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The latest novelties from Omega have been unveiled in The Dubai Mall

The latest novelties from Omega have been unveiled in The Dubai Mall

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by Varun Godinho
1 minute ago

It’s safe to say when it comes to watch releases in 2022, the Omega x Swatch collaboration singlehandedly swept the watch world off its feet. There has beeen as spectacular, unexpected or downright ambitious in at least the few months preceding it (barring of course, and we’ll assume you’ve made your peace with it by now, the announcement of the 5711 being discontinued).
That Omega x Swatch collaboration is still lighting up backchannels within the watch industry where it is retailing second-hand for over 10 times its retail price – more in certain regions where demand is soaring.
Beyond that collaboration, Omega has released some outstanding novelties this year and the good news is that you can get your hands on them at the Dubai Mall.
It includes seven new models of the 45.5mm Seamaster Ultra Deep which is water-resistant up to 20,000 ft. Six of them are made from the proprietary O-MEGASTEEL material.
Omega Seamaster Ultra Deep
From tool watch to dress watch, the 2022 collection of the Seamaster Aqua Terra comes in two sizes (34mm and 38mm) and a range of dial shades including, blue, green, saffron and green, among others. The 34mm models have 18k white gold hands and indexes.
A 1952 launch, revamped for 2022 and now available at Dubai Mall, is the Constellation collection. The Constellation 41mm with ceramic bezel rings and dials in white, rhodium-grey, gradient-green and burgundy also have case options ranging from 18K yellow gold and stainless steel to 18K Sedna Gold.
Omega Constellation Aventurine
For smaller wrists, there are 12 new 29mm Constellation Aventurine pieces made from aventurine dials – each of them unique – and options for the bezels paved with diamonds. Omega chose the Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 8700 or 8701 treatment for the all-gold models.
The Speedmaster ’57 collection is back as well this year and is one that is celebrating its 65th anniversary this year. It’s kitted with the manual-winding Omega caliber 9906, certified as a Master Chronometer by METAS. It has a co-axial escapement and boasts of a 60-hour power reserve.
The stainless steel case doesn’t feature crown guards and frames a sunray-brushed dial that is offered in variants of black, green, burgundy and blue. The tachymeter bezel meanwhile is laser engraved and coloured using laser technology too.
Omega Speedmaster ’57
One of the strongest releases from Omega this year though remains the Speedmaster Moonwatch Moonshine Gold, whose 2022 versions include one with a gold dial, black ceramic bezel ring and blackened subdials and indexes, and the other with a PVD green coated dial and a green ceramic bezel ring.
Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Moonshine Gold
If that hasn’t got your attention, then maybe the fact that it is now powered by a Co-Axial Master Chronometer Calibre 3861 is really all you need to know to seal the deal.
This story was originally published on Business Traveller Middle East. 
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8 editor-approved sneaker collaborations needed for your soles

8 editor-approved sneaker collaborations needed for your soles

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by Sarah Joseph
1 minute ago

Sneakers have the power to make or break a look.
Over the years new collaborations have added twists to some of the most popular sneaker designs of all time.
From two powerhouses joining hands to pop singers collaborating, there’s no limit put on each creative sneaker drop.
So as we dig through the archives, Emirates Woman has curated a guide of all the luxe high-fashion collaborations that shook the sneaker world.

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Gucci has launched its very first pet line and we’re obsessed

Gucci has launched its very first pet line and we’re obsessed

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by Olivia Morris
1 minute ago

Your furry friends are about to give you a run for your money in the fashion department as Gucci has just launched its very first dedicated line for pets.
Using many of the house’s signature motifs, the Gucci Pet Collection is about to elevate your dogs’ and cats’ fashion senses to a whole new level.
Gucci’s debut pet collection features collars, harnesses and leashes all featuring the iconic GG canvas, interlocking G logo or studs, web stripe and more. For those who have their doting doggos as travel companions, there’s bag holders, Air Tag cases and pet carriers all available in the same motifs.
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There’s also pet clothes available in various designs from t-shirts to coats to knitwear.
The collection also features feeding bowls with various house prints, cloches to cover bowls with, hard-sided cases with removable ceramic bowls and more. But perhaps the crowning jewel of the collection is the available made-to-order minature couches, just for your pets to relax and lounge on.
The Gucci Pet Collection was unveiled with an endearing campaign shot by photographer Max Siedentopf, with a playful cast of cats and dogs taking centre stage.
Shop the collection at gucci.com/ae/.
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Eid Al Adha 2022: The ultimate gift guide

Eid Al Adha 2022: The ultimate gift guide

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by Sarah Joseph
1 minute ago

With Eid Al Adha just around the corner – and most likely to fall on July 9, 2022 – it’s time to make sure you make the occasion extra special.
As loved ones reunite together, exchanging presents is a simple way to show much people mean to you.
From oud-infused fragrances to raffia tote bags to complement any kaftan, there’s something for everyone in our editor-approved gift guide.

