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Originally known for its bespoke suits in the 1950s, it moved to prêt-à-porter in the 1960s and now, Façonnable is witnessing yet another shift in visual identity, one that is as much about the future as it is a nod to the past.
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With high collars, plunging backless dresses, tailored cropped tops and smart tuxedo jackets, Karoline Lang’s designs are refreshingly un-Middle Eastern, and even her branding doesn’t give the game away. She does in fact hail from Beirut and is definitely a talent to watch out for.
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Moda Operandi is the online luxury retailer that gave women around the world access to looks straight from the catwalk. Now the game-changing founder, Lauren Santo Domingo, has decided to expand offline, with physical boutiques in New York and London.
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The American manfacturer, Tumi, has launched the new Tegra-Lite Max. The lightest, strongest and most impact-resistant luggage on the market today, it’s the perfect first-class traveller’s suitcase.
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CEO of a leading luxury retail company, founder of the Baraboux line of handbags and active in women’s initiatives, HRH Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al Saud is very much a woman on the go, which is why she decided the accessories in her life had to be in perfect order.
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Originally founded in 1972 as a local tie factory, Stefano Ricci has grown to become a fully-fledged menswear brand with opulent boutiques all over the world. Now under the direction of Ricci’s sons Filippo (left) and Niccolo (right), they take us on an exclusive tour of their Florentine headquarters.
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Cruciani’s quest for world domination extends beyond woven bracelets and colourful wardrobe staples as the Italian luxury brand proves with its new direction in bags.
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Saudi-born Hatem Alakeel wants us to change the we look at thobes, suits and womenswear. With his fresh take on traditional clothing, the designer is breaking new ground this year as he launches his collection in Europe.
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Fashion may be in his genes but emerging designer Jean-Louis Sabaji has shown talent in his own right. His conceptual one-off creations display forms that are nuanced, daring and utterly desirable.
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Iconoclastic couturier and living legend, Azzedine Alaïa is currently the subject of a retrospective dedicated to his work, an exhibition that also marks the reopening of Paris’ pre-eminent fashion museum, the Musée Galliera.
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Since Christie’s opened a regional hub in Dubai over a decade ago, their combination of semi-annual auctions of regional art and the creation of a window through which Arab clients transact in international sales has helped the Middle East account for eight per cent of the company’s global turnover.
The once perilously fast Mille Miglia road race may have turned into a bit of beauty parade but it’s still a one-of-a-kind occasion that’ll get enthusiasts’ adrenaline pumping.
With more participants than ever before, Design Days Dubai, the region’s first fair dedicated to collectible and limited-edition furniture and design objects, is garnering ever more interest.
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