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Hot looks fresh off the runway

Last updated on: April 16, 2014 17:52 IST

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The hottest styles showcased at Fashion Forward Dubai 2014.

The recently concluded third edition of Dubai fashion week -- Fashion Forward -- showcased some exquisite concepts by several Middle eastern designers.

Here's a look at some of the most unique creations we spotted.

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Image: A Rami Kadi creation
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Bling and glitter

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Amato designs stood out with their plunging necklines, intricate nose rings and sequins.

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Image: Creations by Amato by Furne One
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Exquisite cuts

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British-Lebanese designer Ronald Abdala's rebellious streak manifested on the catwalk in the form of some uncharacteristically minimalist designs.

His creative embellishments, edgy draping stood out.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Ronald Abdala creations
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Red carpet fashion

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Yet another Ronald Abdala edgy gown featured a very eye-catching neckline on a fiery red gown.

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Image: A model walks in a Ronald Abdala creation
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Metallic glam

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Indian origin designer Essa Bhagoorwala's line was dominated by European fabrics and a lots of metallic hues.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Essa creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Lara Croft look

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Riccardo Audisio and Yago Goicoechea, the men behind Taller Marmo revealed at the show that their line was inspired from Lara Croft's look.

It's little wonder then, that we see a lot of minimalistic, outdoorsy designs.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Taller Marmo creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Flirty and fun

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One of the more casual and hassle-free dressing designs, the Starch line came as a breath of fresh air.

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Image: Models walk th eramp in Starch creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Rock chick

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Kage's outfits channeled young, rock chick glam with perfection with their gold and black pairings.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Starch creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Fresh and fuss-free

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Light, flowing fabrics, and fuss-free designs made an appearance in the Grazia Emerging Designer segment (left) as well as on Said Mahrouf's showing.

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Image: Creations from the Grazia Emerging Designer, left, and Said Mahrouf shows.
Photographs: Ian Gavan, left, Stuart C. Wilson /Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Curve-tracing cuts

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Rami Kadi's use of showstopping bold colours and even bolder silhouettes were a huge draw.

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Image: A model walks in a Rami Kadi creation
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Floaty elegance

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Flowing fabrics and traditional ethnic embroidery were the highlights of veteran designer Zareena's showcase.

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Luxe layers

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High on mesh details, vibrant colours and extravagant headgears, Zareena's clothes grabbed attention.

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Image: Zareena creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Pretty pastels

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Designer Zayan Ghandour's line, titled Renegade Princess, was replete with pastel shades and black accentuates.

Flirty and youthful in tone, the designs were high on functionality too.

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Image: Models walk in Zayan Ghandour creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Sheer lace

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Manila-born designer Ezra's line was dominated by a lot of sheer detailing and intricate embroidery.

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Image: A model walks the ramp in an Ezra creation
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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The normcore look?

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Kuwaiti-Indian designer Tahir Sultan's designs were distinctly conservative yet luxurious.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Tahir Sultan creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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Go solid

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Solid colours, long skirts and trench coat variations from designer Bashar Assaf's collection stood out.

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Image: Models walk the ramp in Bashar Assaf creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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How to wear lace

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Other Abdala outfits featured lace accentuates and shiny fabric.

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Image: Models walk in Ronald Abdala creations
Photographs: Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward
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Fiery Fashion

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By far the most bizarre of all the showcased designs at Fashion Forward, Jean Louis Sabaji's line was big on bold colours and unusual silhouettes.


Image: Models walk the ramp in Jean Louis Sabaji creations
Photographs: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images for Fashion Forward

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