftsmanship, incorporating raised triangular shield-inspired motifs into her bold-hued designs. Our favourite is the Borla bag, for its sturdy shape and oversized leather tassel adornment.

From Dh11,990; available at Tryano at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, and in Dubai at Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall