New York designers Bobette Cohn and Fruzsina Keehn made a special visit from the U.S. for a one of a kind trunk show held at Serra Kirdar’s stunning home on the Palm Jumeirah. Through her company Copia, and relationship with Sept PR, Serra brings her love of New York Fashion and Art to the style set in Dubai, so it was a natural choice for her to preview the collections in an intimate gathering to a select crowd.
Both designers draw heavily on the influence of New York, with the vintage inspired pieces that epitomize the glamour and chic aesthetic of high society of yesteryear.
Fruzsina Keehn originally trained as an interior designer, but after spending time in Switzerland, she created a small collection of earrings that she intended to keep for personal use. After her designs her were spotted by a style editor of Town & Country Magazine, Keehn garnered a huge response, which set her into a new career as a jewelry designer. The bespoke statement pieces are very reminiscent of old Hollywood, almost poignant with a clear influence of icons like Elizabeth Taylor or Audrey Hepburn. Designs have been featured by the likes of Vogue, ELLE Decor and Tatler.
“Jewelry is hugely popular in the Middle East and I am very excited to be able to showcase some of my pieces in Dubai. I think that the blend of elegance and glamour will really appeal to both the local and expat community here and the trunk show is a perfect platform to get an insight into the regional market,” said Keehn.
Bobette Cohn began her career as a fashion stylist before creating fashion label Bobette. By reworking vintage styles, Bobette updates and translates vintage items into fresh, wearable, and unique pieces. Each piece is silk lined to create a feeling of luxury and comfort. With the option to rework designs into a different fabric if required, Bobette is a distinctly bespoke service. Some pieces are sourced from the Victorian era, some the fifties and even from the eighties, all lovingly restored and updated.
Recently Bobette has held trunk shows at Henri Bendel, Mouboussin Jewelers and The Plaza Hotel in New York as well as Harry’s Bar in London.
The synergy that exists between the two designers works well; the jewelry compliments the clothes and and vice versa. By providing a bespoke service for vintage, a notoriously difficult look to source for the untrained eye, the girls bring the uniqueness of a vintage piece whilst maintaining the luxury experience of having a new outfit.
This is the first time both brands will be available in the region.