fashion

February 22, 2018

The Middle East beauty industry is booming, and the number of workshops and masterclasses being held in the region is a sign of the overwhelming demand for more: more brands, more products and more guidance on how to apply them. Last year, when Kim Kardashian West and her make-up artist Mario Dedivanovic came to Dubai to host a make-up masterclass the event sold out, even though VIP tickets cost as much as Dh6,000.

That event was organised by Bodour Al Hilali, the founder of Belle Femme Salon. “It was the greatest masterclass that the region has seen,” she claims. “After that, we started working on creating an exclusive platform"...

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February 21, 2018

Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.

The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard Quinn, whom she presented with the inaugural “Elizabeth II Fashion Award”, which will be presented annually to a new talent in the sector.

Dressed in a duck-egg"...

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February 21, 2018

Fad International Ltd. Co., a Fashion retail company known for its two fashion brands femi9 and Vivid Flair London, has announced the launch of thelevele.com, their Fashion & Beauty e-commerce website in the GCC. This launch strengthens the group’s commitment by providing its wide customer base with a simple, convenient and customer-friendly online shopping experience.

Thelevele.com aims to offer a huge variety of brands from all over the world to women in the GCC region, with a joyfully convenient experience. Female shoppers will find a remarkably wide range of fashion brands, beauty and essential"...

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February 19, 2018

Rashed and Abdulla Belhasa will be at Yas Mall on Friday afternoon to launch their clothing line, King's Ambition (KA-1).

The brothers will hold a meet-and-greet session at King's Ambition (KA-1) shop-in-shop at House of Fraser where there will also be a fashion show to highlight the new collection.

The Dubai launch this month was attended by Adam Saleh, Mark Dohner, George Jako and Yousef Erakat at City Walk, and drew large crowds to French department store Le BHV Marais.

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February 18, 2018

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD) recently announced that the next edition of this region's most important fashion event will take place in October; in other words, there will be no Spring edition. And while FFWD is not a fashion week, it is the closest the region comes to having a fashion week. The fact is that fashion week, as a concept, is in desperate need of reinvention - Milan has seen women and men's fashion weeks combine themselves even as a handful of smaller fashion weeks have shut operations.

After five seasons, I attended Mumbai's Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) earlier this month. In India, LFW has been all about 'Gen Next'"...

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February 15, 2018

Sweden's H&M cautioned on Wednesday that sales from its existing stores would continue to fall this year even as booming e-commerce should help lift earnings.

After decades of rapid expansion, the world's second largest clothes retailer behind Zara-owner Inditex has seen sales growth stall in recent years as it has struggled to adapt to the shift online and fend off competition from other budget brands.

A secretive company still controlled by the family of Erling Persson who founded the company in 1947, H&M held its first-ever capital markets day on"...

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February 15, 2018

IMAGES OF CELEBRITY GUESTS AND FRONT ROW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: calvin-klein-205w39nyc-f18-runway-show-celeb (LINK VALID UNTIL WED, MAR 14, 2018) IMAGES OF COMPLETE COLLECTION AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD: calvin-klein-205w39nyc-f18-runway-show-link (LINK VALID UNTIL TUE, MAR 13, 2018) (AETOS Wire) -- CALVIN KLEIN today announced that the brand’s Chief Creative Officer, Raf Simons, presented his Fall 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC runway show at the American Stock Exchange in New York City last evening. “This collection is an evolution of my idea of CALVIN KLEIN - of a view onto American society - but now wider, universal. It’s an allegory for a meeting of old worlds and new worlds, relating to the discovery of America, the 1960s Space Race, and the twenty-first century information age. Reflecting the notion of democracy, there is no cultural hierarchy: the mixes emancipate clothing and references from their meanings, from their own narratives, and collage them to discover something different - a different dream. More than anything else, this collection is about freedom. A word that defines America, and CALVIN KLEIN.” - Raf Simons, February 13, 2018 Titled LANDSCAPES, the Fall 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC show was staged in an epic and unreal terrain simultaneously recalling a cinematic soundstage. The backdrop draws on CALVIN KLEIN’S recent history, but reconfigured: fragments of Sterling Ruby’s......

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February 14, 2018

On Friday, a Saudi cleric said that women in the Kingdom should have the choice of whether or not to wear an abaya.

Sheikh Abduallah Al Mutlaq pointed out that many Muslim women around the world, while dressing modestly, don't actually cover with the long, typically black robe known as an abaya.

'More than 90 per cent of pious Muslim women in the Muslim world do not wear abayas,' he said during a television programme on Friday. 'So we should not force people to wear abayas.' The"...

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February 14, 2018

Shoppers that want to continue roaming around their favourite malls, without having to worry about carrying all their purchases, will find that the answer to their predicament lies in a recently launched free-to-download application.

Co-founded by Ranya Zaben and Enass Soussan, Akyasi - meaning 'my bags' in Arabic - is a mobile app that reduces the burden on shopping lovers from carrying numerous and usually heavy shopping bags.

After downloading the Akyasi app, users can sign in with their mobile number and choose their desired location for collection or delivery - whether it is their home, hotel or office. Following each purchase, consumers then scan the QR code on their Akyasi bags"...

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February 7, 2018

(AETOS Wire) -- Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces it has formed a multi-year strategic partnership with four-time Formula One World Champions Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport. Starting in the 2018 season, TOMMY HILFIGER will be the Official Apparel Partner of Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport, building on the sport sponsorship heritage that Tommy Hilfiger has embraced since first founding his brand. The partnership with the"...

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