Off to Seychelles

Off to Seychelles
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//Words: José Berrocoso


Year round sunshine and luscious nature with an eclectic culture is the foundation of Seychelles. For the Spring/Summer 2020 collection, Twisted Roots translates these elements into a collection that emphasizes flowy silhouettes with pops of color. The collection, titled ‘Striation’ aptly depicts its meaning with detailing in the form of stripes representing the raw beauty of the island.

Seychelles is home to pristine beaches, coral reefs, azure waters, mountains and nature reserves that inspired the crisp color palette. Lighter tones of beige, white and grey are fused with vibrant shades of coral, terracotta red and blue to pay tribute to the spirited culture of the island.

Influenced by the traditional ‘Kazak’ worn by the Seychellois paved the way to designs that incorporate puffed sleeves, dropped shoulders blended with shirt collars, double placket and pleats. Dramatic flares and ruffles symbolizing traditional arts are added, highlighting a playful twist. While the vast natural beauty of waves and mountains are portrayed through curved panels and drapes.

The Spring/Summer 2020 collection presents an array of dresses, separates and throws that embrace the exquisite beauty and carnival-like spirit of the emerald island nation.



Born to an Emirati father and Danish mother, Latifa AlGurg fuses her diverse and unique cultural background to bring forth a brand that defines classic with a twist. Established in 2014, Twisted Roots is a Dubai based brand that emphasises affordable luxury through timeless designs. An electrical and electronic engineer by degree, Latifa steps out of the highly technical world and channels her creativity through an outlet dedicated to fashion viewed from a versatile angle.

Inspiration stemming from travel, Latifa designs collections that pay tribute to the cultural and natural elements of each city by presenting them with a modern and feminine edge. Each season, Twisted Roots explores a new city or country influencing silhouettes and color palettes that transitions from traditional to modern and contemporary. Her appreciation for architecture and eye for structure are portrayed through careful detailing of clean lines and elegant yet simple silhouettes. The use of high quality fabrics and finishings emphasise the impeccable tailoring of each and every piece.

As the name suggests, Twisted Roots blends two contrasting cultures together to mix and match their aesthetics, much like it’s collections.

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