Furne One is darling couturier to the pop kingdom’s reigning princesses (including Katy Perry), and yet his showroom is located on the second floor of Al Hanaa Centre, a decaying mall in Satwa—the hard working neighborhood in Dubai known for its meticulous tailors and tiny Indian cafeterias. The mall’s outdated furniture is mismatched with holes. Trapped in garish wedding gowns, plastic mannequins look out from shop windows with the vacant eyes of brides stood up at the alter. A Chinese acupuncturist and a hair salon both stand empty of customers, the employees waiting bored inside, playing on their cell phones.
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Photo and Publication Credits: This feature article was originally printed by Unexplored Publishing and appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of IN Magazine.
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