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
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?
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
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
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
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
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