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Pictures: Bottega Veneta Celebrates Emerging Middle Eastern Creatives With a Three-Night Majlis in Dubai

Pictures: Bottega Veneta Celebrates Emerging Middle Eastern Creatives With a Three-Night Majlis in Dubai

Carl Gerges. Photo: Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things
Amid the series of star-studded Ramadan events hosted by international brands this month, Bottega Veneta launched its version of a majlis for not one, but three nights. Aptly named ‘The Square’, the structured space was conceptualized by Lebanese architect and musician Carl Gerges, one of the many talents celebrated by the Italian fashion house’s cultural exchange over April 12, 13, and 14, 2022. “The Square Dubai connects the two parts of who I am, music and architecture,” says Gerges. “My input entails linking design, music, and gatherings as a means to push forward a community of artists and thinkers in an architectural intervention.”
Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Veneta
The custom place, rendered in signature Bottega Veneta green, invited small handpicked groups of guests from the local art, music, and fashion industries each night to discover the work of the Middle East’s emerging creatives. “To embrace an emphasis on sharing and togetherness at the time of Ramadan,” Bottega Veneta hosted film screenings, musical performances, storytelling sessions, poetry recitals, and offered cuisines by a number of local talents to its visitors.
Shaima Al Tamimi. Photo: Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things
Yemeni and East-African Shaima Al Tamimi showcased her short film Don’t Get Too Comfortable, which was also screened at La Biennale di Venezia, and nominated for the Orrizonti Award. The film is a letter to her late grandfather, contemplating their pasts and future as Arabs in the diaspora.
Asma Elbadawi. Photo: Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things
Next, poetry was read by Asma Al Badawi, the Sudanese-British spoken word poet known for advocating for inclusivity and diversity in women’s sports, and Mustafa the Poet, the Canadian songwriter whose genre-defying work explores his identity as a Black Muslim artist. Guests were also served delectable dishes made by Solemann Haddad, the chef and co-owner of Dubai’s newly opened restaurant, Moonrise.
Mustafa the Poet. Photo: Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things
After its debut in Dubai, the concept of The Square will travel to a few different cities on varying scales to foster local communities worldwide. According to the brand, The Square’s second installment will take place in Tokyo at the end of April.
Samer Doumet. Photo: Augustine Paredes of Seeing Things
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12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

12 of the Best Ramadan 2022 Capsule Collections for Iftar and Suhoor Gatherings

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
With Ramadan 2022 just around the corner, come the exclusive capsule collections from some of the biggest fashion houses as well as high-end brands. Having spent the Holy Month in the past two years with Covid-19 restrictions, this year, Ramadan will once again be celebrated with festive gatherings for iftar and suhoor that call for dressing up.

