Lauryn Hill shows UAE designers some love at Dubai Jazz Fest

Dubai was not ready for Ms Lauryn Hill's sartorial shout-out to the region
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Lauryn Hill shows UAE designers some love at Dubai Jazz Fest
Ms Lauryn Hill performs at Dubai Jazz Festival 2020 produced by Done Events

The 20th anniversary celebrations of the seminal album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill continued in the Middle East last night as the elusive artist headlined the first night of the Dubai Jazz Fest. 

Rather than having her entire stage wardrobe and footwear sponsored by a powerhouse brand, continuing to educate us all, Ms Lauryn Hill prefers to wear homegrown designers when she tours.

Lauryn Hill's Dubai Jazz Fest look is Everything (Is Everything) 

Travelling with stylist Johanna Laracuente, Lauryn took to the stage in a fuchsia pink gown from Dubai label OTT's AW19 Jardin de Flores collection which in the brand's own words celebrates the "hyper-coloured, hyper-eclectic sensibilities of grandma chic." This was layered over a Dries Van Noten zebra top with exaggerated sleeves, a headpiece by local milliner Evelyn McDermott and chunky statement jewellery from Monies.  

The result? A high-impact look artfully crafted with consciousness and respect for the creative talent of  the region and her audience.  

Lauryn was also spotted wearing a chartreuse turban by Sharjah-based national treasure and three-times Grazia Style Award winner Essa Walla.

Lionel, it's your move...

Photos: Jessica Samson  Instagram @essawalla