They were seen gliding down runways glimmering in metal accents and jewel tones. Vibrant colors inspired by Morocco and silhouettes created out of an Arabian dream were prominent in many collections.
Djellabas in bright blues, harem pants in aged gold and leather-entwined sandals came together to create a magical land to Arabia right here in our own hometown.
3.1 Phillip Lim shows a casual take on a Marrakech vaca in a neutral wide-leg jumpsuit hand weave sweater and layered, knit necklace
The colors of night inspired this Arabian look with shiny tones of grey, black, gold and shimmery purples contrasted with large, bright accessories.
Metallic blue bottoms, a shiny black cutout top and patent leather shoes tops off this harem pant jumpsuit into a city girl night out.
Romantic Genie, Derek Lam grants our wishes with slouchy brown, metallic pants, a sheer blouse and drapy jacket layered with long necklaces.
Emanuel Ungaro covers his girls from head to toe in neon colored djellabas making sure they won’t go unnoticed.
The king of ethnic inspired fashion, Dries Van Noten uses turbans, sandals, jumpsuits, thick necklaces and black for a modernization of the classic Islamic look.
Bright colors in magenta and violet trimmed with gold accents are shown at Diane Von Furstenberg in romantic, Moroccan designs.
Maybe you hadn’t planned on heading to Morocco this year, but after viewing the cool, magical drapery and romantic designs embellished on these designers beauties, you may want to change your vacation plans and add the Mediterranean sea as a must see destination for 2009.
Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.