Together they run Dar Naseem Al Andalos, an Arab brand distinguished by high-end luxury caftans that embrace traditional handwork combining Moroccan and Khaleeji heritage in a modern and contemporary way.
In 2007, she opened a shop in Riffa and started her own line of designer caftans.
cuts, sparkles and fluttering sleeves: Acra's spring-summer collection was a shout out to the era of hang-loose style, though overall she took a more muted approach with her color palette.
She evolved as a designer and started her funky lines of abayas and holiday caftans which she showcased during Dubai Fashion Week.
Each pattern was unique and I also added Swarovski crystals and other embellishments to make the caftans even more trendy.
Alam's holiday caftans include harem pants, corsets, chiffon hoodies, cocktail dresses as well as niqab (face masks) and head accessories.
International interest in traditional dress from the Middle East and North Africa hit its first peak in the 1960s, when wealthy Western hippies made Moroccan caftans the epitome of liberal, bohemian dress.
After five years in the business, Azhari said she's gotten overwhelming feedback from friends and regular clients who've taken up wearing caftans after finding her designs.
Much of what was to come--whether it was his gender-bending unisex line in 1970 or his bright and bold caftans
or his Kent State--inspired line, which included guns as accessories--was designed to liberate individuals from convention toward comfort and function.
Eric recalls moving to New York City at 18 to study with Martha Graham -- the two priestesses reappear in matching gold caftans
, top-knots, and trademark grimaces -- at which point he discovered inside himself spirit of Vaslav Nijinsky (Lawrence Keigwin).
It all began with the matronly caftans I wore as a child, billowing ball gowns in which I swept about imperiously, flicking the hem of my train for purposes of dramatic emphasis every time I dropped a particularly wicked bon mot.
I doffed the caftans and dashing cravats for skintight tank tops with plunging necklines, beguilingly short cutoffs that inched up over the cheeks of my ass, and T-shirts that I trimmed like halter tops to reveal a svelte, boyish midriff.