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9 Instagram accounts to follow this December

9 Instagram accounts to follow this December

Beauty

by Sarah Joseph
2 hours ago

A curated guide of all the leading accounts to #follow this festive season.
Dr. Barbara Sturm@drbarbarasturm
The secret to anti-ageing!
Alanui@alanui

Cosy and cool for uber luxe winter dressing.
The Attico@the_attico
For the cool girls.
Harry Winston@harrywinston
The ultimate fine jewellery from the renowned NY-based brand.
Giarité@giarite
The party season accessories you need.
Cheval Blanc@chevalblancofficial
True luxury when it comes to travel.
Azza@azzashowroom
Multi-brand fine jewellery boutique in Bahrain curated with precision.
RAEY@raeyofficial

Elevated basics designed to last.
Hôtel Lutetia@hotellutetia

Palace Appeal in the heart of Saint Germain in Paris.
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UAE National Day: The Emirati designers to support now and forever

UAE National Day: The Emirati designers to support now and forever

Fashion

by Sarah Joseph
1 hour ago

In just 51 short years, the UAE has put itself on the map across all areas, particularly when it comes to fashion and design.
As the nation continues to be a hub of the world, there’s no better time to support and champion the incredible designers emerging from this region.
HH Sheikha Mariam bint Khalifa bin Saif Al Nahyan, founder of MKS Jewellery

This contemporary fine jewellery brand translates the spirit of self-expression through each piece. From celebrating diversity to design elements that are meant to last forever, Her Highness Sheikha Mariam bint Khalifa bin Saif Al Nahyan is inspired by her rich heritage and has beautifully incorporated this into her passion for jewellery. By infusing unique elements into the design process, this collection was born to empower women.
For more information visit mksjewellery.com
Noora Shawqi, founder of Noora Shawqi Jewellery

Known for drawing inspiration for her pieces through her love for travelling, Noora Shawqi’s fine jewellery collections combine quality with a timeless aesthetic as she works closely with skilled artisans. Her eponymous collection is primarily made in Dubai and she creates meaningful pieces to mark special occasions in her life. Born in Dubai, Noora pays homage to the UAE with several of her pieces ensuring they all exude effortless sophistication.
For more information visit noorashawqi.com
Hamda Al Fahim, founder of her namesake label

UAE-based designer Hamda Al Fahim specializes in glamourous evening wear. With an aesthetic fusion of eastern and western influences, she ensures her signature style is incorporated into every design element. From intricate embroidery to handcrafted sequin work, there’s immense attention to detail at every step of the creative process.
For more information visit hamadaalfahim.com
Fatma Al-Otaiba, Founder of Odeem

This Dubai-based luxury accessories brand that specializes in leather goods is focused on creating timeless pieces, with varied textures that provide a unique style to its wearer. Founded in 2018 by Emirati designer, Fatma Al Otaiba, the vision for the brand has grown bountifully over the year with several A-listers around the globe carrying her products.
For more information visit odeem.ae
Yasmin Al Mulla, Founder of YNM

The ready-to-wear abaya label offers a modern take on certain wardrobe staples. Founded by creative director Yasmin Al Mulla, there are several covetable designs that are loved by all. From minimal delicacy to modern femininity, YNM is known for elevating the standard constantly by levelling up the notch in the world of fashion design.
For more information visit ynmdubai.com
Roudha Al Shamsi, Founder of Roudha Design

With a strong focus on interior product design, Roudha Al Shamsi creates pieces of work that explore futuristic design elements. From designing contemporary spaces to conveying an articulate design concept, Roudha is known for working with clients on both residential and commercial projects be it for studios, offices, libraries and more.
For more information visit roudha.design
Muna & Maryam Saeed, Founders of Al Mraikn

Taking a leap of faith 10 years ago launching their own fashion brand Al Mraikn, Muna and Maryam Saeed have gone from strength to strength. The abaya brand creates modern designs to empower women and make them feel confident. With immaculately tailored silhouettes that are crafted to perfection, Al Mraikn has made its name as a renowned abaya label in the region.
Shamsa Al Omaira, Founder of The O Jewelry

