Savvy pre-Ramadan shoppers will be stocking up on exclusive kaftans designed by the likes of Stella Jean, Alexis Mabille, Mother of Pearl, Zero Maria Carnejo and Isa Arfen ahead of the holy month. The limited edition designs have been created exclusively for BySymphony in Dubai and are surely the most stylish way for your wardrobe to reflect the sentiment of the time. The capsule will be previewed at the Tasyourah by Symphony event from May 3-7 at Town Square in Downtown Dubai, held in aid of the Community Development Authority, before being available in-store and online. Here, Salama Alabbar, the founder of Symphony, discusses the collaboration highlights.
Kaftan, Dhs3,390, Isa Arfen; shoes, Dhs1,960, Alexander McQueen, all at BySymphony
“The collaboration with Isa Arfen embodies what the designer Serafina Sama symbolises and what we at Symphony also believe in; dressing real women for their real life and have them truly enjoy it.”
Kaftan, Dhs4,015, Temperley London; bracelet, Dhs1,380, Paula Mendoza; shoes, Dhs2,200, Stella McCartney, all at BySymphony
“The Temperley London kaftans are feminine, effortless and timeless, exactly like the designer’s collection, which stays true to its British heritage.”
Kaftan, Dhs3,125, Stella Jean; shoes, Dhs4,980, Balenciaga, all at BySymphony
“The collaboration with Stella Jean was all about marrying her style of pure métissage, which echoes and evokes her personal background as a designer born in Rome of Caribbean origin, with the cultural style of kaftans specifically designed for the holy month of Ramadan.”
Left: Kaftan, Dhs3,615, Mother of Pearl; shoes, Dhs2,300, Gucci. Right: Kaftan, Dhs3,615, Mother of Pearl; shoes, Dhs2,300, Gucci, all at BySymphony
“The kaftans of the collaboration between Symphony and Mother of Pearl stayed true to the sports luxe philosophy so synonymous with the label.”
Kaftan, Dhs4,440, Alexis Mabille; shoes, Dhs1,660, Stella McCartney, all at BySymphony
“The collaboration with Alexis Mabille is the second one we have done together, and it was very interesting to see the evolution of the kaftans from last year, while maintaining his signature marque of young, fresh and casual chic attitude.”
Styling: Gemma Deeks. Photography: Ausra Osipaviciute. Hair and Make-up: Britta Tess at MMG. Model: Samira at Wilhelmina.
This article appears in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar Arabia, on stands now