Growing acceptance of K-beauty and other global cosmetics trends encouraged Mehrbano Sethi to seek U.S. distribution.
The Syrian designer showcased his fall couture collection at the Ritz Paris hotel.
Retailers in the Gulf countries could be hit hard by the decision.
With the fall of oil prices, the retail sector is a key contributor to GDP growth of economies in countries across the Gulf region, from the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabia.
Through a partnership with Ginza Fashion, Marchesa recently opened its first bricks-and-mortar store on the first floor of the Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue.
The legendary competition will kick off on May 5 in Alghero, the hometown of Marras, who later this month will participate in Arab Fashion Week in Dubai.
Fashion Forward showcased an evolving local design scene.
The company, which will host an artistic performance at the Triennale Museum during the upcoming Milan Men’s Fashion Week, has inaugurated its first store cum restaurant in Dubai on Wednesday.
After installing Denim Doctor in Nordstrom stores across the U.S. over the past two years, DL1961 eyes the U.K. and the Middle East next.