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by Selin Arkut on Jul 22, 2008


Fashion icon, Karl Lagerfeld recently signed a deal with investments enterprise Dubai Infinity Holdings (DIH) to design limited edition homes on Isla Moda, the world's first dedicated fashion island, set in The World development.

"Dubai Infinity Holdings is excited to bring Karl Lagerfeld to the UAE region for the first time as he embarks on laying his footprint on Isla Moda. He is the first of five iconic designers who will shape Isla Moda into an international destination. This is a very important phase in the development and begins a new chapter for fashion in Dubai,"? said Samira Abdulrazzak, CEO of Dubai Infinity Holdings.

"We believe that the synergy of cultures will propel Isla Moda into international status making it an iconic landmark on the fashion world map," she added.

Fashion pioneer, Karl Lagerfeld has a line of collaborations with avant-garde fashion labels such as Chanel and Fendi. By implementing his passion for photography, art and beauty through interior design, Isla Moda, his latest venture, will provide the designer with the canvas for his next masterpiece.

"The metamorphosis of art and beauty is my passion. The discovery of contemporary mediums of expression has allowed me to pursue my interest in art, beauty, architecture and progressive cultural exchange,"? said Karl Lagerfeld.

"Dubai is a fashion bud on the verge of blossoming into the next fashion hub of the world. The city is alive with culture and rich in personality, making it a perfect place for aesthetic, fashion and design to flourish. Isla Moda has tremendous potential to be the style icon of the future and I intend on driving the island to high style stardom,"? he added.

Isla Moda, will combine a fashion resort, haute couture residential villas, bespoke retail offerings and luxury hospitality facilities where designers from each continent will be instrumental in the design of the development.



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