In pictures: Fashion Forward 2017

In pictures: Fashion Forward Spring/Summer 2017 at Dubai Design District … [Read more...]

The Middle East’s biggest celebration of design returns for a second year

Image: Dubai Design Week, Installations, Aljoud Lootah, Yaroof, THE BEACH by Meraas Dubai is set to further establish its status as a cutting-edge, vibrant global design hub with the return of Dubai … [Read more...]

MENA Women in Finance award launched at diversity event

A new Middle East & North Africa (MENA) ‘Women in Finance’ award has been launched at an event in Dubai which looked at how businesses can encourage greater diversity and benefit in the … [Read more...]

Saudi women votes for the first time

Saudi women voted for the first time. A total of 978 women have registered as candidates, out of around 130,000 women registered to vote. "We are making history. I just made history," said … [Read more...]

Lionel Barber on a late buffet supper in Riyadh, a visit to a Saudi arts centre and Saudis’ heavy use of smartphones

On the fifth floor of a building attached to a shopping mall stands the Athr gallery, with a large collection of Saudi artists. The images on display are equally challenging. Ahmed Mater’s work … [Read more...]

Hussein Bazaza wins DDFC Fashion Prize

Lebanese designer Hussein Bazaza has been announced as the winner of the first ever - DDFC Fashion Prize, valued at US $250,000. Bazaza's winning capsule collection will be available … [Read more...]

Bamboo crib covered in raw silk

The time to choose a baby crib has arrived. It was inspiring to witness Dr Gunter Pauli's drive, motivation and commitment to the socially driven ecosystem during one of his lectures on the Blue … [Read more...]

The evolution of eating habits: new trends of food consumption

The world interconnectedness and continued innovation in agriculture and high-tech industries facilitate an easier access to comfort, whilst food industry is considered as one of the milestones to be … [Read more...]

The Rolls Royce of prams

The time to choose the best pram in the world has arrived. Although darling simply proposed the Rolls Royce of prams, Balmoral Classic Pram, my attention tends towards a new edition designed to fit … [Read more...]

Breaking into the past: how fashion became futuristic

When I think about the word future, somehow it refers to something what is hard to define and is mystical. The progress of innovation is so fast that it is even difficult to imagine what waits us in … [Read more...]

Fashion of hats: on the peak of prosperity

The fashion to wear hats is dateless. Hats function was to protect heads from the unexpected fall of rocks, masonry or even guns. Just after dcades a hat became a symbol of status and expression of … [Read more...]

Food culture in a contemporary Saudi Arabia. What ancestors would think?

By Gertruda Gecaite Food culture has developed hand in hand with other transformations in Saudi Arabia. Since the foundation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the beginning of XX century, it was … [Read more...]

Interview: Deborah Mends, American born, France and Middle East based artist

-          What is your own journey to creativity? I have always sought to explore my creativity.  I spent the first half of my life working to develop myself as a writer. Around age forty, I … [Read more...]

Growing demand for expressive fashion and stylists

The number of women following fashion trends in the Kingdom is developing fast with garments in more vivid colors and shapes that display the character of their wearers growing in demand. Although … [Read more...]

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry appoints two women to its board

Jeddah -- Six new members were appointed to the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s board of director’s team this Sunday. Two of six new members are women: Lama Sulaiman and Sarah Baghdadi. … [Read more...]

The first Arab Woman Awards in Saudi Arabia to be held in January 2014

Riyadh- ITP Consumer today announced the launch of the Arab Woman Awards KSA 2014.  Following the success of the Arab Woman Awards UAE, Qatar and Kuwait for five consecutive years, the organisers … [Read more...]

No woman no drive: healthier ovary or outworn custom

Driving may seriously harm women's ovaries and pelvises, according to Saudi Arabia's Salah al-Luhaydan. That pronouncements such as his are made and carry weight in Saudi Arabia reflects the … [Read more...]

Haal launches new store Jeddah

Jeddah- Saudi Arabia ladies can now can enjoy modern abayas from Haal Inc.'s newely opened store in Jeddah. During the grand opening event, Haal Inc.'s showcased five new designs of their upcoming … [Read more...]

Frilly footworks for this winter

Pretty embodied, magnificently shaped and even bolder heel heights are in offer by top fashion designers for this winter season. Charlotte Olympia Dolly Rose moss velvet with rose-thicken … [Read more...]

Shoes Obsession: Extravagant Forms

The Shoe Obsession exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York has produced a frag-ship publication by the Yale University Press. This fabulously illustrated book explores a … [Read more...]