Notes

BySymphony

2014
Wallflowers Beware

Wallflowers Beware

And so it begins: event season has officially arrived in Dubai and we’re hardly in the thick of it. Social butterflies prepare to spread your wings as The BySymphony Team maps out a social calendar that beckons the finest of frocks, accessories and manicu

Carried Away

Carried Away

Being labeled as a bag lady is given a whole new meaning in this week’s special edition issue of the Notes, where we get carried away with the iconic bags of the industry’s superbrands. With this season being one of the firsts where we’ve had so many stun

Style for Two

Style for Two

Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 front rows saw more trends than winter pastels, culottes, and ponchos. The babybump was in full effect and in true form, these trendsetting ladies stepped out in style, sans maternity wear. Among the plus one FROW goers wer

Behind The Seams

Behind The Seams

Fashion week is inspiring, exhilarating and 24/7 work. This week we spoke with editors, buyers and designers alike to hear what one of the most exciting

Artists Before Autumn

Artists Before Autumn

Your introduction to the new season as we bid the previous one adieu, the Artists Before Autumn issue celebrates the union of art and style in a comprehensive look at the Pre-Fall collections that seamlessly entwined the two

Staying Power

Staying Power

Your Fall wardrobe starts here with cult classic staples and accessories that are well worth the early investment before the new season nearly begins. Tackling the trends that emerge off the runway from season to season can be a bit overwhelming as we hus

The Eid Edition

The Eid Edition

Dedicated to the arrival of the Emporio Armani Pre Fall 2014 collection at BySymphony.com this issue delves into the vast world that Giorgio Armani has built from the ground up. From humble beginnings starting out as a display assistant and buyer for La R

The Connoisseur of Clash

The Connoisseur of Clash

Launching his collection at a time when the fashion industry was facing an economic crisis, Massimo Giorgetti rose to the occasion with a kaleidoscope of colours, otherwise known as the MSGM designer clothing brand. Capturing the hearts of the industry...

 Cut From The  Same Cloth

Cut From The Same Cloth

Delving into the vast world that Giorgio Armani has built from the ground up; The Notes BySymphony discovers fashion to furniture, classico to couture Armani fashion…

A  Stitch In Time

A Stitch In Time

Once far removed from her dream of becoming a fashion designer growing up in a small city outside of Moscow during the Soviet era, Esme Vie designer, Julia Voitenko, today, has positioned herself to be well within reach – stocking her collection exclusive

Coat Check

Coat Check

Check your coat at the door, these form fitting numbers by Andrew Gn deserve all the attention

Call Of The Kaftan

Call Of The Kaftan

As we find ourselves in the midst of welcoming The Holy Month of Ramadan in just a few short days, it’s high time to start thinking of stylish alternatives to shorter hemlines. This is where maxi length dresses, midi skirts and designer kaftans become the

Pre Fall Precision

Pre Fall Precision

In the blink of an eye, the season passes and we’re launched into the next one before we know it. While it may seem overwhelming trying to keep up with the current trends and colour palettes, the most exciting part of all is to know that new designers wil

Double Take

Double Take

While you may have given these glorious pieces a once over when they arrived online and second guessed your instinct to purchase, the good news is, at second glance they’re now available at a fraction of the cost. This week, the Notes features must have s

Runway To Real Way

Runway To Real Way

Channel catwalk put-togetherness in a more practical way with this week’s issue. Following an indulgent 60 Seconds with Derek Lam in our Designers feature on page 4, we break down the key pieces in his Spring Summer 2014 collection to show you how to achi

Talk Of The Gown

Talk Of The Gown

You have got the fellow, the ring, the date set and the venue decided on. The next step, of course, is finding the dress that will fulfill all of your wishes. Inviting you to explore the possibilities with eight designer bridal gowns….

Make It A Micro

Make It A Micro

No, we’re not referring to your hemline, this week the Notes BySymphony is packed with summer style inspiration from the micro trends that made it major for SS14

Crazy/Beautiful

Crazy/Beautiful

This year, art met fashion in a multitude of ways, one in particular being Tata Naka’s Spring Summer 2014 collection that referenced Ballet Russes.

The Cold Shoulder

The Cold Shoulder

Whilst the weather relentlessly continues to heat up in Dubai, the air conditioning simultaneously seems to drop even more so.

