The Hollywood fashion designer visits markets in Dubai to find patterns for wedding dresses and evening wear. Acra is the on the board of Dubai's fashion council and is in the city to learn more about its fashion industry.
Seventh-generation tailor Prakash Parmar owns Parmar Tailors which opened in 1956; it specializes in bespoke suits. Parmar believes suits are more about personality and confidence than fashion.
The Dubai-based Lebanese fashion designer admires Acra's work. Ramadan recalls struggling for buyer acceptance and launching a fashion line in 2006. Her designs are inspired by the look and feel of the Middle East.
Acra visits luxury clothing stores in Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping centers in the world. She meets with Al-Saleh, who launched H Magazine in Oman. He frequently travels to Dubai to see how men's fashion is changing throughout the Middle East.
Dubai hosts a fashion show featuring local designers, but no models. Al Hajsi is the first Emirati runway model; she faces criticism because of the UAE's conservative views on women's clothing.
Huda Beauty and other social media personalities gain popularity in Dubai through fashion blogs and make-up tutorials. Acra meets with fashion blogger Zeynab El-Helw to discuss how younger generations view fashion in Dubai.
Credits: Dubai Fashion
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With bold dreams to surpass the likes of Milan, Paris and New York, Dubai is the fast-rising fashion capital the Middle East and cocky newcomer on the international stage. Inside the Middle East joins international fashion designer Reem Acra for a behind-the-scenes look at Dubai's fashion industry.
Length: 24 minutes
Copyright date: ©2017
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