|A little laser-cut leather in roses from Mauzan's MF/13 catwalk collection. Wouldn't this look just so sweet when paired with a little Valentino?|
During Muscat Fashion Week I had a chance to meet with the Mauzan design team and see the runway collection up close at the Muscat Opera Galleria. The girls behind the label were so sweet but ever so camera shy;). We chatted a little about "the Omani woman in fashion", Emirati fashion blogger Latifa Al Shamsi, my mixie Omani-Canadi baby girl, and of course their inspirations for the current collection. One of the major influences shared between a number of the designers at Muscat Fashion Week was a love of Medieval textiles. Tapestries from the Renaissance in Europe inspired the embroidery, while the Mauzan team wanted to give the wearer the ability to style pieces in multiple, personal ways.:
|Detail shots are my own. Photos are otherwise credited to Mauzan, or as watermarked.|
On the same page of individuality, the Indian-inspired handwork was deliberately arranged in an uneven manner to provoke interest:
More uneven detailing:
I did adore the peplum though, although the top portion does make me hesitate being I already own a number of abayaat in this style:
Taking inspiration from the runway collections, the "boyfriend shirt" made an appearence. Which I don't know, maybe I am too old to wear, still remembering the bad bad bad Jordanian jilbabs of the 80s and early 90s back in the West? This look can go that direction all too easily in my opinion, unless you are a twenty-something or younger or a sister who as a very edgy trendy style (though the last picture is of an organza trench-coat style very in-line with Burberry's London Fashion week collection that I could see somehow working out well).
|I want this one, in Mauzan's signature cut. Beautiful!|