THE ACCESSORY EDIT
Facilité introduces ‘The Accessory Edit’, a retail concept bringing together some of the most exceptional independent designers and cult-favourite accessory brands from around the world for the very first time in Dubai.
Launched in August 2019, The Accessory Edit is home to a selection of exclusive and limited-edition eyewear, bags, jewellery, hats and accessories from 22 luxury and contemporary brands. A truly globally diverse concept, the edit includes brands hailing from New York, Paris, London, Australia, Dubai, Kuwait, Lebanon, Egypt, Georgia, Ukraine and Colombia.
Shop The Accessory Edit at Facilité showcasing accessories from Ashley Williams, Frame Chain, Mochi and Tort; bags and leather goods by 0711, HALM, Imago-A, L’Afshar, Marzook, Okhtein, Pellegrino and Susan Alexandra; headwear by Ruslan Baginskiy and Yosuzi; eyewear by Philó from the creators of Roberi & Fraud, Poppy Lissiman and Karen Wazen Eyewear; and jewellery by Amy Gattas, Bil Arabi, Joanna Laura Constantine and Liya.
The Accessory Edit operating at Facilité from August until October 2019, and open daily from 10am to 8pm.
Brand 0711 was founded in 2012 by Nino Eliava and Ana Mokia, the girls met in childhood during holidays in Mexico. Each 0711 hand-woven product is created manually by artisans in Georgia. The artisans are elderly women for whom knitting is a very native and favorite craftsmanship passed from ancestors. Innovative knitting technique in organic glass and plywood frames were adopted in 2015 for the most popular style ‘Copacabana’.
Ashley Williams launched her contemporary womenswear label in 2013, showing for three seasons with the emerging talent scheme 'Fashion East'.
After being awarded Emerging Designer of the year at ELLE Style Awards in 2015, Ashley has continued to have a cheeky, unique and outstandingly bold London voice. Sparking interesting conversation on many occasion, Ashleys signature crystal accessories shout glamour, and other slogans, providing an elegant decadence to any outfit.
Lebanese-Colombian jewellery designer, Amy Gattas who is based in Paras prides in creating designs that are an intensely persona reflection of her family and culture. Amy Gattas Bijoux is passionate about keeping the art and traditional craftsmanship of Colombian Filigree alive, with each piece hand-made by craftsmen in Mompox, Colombia from silver, gold, raw emerald and amethyst stones.
Having debuted at Liberty of London in 2014, FRAME CHAIN is now stocked at major luxury retailers including Matchesfashion.com, Browns Fashion, Fenwick’s and, soon, Selfridges, as well as over sixty independent fashion and optical boutiques across the globe. After misplacing three pairs of designer glasses in one week, Frame Chain founders Ann-Margret Kearney and Vanessa Harrington decided to bring back the practical glasses chain in contemporary form. The London-based label draws inspi-ration from diverse sources —vintage jewelry, optical, everyday accessories, and a bit of 90s streetwear – to create distinctive glasses chains. Function, fun, fashion (and food) are the girls’ favorite F words. Each chain comes with both black and clear loops to match different frame colours and sizes.
Handbag line HALM founded in Dubai by Stockholm-London design duo Hanna Ransjo and Hannah Louise Brewer embodies relaxed, understated luxe with distinct Scan-dinavian aesthetics and design through its structured yet relaxed malleable styles crafted from bespoke, curated leathercraft.
Inspired by modern art, design, and architecture, each piece is developed in our New York City studio with an effort toward balancing practicality and experimentation, then expertly handcrafted using top-grade leathers and textiles.
JOANNA LAURA CONSTANTINE
Joanna Laura Constantine designs with a lot of whimsy. Her eclectic collections range from the sweet, delicate and sensual to the ultra-edgy and bold. Embracing the duality of a woman, Joanna’s works represent the feminine as well as the more contemporary, urban sense of fearlessness that stems from the core of every individual. Each piece is uni-que and is a mix of materials and colors that bring through pure, clear emotions, whether they are statement pieces or delicate, refined ones. Each collection features a wide range of designs from necklaces, earrings, asymmetrical pieces, handcuffs, ear cuffs, rings, double rings and more.
KAREN WAZEN EYEWEAR
Karen Wazen, an international digital influencer, content creator and iconic style identity with over 1.7 million followers founded Karen Wazen Eyewear in 2018. The namesake brand captures Karen’s adventurous approach to fashion, with each style and silhouette a direct reflection of her own style, fashion philosophy, and personal taste.
