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Liya Kebede

Fashion

Women’s Empowerment, Sustainability Key Topics at Fashion Seminar

Speakers from H&M, Lemlem and Glam4Good shared their views during a panel discussion.

– June 20, 2017

The Versace franchised store in Tehran has struggled given political and economic uncertainty.

Business

Iran’s Hoped-for Boom Has Gone Bust for Fashion Brands

Initial euphoria after the nuclear accord has petered out as election worries and other uncertainties have dampened demand.

– June 19, 2017

Gucci Guilty

Beauty

Coty Renews Mideast Partnership

The company is strengthening its operations in the region by renewing its collaboration with Chalhoub Group.

– June 14, 2017

Leading Arab nations have cut their ties to Qatar, whose capital Doha is a major area for retail development.

Business

Retailers, Brands Worry as Arab Nations Cut Qatar Ties

Retailers in the Gulf countries could be hit hard by the decision.

– June 5, 2017

Business

Europe’s Markets Retreat Following London Attack, Turmoil in Gulf Region

Retail, luxury stocks were uneven.

– June 5, 2017

Manish Arora's capsule collection for Riva in the Middle East.

Fashion

Manish Arora Launches Diffusion Line With Riva in the Middle East

Manish Arora is partnering with high-street brand Riva to launch a more democratic line.

– May 26, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet with Pope Francis, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at the Vatican. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Fashion

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Dolce & Gabbana to Meet Pope Francis in Rome

The First Lady has been somewhat of a loyalist to Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, choosing a suit from them for her White House portrait.

– May 24, 2017

Melania TrumpUS President Trump in Israel, Jerusalem - 22 May 2017US First Lady Melania Trump touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City, 22 May 2017. President Trump and his contingent arrived for a 28-hour visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority areas on his first foreign trip since taking office in January.

Fashion

First Lady Melania Trump Wears Michael Kors, Manolo Blahnik for Trip to the Western Wall

The first lady has worn Kors on a few key occasions including for the start of a Palm Beach weekend with Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and his wife Akie.

– May 22, 2017

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

Eye

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

New retailer dedicated to high fashion modest dressing celebrates hot footwear brand.

– May 19, 2017

Fashion

SemSem to Stage Fashion Show to Benefit the International Rescue Committee

The designer is focused on enhancing positive energy, and bolstering equal education for girls and women, and gender equality for all.

– May 16, 2017

Jewelry from Michael Aram.

Accessories

Michael Aram to Relaunch Jewelry

Designer Michael Aram has taken back the license to create his jewelry line.

– May 16, 2017

The interior of the new Okapi store in Johannesburg

Accessories

Okapi Opens Flagship in Johannesburg

The label was founded by Hanneli Rupert, daughter of Richemont head Johann Rupert, in 2008.

– May 15, 2017

A rendering of the Place Vendôme Doha.

Business

Mall Development in the Middle East Continues Despite Retail Slump

With the fall of oil prices, the retail sector is a key contributor to GDP growth of economies in countries across the Gulf region, from the United Arab Emirates through Saudi Arabia.

– May 15, 2017

A rendering of the Al Maryah in Abu Dhabi.

Business

Retail on a Roll in Brand-Savvy UAE

Next year in Abu Dhabi, Macy’s will open its first international store, while Bloomingdale’s bows its third.

– May 15, 2017

Dubai's skyline.

Business

A Retail Reboot for the Middle East

A new retail era is unfolding in the Middle East, with spaces that encompass western and local ideas and strategies built around tourism.

– May 15, 2017