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16 homegrown UAE brands that have gone global

16 homegrown UAE brands that have gone global

Born in the UAE, but growing globally.
These luxurious brands have made their imprint around the world and have undoubtedly received a universal stamp of approval.
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The Giving Movement

By disrupting stereotypes, Dubai-based lounge and activewear brand The Giving Movement has always gone against the grain. The founder of The Giving Movement, Dominic Nowell-Barnes, has highlighted the importance of pushing boundaries on several occasions. The brand has reached global icons and content creators with its premium collections being loved by all those who are seen in them. From Haya Salman to Natalie Sallaum, various fashion enthusiasts have been spotted in the brand.
For more information visit givingmovement.com
L’Couture

The luxe activewear label founded by Lyndsay Doran in 2019, has filled in the apparent athleisure gap in the country. With plans to eventually open a UK office and warehouse, the brand has customers from around the world including in Europe and the US. With new launches every season, the brand is constantly innovating and encouraging women to live healthier lives.
For more information visit lcouture.com
Bouguessa

This contemporary womenswear label has reinvented the wardrobe classics for the modern-day wearer. Founded by Faiza Bouguessa in 2014 in her studio in Dubai Design District, the brand has now made its mark global, as its e-tailer includes one of the largest players in the market, NET-A-PORTER. Designed to empower strong sophisticated women, several A-listers such as Priyanka Chopra and many more have been spotted in the Dubai-based brand.
For more information visit bouguessa.com
L’Afshar

Made in Dubai, this iconic label was started by Lilian Afshar in 2019. Designed for the sophisticated woman, the brand is combined with contemporary handcrafted designs, made in Dubai with luxurious yet industrial elements. The brand is stocked around the globe including NET-A-PORTER, Neiman Marcus, Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and many more. From Queen Rania to Kendall Jenner, the brand has made remarkable strides globally.
For more information visit lafshar.com
All Things Mochi

Ayah Tabari launched her label in 2013 with patterned hues infused into every element of the brand. While combining traditional prints and embroideries with quintessential tailoring, each piece is created by hand in individual ateliers by a team of talented makers. The brand has been shown at New York Fashion Week and appeared on people with a global reach. The Hungarian-inspired label has previously retailed on NET-A-PORTER with centuries-old embroidery techniques infused into the collection.
For more information visit allthingsmochi.com
Bil Arabi

Established in 2006, by Nadine Kanso, this luxurious jewellery brand is an ode to the region and celebrated the Arabic alphabet in a refined manner. From earrings, rings, bracelets and pendants this fine jewellery brand has carved a niche for itself in the market. With modern heirlooms and bespoke projects, the brands have reached a global level through collaborative partners which include The Doha Jewellery, Christie’s and Harvey Nichols.
For more information visit bilarabi.ae
Restaurants
The MAINE Group

Dubai-based restauranteur Joey Ghazal opened his first instalment of the MAINE Group years ago and has undoubtedly dominated the F&B space. The MAINE Group now consists of three restaurant concepts – The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill in JBR, The MAINE Street Eatery in Studio City and The MAINE Land Brasserie in Business Bay. Now, The Maine Mayfair has officially opened its doors in London.
For more information visit themaine.ae
Gaia

First bursting onto the Dubai foodie scene two years ago, Chef Izu Ani’s brainchild has garnered a cult following for the delicious Mediterranean and Greek cuisine Gaia has to offer. With HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum being a keen visitor to the eatery, the restaurant has surely made a mark for itself in the region and globally. All set to hit Europe’s shores with an establishment opening up in London, in the exclusive Mayfair postcode, later this year. With Sheikh Hamdan being a regular visitor to the UK, it begs the question if he’ll pop in for a meal at Gaia London.
For more information visit gaia-restaurants.com
Il Borro Tuscan Bistro

