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give your wardrobe an uplift, and where better to start than with these fashionable treasures, writes surena chande

rev it up This Biker Bag is going to steal the show no matter where you go. The soft, quilted leather, bursts of colour and bold buckles take Miu Miu in a new, adventurous direction.

Beautiful boots Bally’s autumn/winter13 collection is filled with warm hues and soft leathers for their feminine line of heels and boots, like these almond-toned ankle boots with leather, suede and a chic, thin wrap-around strap.

it's in the bag Bentley Motors’ handbag collection is finally here... and it was worth the wait. Beautifully created from the same hides used by Bentley craftsmen to furnish the cars’ interiors, every bag bears a single unique identifying number. With new designs to follow in 2014, the Barnato and Continental are two styles


currently available, if you hurry that is. There are only 80 of each style available globally, with four colour variations. Daniele Ceccomori, Bentley’s Head of Product Design says, “We wanted to create a strong link with some of the features on our cars.” I think they’ve nailed it.

more MOURET, please! Mouret’s designs, such as his ‘it dress’ of 2005, the Galaxy, embody edgy style, clever construction and craftsmanship. Highlights of his current collection include slick black and white dresses that boast structure and an alluring monochromatic construction. Available at Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mouret’s statement dresses are now complemented by a range of sunglasses,shoes and even a bridal range as the designer recently added to his existing repertoire. We like!

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peepshow Always guaranteed to see you step out in style, Ferragamo-clad feet this season can delight in these colourful yet subtle peeptoes. Even better? They come with a matching handbag.

quite a buzz Bad boy artist Damien Hirst has designed a limited-edition collection of scarves for Alexander McQueen, to mark ten years since the skull scarf was launched, becoming a key motif of the fashion house. The collection consists of 30 one-off designs, each is adapted from Hirst’s Entomology series. They feature insects in kaleidoscopic geometric shapes.

HOLIDAY MODE You can expect to see ‘shades of suntan’, vivid tones, playful prints and some serious colour blocking with the ready-to-wear Resort 2014 line by Michael Kors. Described as, “A 21st century take on sleek ’70s proportions”, the collection features sharp cuts and an abundance of understated glamour.

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FELINE STYLISH Diane Von Fursteberg teamed up with catobsessed New York blogger Harley Viera Newton to create a limited-edition capsule collection that’s playful and chic. It’s coming soon to the DVF store at The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi priced at Dhs2,000

asprey meets arabia Accessories designer Katie Hillier is back for her fourth season of collaboration with Asprey and has created a selection of vibrant, colourpop bags ready for spring/summer 14. She has used assorted textures including brushed suede and exotic skins including python and lizard, paired with statement shades inspired by wild Arabia.

Stylish Sutra Inspired by the signature Chain Link print and Sutra bracelet, the statement Sutra bag is a bold, staple item for Resort 2014.The classic Hobo style is versatile enough for work or a stroll in the mall and, like the saddle bagstyled Mini variation, comes in an array of gorgeous hues, prints and textures.


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