Said Mahrouf - Runway - Fashion Forward Dubai April 2014DUBAI, UAE, Apr 12, 2014/ — Born in Morocco, Said Mahrouf and his family moved to Amsterdam when he was nine years old.

He studied fashion design both in Holland and New York.

He presented his first prêt-a-porter collection in 1999 to international acclaim and in 2000 he started his own performance company in Amsterdam. Mahrouf’s love of costume design, artistry and partiality to feminine elegance defines his collections.

Photos by Ian Gavan and Stuart Wilson, courtesy of Fashion Forwad Dubai