August 18, 2018

Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani and Rohit Bal are considered the founding fathers of Indian fashion and, in particular, of Indian couture. About five years ago, Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra joined them and, commercially, it is these two who now lead the pack. Over the past few years, however, there has been little new and exciting happening in Indian couture - that is, until Amit Aggarwal made his debut at India Couture Week last month.
In the business for the last 16 years, he has dressed brides from Raipur to London, while actresses Kalki Koechlin and Deepika Padukone have worn his designs on several occasions. Amit opened his own flagship store in Delhi's The Kila complex in the Qutub Minar, three"...

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August 15, 2018

Marks & Spencer, a member of Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, has unveiled its Autumn Winter 18 womenswear collection.

Autumn sees the arrival of Poetic, as top to toe colour takes a new feminine direction. A palette of pinks set the tone; from soft blush and rose, to rich burgundy and fuchsia. Luxurious textures enhance the mood, from chunky knitwear to plush corduroy; creating a richness of finish.

Sartorial sees classic shapes and chic tailoring reworked through a sports luxe lens, as emerald green and cobalt blue update the aesthetic. Classic check separates meet quilting and wool blends for a strong fabric direction.

Arriving in Winter, Soft Heritage explores sumptuous"...

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August 15, 2018

There’s very little that Karan Johar can’t and won’t do within the creative arena. In addition to his filmography – he’s an actor, director, producer and writer – Johar is also a published author, has modelled for many of his designer friends and has even turned to costume design on occasion.

Last year, Johar launched Tyaani in collaboration with Satyani, one of India’s most famous jewellery houses. The label is known for its polki, or uncut diamond, pieces. Traditionally, polki jewellery designs have been ornate, translating into heavy earrings, chunky bracelets and full-bodied necklaces that could"...

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August 14, 2018

Ronaq Outfits is a valuable addition to the landscape of women's wear and fashion design in Dubai. The most convincing aspect is that it is a one-stop solution to combat complex issues such as choosing the right fabric, getting it stitched as per latest design, and that too, according to trends. When it comes to women, it is no less than a Herculean task, but Sadaf Zehra, the Designer and Managing Director at Ronaq Outfits, has simply made it possible.

Sadaf is not only a successful entrepreneur, but also a great fashion designer. Her rise as a brand name in the UAE is too interesting to be ignored. She had started off from home as a base"...

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August 12, 2018

Lisa Montague is a woman accustomed to moving quickly. As former chief executive of both Loewe and Mulberry, Montague is used to guiding well-established brands into the fast-moving digital world – alongside raising a young family of her own.

Montague is now focusing her expertise and energy on Aspinal of London. She joined the much-loved small-leather-goods company as CEO in October 2017, and less than a year later was in Dubai to celebrate the opening of the city’s first stand-alone Aspinal store in The Dubai Mall on July 19 (Abu Dhabi already boasts two, in The Galleria and Yas Mall).


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August 10, 2018

(AETOS Wire)-- rag & bone announces today that Stefanie Strack has been named as its Chief Executive Officer.

Stefanie Strack’s appointment will become effective September 10th, 2018, at which time she will also be appointed to the rag & bone Board of Directors. Marcus Wainwright, the current CEO will assume a new title as Founder & Chief Brand Officer.

“I am beyond thrilled that Stefanie will be joining the company and I see her as a true partner. Stefanie brings us a wealth of experience in key strategic"...

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August 6, 2018

With over 26 million fake goods worth AED1 billion ($270m) seized in Dubai in 2017, the biggest problem facing luxury brands is authenticity, according to the CEO of a start-up that sells pre-owned designer goods.

Kunal Kapoor launched Dubai-based The Luxury Closet in 2012 to allow users to sell and buy genuine, ‘pre-loved’ goods online and in store.

“Companies like us are really good for brands because we spend a lot of resources to make sure the item is authentic,” he told Arabian Business.


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August 5, 2018

Omega has rolled out a new watch in its Railmaster collection, featuring a vertically-brushed “blue jeans” dial, sporting indexes and hands with light-grey Super-LumiNova.

There is also a beige lollipop central seconds hand and transferred Railmaster indication that are both reminiscent of the coloured stitching found in denim jeans.

Most uniquely, the model is beautifully presented on a genuine blue denim Nato strap with brown leather used on the underside and for the keepers. The same model is alternatively available on a stainless steel bracelet.

Following the design of the Railmaster’s modern facelift, the 40 mm brushed symmetrical case is made from stainless"...

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August 5, 2018

What would the world of fashion be without denim? In one word: utterly unfathomable. Okay, that's two. But the point is, ever since the conception and patenting of riveted jeans in the 1870s (bless you, Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss), the fashion world has never looked back. If anything, the last 145 years have only seen the beloved fabric cement its status as here-to-stay for all manner of reasons - and nostalgia probably leads the charge.
By the time I hit my teens, my trusty pair of jeans was all I'd step out in (except to school and church). The light wash, straight cut variety eventually made way for darker washes and styles - but all of them served well to affirm my tomboy inclinations at the time."...

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August 2, 2018

Steve Jobs may have been a tech genius, but he clearly didn't care much for fashion.

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has followed in his footsteps, sporting a plain grey T-shirt every day for years - only to swap it for a simple black suit to testify before Congress and the European Parliament.

But Silicon Valley, whose billionaires have long stuck to basic, functional apparel, may finally be starting to get a taste for something more extravagant.

Sensing an opportunity, French luxury titan"...

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