By  on April 3, 2017

DUBAI — Designers Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, Antonio Berardi and David Koma came together last week on the Palm Island in Dubai to show their full fall runway collections to a select group of women under the umbrella of Suite 1521. The members-only club is bringing its salon shopping experience to the Middle East after its successful debut in New York four years ago.

Customers make individual appointments with each designer and have the opportunity to customize pieces from the collections. “They just finished the shows and are here with their entire collections,” said Ivana Okereke, who partnered with founders Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel to take their New York-based concept global, beginning with Dubai. “People here like to have things that no one else has, especially right off the runway. With Suite 1521 they can customize the design so if someone likes a piece, but wants longer sleeves or a shorter or longer length, or a different color, they get the chance to have that really bespoke service. The exciting part is that no one has seen them, they are here for the first time after the runway shows.”

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