The Genteel
July 18, 2018

Jihane Miller

To many, the Burj Khalifa in the United Arab Emirates is instantly recognizable as the world's tallest tower. What they may not know is that the desert flower, the Hymenocallis was one of the inspirations behind its design and the building's distinctive "Y" shape was a triumphant blend of the functional and aesthetic. Jihane Miller explores the design DNA of Dubai's Burj Khalifa.

By Jihane Miller

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Jihane Miller

Dubai United Arab Emirates

Jihane Miller is a freelance writer based in Dubai. She spent the first part of her career in the wine and spirits trade and lived in many different countries before settling in Dubai. A nomad at heart, Jihane enjoys nothing more than exploring new places with nothing but a camera in hand. The aesthetic value of cities and the profound sense of emotion they can provoke is a particular point of interest.  

When it comes to menswear, I have always championed understated elegance over ostentatious overstatement. The Lanvin Men's F/W 2011 Collection, however, made me think twice about my classicist leanings. After all, why shouldn't a man's wardrobe be dandy and fun?

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