fashion

April 23, 2019

It's a 40-track album that preserves her landmark performance at last year's Coachella, but Beyonce's latest release also has a piece of the Middle East on its cover.

The superstar singer dropped her Homecoming album on April 17, tying in with the release of her documentary of the same name on Netflix.

The album contains the 37-year-old's full set list from the Californian music festival, with Beyonce posing on the artwork in a minimal black-and-white portrait.

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April 22, 2019

Modanisa Istanbul Modest Fashion Week kicked off on Saturday, April 20, with famed hijabi model Halima Aden walking the runway for multiple shows. But the Somali-American model wore more than just one hat at the event – she also debuted her first collection as a designer.

In collaboration with Modanisa, Turkey’s leading modest wear e-commerce platform, and the organiser of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, Aden designed her own line of hijabs. Far from humdrum headscarves, Aden’s designs are elaborate, statement-making pieces – and we wouldn’t have expected any less from the world’s leading faces of Muslim fashion.

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April 22, 2019

Developers in Dubai should not opt for brand collaborations as a ‘desperate measure’ to lure in customers or investors, according to the CEO of Enshaa, the developer behind the Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Speaking to Arabian Business, Raza Jafar said brand collaborations will fail if they are not set up with a long term strategy in mind.

“[Developers] are trying anything and everything to move products, whether it is special payment terms, brand collaborations, gifting cars, there are many things. However, the only success that you see eventually is something"...

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April 21, 2019

Hanan Al Mahmoud, CEO of Al Jawaher Reception & Convention Centre (JRCC), the brains behind the Azyan Exhibition and Conference, which debuted in Sharjah this weekend, has said the event aims to heighten the awareness of industry professionals about how responsible practices in the fashion, beauty and wellness fields can have a huge impact on achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production by 2030.

The four-day Azyan Exhibition offers participants a unique opportunity to explore the latest fashion trends, connect with industry experts, and share personal experiences and expertise to drive innovation"...

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April 20, 2019

While the maxi dresses, long shirts and duster coats that Asos carries have been a staple in modestwear wardrobes for some time now, the online-shopping platform launched its first official modest-fashion range on April 17, by including conservative-clothing brand Verona Collection to its portfolio of retailers.

The brand launched in the UK in 2015 and also retails in Macy’s stores in the US. Its latest line includes hijab designs – a first for Asos – as well as hemmed skirts, long dresses, full-sleeved tops and jumpsuits. The stylish clothes, available in opaque fabrics and colours ranging from black to bright neons, are modelled"...

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April 16, 2019

Growing up in Africa, Marie Hosatte was surrounded by colour. From the lush ­backdrop of nature to the personalities of the people around her, the vibrant hues of the continent shaped Hosatte’s life. And it’s these shades that have acted as the inspiration for her debut fashion collection, By Mary, which launched in Dubai last month.

By Mary has been designed to capture the distinctive style of African women, using traditional wax fabrics and unique patterns to create a playful and bold collection, with a DNA deeply rooted in the continent. “Africa for me is music and colours,” says Hosatte, who is French. “From"...

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April 16, 2019

Money spent on accessories is money earned! By investing smartly in accessories, you can save your money in the long run. Accessories transform your look without you having to buy new clothes all the time. With your existing wardrobe, you can create fresh looks without spending too much. Here are some of my favourite must-haves, which, I believe, every man must possess.

Create your Suit Accessories Box
Keep a few tie pins, lapel pins, bow or neck ties, pocket squares in different patterns or shades and classic cufflinks. These accessories can make your simple classic suit or jacket look new at all times by simply adding different accessories"...

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April 9, 2019

As unbelievable as it sounds, David Bowie died more than three years ago. Just think about that a moment: three years.

If, like me, you are still trying to process that the great man isn’t here anymore, then here is a little bit of good news for you. Vans – the sneaker people – have just brought out a tribute collection entitled Vans x David Bowie.

Described as a commemoration of 'the life and legacy' of Bowie, this is the first offering of a collection that will eventually span the whole of Bowie's extraordinary career. Thankfully, it"...

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April 9, 2019

Arabs should unite and work hand in hand to show the world what they are capable of achieving, according to Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab, who was in Dubai over the weekend to announce his partnership with Dubai-based Emaar Properties.

The designer to the stars announced he will design the Elie Saab tower in residential development Emaar Beachfront in the gated island destination in Dubai Harbour – the new waterfront project being developed between Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah.

The tower, which is set for completion in May 2023, will include 1 to 3-bedroom"...

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April 8, 2019

Designer Hana Tajima has teamed up with Uniqlo to create a modestwear collection featuring headscarves and hijabs.

The new range is part of Uniqlo’s LifeWear concept, and is designed to create functional yet fashionable clothing, made with Uniqlo’s signature lightweight fabrics.

Tajima’s Spring/Summer 19 collection is her seventh with Uniqlo, after first collaborating with the Japanese brand in 2015. The British Japanese designer has now included a range of headscarves in the collection, and has given tips on how best to style them.

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