News Highlights

The news from the region you shouldn’t miss.

١. Dior Announces Cruise 2025 Show in Scotland

Courtesy of Dior

For the presentation of the Dior Cruise 2025 line on June 3, Dior has chosen the gardens of Drummond Castle, Scotland, a historic architectural treasure, to reveal the silhouettes dreamed up by Maria Grazia Chiuri. It is a poetic invitation where past and future meet, celebrating the unique, powerful ties forged from the very beginnings of the House, for the autumn-winter 1947 défilé.

The founding couturier named an emblematic haute couture ensemble “Écosse” on that occasion. Such affinities were further affirmed during a sumptuous ball orchestrated at the Gleneagles Hotel for the spring-summer 1955 collection.

٢. REPOSSI Unveils First Official Ramadan Campaign Featuring Saudi talent Alanoud Al Turki

Courtesy of Repossi

In a move that signals both inclusivity and reverence for cultural diversity, Repossi, the famous jewellery house from Place Vendome, has launched its first-ever Ramadan campaign featuring the well known Saudi personality Alanoud Al Turki. This collaboration not only celebrates Middle Eastern culture, but also epitomizes sophistication and grace. Al Turki’s poise and cultural authenticity perfectly capture the essence of Ramadan and timeless elegance, aligning seamlessly with Repossi’s ethos.

At the heart of the campaign lies Repossi’s iconic collections: Serti sur Vide, Antifer, and Blast. The Serti sur Vide, celebrating its 10th anniversary, captivates with its modern yet classic allure, achieved through floating diamonds against negative space, appealing to sophisticated tastes. The Ramadan collaboration with Alanoud Al Turki signifies a milestone, reflecting Repossi’s dedication to inclusivity, cultural celebration, and timeless elegance, reaffirming its pioneering status in contemporary jewellery worldwide.

٣. Moynat | New Canvas M Collection

Moynat introduces its latest Canvas M collection, blending heritage with contemporary flair. Featuring a reinterpretation of Henri Rapin’s 1920s archive monogram, the collection debuts in deep black and vibrant white hues, embodying sophistication and versatility.

Crafted with over 10 meticulous steps, the Canvas M showcases Moynat’s commitment to quality craftsmanship, with each piece designed for durability. The Canvas M collection breathes new life into Moynat’s iconic bag shapes. From totes in PM, MM, and GM sizes to the 48h M, Mini 48h, Bucket Bag, Camera Bag, and Besace Bag, the collection offers a diverse range of options.

The Canvas M collection is now available at all Moynat boutiques worldwide.

٤. SVD Collaborates With Artist Ali Cha’aban for ‘Habibi One Day’ Collection

Spanish fashion retailer SVD, now based in Dubai, has teamed up with local artist Ali Cha’aban, hailing from Kuwait and based in Dubai, for their latest collection, “Habibi One Day.” With the addition of Ali Cha’aban’s unique perspective, the brand takes a step further into the realm of cultural exploration and artistic expression.

Habibi One Day” is rooted in Arab culture and tradition; the collection transcends traditional artistry, serving as a poignant reminder of life’s everyday wonders and the beauty found in the simplest of moments. Through intricately designed jewellery and cosy garments, each piece in the collection serves as a gentle reminder to pause, reflect, and appreciate the small joys that make life extraordinary.

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٥. “The Collective” Season 2 Capsule Collection Launches Exclusively at Printemps Doha by M7

M7 Qatar launches an exclusive capsule collection at Printemps Doha, signalling the culmination of “The Collective” Season 2. This collaborative retail incubation program, developed in partnership with Printemps Doha, aims to empower Qatari designers through comprehensive mentorship, covering all aspects of retail, from design to marketing.

Led by Maha Al Sulaiti, Director of M7, and supported by industry experts such as Laetitia Lumbroso, Chucri Cavalcanti, Holly Fulton, and others, this season saw the emergence of six diverse Qatari and Qatar based startup brands, each presenting a unique blend of creativity and craftsmanship. As a testament to Qatar’s growing creative landscape, “The Collective” collection not only celebrates the talents nurtured through the program but also underscores M7’s commitment to fostering a vibrant and sustainable creative economy in Qatar and beyond.

