The Weekend Edit: Vintage Clothes and Couture Shows

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Backstage fittings ahead of the Michael Cinco show

THE EVENT: Fashion Forward Dubai, Dubai Design District
Fashion Forward, Dubai’s biggest style event and platform for homegrown talent in the region returns this weekend. Expect couture catwalk shows, curated talks and chic accessory pop-ups over the four-day event, as well as a new digitally-savvy ‘see now, buy now’ fashion initiative. Designers include Amato, Micheal Cinco and Atelier Zuhra. From October 30 to November 2, 2019;

The pool at La Piscina by Palazzo Versace

THE BRUNCH: La Piscina, Palazzo Versace Dubai
Enjoy the cooler weather in a stylish setting with a poolside brunch at La Piscina by Palazzo Versace. The newly launched opulent pool (complete with swim up bar and restaurant) overlooks the picture-perfect Dubai Creek skyline — so sip on an iced refreshment and take in the view. The Saturday brunch includes Mediterranean delights from two-Michelin star Chef Mansour Memarian and free flowing drinks. Dhs250 from 1pm to 4pm; +971 58 226 6443

10,000 Years of Luxury Exhibition, Louvre Abu Dhabi

THE EXHIBIT: 10,000 Years of Luxury Exhibition, Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s latest exhibition explores luxury through the ages with fashion, jewellery, visual art, furniture and design from ancient times to present day. There are 350 masterpieces to marvel at including the oldest pearl in the world, the renowned Boscoreale Treasure, garments from Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab and Yves Saint Laurent and jewels from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels. From October 30 to February 18, Louvre Abu Dhabi;

Relax and dip into pools at Raffles Spa

THE SPA: Raffles Spa, Raffles Dubai
After an overload of fashion, make the most of the winter spa menu at Raffles Dubai. Whether you need a 60 minute full body massage to help loosen tight muscles (Dhs395) or you want to spoil your significant other with a romantic retreat — which includes 90 minutes of relaxation, aromatherapy, massages and time in the Jacuzzi in your own private suite (Dhs1150 per couple) — the spa selection will help you unwind in luxury. Available daily from 9am to 9pm; +971 4314 9869

Valentino Garavani VSLING bag available at the Level Shoes pop-up

THE POP-UP: Valentino Garavani VSLING Pop-Up, Level Shoes at The Dubai Mall
If you haven’t already visited Valentino’s pink-adorned pop-up at Level Shoes, The Dubai Mall, then this weekend is your last chance to see the SS20 showcase. The VSLING pop-up boutique is themed on a colourful carriage, ready to transport you to spring/summer. Inspired by the elegant geometries of the seventies the presentation includes tone on tone bags, shows and belts to shop ahead of the season. The VSLING installation will run until November 2; +971 4 501 6635