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Business

Urbanization, Digitalization, Work-Life Integration Weighing on Worldwide Economy and Consumers

Fifty-five percent of the global population will live in urban areas this year and the median age will reach 30, according to Euromonitor International research.

– 16h

The new Balenciaga e-commerce layout for mobile.

Fashion

Balenciaga Rolls Out Stripped-Down E-commerce Site

The new balenciaga.com features a bare-bones menu inspired by an Excel sheet.

– February 24, 2017

Rick Helfenbein

Business

East Africa Trade Hub and AAFA Join on Sourcing Pact

The agreement launches the East Africa Cotton, Textile and Apparel Initiative to establish sustainable workforce development programs in the region.

– February 22, 2017

Fashion

Arab Fashion Week Shifts Dates to Raise Profile

The five-day event will now be held in May in hopes of attracting more overseas buyers.

– February 21, 2017

Taraji P. Henson in Reem Acra SAG Awards Fashion 2017

Fashion

Reem Acra Plans Paris Presentation at Hotel Ritz on March 5

Reem Acra received international attention after dressing First Lady Melania Trump last month on the eve of the President’s swearing-in ceremony.

– February 15, 2017

Fashion

Middle East Retailer Splash Adds Dow’s Silvadur to Basics Range

Splash Basics offerings will be treated with Dow’s patented Silvadur technology.

– February 15, 2017

Business

Francoise Rousseau Joins Escada as Vice President Wholesale

The Ralph Lauren veteran to lead the brand’s wholesale business in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

– February 15, 2017

Business

Qatar’s Al Alfia Launches Bid for Australia’s Specialty Fashion Group

The investment company is valuing the retailer at 134 million Australian dollars or $102 million at current exchange.

– February 9, 2017

Etihad Airways

Fashion

Etihad Airways Launches Runway to Runway Program

The initiative offers practical benefits to those in the fashion industry.

– February 7, 2017

Michael Kors has opened its first store in South Africa, in Cape Town.

Fashion

Michael Kors Opens First Store in South Africa

The fashion company has opened a store in Cape Town with Surtee Group selling the brand’s ready-to-wear and accessories.

– February 6, 2017

Fashion

Delpozo to Open Flagship in Dubai

The brand’s third store will be located in the Dubai Mall and is slated to open in September.

– February 1, 2017

Backstage Lanvin Men's Fall 2017

Business

Lanvin Said in Talks With Qatari Investor

The owner of Valentino, Balmain and Pal Zileri recently renewed acquisition discussions, sources said.

– January 25, 2017

Edcon South Africa

Business

South Africa’s Edcon Aims for Turnaround in 2017

The country’s largest apparel retailer has a new owner and hopes restructuring initiatives will result in consistent profits.

– January 23, 2017

Istanbul, Turkey

Business

Turkey Courts Middle East Visitors as Terror Attacks Hit Tourism

Travel agencies are looking for new markets as tourism officials estimate revenue fell 14 percent in 2016.

– January 5, 2017

Marie France Van Damme

Eye

Marie France Van Damme Targets Chinese Resort-Goers

Next year her label will open its eighth store, at the One & Only resort in the Chinese beach town of Sanya on the tropical island of Hainan.

– December 22, 2016