DEBORAH HENNING WILL BE SHOWING AS PART OF AN EXCITING NEW INITIATIVE BETWEEN THE DUBAI DESIGN AND FASHION COUNCIL (DDFC), FAD INSTITUTE OF LUXURY FASHION & STYLE DUBAI AND FASHION SCOUT.  THE DUBAI FASHION SHOWCASE WILL PRESENT AND SUPPORT EMIRATI AND UAE-BASED FASHION DESIGNERS AT FASHION SCOUT DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK.

AFTER WORKING FOR ICONIC BRANDS SUCH AS ALEXANDER MCQUEEN AND SASS & BIDE, DEBORAH HENNING WENT ON TO DESIGN FOR MUCH LOVED BRITISH BRAND, GHOST. SHE WORKED ALONGSIDE THE DESIGN DUO, MODERNIST TO RE-CREATE THE GHOST LOOK AND LAUNCH DURING LONDON FASHION WEEK. AFTER THE BRANDS SUCCESS, DEBORAH CREATED A NAMESAKE CAPSULE COLLECTION THAT WAS SOLD IN KINGLY COURT, LONDON AND SHE WAS NAMED ‘ONE TO WATCH’ BY VOGUE.COM WHILST SHOWCASING.

FOUR YEARS LATER AND AFTER A MOVE TO THE MIDDLE EAST, THIS BRITISH DESIGNER HAS CREATED HER MAINLINE COLLECTION, AN ANDROGYNOUS MIX OF CASUAL, EFFORTLESS CLOTHING THAT WILL KEEP WEARERS EDGY AND STYLISH. DEBORAH HAS LECTURED IN THE FASHION DISCIPLINES AT ESMOD AND LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION AMONG OTHER INSTITUTES AND WAS A FINALIST FOR THE ADCB AMBITION AWARD & SAMSUNG’S LAUNCHING PEOPLE CAMPAIGN AS WELL AS BEING FEATURED IN CHANNEL 4’S DUBAI RACING TELEVISION CAMPAIGN TO REPRESENT DUBAI

 THE DEBORAH HENNING LABEL CREATES A BEAUTIFUL MIX OF PLAYFUL, ANDROGYNOUS WOMENSWEAR, WHICH IS BASED ON THE CONCEPT OF CASUAL PERFECTION. DEBORAH BELIEVES BEING COMFORTABLE AND DRESSING UP ARE NO LONGER MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE AND PLAYS WITH THESE BOUNDARIES, CREATING LUXURY MADE TO LIVE IN.  MIXING THE EFFORTLESS ATTITUDE OF STYLE ICONS SUCH AS CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG AND PATTI SMITH WITH INSPIRATION FROM THE UNDERTONES OF THE BRITISH MUSIC SCENE, THE LABEL CREATES A DELICATE BALANCE OF CASUAL, LUXE CLOTHING MADE FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO MAKE A STYLE STATEMENT WITHOUT LOOKING OVERDRESSED. USING SWEAT-SHIRTING WITH SHEERS FOLLOWED BY COTTONS MERGED WITH MERINO JERSEYS, TAILORING IS DECONSTRUCTED AND RECONSTRUCTED USING MENSWEAR ELEMENTS TO PLAY WITH PROPORTION, RESULTING IN A MODERN APPROACH TO WOMENSWEAR.

USING THE HIGHEST QUALITY FABRICS SOURCED IN EUROPE AND JAPAN, SHE FORGES A DESIRE FOR LESS CLUTTER AND A NEW APPRECIATION FOR DETAILS, MATERIALS AND CRAFTSMANSHIP. THE COLLECTION USES VARIOUS TECHNIQUES TO GIVE A CLEAN FINISH INCLUDING THERMO-SETTING SEAMS WITH MATTE LUXE BINDINGS FOR A MINIMALIST FEEL.

 

THE DUBAI DESIGN AND FASHION COUNCIL AND FAD INSTITUTE OF LUXURY FASHION & STYLE DUBAI HAVE CREATED A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO PROMOTE DESIGNERS, AND ARE COLLABORATING WITH FASHION SCOUT LONDON ON THIS INITIATIVE. THE JOINT EFFORT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO POSITIONING DUBAI AS A LEADING DESTINATION FOR DESIGN AND FASHION BY PROVIDING DUBAI-BASED DESIGNERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE CELEBRATED ON A GLOBAL STAGE. THE FIRST SEASON WILL FEATURE EMIRATI BRAND AZZALIA, BY DESIGNER SHAIKHA AMAL AL MAKTOUM, AND DUBAI-BASED DESIGNER DEBORAH HENNING.

 

 

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