Dubai, UAE (May 2nd May, 2019): RIOT –the online boutique for pre-loved fashion must-haves, on-trend essentials and timeless classics– gathered together Dubai’s empowered women for‘The Extra Edition’, the second session of THE RIOT WOMEN’S CLUB SERIES, at Ramusake Dubaion Tuesday, April 30th. ‘The Extra Edition’, in partnership with Pink Caravan, celebrated the fearless women of the world who choose to embrace the thoughts, beliefs and feelings that empower them to become who they want to be and choose the lifestyle they wish to live.
Hosted by RIOT founders Maya and Tima, the intimate networking session united a host of empowered women,who discussed the societal, cultural and gender limitations they face, while also sharing the reasons why they are not afraid to be ‘Extra’ when overcoming such challenges. The wonderfully fearless Megane Quashie and immensely talented Hyku Desesto joined Maya and Tima to share their stories, before introducing the other ‘Extra’ ladies in attendance who have disrupted the status quo and brokenbarriers in their industries. Of course, both women were only too happy to support the brave women of Pink Caravan in the processas part of RIOT’s ethos of “giving back”.
Music programmer, DJ, forward-thinker and Grazia Middle East Music Ambassador, Megane Quashie is the founder of the ‘Female First Sessions’, a platform created in order to celebrate women and showcase a diverse line-up of female talent throughout all industries in the Middle East and across the globe. Appearing alongside Megane was Hyku Desesto, a renowned photographer who has worked with brands such as Burberry, Kenzo, Tag Heuer, Tory Burch, and Dolce & Gabbana. She is among the top influential Filipinos in the Gulf region and her work has been featured in Grazia, Hello!, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire andVogue Arabia.
Guests were also able to learn more about RIOT’s Capsule Collection, with profits from sales going toPink Caravan, the collection features an extensive selection of stunning pre-loved pieces and upcycled accessories, RIOT’s collection is proof that sustainable fashion is the future. From the effortlessly elegant Christian Dior Leather Dress and timelessly stylish Elie Saab Jumpsuit to the inimitably glamourous Christian Louboutin Classic PriveSlingbacks and quintessentially chic Valentino – Rockstud Tote, RIOT has an on-trend garment for every occasion and an accessory to lift any mood.
Whether it’s a Valentino Cape Dress, a Stella McCartney Clutch or an Oscar De La Renta Embellished Silk Gown, the Capsule Collection has everything an empowered woman needs to turn heads and get everyone talking about circular fashion for all the right reasons. During the curation process, the RIOT team has carefully chosen only the most stylish, authenticated attire and accessories to make sure this collection is a true celebration of women everywhere.
Pink Caravan, a Friends of Cancer Patients initiative, spreads awareness about the importance of self-breast examination, dispels myths associated with breast cancer, while providing access to clinical breast examinations, mammography and further breast cancer screening investigation for women and men. In addition, Pink Caravan lobbies for the creation of the UAE’s National Cancer Registry and advocates amongst public and private medical bodies to improve the standards of breast cancer screening and treatment within the UAE.
Driven by founders, Maya Talih and Tima Hamadeh’s shared, unyielding desire to bring curated on-trend, pre-loved rarities and highly coveted vintage fashion to the masses, while giving back to the community, RIOT is turning big dreams into inspiring realities in 2019 and beyond. RIOT connects passionate sellers of pre-loved fashion who believe in selling nothing but the highest quality with circular fashion lovers always on the lookout for the ideal additions to their wardrobes.
Head over to the RIOT website www.riothere.com, discover how to add the right amount of ‘Extra’ to your wardrobe and find out for yourself exactly why RIOT is so much more than an online destination; it’s a movement.