Below, discover the best capsule collections from luxury labels, high-end brands, and local designers with exclusive pieces worth investing in this Ramadan.
Christian Louboutin 
Photo: Courtesy of Christian Louboutin
An ode to Louboutin’s love for nature, gardening, and landscape design, the collection offers pieces for both men and women in lush green hues.
Dior
Photo: Courtesy of Dior
Dior’s handbags and small leather goods are always a winning final touch to every fit. For Ramadan, the French luxury brand has introduced timeless dazzling pieces.
Salvatore Ferragamo 
Photo: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore Ferragamo has re-introduced its iconic Gancini bag for Ramadan 2022, but with a metallic twist in Flamingo Rose. Combining glamorous and sparkling pieces within their Ramadan collection, there is a piece for every occasion.
Louis Vuitton
Photo: Courtesy of Louis Vuitton
Louis Vuitton embraces emerald green as its color for the holy season as a symbol of class, hope, prosperity, and peace. Alongside introducing ready-to-wear pieces for the occasion for the first time, the brand has also reimagined its Capucines Mini bag in a matte black and python green.
Leem
Photo: Courtesy of Leem
The Saudi label’s exclusive collection for Ramadan is inspired by the Lunar calendar of the month and its religious stages (mercy, forgiveness, and safety), to feature kaftans in a contemporary color palette and modern cuts.
Mango 
Photo: Courtesy of Mango
Mango‘s Ramadan offering features vibrant and playful pieces that add a contemporary twist to modest clothing—from jumpsuits to tailored suits.
Anthropologie
Photo: Courtesy of Anthropologie
Anthropologie’s ready-to-wear collection includes a selection of colorful wrap dresses, comfortable jumpsuits, stylish blouses, and flowy trousers that are ideal for hotter days.
Tony Burch 
Photo: Courtesy of Tony Burch
The Tony Burch Ramadan capsule captures the festive essence of the month in metallic gold and royal blue handbags with gold rope chains.
Michael Kors
Photo: Courtesy of Michael Kors
The Michael Kors Ramadan collection is comprised of 11 timeless pieces from handbags to scarves, bracelets, and belts—all in a rich blue color.
Tommy Hilfiger 
Photo: Courtesy of Tommy Hilfiger
Tommy Hilfiger celebrates Ramadan with a pastel-hued collection of breezy dresses, kaftans, and jumpsuits with gold accents.
Burberry 
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
Inspired by constellations, sunsets, sunrises, and starry nights of Ramadan, Burberry has launched a collection of glistening pieces just in time for Ramadan.
Bottega Veneta 
Photo: Courtesy of Bottega Venata and Ounass
Available on Ounass, Bottega Veneta’s limited-edition Ramadan offering features three of the fashion house’s iconic pieces reimagined in three distinct colors, including gold.
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The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

The 35 Best Modest Looks from Milan Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2022

Milan Fashion Week came back strong after two years in the deep due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Making bold choices, participating designers played with the fall and winter season colors of black, brown, white, beige, blue, and silver/grey, creating an almost dark/light academia aesthetic. Standing out were Roberto Cavalli’s striking leopard patterns with draping suit jackets and majestic cape dresses, while Dolce & Gabbana made statements with headscarves paired with demure silhouettes in monochrome palettes. Versace embraced a similar mood, but with form-fitting shapes, and Jil Sander took on a more formal approach and offered a modest suit in yellow and a grey dress paired with white leather gloves.
Below, check out the 35 best modest looks spotted on the runways of Milan Fashion Week.
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Roberto Cavalli. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Alberta Ferretti. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Loro Piana. Photo: Courtesy of Loro Piana
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillipo Fior
Moschino. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Max Mara. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Dolce & Gabbana. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
Bottega Veneta. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Fendi. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Etro. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Prada. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Jil Sander. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Versace. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Gucci. Photo: Courtesy of GoRunway
Bottega. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Emporio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Alessandro Lucioni
Giorgio Armani. Photo: Courtesy of Fillippo Fior
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Matthieu Blazy is Bottega Veneta’s New Creative Director

Matthieu Blazy is Bottega Veneta’s New Creative Director

Matthieu Blazy. Photo: Willy Vanderperre
Kering has announced that Matthieu Blazy is assuming the creative director role at Bottega Veneta, following Daniel Lee’s abrupt departure last week.
The news that Lee was stepping down stunned the industry. He did more than revive the Italian luxury goods house; he set the style agenda, as anyone who’s browsed the racks at a fast-fashion chain can tell you. Blazy’s appointment isn’t quite as surprising. He was Lee’s number two at Bottega Veneta from mid-2020, and Kering has had enormous success moving behind-the-scenes designers into the spotlight, see: Alessandro Michele at Gucci.
Also, Blazy is not the unknown that Lee was. The Belgian 37-year-old has been widely respected and liked since he first attracted notice at Maison Margiela Artisanal, where he was head designer in the early 2010s. Though he maintained the anonymity that the influential house founder was known for, Blazy’s work was distinguished, both attuned to the Margiela codes and of its time. Kanye West famously co-opted the crystal encrusted masks from Artisanal’s fall 2013 couture show for his Yeezus tour.

