Maldives, 26 August 2014 – Bringing W Retreat Hotels passion for fashion to life, W Maldives amplifies the W Retreat experience to guests staying at the retreat by collaborating with highly celebrated designer, Tahir Sultan. Sultan will

w retreatunveil his Spring/Summer collection at the fourth edition of Dubai Fashion Forward, the Middle East’s largest fashion extravaganza which runs from  4 to 6 October 2014.

Of Kuwaiti and Indian heritage, Sultan has always been passionate about fashion. A graduate in Fashion Knits from Central Saint Martin’s School of Art & Design in London, Sultan has interned with some of the best designers in the world, including John Galliano and Alexander McQueen, before launching his own label in 2008. In 2012 he became the first Kuwaiti designer to show at London Fashion Week.

Sultan’s superior imagination for his new collection, named “Infinite days & Infinite nights” is inspired by the iconic W Retreat Maldives, its white sand beaches and turquoise lagoons, vibrant house-reef, rich aquatic life and unique shapes and colors of the corals. His new collection is a modern twist incorporating embroideries and prints referencing local Maldivian reefs and wildlife. His luxurious pieces pay particular attention to detail. Each piece is glamorous, colorful and unique, allowing women to feel empowered and feminine. His unique flip flops are already a must-have item on the island and were inspired while he went diving and explored the vibrant house reef. The colors on the sole of the shoes are completely unique to the Maldives.