٦. NET-A-PORTER Unveils Exclusive Ramadan Curation

NET-A-PORTER is thrilled to introduce its latest curated collection, specially crafted to honour the festive spirit of Ramadan. With an eye on the preferences of Middle Eastern shoppers, the collection showcases a diverse array of offerings, including inclusive sizing, modern tailoring, exquisite jewellery, and lifestyle products.

Drawing inspiration from the region’s rich heritage and contemporary tastes, the collection features a harmonious blend of both local and international designers. From the intricate designs of Dima Ayad to the timeless elegance of Oscar De La Renta and the refined aesthetics of Jenny Packham, each piece is carefully selected to resonate with the discerning tastes of Middle Eastern fashion enthusiasts.

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٧. The Warehouse Presents “Traditions & Progress” Exhibition

The Warehouse in Al Quoz hosted an exhibition titled “Traditions & Progress: A Photographic Exploration of the UAE” on Friday, March 15. The event featured the stunning works of local photographer Mohammad Ahmed Bin Hashem, and promises to be a captivating journey through time.

The opening night, which took place on Saturday from 9 pm until midnight, was a vibrant celebration of art, culture, and heritage. It was a chance for everyone to come together and appreciate the enduring legacy of the UAE.

٨. Gucci Unveils ‘Who is Sabato De Sarno? A Gucci Story’ Documentary

Source: Gucci

Gucci is pleased to unveil ‘Who is Sabato De Sarno? A Gucci Story,’ a documentary directed by Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creation of the Gucci Ancora fashion show, the debut show of the House’s new Creative Director Sabato De Sarno.  Set to premiere exclusively on Mubi platform on March 15, 2024, the 20-minute short film, narrated by actor and Ambassador Paul Mescal, promises a unique journey into the world of Gucci.

The documentary unveils never-before-seen footage, weaving an intimate narrative that transcends the confines of the runway. It captures the essence of the fashion world’s allure, inviting audiences to explore the magic behind the curtains while getting to know Gucci’s new Creative Director as he shares his personal experience.

٩. Christian Dior Parfums Opens Miss Dior Avenue

Source: Christian Dior

Christian Dior Parfums announced the opening of Miss Dior Avenue. Open to the public by appointment from March 8, 2024, through March 10, 2024, at 8626 Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, Miss Dior Avenue is a first of its kind retail pop-up and experience created in celebration of the iconic fragrance of the House, and the new Miss Dior Parfum created by Francis Kurkdjian, Dior Perfume Creation Director.

Guests will discover the new Miss Dior Parfum and the history of Miss Dior. Available alongside will be a selection of product offerings curated and available for purchase exclusively at the pop-up, as well as complementary services and consultations. An icon of perfumery since its launch in 1947, Miss Dior was created by Christian Dior to embody the scent of a young generation rediscovering a taste for life.

١٠. THAT Concept Store Presents New Ramadan Collection

Source: THAT Concept Store

THAT Concept Store unveiled their Ramadan Edit for the Holy Month. It is a carefully curated selection that captures the spirit of self-expression and the essence of the occasion. Through this, the store explored modest and modern elegance, and the appeal of decorative accessories as perfect, unique gifts.

The collection boasts exclusive Ready-to-Wear, featuring renowned brands such as Rabanne and Marni, while also nodding to tradition and innovation with special Ramadan curation from designers Bambah, Katfish, and Orient 499. THAT’s edit of Ramadan Jewels, meanwhile, features renowned brands like Azza Fahmy, Bil Arabi, Nada Ghazal, and Minds, alongside emerging designers Joelle Kharrat and VIKJET. 

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Leen is a writer, designer and creative director, holding a fashion design degree from ESMOD. She is currently pursuing an MBA in fashion management, specializing in luxury, in Paris. Living in various Western and Eastern locales, Leen writes on fashion, culture, and lifestyle at KHAMSA as she interns in the editorial department.