Crafted in Dubai, L’Afshar by Lilian Afshar has become an exceptionally covetable accessory frequently spotted on style stars like Beyoncé and Kylie Jenner. The stunningly sophisticated box clutches and mini handbags spotlights unexpected textures and graphic shapes, which have been spotted on the global style set.
LIYA is a contemporary women's clothing brand founded in 2017. LIYA is all about functional everyday wear with distinct lines and edgy yet feminine touch. Strong belief in individuality and love for one's individual presence, is the driving force behind LIYA. We want to share with you our passion for creating jewelry. Each natural stone we use is handpicked and unique, thus while in the process of creating, the shape of the piece is dictated by the form of the stones.
Marzook create handmade luxury art forms. Each design is individually unique finding inspiration from art, architecture, and nature. Introducing distortions in design by breaking norms; and not being a systematic arrangement. Marzook follow an ethos of non-instinctive thinking and the principles of surrealism, without any control by reason and irrational juxtaposition. Marzook's exquisite line of accessories consists of precious metals, plexiglas resins, and swarovski encrusted spherical shapes and styles. The designs draw inspiration from a rich mix of Eastern and Western cultures; which reflect the world the brand was developed in. The collection is a reverence to modern-day objet d'art. We defined our own distinct vision of blending Art Deco and innovative designs to create an unforgettable glamour.
Mochi by Ayah Tabari, which has quickly become a cult brand is distinctive for shedding light on different cultures with every collection handcrafted by local artisans using traditional methods of embroidery to create contemporary pieces.
Egyptian design duo siblings Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf launched their brand Okhtein – meaning, appropriately, “sisters” in Arabic – because of their vision to bring true luxury back to their home country as well as drawing international attention to the inherent refinement of Egyptian artisanship, sensing a gap in the market for true luxury accessories produced in Egypt. Launched in 2014, Okhtein seeks to set new trends, promoting Egyptian artistry as well as presenting new designs to the world.
Pellegrino is the family name of its creative director, Renaud Pellegrino. Since 1983, Pellegrino offers a wide range of luxury handbags for women with its very own DNA. Pellegrino presents two collections per year, exclusively presented in Paris during Paris Fashion Week. Renaud Pellegrino has been designing and producing bags since 1983, born in Cannes with an Italian father and a French mother.
From the creaters of Roberi & Fraud comes a new eyewear concept Philo
Poppy Lissiman is a West Australian born, Sydney based designer. In 2012 she re-launched as an accessories brand specialising in handbags, eyewear and Jewellery that has since risen to dominate the street style scene as well as being a regular fixture on the Instagram feed. The label has gained eminence with the likes of Vogue, Elle, Nylon, W Magazine, Grazia, Harpers Bazar, Refinery 29, Hypebae, Forbes, Fashionista & The Coveteur to name a few.
ROBERI & FRAUD
Roberi & Fraud has become synonymous with celebrity style as the retro-futuristic frames have been spotted by many Hollywood faces including loyalists Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Rihanna.
Ukrainian milliner Ruslan Baginsky rose to fame in a way that most brands can only dream of. After sending his handmade headwear to an editorial shoot featuring Bella Hadid, the model posted a selfie in the ‘Baker Boy’ hat on Instagram and his designs went viral 24 hours later. Follow in the footsteps of Kaia Gerber or Sofia Richie by topping your outfit with one of his coveted caps.
Tort was founded in London by Mona Ghafoori in 2019 after demand from her friends for clips that both hold well, and look cool. The clips are named after powerful women in her life, from a septuagenarian style icon to a trendsetting two-year-old. Life’s too short to have boring hair.
Handmade in Manhattan, Susan Alexandra’s whimsical, romantic beaded handbags took Instagram by storm, instantly creating a bag trend that’s made a ripple effect across the fashion-forward set across the globe.
Yosuzi, is a lifestyle brand celebrating the native myths and cultures of South American tribes. In 2014, she embarked on an expedition with her mother to reconnect with her family’s native American heritage. Over several trips to the Guajira desert in Venezuela, Irunu, who is fluent in Guajiro native dialect, helped forge relationships with the community tribe leaders of the tribe, who made introductions to the local craftsmen. These craftsmen hand-weave hats known as “Woma”. Yosuzi worked with the craftsmen o adapt the hats to her customer’s specs. Fans of the brand include Anna Dello Russo, Poppy Delevingne, Elina Halimi & many more.