LVMH catches the eye with high-end lab-created diamonds

Lab-created diamonds have become more accepted in the US, where cheaper brands like Pandora and Signet have been increasing their offers


Birkenstock set for US listing after $1.5bn IPO

Birkenstock is the fourth major company to launch a US IPO in the last four weeks

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Interview: Vision Industry’s Gian Paolo Biasotto is focused on innovation

The co-founder of Vision Industry and MD of Opitalia Group, tells us about launching the very first Nikon lenswear Shop-in-Shop in the Middle East at MOE and emerging eyewear trends

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Shein X Designer Incubator Program unveils first sustainable fashion collection

Shein plans to invest a total of $105m in the incubator programme over the next five years

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Dubai Fashion Week to begin on October 9

More than 25 designers, representing over 12 countries, will showcase their collections at the upcoming edition

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Premium menswear brand Psycho Bunny debuts in Middle East with Dubai store

The Mall of the Emirates store marks the brand’s official debut in the region, with its sights set on continued worldwide expansion

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Dubai Royals’ holiday spots: Sheikha Mahra, Sheikh Mana in Greece

The Dubai royal family is well-versed in the art of vacationing with their extensive travels making them among the most well-travelled individuals in the GCC

LVMH to offer virtual experiences

LVMH joins with Epic Games to offer virtual experiences

The French luxury goods group will use Epic’s 3D creation tools to create immersive products and virtual experiences


Are you ready to invest in sneakers?

From everyday wear to an alternative asset class, we look at the transformation of sneakers

AZADEA Group opens 23 new stores in Abu Dhabi’s Reem Mall

AZADEA Group expands footprint with 23 new stores in Abu Dhabi

The lifestyle retailer said the expansion will give visitors to Reem Mall a wider selection of top brands to pick from, including 10 franchises debuting in the city for the first time

BeingShe Universe 2022 grand finale held in Dubai on 26 November

BeingShe Universe grand finale held in Dubai on November 26

Aparna Bajpai, founder of BeingShe Organisation mentioned that this edition was powered by Mai Dubai, running under the theme ‘Beauty and Fitness in Perfect Balance’

Balenciaga seeks damages from company that made controversial ad

Balenciaga seeks damages from company that made controversial ad

Balenciaga is seeking at least $25m in damages from the production company behind an ad campaign that has made the luxury fashion house the target of fierce criticism

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Zegna to buy Tom Ford fashion operations in Estée Lauder deal

Estée Lauder is buying the Tom Ford brand and its intellectual property

Balenciaga is latest Twitter quitter amid exodus under Musk

Balenciaga is latest Twitter quitter amid exodus under Musk

Other companies have paused advertising on the platform, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Pfizer and General Mills

Burberry hires Daniel Lee to replace Tisci as designer

Lee will join as chief creative officer at the start of October

PUMA X MCM announce limited edition basketball teamed sneakers

Puma and MCM collaborate on three-drop limited-edition sneaker collection

The third and final drop for the collaboration will be launched in the first half of 2023

Zoha Zoya is head of experience design at global innovation agency, R/GA

How the Middle East is shaping the future of luxury fashion retail

Fashion brands in the region are combining convenience with cultural and sustainability-driven purpose to appeal to a future-forward generation of shoppers

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How Cartier’s Léa Vignal-Kenedi is leading the way for the global fragrance industry

Léa Vignal-Kenedi, managing director for fragrances at Cartier Parfums, is overseeing the global strategy for fragrances at one of the world’s most iconic jewellery houses

Dr Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Lifestyle Group

From real estate to horology, Porsche Design marks 50 years of pushing the boundaries

Dr Jan Becker, CEO of Porsche Lifestyle Group, is taking the powerful brand name and applying it far beyond the automotive world – across hotels, residential towers and accessories – and then pushing even further

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe

Martijn Hagman, CEO Tommy Hilfiger Global and PVH Europe, discusses inclusivity and sustainability in fashion

In an exclusive interview, Hagman talks about helming a brand that focuses as much on fashion as it does on its social development goals

How eyewear major Safilo has transformed its Middle East business model

Andrea Zaffin, managing director of Safilo Middle East and commercial head IMEA, outlines his strategy to take the company’s eyewear business to the next level

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How Dubai-based Kachins Couture evolved its tailoring business over four decades

Second-generation family member Anil Ramchandani, director of business development, is playing a key role in determining its future course

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Avanti by Rivoli rolls out bespoke vision solutions in the GCC

The new Zeiss Vision Expert centres provide tailor-made eyecare solutions for each individual

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Omega unveils limited-edition eyewear to celebrate UAE’s 50th anniversary

In a nod to two of its main cities, the skyline of Dubai and Abu Dhabi are laser-engraved on the lenses of the eyewear

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Rivoli launches dedicated eyewear division in the GCC

Rivoli Vision expects 100 stores to be opened by early 2022 across its three eyewear retail concepts: Avanti, Rivoli Eyezone and Style 88

The SME Story: Emanuel Brendarou, founder and CEO of Terrasuya

Terrasuya’s offerings include handcrafted earrings, bracelets and necklaces at an affordable price point

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Making scents: Christine Nagel, in-house perfumer at Hermès, on the all-new H24

She is the nose behind H24 – the first men’s fragrance from the French luxury brand in 15 years

Cryptocurrency could buy you a 101-carat diamond at Sotheby’s

The pear-shaped flawless diamond could fetch as much as $15m in the single-lot sale in Hong Kong

UAE’s The Luxury Closet raises $14m growth capital

The Luxury Closet has teams across five countries, and serves clients worldwide representing 85 countries

Under Armour opens largest store in the Middle East in Dubai Mall

It will feature a 3D foot scanner, an in-store MapMyRun App, an Under Armour Chill Out lounge, and access to exclusive brands and apparel