It was all about elegant modesty at the Fashion Forward Dubai, where shows by local designers provided insight into local modes, mores and moods. Albeit leavened with international creators at FFWD, which ended Sunday.
The biggest problem when founding and driving a fashion house is managing people, and the smartest solution is listening to everyone’s opinion, including the intern, according to digital printing queen Mary Katrantzou.
“Work, live, play, and now learn,” is the mantra of Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, the CEO of Dubai Design District, or D3, the setting for Fashion Forward Dubai, the biggest new fashion and design cluster in the world.
Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which runs thru Saturday, includes a show by Nigerian designer Ibrahim Aminu. His label is the first - and so far only - haute couture house in conservative, mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
Dubbed 'Proenza Schouler White Label', the new, more casual collection from the New York design duo debuts November 6, and will be stocked in limited capacity for now, across a dozen retail outlets globally.
Financial services provider Wirecard has implemented Alipay for Value Retail, the company behind a number of international luxury outlet centres including Bicester Village in the UK and La Vallée Village in France.