October 15, 2018

Jessica Gyasi pushes through the glass doors of the world’s newest fashion museum. Wearing a black shirt, printed hairband and red lipstick, the Dutch model and filmmaker grabs a stylish interactive bracelet and begins to look around. She admires a Stella McCartney dress dyed by Colorifix using engineered microorganisms. She designs, prints and models a sustainable Cradle to Cradle T-shirt, then walks over to check out what’s on sale in the ethical fashion shop.

As promotional videos go, it’s exceptionally cool, but the Fashion For Good Experience, a tech-driven sustainable fashion museum that opened in Amsterdam last week,"...

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October 15, 2018

Crescent Enterprises’ internal start-up incubator has led to the creation of a high-tech line of clothing that uses sensors to monitor the health of blue-collar workers, according to CEO Badr Jafar.

Speaking to Arabian Business in a recent interview, Jafar said that the clothing line – called Shamal – was one of the ideas that stemmed from CE-Creates, Crescent Enterprises’ internal incubator which has the goal of developing early-stage concepts into economically viable and saleable businesses.

The idea, he said, came after he noticed that the"...

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October 14, 2018

Alessandra Ambrosio is a supermodel. Her face is almost instantly recognisable. Dressed in an all white suit, eating a strawberry after a few hours of press interviews before having a chat with us, the Brazilian beauty is all smiles and camera ready. Despite the frenzy around her - journalists, photographers, her people, PR people - she maintains a calm and approachable demeanor. For someone so attractive, it's interesting to note that seeing her in person, we are sure that it isn't just her looks that have made her the international supermodel that she is.

Known for her work with Victoria's Secret from 2000 to 2017, Alessandra was"...

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October 13, 2018

Most women go to great lengths to colour over their grey hair.

They spend countless hours and small fortunes at salons. They absorb harsh chemicals into their bodies on a monthly basis for years on end. They occupy valuable brain space fretting about millimetres of growth, feel shabby as the next salon visit looms and panic when they can’t get the appointment they want. And they have decades of this ahead of them. They do it to look younger, to feel better, and in an echo of the iconic L’Oreal Paris advertising phrase, because they are “worth it”.


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October 11, 2018

The three women gazing into the camera in an advert for French luxury label Balmain look like they could fit in at any high-end shoot, but Shudu, Margot and Zhi are 'digital models' whose rise is dividing the fashion world.

The computer-generated trio at the centre of Balmain's new campaign is the latest example of fashion brands embracing technology to lure digital-savvy younger clients.

Best known of the three is Shudu, a black digital model created by visual artist Cameron-James Wilson last year. She has her own Instagram account with 145,000 followers"...

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October 10, 2018

Bollywood's favourite designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has teamed up with L’Oreal to create a limited edition collection of 'festive' makeup.

The collection was unveiled last night, with a campaign featuring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who has long been a face of L'Oreal. “My collaboration with L’Oreal Paris is about celebration,” Mukherjee wrote on Facebook. “An idea born in Calcutta and inspired by Paris, aimed at bringing back easy glamour and a sense of celebratory whimsy.”

Highlights from the 21-piece collection, which"...

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October 8, 2018

'We don't feel like foreigners when we are here,' says Stefano Gabbana. 'We feel at home.'

Gabbana is sitting next to Domenico Dolce in a private dining room in Dubai's One&Only Royal Mirage hotel. The duo are in town to present a special runway show in The Dubai Mall, entitled Day and Night in Italy, and while they admit to being a little tired when we met them, they are charming company all the same.

Recent years have seen the brand put on a growing number of localised shows - in what they admit is a reaction against an increasingly globalised"...

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October 7, 2018

The year is 1773 and France’s Louis XV has commissioned a diamond necklace. However, the piece is so opulent that the monarch dies long before it is completed, and Parisian jewellery-­makers Boehmer and Bassenge are left stranded with the 647-­diamond sautoir.

In 1778, the hapless ­jewellers are granted a meeting with Louis XVI, whose wife, Marie Antoinette, subsequently views and approves the ­necklace, but decides at the last minute to buy battleships instead. The queen’s ­connection with the piece would have ended there, were it not for a conwoman called Jeanne de la Motte.


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October 6, 2018

Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) will be back for its 24th edition from December 26 to January 26 2019, it was announced on Thursday.

The event aims to attract shoppers from all over the world and features events, promotions and opportunities, coupled with fun and entertainment for all families, a statement said.

Organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE), an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), DSF will kick off 'memorable experiences' built around the three pillars of the festival – shopping,"...

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October 4, 2018

DUBAI: Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana is set to host its first-ever fashion show in the Middle East on Oct. 7, with models jetting into Dubai for the special event.

The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue will host the event, called “Day & Night,” and designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are set to make an appearance.

More than 120 models are set to fly in for the sartorial showcase, which will take place as the world’s largest shopping mall turns 10.


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