From Margiela, Blazy went to work for the exacting Phoebe Philo at Celine, who is said to have headhunted him herself (he and Lee overlapped there). And after that he joined Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, where his partner Pieter Mulier was the creative director under chief creative officer Raf Simons (Blazy and Mulier met at Simons’s Antwerp headquarters).
Elevating a company insider suggests that we’re in for a subtle shift at Bottega Veneta, rather than the wholesale reinventions that have become the norm across fashion. The Puddle boots that became unlikely status symbols under Lee’s tenure seem sure to remain, same with the oversize intrecciato motifs that gave an edge to the brand’s long-held artisanal codes. Indeed, in a statement Francois-Henri Pinault, Chairman & CEO of Kering, said, “I am confident that Matthieu Blazy’s wealth of experience and broad cultural background will allow him to bring his creative impetus to the task of carrying on the legacy of Bottega Veneta.”
Calvin Klein 205W39NYC fall 2018 Photo: Alessandro Garofalo / Indigital.tv
Blazy’s first collection for the label will be shown at Milan Fashion Week in February 2022.
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Originally published on Vogue.com

Join Yasmine Sabri in Embracing This Summer’s Boldest Trend with These Animal Print Dresses

Join Yasmine Sabri in Embracing This Summer’s Boldest Trend with These Animal Print Dresses

Animal print — a trend that emerges stronger than ever just when you think it is no longer around — is making a bold return for summer. Spotted all over the 2021 spring/summer runways, from zebra prints at Bottega Veneta and leopard prints at Tom Ford, the pattern holds plenty of style potential. Unconvinced? Take a look at Egyptian actor Yasmine Sabri’s leopard print maxi dress which made a strong case for the trend taking stars and It-girls by storm.
Wearing the pattern is all about the colors and the way the pieces are styled. While minimalists can add a statement patterned accessory to elevate their outfits, maximalists can go big by mixing and matching different prints. As it crops up nearly every season, it’s safe to say that animal prints are an investment and fashion risk all in one. If Sabri’s holiday look has inspired you, scroll through our edit of 10 animal print dresses you can embrace the trend in.
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10 Crochet Accessories to Add a Touch of Playfulness to Your Outfits

10 Crochet Accessories to Add a Touch of Playfulness to Your Outfits

Raffia, hand-knits and crochet have swept the runways for the past few seasons as designers celebrate the art of craftsmanship. These intricate pieces are not only chic but they offer an opportunity to shop more sustainability – ‘slow fashion’ worthy of long-term investment.
If crafty fashion feels like too much of a divergence from your signature tailoring or minimalist approach to accessories, perhaps it’s time to step out of your comfort zone. The benefit of crochet lies in its versatility: pair a crochet clutch with grey suiting, a bucket hat with sporty beach wear or Bottega Veneta’s vibrant wrap-a-round knit bracelet with…just about anything. Maintaining your current style while experimenting is easy.
Crochet bags in particular were spotted everywhere on the SS21 runways. Celebrities, too, including Rihanna and Bella Hadid were quick to embrace the trend; both were spotted in cute crochet hats and mini dresses.
If you’re new to the crochet movement, start off with some basic accessories: the bucket hat from Gucci would pair perfectly with a summer day dress. Or add a little bit of texture to your outfit by accessorizing with Amir Salma’s crochet earrings.
We’ve rounded up 10 crochet buys that you can have fun with this summer…
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25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

25 of the Best Swimwear Pieces for Summer Days Ahead

With the temperatures rising and vacation plans (finally) underway, there’s no better time to update your swimwear wardrobe. From crochet to animal prints to sporty cut-out designs and retro-inspired one-pieces, brands have gone all-out this summer to offer a variety of styles, shapes and colors to suit you and your destination of choice.
SS21 swimwear is all about the details, with many designers taking their cue from the 70s and 90s to include bright neons, bohemian styles and one-shoulder cuts. Celebrities including Lizzo, Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid have already jumped on board with the latest trends and have been spotted rocking crochet, funky retro prints, cut-out swimsuits, preppy one-pieces and barely-there string bikinis.
Note the trends but remember, choosing the right color, style and shape for you is key: the only goal is to feel your very best in your body. We’ve rounded up 25 of our favorite pieces, for long beach days and lazy poolside lounging…
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