Whether you're by the sea or city-stepping, be inspired for your final summertime breakaway from the concrete jungle in our selection of must have getaway outfits.
By Dmitri Ruwan
The High-waisted Trouser
Whether you're out tasting the local cuisine at your mystery destination or breathing in the crisp morning air as you walk down the block, high-waisted trousers not only have the remarkable ability to sculpt the figure, but have an added advantage of being multi-functional.
1. NY Fashion week street style | 2. Martin Grant @Boutique1 | 3. Alexis Mabille | 4. Adam Lippes @Boutique1 | 5. NY Fashion week streetstyle
The Floor-length Dress
In a multiple array of fabrics - from breezy chiffons for evening to muted cotton for warm sunny days by the beach - the floor-length dress is a must have breakaway essential. Dress it up with bold jewellery or channel mod-glamour with a varsity throwover.
1. 1205 | 2. Ailanto | 3. Diane Von Furstenberg @netaporter | 4. Miguelina @netaporter | 5. Alberta Ferretti
Bordering the line between evening and casualwear, the pretty frock finely fits many a social occasion. Providing us with the answer to all those unforeseen social engagements, their weightlessness also makes for easy packing.
1. Aquilano Rimondi | 2. Barbara Casasola | 3. Gucci @netaporter | 4. Lanvin @mytheresa
If you’re suffering from a case of festival fever, choosing your on-trend space-saving outfits could just be your remedy. We're looking to past shoots for summer inspiration and whether you’re inspired by boho-beauty or festival-folk – find your perfect look to rock on the fields here.
By Jemma Walker
Loose flowing gowns inject femininity and colour into rock-chic festival-wear. Offering you the freedom to dance and bask in the gentle European sun, add a timeless leather jacket as the evening draws near. Beach-inspired attire has long dominated events from Glastonbury to Croatia's INMusic festival – so why not try the modest alternative to the bikini-denim combo.
Embrace the countryside’s equestrian flavour with earthy tones, lashings of tweed and festival-friendly boots. Causal ponchos make good friends for chilly evenings, teamed with loose relaxed locks and a chic hat - comfort is key.
Poppy Delevingne and Kate Bosworth take to the field channeling their laidback ladylike looks during festival season, so why not try a simple knee-grazing dress. The sweet, seducing style continues win over festival-goers – and the MOJEH team.
Music-lovers from around the world flock to tent-brimmed fields to dance summer away, watch unique theatre performances and meet new friends. Take part in the modern-day fairytale with Bohemian dress, structured jackets and pleated skirts. A countryside-twist to contemporary British fashion it’s worlds away from Dubai’s extravagant ensembles – but perfect for long days and even longer nights.
How do they do it? For us mere mortals staying fresh and clean at a music festival is all part of a day’s work – but the A-list (without fail) always look interesting and impeccable. From Kate Moss to Alexa Chung, they never put a foot wrong in the style stakes.
With the holy month on the horizon, we’re celebrating the fashion brands worldwide designing beautiful Ramadan collections for women everywhere.
By Jemma Walker
The sartorial-savvy team at Net-a-Porter have launched a local campaign of golden accessories and gentle gowns for the month. As brands worldwide embrace the style-change associated with this time of year, the edit includes pieces from Oscar de la Renta, Stella McCartney and Temperley London.
MOJEH.com's top picks from the Net-a-Porter Ramadan edit | 1. Emilio Pucci | 2. Ileana Makri | 3. Oscar de la Renta | 4. Stella McCartney | 5. Temperley London
A rich mix of jewel tones, emerald undercurrents and elegant gowns has arrived in the Middle East. Tommy Hilfiger has launched his Ramadan capsule collection exclusively for the region – with 11 wearable pieces it’s never been easier to keep cool and chic.
Tommy Hilfiger Ramadan Collection 2015
Huda Al Nuaimi combines contemporary style with traditional Emirati dress and the latest revelation from the Jamaican-born designer is her sweet, feminine collection. Earthy mixes of blue and peach tones, it’s the stylish way to stay cool this summer.
