June 24, 2019

Fashion and the way we dress is highly emotional, ­representing both how we see ourselves and the message we wish to send out to others. This can be a ­double-edged sword, however, ­because just as good clothes can lift us up, so the pressure to conform to a certain look can knock us down – meaning there is often a powerfully negative link between fashion and mental health. Fortunately, a few brands and ­industry insiders are ­beginning to lead a change.

Long considered a social taboo, mental health is a subject often too painful or stigmatising for many to talk about in the open, too often with devastating results."...

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June 22, 2019

The brightest young fashion talent in the UAE gathered at City Walk, Place des Lumieres, in Dubai on Thursday evening for Esmod Dubai’s 11th Annual Graduation Fashion Show.

Seventeen graduates from the Dubai branch of the French Fashion Institute (Esmod), representing 11 countries, produced collections that were modelled on the 50 metre runway. Themes included: sustainability, Emirati heritage, Avant Garde, ethical fur, Cirque du Soleil, 60s futurism and bridal streetwear.

The event was hosted by some of Dubai’s leading fashion pioneers such as Zeynab El-helw"...

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June 20, 2019

World Refugee Day is on June 20, and according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are now over 70.8 million refugees around the world. In the biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, 41 million people have been displaced inside their own countries, while another 25.9 million have fled across borders to escape persecution, violence, poverty and war. Of that, more than 12 million are children.

To mark World Refugee Day, UAE company NRS International kicked off its Bag of Hope project by challenging students at Dubai College of Fashion & Design (CFD) to create a series of bags that"...

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June 19, 2019

Fashion Forward may have been away for a while, but it certainly hasn’t been idle.

Having skipped the spring summer 2019 season, Fashion Forward Dubai is set to return on October 30, for its next four day fashion event.

To be held at d3, the new season won’t only be offering the regions best fashion and jewellery designers. For the first time, it will also offer a platform to allow the regional and international buyers that attend the shows to purchase looks straight off the runway.


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June 18, 2019

She's typically spotted on the Victoria's Secret catwalk or fashion week runways, but supermodel Elsa Hosk will be strutting her stuff in this part of the world later this month.

The Swedish star, who has worked with the likes of Dior and Dolce & Gabbana, will be attending this year's JamaloukiCon, organisers have announced.

The fashion and beauty-focused event is held in Beirut, and will take place between June 27 and 29 at the city's Seaside Arena.

It has not yet been"...

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June 17, 2019

The opening shows of Milan Fashion Week underscored a world in transition.

Ermenegildo Zegna invited guests to an abandoned and gutted former steelworks on the outskirts of Milan that symbolises both the region’s deindustrialisation but also offers the prospects for rebirth as the site of a major redevelopment plan.

In a green oasis in the heart of the city, Stella McCartney offered a literary and activist view on fashion, and the world, as she touted her message of sustainability.


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June 17, 2019

The CEO of leading Middle East retailer Damas Jewellery wants to use ‘real women’ as opposed to social media influencers as brand ambassadors.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Asil Attar said it’s her responsibility as a female CEO to feature real women in marketing campaigns.

“I’ve been in the industry for 25 years and have experienced a number of journeys as a female in different corporate roles… One of the biggest responsibilities I have as an ambassador for women’s empowerment is to sit at the helm of this company and make"...

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June 16, 2019

With schools breaking for the summer early next month, your holiday plans must well be on the make. Amid the rush and bustle of last-minute (re)scheduling, shopping and packing, it’s easy to overlook an essential summertime wardrobe accessory: sunglasses.

Whether you’re on the beach or at brunch, a pair of shades can add a touch of sophistication, even intrigue, to almost any outfit. It’s also the one accessory that most of us can afford to snap up from a big-name designer. You may not have a taste for Roberto Cavalli’s stud-­encrusted sweatshirts or be willing to drop Dh15,000 on Valentino’s Vring Lizard handbag,"...

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June 10, 2019

German sportswear company Adidas started life in the small town of Herzogenaurach after the First World War, when Adolf Dassler, also known as Adi, began making leather sports shoes in the scullery of his mother’s house. In 1924, his older brother Rudolf joined and the company was officially named the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory.

Understanding the benefit that spiked running shoes could offer, Adi experimented with many materials, finally settling on a combination of rubber and canvas, offering a far more lightweight shoe with grip. In 1936, Adi was confident enough in his product to persuade America sprinter Jesse Owens to wear it at"...

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June 10, 2019

(AETOS Wire) -- PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH], one of the world’s largest apparel companies and owner of iconic brands, including CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, Speedo, and IZOD, announced today that Cheryl Abel-Hodges is the new Chief Executive Officer of Calvin Klein.

Abel-Hodges previously had served as Group President, Calvin Klein North America and The Underwear Group. In her new role, she reports to Stefan Larsson, PVH President.

Steve Shiffman, formerly CEO, is leaving the company to pursue other interests.


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