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On-Ke Wilde in Washington, D.C. in 1968.

Fashion

Former WWD Textiles Editor On-Ke Wilde Dies at 79 in New York City

In 1991, Wilde’s husband James convinced executives at Time magazine to open an Istanbul bureau which he headed up.

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A model walks the runway during the Arwa Al Banawi presentation at Fashion Forward March 2017 held at the Dubai Design District on March 23, 2017 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Fashion

In Dubai, Designers Embrace a More Seasonless, Commercial Approach

Fashion Forward showcased an evolving local design scene.

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Amazon website

Business

Amazon to Acquire Souq.com

It is the largest online retail and marketplace platform in the Arab world.

– March 28, 2017

Atmosphere

Fashion

Reem Acra to Hold Bridal Fashion Show at Tiffany Flagship on Fifth Avenue

Two hundred guests are expected at the April 18 fashion show.

– March 27, 2017

Designer Gianvito Rossi celebrates his brand's 10th anniversary and the opening of a new boutique in Dubai.

Business

Gianvito Rossi Opens Dubai Boutique

Located inside Level Shoes, the new store is the designer’s seventh worldwide.

– March 20, 2017

The Mataln store in Sliema, Malta.

Business

Matalan’s International Presence Now Includes Malta

The company said it is looking to expand in Eastern Europe.

– March 20, 2017

DM x N-Duo features masculine-inspired looks punctuated with feminine details like lace and ribbons.

Fashion

Desert Mannequin Launches Collaboration With N-Duo

Anum Bashir has teamed with the Tbilisi, Georgia-based designer Natuka Karkashadze to create men’s wear inspired looks.

– March 9, 2017

The new Bloomingdale's in Kuwait

Business

Bloomingdale’s Grows Middle East Footprint With Kuwait Opening

Al Tayer Insignia is licensed to expand Bloomingdale’s and open Macy’s first international store in the Middle East.

– March 9, 2017

Guests snap a selfie at Fashion Forward Dubai's Paris showroom

Fashion

Paris Showroom Spotlights Middle Eastern Fashion

Fashion Forward Dubai invited 14 brands for the second season of their Paris event.

– March 8, 2017

A modest fashion look being shot at Modanisa.

Fashion

Turkey’s Modanisa Site Plans ‘Modest Fashion Week’ in London

The first Modest Fashion Week is planned for London in April to further tap into the growing market for religiously conservative clothing.

– March 6, 2017

A look from Tokyo James at SAMW

Fashion

Jahnkoy, FMBCJ, Babatunde Standouts at South Africa Men’s Wear Week

The show week saw a new sponsor, Lexus, even as the nation’s designers continue to face challenges.

– March 2, 2017

Gigi Hadid poses for the cover of the Inaugural issue of Vogue Arabia which hits newsstands March 5.

Business

Vogue Arabia Unveils Inaugural Cover with Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid poses for Inaugural Issue of Vogue Arabia

– March 1, 2017

The Charlotte Tilbury counter at KaDeWe in Berlin.

Beauty

Behind the Mask – Charlotte Tilbury Hits German Market, Sets Sights on Middle East

The makeup-artist led brand is broadening both its market reach and product range, with a new sheet mask.

– February 28, 2017

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.

– February 24, 2017

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