Wed Nov 28,2012

Harvey Nichols, Dubai’s premier fashion store, offers a finely edited selection of evening wear, accessories, and fine jewellery to ensure that you’re the epitome of style on the DIFF Red Carpet

This season’s Evening Wear Collection has been inspired by old Hollywood romanticism — think velvet-lined boudoirs, rich brocades and gilded mirrors from the scenes of a silent film. The collections from Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra and Rafael Cennamo are awash with gorgeous jewel tones - ruby red, burgundy, sapphire and gold. Rhinestone accents add touches of opulence wherever possible and shimmering gold sequins have been featured in innovative ways on gloves, shoes and hair accents as well.  In contrast, the catwalks also feature edgier leather and lace accents with strong lines and exposed zippers such as Monique Lhuillier’s Fall Collection.

Fall’s Fine Jewellery Collections embody the opulence of the 1920’s Gilded Age and are an essential part of a red carpet outfit. Gorgeous necklaces from the Ivanka Trump Fine Jewellery  Collection mirror the effortless glamour of the evening wear.  Each of her pieces is refined and chic but captures the essence of today’s Hollywood style innovators such as Blake Lively, Natalie Portman and many others.

Evening accessories for fall are an extension of the gilded glamour look and ensure that you’ll be stylish and ready for the paparazzi pictures.  Dazzling rhinestone-encrusted clutches by the likes of Rodo and fashion-forward minaudières by Alexander McQueen are both maximum-impact evening accessories. The skyscraper Priscilla heel by Charlotte Olympia adds a dash of whimsy to any evening ensemble. And the Manolo Blahnik evening shoe is the undeniable favourite for Hollywood starlets who prefer a classic look.


  • Long and lean is the silhouette of choice. Think floor-grazing skirts.

  • Jewel tones in burgundy, emerald, rich red and sapphire blue

  • Luxurious lace accents from head to toe

  • Rhinestone-encrusted accessories can bling up  any outfit

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