Dubai Fashion Week FW23: Marmar Halim on Paying Homage to the Desert
The final day of Dubai Fashion Week FW23 saw Marmar Halim pay homage to the majestic deserts of the region.
For her latest collection, Halim succeeded in exuding a certain romantic allure and quiet elegance that has become characteristic of the Egyptian designer. After moving to Dubai with little to her name, Halim built a brand that is coveted in the Middle East and beyond, and was chosen by celebrities such as Huda Kattan, Halle Bailey, and Hend Sabri. Mostly using delicate fabrics like charmeuse, silk, rayon, and chiffon, she has developed a signature Marmar Halim look, one that is preferred by a discerning clientele with impeccable taste.
Read on to know all about Marmar Halim’s Dubai Fashion Week FW23 show.
Tell us a bit about your collection being showcased at Dubai Fashion Week.
The collection is called, Hawma’a, َھ ْو َماء , meaning desert in Arabic. I translated two dilemmas from my everyday reality and my imagination by merging both classic cuts into exaggerated pieces, unfinished finishing, and manipulated fabrics with draped silhouettes. The collection entails sharp cuts with fabric manipulation that gives “hawma’a” textures.
What kind of a woman are your designs made for?
Our designs are made to flatter all body types and sizes. I believe that when a woman wears Marmar Halim, it translates the feeling I have while designing that piece. She should feel confident and comfortable.
How does it feel to be a part of the inaugural Dubai Fashion Week?
I am very proud that an Arab country is finally part of the international calendar. It’s time to show that regional Arab designers are as creative and capable as renowned fashion houses. I am honored to be part of the history that is being made.
Name one celebrity you would love to see in your designs.
Kim Kardashian, as she’s a fashion icon!
What’s next for your brand?
As you know, in our field, learning never stops. We are constantly learning and growing as we go. I want to see Marmar Halim becoming more international and achieving recognition outside of the Middle East and I think we are slowly moving in this very direction.
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