With authentic Tuscan flavours in the heart of Dubai, this Italian haven is located in Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel and is certainly loved by all those who dine there. From plush interiors to an undeniable charm when it comes to the ingredients and ambience, this restaurant provides the perfect backdrop for the finest wholesome cuisine in Dubai. With a true farm-to-table concept, this refined concept stays true to its roots. Il Borro London officially opened its doors earlier this year.
For more information visit ilborrotuscanbistro.ae
La Serre

After opening in Dubai in 2013, La Serre announced it was going global last year. Having opened its door already in Riyadh, La Serre will be heading to the exclusive area Knightsbridge in London and eventually to New York City.
For more information visit laserre.com
Beauty
Huda Beauty

Renowned beauty mogul Huda Kattan started her cult beauty brand in the UAE in 2013. Since launching, the brand has gained worldwide popularity by making remarkable global strides. From all the latest must-haves, the brand has upped its offerings to include foundations, concealers, lipsticks, eyeshadows, setting powders and much more while expanding with offices in the US and the UK, with plans for further expansion.
For more information visit hudabeauty.com
Hindash Cosmetics

Famous YouTuber and multi-faceted artist Mohammed Hindash launched his own luxurious cosmetics brand which was unveiled to the public in Dubai earlier this year. Hindash has added a series of products varying from eyeliners to vegan matte eyeshadow pigments to enhance every look. From being advertised in Times Square, New York to launching on Cult Beauty, the brand is seen the globe over and is praised for its minimal fallout which sets it apart from all the brands.
For more information visit hindash.com
Shiffa

Founded by Dr. Lamees, this organic skincare brand is backed by the most potent organic ingredients with advanced science. Created to focus on the science of healing, each product is a powerful combination of active ingredients in therapeutic concentrations to heal the skin from within. For all your skincare concerns, whether acne issues or large pores, these organic products protect the skin and increase its uses well-being and is loved by celebrities globally.
For more information visit shiffa.com
Shirley Conlon Organics

Dubai’s premium organic skincare brand ensures long-lasting benefits to the skin. Infused with skin-loving plant-based botanicals, the products gently remove pollution and makeup while still protecting the skin’s natural barrier. With ultra-lightweight botanicals that absorb into the skin, these formulas instantly absorb to minimize any concerned areas. Founded by Shirley Conlon, the products have reached around the globe, making a difference to people’s skin. With botanical ingredients from around the world, this beauty brand is not limited to a fanbase in the UAE.
For more information visit shirleyconlonorganics.com
Kayali

The UAE-based fragrance brand for founded to delve into the Middle Eastern traditions of perfume layering. Founded by beauty entrepreneurs Huda and Mona Kattan, this exclusive has created popular scents that are loved by many worldwide. Whether the scented vanilla perfume or the staple musk perfume, each ingredient makes this brand truly special. Created with luxe fragrance oils, this cult-favourite brand always spritzes things up with something new. The enticingly rich scents are loved by all with a customer base all over the world.
For more information visit kayalifragrance.com
Hotels
Jumeirah Hospitality Group

When it comes to hospitality, Jumeirah Hotels and Resorts has made a mark globally. With around 24 luxurious properties, the resort is a leader in leaving its imprint around the world. The diverse set of employees also allows the company to stand out. From the Maldives to Mallorca, the brand has reached different corners of the world.
For more information visit Jumeirah.com
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Reebok’s latest collection is pushing boundaries beyond the comfort zone

Reebok’s latest collection is pushing boundaries beyond the comfort zone

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by Team Emirates Woman
1 minute ago

IN PARTNERSHIP: When you’re pushed outside of your comfort zone, incredible things happen.
This is the mantra Reebok is embodying for the upcoming season with its latest collection inspired by the art of movement.
With yoga growing as a wellness practice in the Middle East, the athletics brand has launched its latest yoga collection ensuring seamless movement goes beyond each class.
As an activity to build muscle tone and strength, yoga comes with a host of uncomfortable positions which promotes overall relaxation in the long run. To champion this concept and showcase how wearers can find comfort with the apparel in the most uneasy yoga exercises, the brand launched a campaign surrounding the theme ‘uncomfortably comfortable’.

