FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

It felt like an eternity rather than just a few minutes as haute couture fashion designer Elie Saab scrambled to make sure his 200 staff members, including his son, were safe when this month’s massive explosion shook Beirut. Like many Lebanese on Aug.4 when chemicals at the port detoned, the 56-year-old felt the blast was … Continue reading FASHION | ‘We Must Go On’, Says Lebanese Designer Elie Saab After Blast

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

Designers including Elie Saab and Rbih Kayrouz reported no vitcims from the explosion, which destroyed their headquarters. Lebanese designers were left picking up this pieces on Wednesday after a massive warehouse explosion in the port of Beirut sent a shockwave across the capital, killing at least 100 people and injuring nearly 4,000 according to news … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Count The Damage of Massive Blast In Beirut

BUSINESS | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

MILAN | ITALY - Iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg wrote on Instagram that laid-off employees of her struggling company will be paid in full including severances. The statement was in response to a New York Times article that was written about the closing of her company’s clothing stores which laid off 60 percent of … Continue reading BUSINESS | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

FASHION | Armani and Net-A-Porter Are Teaming Up To Bring Us A New-Gen Shopping Experience

Armani and the Yoox Net-A-Porter  are entering the next phase of their 20-year relationship with plans for a new – gen shopping experience. Over the next two year, the two brands will work together to develop a ‘revolutionary, digital and integrated shopping experience’ for its customers, integrating Armani’s physical boutique with its digital sites with … Continue reading FASHION | Armani and Net-A-Porter Are Teaming Up To Bring Us A New-Gen Shopping Experience

FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

In H&M’s storied collaboration history, there has never been one with an Arab designer, until now. Enter Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour with her trailblazing new collection that is an empowering demonstration of hope and resilience even in the most turbulent of times. Inspired by a quartet of powerful female artists, Mansour dares to dream of … Continue reading FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

Here’s an interesting surprise from Automobili Lamborghini: the Italian supercar maker has recently teamed up with Danish children wear specialist KABOOKI for the company’s first kidswear collection. They’ve signed up a licensing agreement for production and distribution of the Automobili Lamborghini kidswear line, that will kick off with the Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Lamborghini wants to … Continue reading FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

BUSINESS | Designers Fashion A Go-Slow Future For Catwalks And Collections

MILAN – From Armani to Gucci, top fashion houses are re-designing their calendars to slow down the frantic pace of catwalks shows and new collections, as the coronavirus pandemic forces a rethink of the way the industry works. Luxury labels are scaling back the number of collections they show at fashion weeks across the year … Continue reading BUSINESS | Designers Fashion A Go-Slow Future For Catwalks And Collections

FASHION | Michael Kors Is Skipping New York Fashion Week

Michael Kors, one of New York Fashion Week’s key player, has announced that he won’t be participating in the fashion event. This year’s spring 2021 shows are slated for the week of Sept.14 but Kors is opting out. Instead, the brand could show its Spring 2021 Collection somewhere between mid-October and mid-November. ‘I have for … Continue reading FASHION | Michael Kors Is Skipping New York Fashion Week

FASHION | The Paris Haute Couture Shows Will Go Digital This July

PARIS - Paris’s haute couture Fashion Week will go digital this July, translating the craftsmanship of couture to a virtual format for the first time. From July 6 to 8, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode will host videos from accredited couture maisons on a dedicated platform. The videos will be … Continue reading FASHION | The Paris Haute Couture Shows Will Go Digital This July

FASHION | Lebanese Designers Fight Coronavirus With Fashion Face Masks

BEIRUT | LEBANON – Beirut-based designer Bokja specialized in making upholstered furniture with vintage fabric but the studio’s workers now dedicate their time to sewing colourful silk face masks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Profits from the masks, costing about $35, go to nurses on the frontline of Lebanon’s fight against the … Continue reading FASHION | Lebanese Designers Fight Coronavirus With Fashion Face Masks