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Article Image - Tod’s World
During our visit to the Tod’s Brancadoro factory in the small Italian village of Cassette d’Ete, we discovered how the Italian shoe maker persuaded the world that leather shoes with gommino soles were chic.
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Article Image - Fresh Faces
When Sandra Ghattas decided to tap into what she calls ‘the Lebanese designers’ boom’, she didn’t expect that within a month, Beirut Designers’ Week, the country’s first such event, would be sold out.
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Article Image - Stitch by Stitch
A charitable organisation dedicated to preserving the rich cultural heritage of Palestinian embroidery, while also providing financial support for destitute refugee families in Lebanon, Inaash is run by a team of passionate volunteers.
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Article Image - Curiosity and the Couturier
When Daniele Cavalli, son and heir of Roberto, took charge of the label’s menswear recently, he managed to take the label in a bold new direction whilst remaining true to its past.
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Article Image - Tahir, who?
Half-Kuwaiti, half-Indian, based between Europe, the Middle East and Asia and with a background in architecture and a career in fashion, Tahir Sultan is practically the poster boy for cosmopolitanism. Marked for success and rising fast, we bet it won’t be long before he becomes a household name.
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Article Image - Sole Man
An Australian-born cordwainer based in East London, Sebastian Tarek fuses traditional artisanal skills with a contemporary aesthetic to create bespoke shoes that represent personalised luxury at its finest.
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Article Image - Couture Constructs
Drawing on a disparate upbringing in Europe and the Middle East, as well as her love of modern architecture and jewellery, Dina JSR brings a shapely but refreshingly textured approach to the contemporary silhouette.
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Article Image - Suits You, Sir
Cutting the process of making a bespoke suit down from six months to just three weeks and doing it in such an affordable and friendly manner has earned Apsley our Ultimate Tailor award.
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Article Image - Full Reem Ahead
Born in Iraq but brought up in the leafy surroundings of rural England since the age of eight, Reem Alasadi’s clothes combine rarified costume exuberance with cool urban chic.
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Article Image - Getting a foot in
Darmaki is a new luxurious footwear line fusing cutting edge trends and techniques that scream sensuality and femininity. That they’re made in Italy is hardly shocking. That they were designed and created by an Emirati surely is.
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your picks
Meet Mashael Al Rahji, Saudi Arabia’s representative at this year’s London Fashion Week. Her bold street-versus-couture collection is shattering the status quo.
Lebanese painter, sculptor and architect Nadim Karam breaks down the barriers that divide his trades. His visionary approach to using space transcends traditional thinking.
With hip new offices in New York and some inroads to the fashion world, Cadillac is on the move. The brand is rolling out a new attitude with the aspirational CT6.
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