News Highlights

The news highlights from the region you shouldn’t miss.

١. Nike And Jacquemus Celebrate Athletes and Style With New Collection

Source: Nike x Jacquemus

Nike and Jacquemus‘ new Spring 2024 collection is a stellar continuation of their partnership focused on performance and style. This particular one features women’s and unisex apparel, a new J Force 1 and a first-ever accessory, Le Swoosh bag — the first time Nike’s iconic Swoosh has been imagined into a handbag.

Gracing the campaign as its face is Nike athlete, style icon and 2024 Olympic hopeful, Sha’Carri Richardson. This is yet another feather in the cap of the collaborators, whose every joint venture has challenged and pushed boundaries in the world of contemporary athletes.

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٢. Boucheron’s QUATRE Turns 20 In Style

Source: Boucheron

Boucheron‘s famous QUATRE collection is two decades young. Its history of innovation began back in 2004, when one ring fused four distinct codes from the Boucheron archives into a single, genderless, urban design. Over the years, the collection has only gone from strength to strength.

To mark the 20th anniversary, a range of new Quatre Classique pieces are introduced: the ‘hero’ flowing Quatre ribbon, presented across 7 different pieces: 2 necklaces, a belt, 3 bracelets and a hair jewel, a collar necklace made up of fifty Quatre rings, ultra-precious editions, and so much more.

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٣. Louis Vuitton Announces Barcelona As Cruise 2025 Location

Source: Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton will showcase its Cruise 2025 fashion show in Barcelona on the 23rd of May, 2024. The choice of destination was done keeping in mind its culture and landmarks of architectural significance. Along with the show, Louis Vuitton will also celebrate the LV Cup and the 37th edition of the Louis Vuitton 37th America’s Cup Barcelona.

Previously, the Maison has held its Cruise shows at venues including John Lautner’s Bob & Dolores Hope Estate in Palm Springs, Oscar Niemeyer’s Contemporary Art Museum in Niterói, I.M. Pei’s Miho Museum near Kyoto, the Salk Institute in California, and Isola Bella on Lake Maggiore among others. The upcoming Cruise Fashion Show will take place in a location in Barcelona to be revealed at a later date.

٤. Miu Miu Announces Chui Mui Tan As New Director

Source: Miu Miu

Miu Miu announced Chui Mui Tan as the director of “I AM THE BEAUTY OF YOUR BEAUTY, I AM THE FEAR OF YOUR FEAR”. This work is the 27th chapter of the Miu Miu Women’s Tales film series.

Chui Mui Tan is a Malaysian director and film producer who was born in the village of Sungai Ular in Malaysia. Her work has won numerous awards and acclaim. Her 2021 feature, Barbarian Invasion, a meditation on motherhood and identity, was nominated for Best Picture at the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival Golden Goblet Awards.  In 2022, Chui Mui’s project, ‘Just Because You Pressed the Shutter?’ won the 2022 Jimei x Arles Discovery Award.

The film will be premiered in Shanghai on March 12, 2024.

٥. Alo Yoga Launches In The UAE

Source: Alo Yoga

Alo Yoga opened their latest store in the UAE, at the Dubai Mall. This opening is in partnership with Alshaya Group, marking the brand’s ecommerce shopping platform in the country.

The store measures 833 sqm and houses the brand’s latest collections of high-performance activewear and on-trend leisurewear. There is an organic beverage bar and yoga terrace within the premises, honouring their global mission to spread mindful movement, inspire wellness, and create community.

٦. Iris Dubai Announces ‘Sunday à La Minuty’

Source: Iris Dubai

Iris Dubai will host ‘Sunday à La Minuty’ on Sundays in their garden setting. Guests can relish a Sunday gathering, complemented by a bottle of “M de Minuty” Rosé at only AED 140 within the Iris Garden – an alfresco oasis nestled against the stunning Dubai skyline.

Iris offers plenty of culinary delights to complement this experience. From freshly baked pizzas from the popular pizza oven to delicious meat dishes, guests are spoiled for choice. Should they wish to go one step further, there is also a diverse Shisha Menu to explore.

٧. FARFETCH Unveils New Modest Fashion Campaign

Source: FARFETCH

FARFETCH paid tribute to modest fashion with its latest campaign. The diverse capsule collections from over 30 regional and international designers will be exclusive to FARFETCH. These are available throughout April, exclusively on FARFETCH.com.

This campaign is an ode to modest dressing, with multiple designers delivering their own take on this arm of fashion. The resulting collection harmonises sophistication with practicality.

٨. Simafra Brings Debut Solo Exhibition To The UAE

Source: Simafra

Simafra (real name Riccardo Prosperi), the famous artist, is bringing his first-ever solo exhibition to the UAE. It will be held at Park Hyatt Dubai from March 2, and showcase the intimate concept of HORTUS (translated to “garden” in Latin).

Simafra stresses on the care required for a “Hortus” and the art of mastering the seasons’ alternate dance and sometimes unpredictable rhythm. Visitors can expect references to the cyclical nature of life and rebirth, becoming a space for self-awareness.

٩. Montblanc Opens Ninth Boutique In The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Source: Montblanc

Montblanc celebrated the opening of their latest boutique at the Mall of Dhahran this week. Together with longstanding partner Paris Gallery, this one is the ninth one in Saudi Arabia, with its highlight being the new Neo 3.0 retail concept currently being rolled out globally.

The boutique features a gifting and VIP section as well as a dedicated area for leather goods, including the latest Montblanc Meisterstück Leather Collection – inspired by the art of writing, the latest assortment reimagines timeless hero shapes, all presented in the collection’s signature smooth leather with a brilliant finish.

١٠. Tumi Launches Premium Golf Collection

Source: Tumi

TUMI ventured further into the vast world of performance luxury by launching a premium collection of golf bags and accessories. An extension of TUMI Sport, the new Golf collection delivers hyper-functionality and strength, and elevates maximum performance to a level sustainable for both hardcore golf competitors and casual enthusiasts.

Offered in black and off-white/tan, the collection includes the Golf Cart Bag, Golf Stand Bag, Golf Range Bag and Golf Hardside 2 Wheeled Travel Case as well as duffels, totes, club covers, a carbon fibre cigar case and more. Visit here for more information.

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