BUSINESS | Hermes Launches Concierge Service In Dubai Amid Lockdown

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – Shortly after the UAE announced a week-long extension of its country-wide lockdown, Parisian luxury label Hermes has decided to launch a concierge service for its customers in the Emirates. As of April 19, the French maison will be delivering its ubiquitous orange boxes straight to the doorsteps of customers in … Continue reading BUSINESS | Hermes Launches Concierge Service In Dubai Amid Lockdown

FASHION | Legendary Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies From COVID-19 Complications

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA - Sergio Rossi has died from complications of COVID-19 at age 84. The Italian shoe designer had been hospitalized for a few days at the Bufalini Hospital in Cesena, Italy. ‘Today everyone at Sergio Rossi joins me in remembering our dear Sergiom the inspiring founder of our dream’, said Sergio Rossi CEO … Continue reading FASHION | Legendary Shoe Designer Sergio Rossi Dies From COVID-19 Complications

FASHION | The Qasimi Fall 2020 Show Was A Tribute To The Late Designer

DUBAI | UAE – Qasimi presented its Fall/Winter 2020 runway show at London’s Truman Brewerly on Sunday, nearly six-months after the death of its founder and creative director, Khalid Al-Qasimi who passed away at the age of 39 in London in July 2019. It was the final collection that the late fashion designer, who launched … Continue reading FASHION | The Qasimi Fall 2020 Show Was A Tribute To The Late Designer

BUSINESS & FASHION | Adidas And Prada: Or Should That Be Pradidas Or Adada?

It’s the first time two of the most famous names in retailing have combined in what they say is a long-term partnership. But what to call the venture? Pradidas and Adada are among the favorites in the Twittersphere. Prada’s marketing department could probably do better, though, as they’ve already demonstrated peerless descriptive powers in the … Continue reading BUSINESS & FASHION | Adidas And Prada: Or Should That Be Pradidas Or Adada?

ROYALS | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Sparks Online Style Storm With Barbour Jacket

MILAN| ITALY – Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was photographed attending the Formula E races in Riyadh on Friday and for the occasion donned a navy-colored Barbour jacket worn over a crisp white thobe that immediately sent the social media into overdrive. The outwear item by British heritage brand Barbour sparked … Continue reading ROYALS | Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Sparks Online Style Storm With Barbour Jacket

FASHION | Zac Posen, Red Carpet Favorite, Shuts Down Fashion Label

New York – Designer Zac Posen is shutting down his namesake label. Posen has been a red carpet favorite for close to two decades, known for glamorous, body-hugging gowns, often with long trains or big, flamboyant ruffles, for stars like Katie Holmes and Rihanna. An announcement from the label’s owners, Hose of Z and Z … Continue reading FASHION | Zac Posen, Red Carpet Favorite, Shuts Down Fashion Label

FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA -  Stars across the world have turned to Arab designers for their red carpet appearance at the ongoing Venice Film Festival. From Romanian actress and model Madalina Dina Ghenea to Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, the international film industry’s leading ladies have been showing off a number of glittering ensembles from regional designers … Continue reading FASHION | Arab Designers Spice Up Venice Film Festival

FASHION | You Can Now Rent Clothes From Banana Republic

Rent the Runway upended retail by offering women designer clothes to rent. Now, a wave of leading brands and department stores are following with their own online clothing rental subscriptions to reach younger shoppers who want to borrow their pants, shirts and dresses. Banana Republic said Friday that it will launch an online rental service … Continue reading FASHION | You Can Now Rent Clothes From Banana Republic

BUSINESS | Sports Illustrated, Juice Couture And Dozens Of Brands Get $875 Million From Blackrock

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - Private equity powerhouse BlackRock made a big $875 million investment and become the largest shareholder of a company that owns Sports Illustrated, Nine West, Juice Couture and dozens of other brands. The deal, which was first reported Sunday by the Wall Street Journal, closed on Friday, a BlckRock (BLK) spokesperson confirmed … Continue reading BUSINESS | Sports Illustrated, Juice Couture And Dozens Of Brands Get $875 Million From Blackrock

FASHION | Chinese Model Dumps Versace In T-Shirt Controversy, As Donatella Apologizes

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia - A leading Chinese brand ambassador has quit Versace, claiming that one of the brand’s T-shirts broke Beijing’s “one China” policy. Yang Mi, an actress and singer, issued a statement announcing the termination of her contract with the luxury fashion house in response to a design which appeared to list Hong Kong … Continue reading FASHION | Chinese Model Dumps Versace In T-Shirt Controversy, As Donatella Apologizes