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Meet the Designers, Symphony: The Dubai Mall

Raina Hein, Christian Siriano, Whitney Port, Camilla Skovgaard, Rupert Sanderson and Erin Fetherston were all at Symphony the Dubai Mall today to meet our favourite Symphony Stylers. Guests were treated to Sweet Stuff’s yummy cupcakes as well as The Symphony Edit AW10 (our inaugural magazine which launched today) and a limited edition Symphony AW10 postcard (only 500 were printed) for their favourite designers to autograph…

Ground, Floor Fashion Avenue
The Dubai Mall
T: 04 330 8050

Photography by Pink Pepper

Thanks to all who came to the store today to meet our lovely designers and guests!

We really appreciate all of your support.


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Picture Diary: A Night in the Desert with Whitney Port, Raina Hein and Erin Fetherston

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The Grand Unveiling! Symphony No 7: 7pm, 7th day of the Tenth Month, 2010

Attention lovely Symphony Stylers! On Thursday, October the 7th 2010 at precisely 7pm sharp we will be pulling back the “in progress” curtains on Symphony’s windows and unveiling the exclusive Symphony x Tinkah Studio Art Installation for Autumn/Winter 2010. All are welcome to come and view this momentus event ;) so if you happen to be in the Mall on Thursday evening – make sure you pop by Symphony to see the windows before anyone else.

“Symphony No 7: The Arrival of Her Garments” by The Tinkah Studio exclusively for Symphony
To compliment Symphony’s “Abra…Cadabra!” AW10 campaign shoot which was shot by photographer Susanne Spiel and starred America’s Next Top Model, Raina Hein, Symphony approached a local art design studio, The Tinkah Studio, to conceptualise an in-store art installation. The local Emirati ladies who come together to form The Tinkah Studio (Reem Alghaith, Kholoud Sharafi and Abeer Tahlak), translated the theme into travel – owing to the fact that the Abra has long been used as a method for transport in the region, as well as for import and exportation.
The Tinkah Studio have created an art installation entitled “Symphony No 7: The Arrival of Her Garments”; an exploration of how fashion is created, delivered and consumed and a translation of the musical, magical, travel theme of ‘Abra…Cadabra!’ for Autumn/Winter 2010. The elements that the studio have incorporated into the piece include the musical bars of a Symphony, the Dubai Creek, the man-made Burj Khalifa fountain (of which the Symphony balcony overlooks), the containers in which things are shipped in and – of course – the dresses. This combination of elements will form a story, “Symphony No 7”; with a giant book forming the basis of the installation which will be placed in the store window. Salama Alabbar commented: “I am very excited for Symphony to be partnering with The Tinkah Studio. Fashion and Art are never far away from each other, and the Tinkah Studio represents everything that we believe in; passion, creativity and high standards – it’s great for us to provide them with a platform in the fashion world and we are thrilled to be given the opportunity to be associated with such a high calibre art studio. It is wonderful to see an artist’s interpretation of our work and theme and I hope that our clientele will be inspired by the different mediums of art that will be in-store from October 7th. This collaboration marks the first of many art installations and projects for future seasons to come.”

a spread of thoughts
in a symphony of her passion & dreams
in harmony
in a line of seasons
in her crates and containers
from an ocean
a series of skylines to the mystical city of dreams
in a group of days
floating upon her melody
on a creek the old port in deira … a deck
her abra’s
handlers awaiting to gather her selection
her magical stream

Commenting on the artistic collaboration, The Tinkah Design Studio said “We were inspired by this new challenge; we enjoyed working with the beautiful space of the store and are honoured to be involved with Symphony; which is the first young and local boutique project with soul in the region. We feel that our message and objectives are in-tune and are very excited to see people’s reactions.” The artwork and installation will be in-store at Symphony from October the 7th 2010. A date that will also mark the official store opening event, with many international VIPs and Designers being flown in for the exclusive event.
Alongside the AW10 campaign images and commissioned art installation Symphony will be printing limited edition postcards of some of the look book shots which were taken in the Bastikya area of the Creek; a run of only 500 copies of each image will be printed and will be available in-store from Oct 7. Symphony is also unveiling the “The Symphony Edit” on the 7th; a complimentary in-store magazine providing readers with the very best of Symphony AW10.

P.s. Don’t forget: we have a “Meet the Designers” event in store for all on Thursday between 1 and 3pm. Whitney Port, Camilla Skovgaard, Rupert Sanderson, Erin Fetherston, Christian Siriano and Raina Hein (the face of Symphony for AW10) will all be at Symphony to take pictures and meet with you lovely lot.

Ground Floor
Fashion Avenue
The Dubai Mall
T: 04 330 8050

Please Note: Symphony will temporarily close for preparations from 3pm onwards on the 7th of October 2010. All are invited to view the new art installation from outside the main front entrance to the store at 7pm sharp. Opening hours to the general public on the 7th of October are 10am-3pm.
We will re-open and revert back to normal hours from the 8th. Thank you for your understanding.


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