Without compromising on style, these activewear staples can seamlessly fit into any wardrobe. With a plethora of subtle prints and delicate details, wearers can incorporate the pieces for both fitness classes and everyday activities, including a post-workout lunch with friends.
The high-waisted leggings, t-shirts and supportive bras are designed with moisture-wicking fabrics that are soft to touch for long-lasting comfort and promote a feel-good factor.
As the foundation of any workout, opting for the right activewear is a crucial step for an impeccable fitness routine and is proven to inspire and motivate you just as much.

For the faces of the campaign, Reebok chose three UAE-based yogis Yassmine Elkholy, Merishka Naidoo and Sophia Seyerh, who have been long-time enthusiasts of this mindfulness practice to closely resonate with the theme.
To officially launch the collection in the UAE, Reebok MENA hosted a yoga retreat under the theme ‘Reconnect, Realign and Reaffirm’ in honour of International Yoga Day on June 21, 2022.
The latest collection can be purchased at the Reebok store in The Dubai Mall and The Galleria Al Maryah, Abu Dhabi. For more information visit @reebokmena on Instagram.
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Michael Kors Releases MK40 Reissue Capsule for 40th Anniversary

Michael Kors Releases MK40 Reissue Capsule for 40th Anniversary

“Timeless” is one of the adjectives often used to describe Michael Kors’ designs over the past four decades.
In recognition of his 40th anniversary, the designer has begun selling a special MK40 capsule collection featuring a selection of pieces from seasons past that Kors has recreated for today.
Originally shown on the fall 2021 runway in Times Square in April, each garment has a special QR code sewn inside. Upon scanning, the QR codes will direct customers to the fall 2021 Michael Kors Collection microsite at michaelkors-collection.com, where they will find exclusive stories about the pieces, including archival photos, personal and historical anecdotes and videos of Kors speaking about the specific looks.

The MK40 Reissue Capsule is being released in Michael Kors Collection stores and on michaelkors.com in monthly drops. Some pieces have started to arrive in stores and will continue to be delivered throughout this month and September. Retail prices range from $690 for a skirt to $9,900 for a gown.
This marks the first time in the brand’s 40-year history that Kors will reissue items from his archives.
“The MK40 Reissue Capsule combines timeless fashion, modern technology and a little bit of storytelling all at the same time. When you scan the QR code, you’ll  be able to connect with the garment’s history and have a piece of that story right in your closet,” said Kors.

He handpicked the designs, consisting of styles the company says exemplify the brand. Each piece in the capsule has a unique story, many tying back to the supermodels and stars who wore them.

A black gown with palette hand embroidery and marabou feathers from Michael Kors’ MK40 capsule. A similar, but much heavier dress was worn by Maggie Rizer in fall 2000. 
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“I selected a lot of really iconic pieces, all of which are over 20 years old. Everything from a Swarovski diamond-encrusted slipdress from the resort 1990 collection that Madonna wore [on the] Women of the Year cover of Glamour to a fabulous cherry patent leather coat that Cindy Crawford first debuted in our spring 1991 runway show. I think we all have to remember that the best fashion, it’s not fast fashion, it’s fashion that lasts and gets better with time. Each garment in this capsule has an unforgettable story attached to it, and with the QR code technology, we’ve found a fantastic way to connect with the past and bring these heirloom styles to the next generation,” said Kors.

A white slipdress with crystal hand embroidery from the MK40 capsule. A similar version was worn by Madonna on the cover of Glamour in 1990. 

Among the styles in the capsule are an ivory/black zebra intarsia shearling coat, black cashmere turtleneck and an ivory/black zebra wool jacquard skirt from fall 1994, a mahogany plonge coat from fall 1991, and white silk georgette kimono gown with paillette hand embroidery from fall 1992 — all interpreted for today.
On the microsite, for example, there’s a description of a double-faced cashgora halter wrap dress from fall 1991. “This camel double-faced cashgora wrap dress debuted on the fall 1991 runway, worn by British model Gail Elliott. Its unique design is a quintessentially Michael Kors marriage of meticulous tailoring with a modern twist. Referencing the silhouette of a traditional men’s bathrobe and rendered in Michael’s favorite neutral shade of camel, this style’s plunging halter neckline transforms it into a sexy statement dress. In the 40th anniversary collection, the designer elongated the dress’ hemline, but styled it sans jacket to emphasize its alluring appeal.”

