News

Monique Lhuillier backstage in Qatar with models.

Fashion

Monique Lhuillier Celebrates Anniversary, Launches Wedding Invitations

With her first collection of fine stationery launching May 23, Monique Lhuillier is considering a fragrance.

– May 19, 2016

Dubai Mall

Retail

Luxury Retailing in the Gulf Faces a ‘New Norm’

In its white paper, the Chalhoub Group asserted that the market is in a mature growth phase.

– May 19, 2016

H Magazine's inaugural cover features Australian Supermodel Jarrod Scott

Media

An International Magazine for Men Launches in the Middle East

The first edition includes interviews with Riccardo Tisci, Alessandro Michele, Donatella Versace and Jason Basmajian.

– May 18, 2016

Up to 500,000 refugees could be working in the Turkish apparel industry, and many of them are children, like the one seen here.

The Markets

Turkish Textile Industry Capitalizing on Syrian Refugee Crisis

Turkey’s textile and apparel industry is capitalizing on the Syrian refugee crisis by employing — and often exploiting — them.

– May 18, 2016

Clockwise from top left, Jack Tsao, China Institute's chairman James Heimowitz, Guo Pei and China Institute trustee Sophie Sheng.

Fashion

Rihanna, Beyoncé, Lady Gaga Ready for Guo Pei’s Designs

Guo Pei talks Rihanna and new strategy at China Institute.

– May 16, 2016

American Airlines new Twin Hill uniforms and Cole Haan scarves.

Fashion

American Airlines Taps Cole Haan and Twin Hill for Employees’ New Accessories and Uniforms

American Airlines will phase out its Kaufman Franco-designed uniforms for Twin Hill ones accessorized with items from Cole Haan that staffers can also purchase for family and friends.

– May 12, 2016

Making cotton goods in Africa.

The Markets

Aid by Trade Foundation and African Cotton and Textiles Industries Federation Sign Strategic Partnership

The organizations have set cooperative goals to increase productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of cotton production and to strengthen textile production in Africa.

– May 10, 2016

Fashion offerings from Trendyol.

Retail

Fast Fashion’s Trendyol is Eyeing IPO for 2017

Some apparel items can be designed and produced within one week’s time.

– May 10, 2016

Level Kids opens in Dubai

Retail

A Megastore in the Middle East for Pint-Sized Clients

Chalhoub Group opens dedicated children’s department store in Dubai.

– May 4, 2016

Mall of Oman will open in 2020

Business

Oman Gets $1.8 Billion for Mall Developments

Majid Al Futtaim to invest $1.8 billion to build malls in Oman in the next five years.

– May 2, 2016