The brightest young fashion talent in the UAE gathered at City Walk, Place des Lumieres, in Dubai on Thursday evening for Esmod Dubai's 11th Annual Graduation Fashion Show.
Seventeen graduates from the Dubai branch of the French Fashion Institute (Esmod), representing 11 countries, produced collections that were modelled on the 50 metre runway. Themes included: sustainability, Emirati heritage, Avant Garde, ethical fur, Cirque du Soleil, 60s futurism and bridal streetwear.
The event was hosted by some of Dubai's leading fashion pioneers such as Zeynab El-helw (@Fashion_Pirate) and Harper's Bazaar Arabia contributor Mohammed (@mohammed), as well as Chalhoub Group's Tryano representative Rachel El Helou and the President of Esmod Paris.
Click through the gallery above to see the best collections from Esmod Dubais 11th Annual Graduation Fashion Show. All photographs by Chris Whiteoak for The National.