When discussing the Middle East, and depending on the level of knowledge, the more aware would avoid the politics and go straight to the Fall trends that spoke Arabic. With the emerging trend of the Kafiye back in the 90’s, the Middle East was in deep need for designers to acknowledge the diverse Arabian styles that are much more than just a scarf.
One of the most prominent and Arabian themed showcases goes to Paul Smith for the Fall 2014 menswear collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. With a well-rounded Arabian themed show, Paul Smith brought the desert to the runway. Adding the carpets to the runway definitely emphasized the nomadic feel Smith sought.
Whether you are routing to Dubai this fall or simply mesmerized by Smith’s print and patterns, make sure to add an Arabian themed piece to your wardrobe.
Key Items that you can mix and match with are graphic sweaters, woven turtlenecks, oversized tunic, and loose trousers. When it comes to colors play around with brown, grey, camel, pink, red and caramel. As for materials/fabrics seeks cashmere knit, cotton, wool, twill, velvet, leather, and suede.
And for the perfect finale! Camel suede Chelsea boots.