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Royal? Yes. But forget that she’s the daughter of the ruler of Fujairah and judge Madiyah Al Sharqi on her talent alone.
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It’s hard to imagine that Bottega Veneta was on the brink of bankruptcy when Tomas Maier took over as creative director but during his thirteen years in charge, he hasn’t just created riches, he’s brought much needed respect back to the luxury goods label.
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With the ‘Sartorial Touch’, Tod’s introduces a new customisable handmade shoe collection in exclusive leathers that allows you to literally leave your mark, or at least your initials, on your shoes.
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His bold designs have been worn by Lady Gaga, Madonna and have appeared in a Mugler collection and a Testino shoot. Assaad Awad’s kinky leather gear made his name but now he’s moving on to subtler things.
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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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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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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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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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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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