Rich in history, Bahrain consists of a hard exterior with a gentle soul. Famous for it’s eclectic dining scene, cultivating art districts and of course, its Formula 1 track. Evoking connotations of the modern Arab world, opulence is at the forefront of the country’s hotels, Arabian homes and growing style community. Relatively low on the travel radar means visiting the Gulf gives scope to revelling with locals. Hit the track at Bahrain’s grand prix this season and dazzle onlookers with your wardrobe.
The modern Arabian woman injects color into her wardrobe that conveys elegance and charm. If there is a thing they can do well it’s dressing moderately with a feminine silhouette. Missoni, incorporates a rainbow of colours in their pieces to complement the arid backdrop. Whether you’re in the paddock, in the pitlane or keeping out of the sun this pleated maxi will keep your style on the straight and narrow.
Symbolic of luxury dress, splendour footwear is prevalent in shopfronts as it is on the streets. You don’t need to overstate your style with your shoes, keep your choices complementary, much like Malone Souliers’ leather Maureen mules. Their mid-heel will elevate your elegance and it’s double strap will keep you comfortable.
Accessories speak volumes for pristine style and a well put-together outfit. Given the fast paced tempo of the world famous grand prix, comfort should also be at predominant in your wardrobe. Gucci’s velvet mini Marmout is the perfect size to keep your things in one place while it’s gold hardware is coherent.
Bold and Beautiful
Something we can all learn from Arabian women is the art of wearing gold. Add some sparkling bangles for a feminine and striking finish. Springtime is ideal to visit the Middle East, the days are sun-soaked and evenings cool down so that you’re able to enjoy those late night parties. That being said, Celine sunglasses will be your best friend at the start line until the drivers cross the chequered flag.
Much like the baron space that surrounds the Gulf of Bahrain, the rusty setting is that of an enchanting one, therefore your tailoring should be too. Brunello Cucinelli’s Herringbone Leisure suit made from 100% linen, won’t let you down when it comes to keeping you cool, while its warm tone will stand out against a sea of navy and grey suiting in the paddock.
In a place where temperatures can soar, keeping cool is vital for your appearance. While white looks clean and fresh, should you want to remove your jacket a striped shirt will maintain texture and colour without leaving you looking underdressed.
Whether you’re an avid Formula 1 thrill seeker or in town to relax and enjoy the fast cars at your leisure your footwear needs to be comfortable with a smart meets sport aesthetic. Valentino’s Flycrew Sneakers are skate-park inspired with a tailored upgrade. Made from suede with a leather panel, the tan shade is versatile through until sunset.
If there is anything we can learn from a Formula 1 racer is the importance of eyewear. if you want to be in pole position with Hamilton these tortoise shell Oliver Spencer round sunglasses will keep you do so. With a round frame and contrasting gunmetal lenses, its a signature style that even Alonso might envy.
Right on Time
Impeccable timing to the final decimal is vital during qualifying as it is during race days. Don’t miss a moment and keep your time in check with a wristwatch – an accessory the Middle East hold in high regard. The Rolex Day-Date 40 comes in either 18CT gold or platinum famed as the first of its kind to feature the date and day spelt out. Affluent amongst influential people, the Day-Date 40 features the unique president bracelet for a decadent finish.