In the run-up to the modern fashion phenomenon that aims at energizing the fashion industry in UAE, Fashion ME that rolled into Dubai World Trade Centre on 14-15th June 2013 bought together international fashion labels, fashion designers as well as buyers from international fashion houses in a concept that distilled international fashion trends with local influences into a cosmopolitan showcase. The event drew an audience of high-profile VIPs, fashion enthusiasts, socialites and industry leaders. The fashion show highlighted the season’s top trends and talents from 20 internationally renowned designers including Karan Raj.
Many designers from European and Asian countries showcased their fashion products in various categories – from downtown chic to uptown glamour. Debutante designer Karan Raj said “My experience of Dubai fashion show was fabulous. My show-stopper Anjana Sukhani did really well on the ramp and was very supportive as it was my first show. The theme was globalization. My designs that I showcased were influenced by nature. The materials used were mainly raw silk, thread silk fabrics, natural cotton, pure hand work and hand stitch in earthy hues… nothing was artificial. My actual collection is Indian ethnic wear but I tried to do something innovative in my first show”. Mr. Waahiid Ali Khan (businessman) was a special guest for designer Karan Raj’s show who was all praises for Karan’s collection.
Bollywood actor Anjana Sukhani who sashayed down the ramp for designer Karan Raj said, “Karan’s designs are very wearable and have a glamour quotient. Absolutely loved the earthy tones he used – rustic browns, off whites in light fabrics with fantastic style”.
The two-day event showcased couture and luxury fashion providing business opportunities for exhibitors and buyers.