FASHION | Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi Is Set To Take Over Her Late Brother’s Fashion Label

Sheikh Khalid Bin Sulatan Al Qasimi passed away in June this year, leaving behind his eponymous fashion label, Qasimi. The Sharjah royal’s brand has been operating without a creative director since his death, up until know. His sister, Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi, who is also the president of Sharjah Art Foundation and will be taking … Continue reading FASHION | Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi Is Set To Take Over Her Late Brother’s Fashion Label

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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

BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

This summer has been no shortage of luxury fashion brands announce new efforts to combat the reckless pollution wrought by the industry, which accounts for a good portion of the world’s textile waste and water contamination. But Dior is extending these efforts beyond the clothes it makes and into another space altogether: reusable straws. On … Continue reading BUSINESS | Dior’s Solution To The Plastic-Waste Crisis Is A Gold-Painted Straw Made Of Hand-Blown Glass – And A 6-Pack Of Them Will Set You Back $146

HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK | Elie Saab’s Asia

Paris, France - Amid mysterious clouds of Persian blue mist, Elie Sab fashioned up a standout couture collection Wednesday using the symbolism of China. The Lebanese designer reimagined traditional Chinese drawing through embroiders with sequins, palettes and sparkle that depicted fauna and flora; elements, the house said, that represent powerful protective spirits in Eastern legend. … Continue reading HAUTE COUTURE FASHION WEEK | Elie Saab’s Asia

ARTS | Bulgari Exhibit In Rome Features “La Dolce Vita” – Era Jewels

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from “La dolce Vita” era are the star attractions of Bulgari’s new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition “Bvlgari, the story, the dream” includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor during their stormy love affair. The exhibition is hosted in two … Continue reading ARTS | Bulgari Exhibit In Rome Features “La Dolce Vita” – Era Jewels

Fashion | Armani Launches Fifth Olympic Campaign

Milan, Italy – Milan Fashion Week for Spring/Summer menswear previews has started with a slightly different rhythm, with many mainstays not showing this season. Milano, Italy – Giorgio Armani and Italian Olympic officials used the runway to announce Armani’s fifth Olympic Games as the Italian team’s officials uniform designer. Some 30 Olympians and Paralympians introduces … Continue reading Fashion | Armani Launches Fifth Olympic Campaign