27 March 2016
Dubai-based fashion label Mochi pays homage to geographical, cultural regions of the world
Recently during the 'Dubai Collections' shows on 24 and 25 March at The Annex at Burj Khalifa, several labels from the region presented fashion inspired by geographical landscapes and cultures. Designer Ayah Tabari's work reflects her cosmopolitan lifestyle: the collections of her label Mochi (the name references an Indian embroidery stitching method) mirror like kaleidoscopes the world's cultures; from tributes to Hungary over Spain, Thailand, Jaipur to Uzbekistan, Mochi interprets with the label's country and continent collections signature costume styles from around the globe. Ayah Tabari is born in Riyadh, was raised in Amman, studied in London and lives now in Dubai from where she spreads her impressions of the world like richly embroidered fashion postcards such as the latest Fall/Winter 2016 'Africa' collection made of hand-printed cotton and embroidered with glass beadworks. Mochi 'Africa' premiered on the catwalk in Dubai; the first views at the lookbook images are published exclusively on Harper's Bazaar.
fig.: Ayah Tabari, designer and founder of 'Mochi', at the Mochi FW16 'Africa' presentation during 'Dubai Collections' at Burj Khalifa on 24 March 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Image below: Models at the Mochi 'Africa' presentation. Photos by Cedric Ribeiro/Getty Images;
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