Race-goers can get ready to rule the style stakes as the highly anticipated BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition returns from March 22-31. In its eleventh year, the fashion highlight of the racing season will once again include a line-up of some of the most sought-after milliners from across the world showcasing a selection of their most desirable hats, fascinators and headpieces to crown the heads of all the fashionable fillies at the Dubai World Cup 2012.
This year’s exhibition includes a host of celebrity favourites including Marilena Romeo, Walter Wright Ltd, Christiane Edmondson, Liza Georgia, Jacqueline Kolbe, John 3v3 Hats as well as locally based talent Nazgul Nejmi.
The largest and only exhibition of its kind in the region, the BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition brings together the most extensive collection of designer headgear, allowing the millinery-mad fashionistas in the Middle East a chance to stock up their hat boxes for the rest of this year’s social calendar.
A sneak preview of some of the hand-made creations set to be up for grabs include funky feathered and floral fascinators, bold sculptural styles and different takes on this year’s hottest turban-inspired trend.
Sabina Khandwani, Head of PR and Marketing, BurJuman said, “Hats have always been the fashion statement of choice at the races and the milliners jetting into the BurJuman International Millinery Exhibition definitely know how to turn heads. The award-winning line-up have had their unique creations proudly paraded at social galas from the Melbourne Cup and Royal Ascot to the amazing Royal Wedding.”
She added: “As Dubai’s most established residence of high fashion, BurJuman has been welcoming race goers keen on finding a one-of-a-kind creation for years. The hats on display at the exhibition have always been amongst the most coveted among those looking to stand out at the Dubai World Cup and there’s sure to be plenty of stunning pieces to choose from this year.”
The millinery exhibition will be on display at South Village, BurJuman from 10 am to 10 pm March 22-31. With one of the best selections of high-street and high fashion brands in Dubai, putting together an entire race-day ensemble from the dress to the shoes, jewellery and statement clutch will be a cinch at the mall’s selection of more than 300 stores.