Michael Kors’ halter wrap dress for fall 2021. 
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Model Gail Elliott in the Michael Kors wrap dress from fall 1991. 
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Kors added on the site: “This dress is fashion’s answer to having your cake and eating it, too.”
For the black-and-white zebra look, which originally was worn by Danish supermodel Helena Christensen on the runway in fall 1994, Kors explained that he modernized it with a handcrafted intarsia shearing bathrobe coat, black eight-ply pullover and a black-and-white zebra wool jacquard miniskirt. “I think every woman should own at least one animal-print item. My attitude has always been, go big or go home,” said Kors, on the microsite.
He described a gold bonded leather trench in the capsule that he showed in fall 1991: “No wardrobe is complete without the perfect trench. It’s the epitome of timeless chic — a blend of practical and polished that you can wear almost everywhere.”
When Kors showed his 40th anniversary collection in Times Square in April, he showed these pieces from past collections, which was a feat because he had practically no archives. For example, Bella Hadid’s red patent balmacaan coat was originally worn by Cindy Crawford on the spring 1991 runway, and the QR feature includes a snippet of video of her walking in it.

Bella Hadid in the red patent balmacaan coat. 
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Cindy Crawford in the red balmacaan jacket from Michael Kors’ spring 1991 collection. 
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“I picked things that I thought truly stood the test of time,” he said in April. “Before there were cellphones in the front row at fashion shows, there was applause. When Cindy turned the corner in that coat, the room went crazy.”
In discussing last week why he decided to embark on this project and what the experience was like revisiting these looks over the last 40 years, Kors said, “Well, of course during lockdown, we had a lot of time to think about things. When I started my business, I really didn’t think that I’d ever be here 40 years later, and I didn’t actually take very good care of my archive pieces. My 40th anniversary made me really think: What has Michael Kors stood for for 40 years? My answer is [that] Michael Kors has always stood for something that’s timeless but exciting. I really thought, how do we push the envelope on pieces that I know are going to be wonderful and timeless, not just next week, not just next month, perhaps 20 years from now, 30 years from how, but still give you energy and glamour.”

As for what he learned about the timelessness of the collection, Kors noted that a few things have definitely been consistent over the years. “There’s certainly a yin-and-yang balance between opulence and simplicity, something laid-back and at the same time definitely glamorous. Neutrals have always been a mainstay of Michael Kors, and I think a mainstay of our customers’ wardrobes. Glorious neutral shades: beautiful camels, chocolate brown, ivory, black, shades of gray.”
But perhaps the most surprising thing in going through the archival looks was the women who wore the clothes. “One of the things I realized when I thought about my 40 years is just the amazing variety of people that I’ve dressed. You know, when I think of the women who have worn Michael Kors — women of all ages, women of all sizes, women of all nationalities and backgrounds…it’s incredible. That’s one of the things that gives me the greatest pleasure as a designer: dressing this huge variety of people and seeing them all feel and look great,” said Kors.
 
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Martin Margiela Opens in Miami Design District

Martin Margiela Opens in Miami Design District

Minimal merchandise display and curious abstract, asymmetric fixtures and interior design mark the new Maison Margiela store in Miami’s Design District.
It’s the first Martin Margiela store in the U.S. bearing the store concept by Dutch architect Anne Holtrop and the visual language of Margiela’s creative director John Galliano.
Located at 142 Northeast 41st Street, the two-level, 2,616-square-foot boutique is “rooted in the notion of appropriating the inappropriate,” according to a statement from the Paris-based designer collection, considered among the fastest-growing brands within the OTB fashion group.
The complete range of Margiela’s men’s and women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, shoes, small leather goods, jewelry, eyewear and fragrances are sold at the store, which opened Monday.
“Artisanal furnishings reflect and alter ideas of familiarity. Shapes skew in form, as they lean and fold around the demarcation of the space, drawing on ideas of dressing in haste native to Maison Margiela’s vocabulary,” according to the statement.

The Martin Margiela boutique in Miami. Photograph by Kiko Ricote/Kikor.com 

The store is designed with hand-cast plaster walls and columns recalling the collection’s fabric texture and evoking the notion of “an irreproducible hand-spun tactility.” The plaster’s natural tonality further echoes the signature white of Maison Margiela.
The technique of décortiqué materializes in shelves, display tables and seats carved in stained travertine, the natural indentations filled with color-contrasting epoxy resin in optical white.
In the U.S., there are four other Martin Margiela stores, including two in New York, and one each in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
To mark the opening, limited-edition Tabi Bianchetto and Replica Bianchetto shoes are available exclusively at the store.

Exclusive footwear at the new Martin Margiela store. 

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