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The name, "Ninu Nina" stems from the alien language spoken by Robin Williams in "Mork & Mindy" ( a popular 1970's comedy show).

Essa Finale of Who's Next in Dubai

Essa Finale of Who's Next in Dubai

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Last night Naz and I attended the finale of Who's Next in Dubai to see the glamorous catwalk show of local designer Essa. Essa is a stellar brand in the region since he  single handedly took the iconic kaftan and modernized it for the glamorous & chic  Arab woman.  We loved the colorful presentation which had a combination of hints from retro Gucci, vintage YSL, and glamour of Cavalli.

Essa, of Indian origin, was born and bred in the UAE . In 2004, a Paris-based organisation launched a project that aimed to establish UAE designers internationally, so Essa chose to incorporate traditional Arabian material - from Bedouin jewellery and thalli trimmings used for kaftans to the aghal (rope headband used to keep the ghutra in place) - in the creation of a modernised Arab collection.

“Art is what provokes you and makes you think. If it doesn’t make you do any of that, it’s just another dot or flower or portrait."

photo by Leila Antakly

" And We Had No Shared Dreams" Cuadro Art Gallery

" And We Had No Shared Dreams" Cuadro Art Gallery

INTERVIEW WITH DANIELA RIASCOS

INTERVIEW WITH DANIELA RIASCOS