January 22, 2009

Marrakech Express

Giovanna Antonelli as Jade
1001 Nights.
Ali Baba.
Scarfs and turbans.

Quality, transparent, sparkling materials...

Siphon, silk, organdy, satin, muslin, hand sew on crystals...

It appears that Muslim women created art layered dressing.
I tried to find photos of what you can see only in Morocco or Egypt ...
I wasn't successful, so I will present what designers proposed, but only as inspiration.
For the real experience, you should go...

JLo in beautiful hijab.

Do not forget, one important note: harem pants and Jodhpur pants are not the same!

Naomi Campbell in harem pants

Armani Privé

Derek Lam

Emporio Armani
Next two by Giorgio Armani

Marc Jacobs

Paul Smith, Jaeger London, Jean Paul Gaultier

Ralph Lauren

Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe

Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith Women

Another interesting trend in this type of clothing, are tunic - dress that are worn over wide leg pants.

DVF, Jill Stuart (last two)

Donna Karan, Alexis Mabille, Moschino

Mauruzio Pecoraro, Jill Stuart, Douglas Hannant

Terexov, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Alexander McQueen

Marrakech Express
3.1 Phillip Lim

Derek Lam

Diane von Furstenberg
Dries Van Noten

Emanuel Ungaro

Jean Paul Gaultier

Marc Jacobs

Matthew Williamson
Max Azria

Paul Smith Women

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti
Ports 1961

Proenza Schouler
Ralph Lauren

Reem Acra

Tony Cohen
Yves Saint Laurent

Ali Baba pants at Ralph Lauren, djellabas at Gucci, turbans everywhere from Dries Van Noten to Paul Smith—the Spring runways were as shimmering and vibrant as a Moroccan souk. And there were as many slouchy, sexy silk jumpsuits as there are stars in an Arabian night sky...

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