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١. Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Announce Tenth Edition of Emergent Designer Prize

The Van Cleef & Arpels Middle East Emergent Designer Prize returns for its 10th edition! Designers from across the GCC are invited to submit proposals themed “Inspiring Winds.” They get the chance to showcase their creativity and innovation in functional design using sustainable practices.

The winner receives a 30,000 AED production grant and a trip to L’ECOLE Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris! Details and deadlines can be found on the official website.

٢. The Rolls-Royce Arts Programme Presents Spirit of Ecstasy Exhibition

The Rolls-Royce Arts Programme presents the Spirit of Ecstasy Challenge Exhibition at the Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi. Witness magnificent artworks by Bi Rongrong, Ghizlane Sahli, and Scarlett Yang, all inspired by the iconic Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy figurine. These creations explore a variety of mediums, from textiles to algae-based sculptures, showcasing the boundless spirit of innovation and craftsmanship.

٣. Montblanc Launches Ramadan Campaign Directed by Abdulla Al Kaabi

Montblanc’s latest Ramadan campaign, directed by Abdulla Al Kaabi, celebrates the beauty of writing and self-expression. The captivating animation takes viewers on a journey through a library and a desk, symbolizing the spaces that inspire creativity.

Through this campaign, Montblanc embraces the power of storytelling, allowing for everlasting connections with your loved ones. For more information, visit here.

٤. CELINE Introduces New Victoire Bag

Celine presents the Celine Victoire bag, a versatile piece designed for both day and evening wear. Available in various sizes and materials, including supple leather, Triomphe canvas, and even leopard print, this bag embodies the essence of Celine with its modern design and signature craftsmanship.

For more information, visit here.

٥. Levi’s® Launches Live in Levi’s® 2024 Campaign

Levi’s® invites you to move with purpose in their 2024 Live in Levi’s® campaign. The campaign film, “The Floor Is Yours,” celebrates dance as a powerful expression of progress and individuality.

Join the #LevisOpenCall for a chance to be featured in a new film by Kaytranada, showcasing your moves and embodying the Levi’s® spirit.

٦. Khawla Art Gallery Presents Solo Exhibition of Azza Al Qubaisi

Source: Khawla Art Gallery

Khawla Art Gallery presents a captivating solo exhibition by Azza Al Qubaisi, a prominent Emirati artist and jewellery designer. The exhibition features three distinct series – “Between the Lines,” “Between the Dunes,” and “Patterns” – each offering a unique perspective on Emirati culture and heritage.

The exhibition will highlight the beauty of falconry, the mysteries of the desert landscape, and the captivating fusion of geometry and floral design. Al Qubaisi’s stunning creations promise compelling narratives and learnings.

٧. Dior Announces New Dior Jolie Bag

Dior has announced a stunning addition to their leather goods collection: the Jolie bag. This top handle design isn’t just another trendy piece – it’s a timeless silhouette crafted for everyday elegance.

The bag is crafted in smooth black leather, and boasts the iconic cannage motif. A refined “CD” clasp and delicate freshwater pearl whisper Dior’s heritage, while the detachable chain with entwined links (a subtle nod to the founder) offers handbag or shoulder bag versatility. Adapting to any occasion, the double-flap Jolie in mini or small formats elevates your style, day or night, making it a symbol of contemporary Dior and your new prized possession.

٨. Technogym Urges People to Move for a Better World with New Campaign

Technogym launched a social campaign to promote Wellness and physical exercise. Technogym’s “Let’s Move For a Better World” is back! Download their app to track any activity, from outdoor runs to gym sessions, and join a global movement fighting physical inactivity.

Through this campaign, Technogym aims to increase productivity and fitness within people. Contribute to a healthier world while getting fit and motivated – download the app and let’s move!

٩. COS Presents SS24 Collections in Rome

Source: COS

COS returned to the runway for its first-ever show in Rome, presenting the brand’s Spring-Summer 2024 mainline and Atelier collections in the Italian capital. This season saw the use of uplifting, airy volumes and delicately layered transparent fabrics, perfectly blended with soft, sculptural lines.

The offerings ranged from billowing off-the-shoulder tops to wide-leg trousers, exhibiting a dynamic, voluminous visual that exudes confidence. Traditionally laid-back styles are reinvented in mesh fabrics that cascade around the body, while classic tailoring crafted from smooth silk takes on a loose, unstructured silhouette.

١٠ Iris Garden Introduces ‘Garden Grill’

Source: Iris Garden

Iris Garden introduces its latest culinary offering: the “Garden Grill.” Held every Friday and Saturday at the Garden from 4pm till 11pm, this weekly event caters to both grill enthusiasts and those seeking a serene atmosphere, providing the perfect backdrop amidst the beauty of Iris Garden.

At the core of “Garden Grill” is the carefully curated selection of meats and fish prepared by Iris Garden’s Chef, Moustapha Choury. Guests can savour a variety of dishes, including wagyu beef and fresh fish, accompanied by a range of delicious sides such as baked or grilled potatoes and flavourful grilled vegetables – all expertly grilled.

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.
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