Create a scene this party season
After capturing the attention of fashionistas and fashion editors at Dubai Fashion Week back in 2007, ultra-luxe womenswear brand Drama Queen headed up by Barka Shewakrami has continued to capture the hearts of style-savvy women all over the world, designing stunning collections for the modern woman who likes a touch of A’list elegance.
Combining vintage inspiration with a global twist we can’t get enough of their fabulously flattering cuts. This is one designer who really knows what a woman wants!
Infact, Barka’s so proud of her designs, she usually wears them herself! She explains: ‘Every girl in her own way is full of drama and emotion. She has a longing to be treated like a princess, and every garment of mine makes her feel like a queen.’ Having dressed herself in her own creations since the launch of her label, Barkha knows what matters in the fashion stakes, and has regularly appeared on various ‘best dressed’ lists. Take a leaf out of her wardrobe!
The signature collections feature an array of design elements, from beautifully tailored day classics to retro party wear with embellishments and brocade stitching. The fabrics used reflect each occasion, from soft chiffons to raw silks and on-trend lace – and judging by how hot Bollywood starlet Lisa Haydon, who features in Drama Queen’s Autumn Winter 2013 campaign shoot looks, we can’t wait to snap up some of the pieces ourselves!
Barka reveals what you should look out for: ‘This season you can expect lots of pop colours, party prints, wide legged jumpsuits, and my signature Victoria dress in different fabrics and embellishments. A quintessential Drama Queen woman is someone who is confident in her own skin, who loves fashion and is not scared to experiment’.
A percentage of the proceeds from sales are also donated to charity - even more of a reason to treat yourself to one of her gorgeous dresses…or maybe two!