By taking artistic inspiration from her childhood, Shamsa Al Omaira has incorporated a sentimental value to each piece. By celebrating female empowerment through her brand, she’s delicately embodied a nostalgic sentiment allowing women to support each other through the jewellery brand. Using 18k gold, diamonds, precious and semi-precious stones; the designs celebrate the richness of the past with the simplicity of the present.
For more information visit theojewelry.com
Latifa Al Gurg, designer and founder of Twisted Roots

Emirati designer Latifa Al Gurg, founder of fashion label Twisted Roots, launched her contemporary fashion brand in 2014. With her designs adding a twist to the culture she draws inspiration from, Latifa presents each piece with a modern edge as she infuses her heritage into the label.
For more information visit twistedroots.ae
Noor, Budoor and Sarah Al Khaja, designers of SERRB

This homegrown Emirati brand offers minimal kaftan designs that are crafted with finesse and make women feel their best. Born from the creativity of three Emirati sisters Noor, Sarah and Budoor Al Khaja, SERBB has beautifully created designs with sophisticated cuts and intricate designs.
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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.
Fashion
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 nearly four 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. With a restaurant already in Monaco, it’s set to hit the UK with an establishment opening up in London, in the exclusive Mayfair postcode. 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. The restaurant shall soon be opening its doors in both Riyadh and Doha.
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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Create memories that will last a lifetime this festive season with Pandora

Create memories that will last a lifetime this festive season with Pandora

Fashion

by Team Emirates Woman
23 mins ago

IN PARTNERSHIP: The festive season is all about spending time with loved ones, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
When it comes to gifting, you can never go wrong with a timeless piece of jewellery, something that always evokes sentimental value.
Pandora is a true testament to this year after year, creating hand-finished gifts that are worth a thousand words.
To mark the festive season this year, the jewellery house’s much-loved Pandora Moments and Pandora Timeless collections welcome a series of new additions, designed to be the ideal gift.

Adding to the much-loved star and snowflake motifs, the new pieces in the Pandora Moments collection evoke a feeling of a winter wonderland with fresh takes on nature and celestial themes, creating a sense of wonder.
Meanwhile, the Pandora Timeless collection features a playful take on nature adding a Herbarium motif to its pieces. The new addition features a combination of stone cuts in the shape of leaves and petals, all available in 14k rose gold plating and sterling silver, designed to elevate any festive look.

Above all, Pandora aims to capture the true magic of the festive season, with gifts and pieces that are designed to be treasured forever.
Below, our editors highlight their favourite pieces for gifting this season.

To shop these pieces and more visit pandora.net/en-ae.
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December’s – The Winter Escape Issue with Dr. Barbara Sturm

December’s – The Winter Escape Issue with Dr. Barbara Sturm

Fashion

by Amy Sessions
2 hours ago

Creative Direction: Amy Sessions & Dan RobinsonPhotographer: Greg AdamskiProduction: Olivia MorrisFashion Assistant: Sarah JosephMakeup & Hair: Melanie Meyer by MMGVideographer: Mark MathewCover Star: Dr. Barbara Sturm
Welcome to The Winter Escape Issue.
For our cover, we are proud to have partnered with global skin guru Dr. Barbara Sturm. In The Skin Superwoman, we discuss what it takes to build and scale without compromising on quality. Sturm is everything you would expect from a powerhouse who has built a brand from the ground up, with a laser-sharp attention to detail and second-to-none wit that reflects deep-rooted intelligence.

