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Raab

Last Saturday the 19th November, SEEN had the pleasure of a preview of Rabia Ahsan’s stunning new collection of tailored shirts for women. Her shirts are the epitome of chic; investment pieces crafted from 100% silk in bold monochromes, animal prints, lush golds and classic creams and were displayed to excellent effect in the luxurious private dining room of the Ivy Chelsea Garden, on the King’s Road.

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Last Saturday the 19th November, SEEN had the pleasure of a preview of Rabia Ahsan’s stunning new collection of tailored shirts for women. Her shirts are the epitome of chic; investment pieces crafted from 100% silk in bold monochromes, animal prints, lush golds and classic creams and were displayed to excellent effect in the luxurious private dining room of the Ivy Chelsea Garden, on the King’s Road.

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The shirts are a twist on the hard-working business clothes of the modern woman: garments that work hard for you day or night, that are businesslike but also highly fashionable. The softness of the silk makes them very versatile – tucked into skirt or trousers for the day, or knotted in front and teamed with a leather jacket for the evening. The details – a slightly larger collar, suede on the cuffs, cutout lace panels, and the gold buttons add a luxe dimension that simply elevates these shirts to new heights of elegance.

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Rabia herself looked lovely in a white trouser suit that reminded SEEN powerfully of Bianca Jagger. The designer, whose background is in finance, spoke to SEEN of her passion for bringing affordable, beautifully made statement pieces to market. SEEN’s particular favourites were the Tay Vintage shirts in black and white, the Nela Drop Shoulder Shirt in leopard print, the San Cold Shoulder shirt in gold and the Mal Lace Panel shirt, also in black.

www.raab.co.uk

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Kieren Hughes: Urban Dreamscape

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