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Ituen Basi, Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versace, Franca Sozzani & Roberto Cavalli at the 1st Vogue Dubai Fashion Experience in Dubai



Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience - BellaNaija - October 2013003At the recently held inaugural edition of the Vogue Dubai Fashion Experience in Dubai, acclaimed Nigerian designer Ituen Basi put African fashion on display in the UAE as she attended the event and showcased her pre-Spring/Summer 2014 collection.

The event which tripled as a fashion show, charity gala & must-attend event for some of the worlds top fashion celebrities, held on Thursday 10th October 2013 at the Dubai Mall; and served as a glass bowl for mall shoppers and fashion enthusiasts to watch some of their favourite models and designers on the field.

Names like Naomi Campbell, Donatella Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Karolina Kurkova, Maya Diab and Dean & Dan Caten as well Vogue Italia Editor in Chief Franca Sozzani were front row at the event where established and emerging international designers showcased their designs.Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience - BellaNaija - October 2013001

In total, 8 international designers showcased; Wadah Al Hajri from Qatar, Mohammad Ashi of Ashi Studio from Saudi Arabia, Razan Alazzouni from Saudi Arabia, Lulwa Al Amin from Bahrain, Andrea Incontri from Italy, Esme Vie from Russia, Simone Rocha from Ireland and of course Ituen Basi from Nigeria.

The fashion show which was supported by Franca Sozzani amongst others had its proceeds geared towards Ethiopia via the Dubai Cares charity.

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Watch the short video from the 2013 Vogue Dubai Fashion Experience below.

Photo Credit: Haute Fashion Africa | Albawaba


  1. Wale

    October 14, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    Naomi rocks!

  2. Modella

    October 14, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Looking at Versace pic..some time I’m scared of getting old or getting ugly…it inevitable I guess.I need christ in my life…God help my soul!

  3. Zlatana Wikowksa

    October 14, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    My boss with Franca Sozzani!

  4. forbisi

    October 14, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    you got your story from haute fashion africa

  5. That African Chic

    October 14, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Oil money talking!!

  6. Demmy

    October 14, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    I love Simone Rocha, her designs are beautiful. Ituen Basi is really doing good o. xx

  7. damepenelope

    October 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Love Iteun’s dress.

  8. damepenelope

    October 15, 2013 at 8:14 pm


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