In this issue, we get you ready for party season to close out 2022 and look at taking a break in climates both hot and cold. Soft Touch compiles an edit of the best tactile textures for FW22, The Edit delivers the coolest attire for a vacation en piste and Alanui shows us how to look cool while staying cosy in Après-Ski Attire.
The Gift Guide gives us a glimpse into the hero pieces the Emirates Woman team and some of the incredible women we know want to invest in and we look at the best locations to unwind over holiday season in The Wanderlust – The Cold Escape and The Wanderlust – The Hot Escape.
I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the team to thank AW. As the year draws to a close and we reflect on what we are grateful for, we have been grateful for both your guidance and support and are proud of what we have built together.
We wish you all a Happy New Year.
The best way to predict the future is to create it, see you in 2023!
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These timeless jewellery brands from Bloomingdale’s will elevate any outfit

These timeless jewellery brands from Bloomingdale’s will elevate any outfit

Fashion

by Team Emirates Woman
23 mins ago

IN PARTNERSHIP: As 2022 comes to a close, party season is upon us and it’s a time for celebration.
And with party season, you always need to make sure your outfit is en pointe. How do you do that exactly? Well, you can never go wrong with a timeless piece of jewellery, which always elevates an ensemble.
But, when it comes to jewellery, you always need to ensure you’re investing in quality pieces from quality brands. This is why Bloomingdale’s is the ideal place to shop this season.
With a roster of sophisticated jewellery houses on its books from the likes of homegrown brand Noora Shawqi to internationally acclaimed Maisons like David Yurman and Marli, Bloomingdale’s is the place to shop this party season for classic pieces that will never go out of style.
David Yurman
For over 40 years, jewellery brand David Yurman has been creating timeless and exquisite pieces of jewellery which aim to tell a story. The eponymous New York-based brand was founded by David Yurman in 1980, who built it through his passion for art and design. A sculptor by trade, Yurman and his wife Sybil Yurman, who is a painter, have always brought an artistic sensibility to the brand. Combining expert craftsmanship with a modern touch to classic pieces of jewellery, these pieces will last you a lifetime
The Hero Buy

Helena Wrap Petite Ring, 18K Yellow Gold & Diamonds Dhs14,500 David Yurman
Noora Shawqi
Known for drawing inspiration for her pieces through her love for travelling, Noora Shawqi’s fine jewellery collections combine quality with a timeless aesthetic as she works closely with skilled artisans. The Emirati designer’s eponymous collection is primarily made in Dubai and she creates meaningful pieces to mark special occasions in her life.
The Hero Buy

Mother Of Pearl Studs Dhs4,200 Noora Shawqi
Mizuki
Mizuki is a fine jewellery brand which pays tribute to the founder’s rich cultural background. Mizuki Goltz, born in Tokyo, Japan, but now residing in New York and California offers a contemporary take on pearls with her modern, yet classic designs.
The Hero Buy

Spaced Necklace, 14K Yellow Gold & Baby Akoya Pearls Dhs2,450 Mizuki
Roxane First
South African-born jewellery designer Roxanne First created her namesake label in 2018. Inspired by her grandmother’s jewellery collection, Roxanne First is created for the effortlessly cool girl. This London-based brand focuses on ethically sourced materials for its pieces that are crafted in solid gold, designed with a distinctly unique look, perfect for layering.
The Hero Buy

Thicc Yellow Sapphire Tennis Bracelet Dhs11,500 Roxane First
Suzanne Kalan
This family-run jewellery brand is led by Suzanne Kalan and her daughter Patile. Suzanne Kalan is known for its dramatic placing of diamonds in pieces, which add a unique twist to traditional designs and pieces.
The Hero Buy

Princess Diamond Stud Earrings Dhs8,500 Suzanne Kalan
Sydney Evan
Founded by Rosanne Karmes in 2001, Sydney Evan is derived from the name of the designer’s children – Sydney and Evan. Karmes’ pieces focus on eclectic designs, with a California-chic aesthetic which is inspired by her travels and love for arts and culture.
The Hero Buy

Signet Ring, 14K Yellow Gold & Mini Pavé Diamonds Dhs4,850 Sydney Evan
Marli
Born to create emotive pieces that are effortless day-to-night wear, Marli was founded on the principles of being a timeless women-to-women jewellery brand. Founded by Maral Artinian, the world of Marli enhances the unique allure of those who choose it, as the fine jewellery history goes back a century with elements infused from the founder’s travels across Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
The Hero Buy

Cleo Green Agate & Rose Gold Bangle Dhs17,500 Marli
All pieces are available at bloomingdales.ae.
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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. 
Courtesy shot.

“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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