Falling oil prices, job losses and possible mortgage defaults by borrowers are casting a shadow over Dubai’s real estate boom, but the Persian Gulf enclave continues to attract upscale retailers.
Temperley London is the latest company to bring its upscale brand to the desert. The brand on Dec. 15 opened its first store in the Middle East, a 2,500-square-foot unit in the Dubai Mall. The store’s design is sufficiently grand with an elaborate marble floor, original 19th century French antiques, custom-made chandeliers and Temperley London fabrics.
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
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