The news from the region you shouldn’t miss.

١. Stella McCartney celebrates Ramadan with Rose Capsule

Stella McCartney‘s Rose Capsule is the perfect Ramadan and Eid gift. It includes ready-to-wear and vegan accessories inspired by iconic brand silhouettes and the Summer 2024 runway collection. It is a cultural stamp, seamlessly blending tradition and modernity, and is crafted from pink and black luxury fabrics that are both lightweight and environment-friendly.

The collection will be available at selected Stella McCartney stores and retailers in Dubai, Riyadh, Kuwait City and Doha. For more information, visit here.

٢. Balenciaga Opens Store in Mall of the Emirates

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Balenciaga opened a new store in Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates, on the first floor Luxury Rotonda in the Fashion Dome. The store’s 500 square meters of space makes it the biggest one in the Middle East region, offering both men’s and women’s collections.

To celebrate the opening of the Balenciaga store, a Couture presentation was held for the very first time in Dubai. Visitors were treated to an exhibition of pieces from the brand’s 50th, 51st, and 52nd Couture Collections. They were also treated to exclusive items from the Couture Store located in Paris.

٣. Vinyl Souk to host its 11th Edition with Feedasoul Records

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Vinyl Souk is back with their 11th Edtion, this time held in association with Feedasoul Records. Set to be held on February 24, it will present a House music masterclass with Jimpster, the London based DJ, producer, remixer and label boss.

Vinyl enthusiasts can look forward to exclusive sets from Audioblend and BCM, along with a special live beat performance by Philip J. Rachid, also known as Soultrotter. For more information, visit here.

٤. Bungalo34 Introduces Il Dolce Far Niente

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Beginning February 20, 2024, Bungalo34 will present a new aperitivo inspired by traditions across the Mediterranean coastline. This will welcome guests to get through each working day in fine style, allowing them to live life and embrace the forgotten art of kicking back and doing nothing.

Il Dolce Far Niente offers a wide range of cocktails, from the classics to some exciting innovations. Starting at AED 34, these offer the perfect blend of excitement and relaxation.

For more information, visit here.

٥. Levi’s Showcases Curated Denim Fashion Fits

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Levi’s brought out a carefully-constructed range of denim fashion fits, perfect for all stylish women out there. The timeless allure of denim is undeniable, and the brand encourages women to sport their favourite looks and embrace their style.

Through the “Fit for life” motto, Levi’s urges women to look beyond the perfect fit for your body, stressing on the importance of adding a classic piece to the wardrobe that withstands the test of time. With these, the brand goes the extra mile in making sure everyone finds their perfect match. For more information, visit here.

٦. Van Cleef & Arpels collaborates with Fatima Alketbi for Ramadan 

Van Cleef & Arpels unveiled a new collaboration with Fatima Alkebti, the eminent calligrapher and graphic designer. Together, the two unveiled a stellar series of calligraphic artworks that embodied the spirit of Ramadan.

The series uses palm fronds to create Arabic calligraphy text. Every stroke pays homage to the rich history of the United Arab Emirates and Fatima’s own Emirati heritage.

٧. Level Shoes Spotlights Trendsetters in Ramadan Campaign

Level Shoes is the latest name to join the pre-Ramadan celebrations. Paying tribute to their incredible regional community, the brand’s latest release is a celebration of the power of togetherness and the feeling of community.

The first edition of Level Shows’ portrait series showcases celebrated tastemakers based in the GCC. The images in the series highlight the story of the community through Level eyes. For the initiative, the brand captured each personality with the people closest to them, styling them in fresh picks from their latest Ramadan Boutique.

٨. Ithra Celebrates the Late Etel Adnan with Retrospective Exhibition

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The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) paid tribute to the late, great Etel Adnan through an exhibition titled “Etel Adnan, Between East and West.” It is a special homage to the Lebanese-American artist’s talents and achievements.

This is her first solo exhibition in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will be held until June 30, and is an expert showcase of her evolution as an artist and her impact on multiple cultures.

٩. Versace Introduces New Medusa ’95 Bags

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Versace‘s Spring-Summer 2024 campaign introduced the sleek Medusa ’95 bags. This is a fantastic offering from the brand, standing out as a unique, horizontal tote bag and handbag. With a new version of a metal detail spotlighting the illustrious Medusa signifier that made its debut in 1995, it is a true fashion statement.

Sporting a premium powder-like leather in its bearings, the bags represent the pinnacle of contemporary beauty when adorned by the campaign’s stars. For more information, visit here.

١٠. HFC Paris launches at THAT CONCEPT STORE

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HFC Paris initiated their exciting launch at THAT CONCEPT STORE at the Mall of the Emirates on February 15. The launch event was a stellar olfactory adventure that set attendees on a journey to discover their latest Great Way Fragrance.

Held in association with House of Niche, the event is a true journey into the unique connection between the East and the West, The new fragrance is symbolic of human life’s similarities to a journey, where each moment empowers you with knowledge and choices to make.

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