43 pictures from day two of Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Were you there? See the looks, the front row and the behind-the-scenes action

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Modest-wear designers from nearly a dozen countries descended upon the UAE for the second year of the Dubai Modest Fashion Week this weekend. See the opening day of the three-day event, which is being held at Emerald Palace Kempinski, here. Or scroll through the gallery above for 43 must-see moments from Friday's fashion fest'.

Friday highlights included dramatic sweeping gowns by Russian designer Mariyan Suleymanova, wearable monochromes from Canadian label Mayada and a Cruella de Ville moment from Turkish vintage-style brand Sempre.

The modest fashion movement is predicted to rake in US$250 billion (Dh918bn) in sales by 2020.

As Kerim Ture, co-founder of e-tailor Modanisa, put it: “Any fashion lover can appreciate and put on modest wear – it’s for every woman who wants to feel at ease in her clothing, elegant yet decorous.”