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Saudi woman runs a seamless op to meet military demands
September 20, 2020

RIYADH: Turfah bint Abdulrahman Al-Mutairi is the first Saudi woman to obtain a license from the General Authority for Military Industries (GAMI) for a military outfit factory.

The owner of Sondos Al-Dibaj factory, Al-Mutairi has a bachelor’s degree in textile engineering and started working in the field after graduating. She is now specialized in military equipment, including clothing"...

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CENTRESTAGE Virtual Runway Shows Begin Today
September 18, 2020

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the CENTRESTAGE virtual runway shows premiere today (17 Sept) and run through to Saturday (19 Sept). Combining traditional fashion shows with computer-generated imagery, six unique runway shows feature the latest collections from more than 40 Hong Kong and Asian designers. Entering its fifth year, CENTRESTAGE presents “A World of PHYGITAL” as its central theme in 2020. In view of the uncertainties brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, CENTRESTAGE has set out to redefine the way fashion shows are presented by combining physical and digital elements. It has created a fashion extravaganza that enables brands to overcome geographical and time limitations to showcase their latest designs to buyers and fashionistas. In addition to......

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Saudi designer tells of French newspaper's 'discrimination' over hijab image
September 16, 2020

Saudi Arabian jewellery designer Princess Nourah Al Faisal has called out French newspaper Les Echos for the “shocking discrimination” she suffered when, she says, it refused to feature her work unless she posed for a photo without her hijab.

The founder of fine jewellery brand Nuun took to her Instagram account to share what happened when Les Echos requested images of her to"...

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Queen Rania wears Saudi label for 50th birthday portrait: 'designed to radiate power'
August 30, 2020

Queen Rania of Jordan has championed a Saudi-led label that has its headquarters in Beirut in a new portrait.

The royal posed for a series of intimate snaps to mark her 50th birthday, which falls on Monday, August 31. In one of the photographs, Queen Rania poses next to a teal-washed door, wearing an elegant white dress by Ashi Studio.

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Saudi woman manipulates wire to create impressive items
August 27, 2020

JEDDAH: While passion is a key factor driving people toward success, a Saudi jeweler has taken an unorthodox approach in pursuing her dream.

Esraa Eskobi, wife and mother, is the founder and owner of Wire Craft project, which provides hand-made gifts as part of its signature Esraa Jewelry range.

The art involves"...

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Beyonce wears piece by Saudi designer in ‘Black is King’
August 3, 2020

Beyonce's Black is King film and visual album was released this weekend. As well as being a musical showstopper, it is a feast for the eyes, with lots of conversation-sparking fashion choices.

One of the looks that Beyonce dons in the film is by Saudi Arabian designer Mohammed Ashi, of Beirut-based brand, Ashi Studio.

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Ted Baker beats expectations as turnaround continues
July 22, 2020

LONDON: British fashion retailer Ted Baker’s has performed better than expected, showing further signs of recovery under its new chief executive, sending its shares up as much as 16 percent.

The company was struggling before the coronavirus crisis, hit by a string of profit warnings, management changes and an accounting scandal since founder Ray Kelvin stepped down as CEO last year"...

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Saudi designer Nora Al Shaikh teams up with Spanish brand Purificacion Garcia for exclusive range of abayas
July 19, 2020

Saudi designer Nora Al Shaikh is partnering with Spanish brand Purificacion Garcia on a collaboration exclusively for the Middle East.

As part of the Spanish company's ongoing efforts to support small talent in the current climate, it selected Al Shaikh for the project to produce a range of abayas that marry the aesthetics of both brands.

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Celebrity Stylist Tara Swennen and Glamhive Founder Stephanie Sprangers Once Again Bring Together Some of the Biggest Names from Around the World in Style, Fashion, Beauty and Women’s Empowerment for Groundbreaking Digital Event
July 10, 2020

Celebrity stylist Tara Swennen and Glamhive founder Stephanie Sprangers will once again bring together some of the biggest names from around the world in style, fashion, beauty and women’s empowerment for the Glamhive Digital Summer Bazaar—a groundbreaking digital event.

During Glamhive’s first digital event, Glamhive LIVE Style Summit, audience members were asked to engage"...

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Mary Kay Inc. Continues Its Support of Beauty, Fashion, and Design in Events Held Across Asia, Europe and the U.S.
July 8, 2020

Mary Kay Inc. and its Mary Kay Global Design Studio, recently sponsored and participated in various beauty, fashion and design events around the world with the aim of promoting the art of individual and unique beauty—and beauty artists themselves—setting the stage for the upcoming trends for the season.

Glamhive Live & Glamhive Digital Summer Bazaar

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