Abeer Al Otaiba Unveils SemSem’s FW24 Collection Inspired By Egypt

Emma Hodgson   |   11-05-2024

Abeer Al Otaiba, the visionary founder behind SemSem, has revealed her latest Fall/Winter 2024 collection. 

Drawing inspiration from her Egyptian heritage, Al Otaiba’s designs reflect a profound homage to the timeless allure of Egypt, reimagining its grandeur for women with a modern sensibility. 

With an unwavering commitment to inclusivity, SemSem’s latest collection aims to empower women from all walks of life, from the working professional to the nurturing mother, ensuring that every woman feels like a goddess in her own right.

Abeer Al Otaiba and her New York-based atelier have meticulously crafted each garment, infusing them with the essence of Egyptian majesty. 

The collection showcases a blend of eveningwear and ready-to-wear looks, meticulously embellished using a range of couture techniques. 

A standout feature of this collection is the introduction of chain detailing on select dresses, where rope-like heavy chains create fluidity and movement, adding an exquisite touch of glamour while accentuating the garment’s silhouette.

The SemSem FW24 collection pays homage to the divine feminine, drawing inspiration from the pharaohs of ancient Egypt. 

With a rich colour palette dominated by gold and silver, reminiscent of the sun’s radiant rays, each gown is a testament to the opulence and grandeur of Egyptian mythology. Channelling the elegance of queens like Cleopatra and Nefertiti, SemSem’s AW24 pieces are elevated by the use of a unique golden hue with bronze undertones, symbolising luxury and distinction

The collection features an array of designs, including Starry black dresses, evoking celestial decadence with embellishments of stars and moon scattered across the fabric, the Cleopatra Dress, Georgette Dress, Metallic Foil Plissé Dress, Sunray Metallic Liquid Lamé Dress and many more. Each piece reflects the beauty of flowing Nile currents and the grandeur of Egyptian royalty, inviting the audience on a timeless journey where beauty, power, and grace unite seamlessly.