The Huda Al Nuaimi Ramadan Collection
We discovered the elegant O Tourmalines (Ramadan) collection during an interview with O Jewelry founder Shamsa Al Omaira (see here). Saving the gems for over two years, the young Emirati designer has been waiting for the perfect time. She told us: ‘If I see a jewel I like I buy it and wait for the right moment to use it and that time is now’.
A flurry of summer colours and unusual prints - 2016’s Resort collections have had fashion’s favourites jetting all over the world to get an exclusive preview of next year’s hottest looks. From Chanel’s Korean adventure to Louis Vuitton’s futuristic Palm Springs experience - we’re lusting after the upcoming trends emerging from all around the globe.
By Jemma Walker
Florals are notoriously celebrated for their diversity and the array of form has continued to bloom from spring/summer and autumn/winter. If Resort 2016 has taught us anything, it’s that the garden continues to grow. From Oscar de la Renta’s strong structured shapes and mixture of prints to Gucci’s sultry sheer powder-blue gown with contrasting embroided blooms – mixed with Alessandro Michele’s geek-meets-chic spectacles – it’s the one trend that’s both adaptable and wearable.
1. Oscar de la Renta | 2. Gucci | 3. Zac Posen | 4. Balenciaga
Earn Your Stripes
Think less zebra and more rainbow. The sartorial-savvy minds of fashion have embraced stripes and with quintessential designs that scream summer – you will too.
1. Chanel | 2. Elie Saab | 3. Proenza Schouler | 4. Sonia Rykiel | 5. Giorgio Armani
A Flurry of Fur
Continuing our romance with colour, Resort 2016 envelops fur - and come rain or shine you’ll want to wrap up in one of these statement looks. Christian Dior began the obsession with a mesh dress detailed with red, black and white fur during Raf Simons' futuristic fantasy. Other designers followed with baby pinks, animal prints and colour blocking - it’s a trend for the brave.
1. Christian Dior | 2. Bottega Veneta | 3. Burberry Prorsum | 4. Fendi | 5. Jason Wu
Crisp, sharp and classic. Combined with unusual shapes, layered materials and hints of lace – there’s no need for pops of colour with these cultivated ensembles. It’s the mix of revealing thigh slits, sheer mesh and casual jumpers that makes Prabal Gurung’s Resort 2016 collection stand out.
1. Prabal Gurung | 2. Mulberry | 3. Elie Saab
Grabbing a statement accessory or slipping into a standout design has long been the go-to approach for an immediate style update. That was until the likes of Chanel and Louis Vuitton rocked the boat. Resort 2016 was the time for daring exploration and the discovery was well worth the risk - the rich treasures of head-to-toe prints in eccentric shades created waves in the fashion world – demure is done.
1. Louis Vuitton | 2. Chanel | 3. Fendi
Baring your shoulders is very Brigitte Bardot. With thanks to many a celebrity, the fashion icon’s sartorial strapless staple is back for summer.
By Susan Devaney
From her famous cat-eye flick liner to her blonde bombshell hairstyle (with hair band in tow), Bardot’s style has transcended through decades. This summer her shoulder-baring ensemble is daring to be fashion’s hottest trend. What is it about this oh-so-chic look that never wavers in capturing our attention?
Dating back as far as 1829, the collarbone-baring neckline has been on show. Seen as a subtle nod to a sensual touch, women have opted to show a bit more skin - without revealing too much. Pulling it off with sheer elegance, Sienna Miller (one to never fall down in the style stakes) has taken on the trend with aplomb. Opting for a white Balenciaga dress, accompanied with Harry Winston jewels, she carries it off with ease. At Cannes, she turned to the much-loved designer again, taking to the red carpet in a beautiful slate grey encrusted dress – with a little neckline showing.
