An Exclusive First Look at Lulwa Al Amin’s D’NA Collab

We are beyond thrilled to have collaborated with D’NA and Lulwa Al Amin in styling Lulwa’s spring summer 2014 capsule collection made exclusively for D’NA featured on
Lulwa’s spring summer 2014 collection, inspired by her trip to India, is one of the most beautiful, soft, yet powerful collections which she has come out with to date.
Of the collection Deena writes on
“Among the young designers I’ve been working with for the past few
seasons is the talented London-based Lulwa Al Amin. A Central Saint
Martins grad, Lulwa divides her time between her London studio and
Bahrain, where she produces her line. An accomplished artist and
colorist, she set herself apart early on by creating whimsical prints
that she cuts into feminine, modern separates and dresses. This season I
asked the young Bahraini designer to create a capsule collection
exclusively for D’NA, inspired by her trip to India. “I stayed at the
Rambagh Palace on my last trip to Jaipur. While there I came across a
beautiful portrait in the grand dining room of the Maharani Gayatri
Devi, and I was immediately intrigued by this glamorous style icon who
seemed to inhabit two worlds—traditional India and cosmopolitan London,
where she kept an apartment,” recalled Lulwa of the chic Indian princess
who was once featured in Vogue among the “ten most beautiful women in the world.”

Deena, who continuously supports local talent goes on to say:
“Part of the fun of creating a capsule collection for the store is also
the opportunity to collaborate with other regional talents to promote
the new line to our clients. For the photo shoot, Lulwa worked with
young Bahraini photographer and artist Mai Al Moataz, while fellow
Bahraini Dana Al Khalifa, the name behind cult fashion blog,
served as both model and stylist for the shoot. “I was inspired by a
dramatic image of Gayatri Devi, in which she’s framed by her shadow
against a plain wall,” noted Lulwa, who picked the magical rooftop Blue
Room of her grandmother’s old house for the shoot. Located in Bahrain’s
historic town of Muharraq, it served as the perfect backdrop for her
It was a great pleasure working with the D’NA team, Lulwa, one of the kindest and most hardworking people and the insanely talented photographer Mai Moataz.

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