All Eyes On You

All Eyes On You

This season the fashion powers dictate that all eyes will be on you, both literally and figuratively. Designers took the eye symbol to heart, adorning their designs with this ancient talisman

Colour  Block Party

Colour Block Party

Whilst the world of fashion continues to turn, churning out blasts from the past and newly infused seen-before trends

Eat Your Heart Out

Eat Your Heart Out

Now is not the time to go on a fashion-diet, so to speak, if you were thinking of cutting back on buying, think again.

Extraordinary Elements

Extraordinary Elements

Give your girlish style an element of fun with our round up of extraordinary accessories in this week’s issue of the Notes

Bright On

Bright On

March is practically over already, can you believe it? Our calendars have been a bit crazy with an array of exciting events to rush off to...

Spell It Out

Spell It Out

As exciting as it is to receive new clothes and accessories, what’s more exciting than that is coming face to face with a new brand...

The Ingénue

The Ingénue

Ingénue, by definition, refers to an innocent young woman, therefore we found it quite fitting to title this week's issue as just that...

The Contenders

The Contenders

Inspired by the 86th Academy Awards the Notes is filled with this season’s gowns that mirror those worn by best dressed...

Spring Ahead

Spring Ahead

A variation of yellow tops, gowns, trousers and accessories have been caught popping up all over the runways, red carpets...

Lovestruck

Lovestruck

For 14 days we will be publishing one topic per day in our magazine to celebrate all of the things we love, and love to share with you…

Fit to Print

Fit to Print

Joyous prints in saturated colours and sleek on-trend silhouettes fit the bill for February's festivities. Meanwhile Paula Cademartori's...

The Palette Cleanser

The Palette Cleanser

Over the past three weeks we’ve been finding ways to welcome the New Year slowly but surely, as it usually turns out that...

Top Nominees

Top Nominees

The Golden Globes have officially set the red-carpet season into full swing, and this week we’re channeling the stars for a new wardrobe that fits...

Something Old, Something New

Something Old, Something New

Yesterday’s key pieces are tomorrow’s top trends. In the full-swing of Sale season, we’ve pulled together new and old pieces that we know you’ll love

Dress To Dare

Dress To Dare

In welcoming a new year, we welcome transformation, New Year’s resolutions that are more often than not something to do with healthy eating, living and...

2013
Out With A Bling

Out With A Bling

Celebrations are in full swing today. New Years Eve is just around the corner and we've already laid out all of our options of what we would like to wear.

December Dreaming

December Dreaming

As the weather cools in Dubai, the festive decorations are being put up and holiday songs are being played on full blast...

Supporting Acts

Supporting Acts

With all the buzz about “town” around the 10th annual Dubai International Film Festival we became suddenly inspired by the city that set fire to the industry, Tinsel Town, better known as Hollywood.

Desert Rose

Desert Rose

Budding talent is rising in the Middle East, and we’ve been so proud to be there along the way to watch the regions up-and-coming stars blossom and grow beyond the local market.

State of Mind

State of Mind

Every season BySymphony proudly welcomes new designers to its roster. This season, New York brand, Tibi was among the lengthy list of designers.

Unusual Beauty

Unusual Beauty

As the first to carry the Shamsa Alabbar fine jewellery collection, we couldn’t wait until the unveiling of the brand’s full range of unusually beautiful Arabic letters (Launching November 25th on BySymphony.com) to get you acquainted.

The Night is Young

The Night is Young

Dubai is particularly a city of bright lights andcbig parties where dressing up is less than an option. With that said.. Which designers will you favour this season?

When In Rome

When In Rome

Do as the Romans do… Inspired by Franca Sozzani’s visit to Dubai, we couldn’t help but let ourselves get whisked away in the fashionable Romance that is Italy.

Third Time’s  A Charm

Third Time’s A Charm

Our birthday issue is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to Symphony’s incredible roster of followers, fans and shoppers.

Falls New Riches

Falls New Riches

Stand out in something that sparkles and transition with a new set of dazzlers that will catch the eye of every passer-by.

Luxe Be A Lady

Luxe Be A Lady

Autumn Winter 2013 sees a return to ladylike silhouettes, and feminine dressing that is more than welcome...

The City Guide Dubai

The City Guide Dubai

The city's best kept secrets, the style M.O. of the Arab woman as told by Sofia Guellaty, where to stay and what to do.

Welcome

Welcome

Welcome to Notes BySymphony’s first official issue