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Ever since Christian Grey showered his lover with gifts in E.L. James’ BDSM bestseller ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, Agent Provocateur has become a household name. But behind the brand there is a man with much bigger things on his mind.
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Shoe designer Camilla Skovgaard is pioneering the way forward with a sole that might just change footwear, forever.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Lebanese painter, sculptor and architect Nadim Karam breaks down the barriers that divide his trades. His visionary approach to using space transcends traditional thinking.
She’s got 26 million Instagram fans following her every move and desperate to buy whatever she eats, drinks and wears. We meet with the 21-year old social media phenomenon and her latest accomplice, Tommy Hilfiger.
For her first Haute Couture collection for the house of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri conjures the flowers, plants and mysteries of a mythical labyrinth.
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