It’s easy to tumble into the pitfall of looking more like you’ve had a makeover moment courtesy of Grease’s Sandy than the much loved Parisian Bardot. To avoid taking part in the Hollywood hit, take note from style maven Alexa Chung. With a Fifties feel to it, Chung wore a vintage inspired Alessandra Rich to channel her Bardot moment. With the subtle detailing of a belted waist and pearl encrusted buttons, it gave a fresh appeal.
As the streets become awash with off-the-shoulder tops, take to the summer sun in a timeless style a la Bardot.
You know summer has arrived when bold colours decorate the street, accessorising becomes a rainbow of opportunity and even tresses are adorning crowns of floral vibrancy.
Surrounding yourself with the runway’s hottest designs has never been easier thanks to the MOJEH team's fashion picks for conquering hectic schedules in the Middle Eastern sun.
By Jemma Walker
Always turn to versatile designs when you’ve got a busy day ahead. Wear your Alexander McQueen leather jacket or Stella McCartney flares for an effortless injection of style – comfort is key when a girly lunch overruns. Whether you’re enjoying a beachside treat or a trip to Dubai Mall, don't forget your vibrant bag and printed Dolce & Gabbana skirt - heavenly.
1. MCQ Alexander McQueen | 2. Stella McCartney | 3. Dolce & Gabbana | 4. Valentino
Roksanda designs are cool and loose, and this white dress with a splash of colour is a welcome addition to any summer wardrobe. Mix staple monochrome pieces with unusual colourful accessories for a unique Friday brunch look – we even saw Beyoncé wearing these Acne Studios heels on her Instagram.
1. Roksanda | 2. Chloe | 3. Levi's | 4. Acne Studios
Middle Eastern summers are hot and humid, so now is the perfect time to invest in classic wrap dresses and floaty jumpsuits teamed with gold jewellery. Admittedly everyone has these suede Chloé wedges this season, but it’s easy to see why – they’re made for going from beach to hotel without taking the sand with you.
1. Victoria Beckham | 2. Dolce & Gabbana | 3. Chloe | 4. Kenzo
Tailoring is crisp, easy and cool in the summer sun. Opt for cropped trousers and shirts with scallop or mesh detailing to add personality to work-wear - it’s all about the little details. If frocks tempt you, it’s got to be a shirt-dress with statement embroidery - Fendi is the MOJEH team’s go-to brand for a standout design - and this season’s all about the peekaboo bag.
1. Proenza Schouler | 2. Fendi | 3. Valentino | 4. Maison Margiela
From the flared jean to the A-line skirt, denim is dipping into the depths of nostalgia and causing a style reinvention for the summer ahead.
By Susan Devaney
You own a pair, I own a pair and (it would appear) so does everyone else in the world. Since the invention of the blue jean - by Jacob Davis in 1871, and later patented by David and Levi Strauss in 1873 – it has never waned from our world. And this season our failsafe skinny jeans are being ditched for something with a little more flare.
Do you remember Farrah Fawcett and her famous flares? Of course you do. The skeptics amongst us gasped in horror at the thought of their return, but they’re back and being bought by the bucket load. The 1970s classic has had a remake (courtesy of Prada, Louis Vuitton and more) as the flare has shaped the fashion scene again.
According to the recently published book Denim Dudes, which delves into denim as a global business, around 50% of the world is wearing a pair of jeans at any one time, and almost 4bn pairs are produced every year. The denim market has been estimated to be worth $50bn. Its place as a staple classic will forever find its place in our wardrobes.
In recent months, It-girl Alexa Chung’s design collaboration with AG Jeans brought forth the button-down A-line denim skirt. After selling out within hours, the Alexa effect was felt once again. From button-down dresses to skirts, the silhouette of the Seventies is having its moment in the spotlight. That's why this season we're all still devoted to denim.
Spring only means one thing, it’s time to top up your tan and head to the beach before the scorching summer of Dubai. As it heats up, we’re focusing on keeping cool in some of our favourite ss15 swimwear designs.