In support of the Dubai Health Authority’s ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign, prominent Indian fashion designer Salim Asgarally put up his latest spring-summer collection at the ‘Bride 2008’ exhibition held in Dubai this week.
Aptly titled ‘Colours of Life’, the collection was displayed on ramp, with a spectacular fashion show comprising vibrant Arabic galebiyas, sarees, kameezes and Indian bridals.
"The collection unveiled the beauty and innocence of a woman, wherein red stands for her ever loving heart," said Asgarally, who received thunderous applause after the show. "The need to take care of this heart which nurtures life as a mother, daughter and wife, calls for attention to the cause of the health campaign to spread awareness about the risk of cardiovascular illnesses amongst women," he added.
The collection was also aimed to promote cultural ties between Indian and Arabic people. The Arabic galebiyas were created in hues of yellow, maroon, red, turquoise, silver and gold, with Indian embroideries. The range of sarees was coupled with long sleeved vintage blouses. The line of kameezes and evening dresses used the latest trapeze silhouette and was trimmed liberally with metallic accents in gold and silver.
The spectacular showing found its finale in a red bridal outfit which epitomized the need to take care of women’s hearts in keeping with the ‘Go Red for Women’ campaign. – (SAMPURN)