DRIES IN THE EAST: Al Ostoura has opened a 770-square-foot Dries Van Noten unit in Kuwait’s Al Thuraya Complex shopping mall. The franchise unit carries the Belgian designer’s women’s collection and accessories amid a décor meant to evoke a residential setting. Van Noten and his team sourced an eclectic array of antiques and objects, including a late Victorian display cabinet and an Italian Stilnovo chandelier from the Sixties. The Kuwait location is the sixth freestanding Dries Van Noten store. The designer operates a flagship location Antwerp, and men’s and women’s units in Paris and Tokyo.
Al Ostoura operates more than 40 mono- and multi-brand boutiques in Kuwait.