Mohammed Al Bulooki, Linda Celestino, Patrick Pearce, Peter Baumgartner
On Monday night, Etihad Airways and British designer Julien Macdonald teamed up to celebrate fashion at the UAE national airline's state-of-the-art Innovation Training Academy. The exclusive event, which showcased Macdonald's creations, took place in Abu Dhabi. In addition to Macdonald himself, stylist Karl Plewka, up-and-coming Emirati and Arab designers, social influencers from the region, corporate partners and Etihad Airways employees were in attendance.
At the event, the airline screened its new promotional fashion film called "Runway to Runway," which was released on September 7 on opening night of New York Fashion Week: The Shows in New York. The short in-flight film featured 17 of Macdonald's couture outfits and was directed by Paul Butterworth. In addition to the film, a runway show took place that featured brands such as Endemage, Twisted Roots, Taller Marmo, Noora Hefzi, Kage, Effa, Bambah, Jelena Bin Drai, Baruni, Dima Ayad, Madiyah Al Sharqi and Sem Sem. Click through the gallery to see photos from the evening.