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Meeting Mr. Mararo

Roberto Mararo follows the Italian way of combining style with tradition and beauty with practicality. He entered the work of Italian fashion through his family. All articles in his collection are strictly handmade, rich in detail, precise and created out of the best garments.

For Mararo, everything is about elegance, worldliness and a respect for his environment. He admires pure craftsmanship and creates finest Italian bespoke fashion. The perfect imperfection of handmade tailoring is of highest importance for him.

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The first official Arab Fashion Week announced to launch in Dubai

The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the largest non-profit fashion association, officially announced the launch of the first official Arab Fashion Week in the region.

In exclusive interview to Globalist Life,  Jacob Abrian, the founder of AFC, has explained the importance of putting the region in the global fashion map.

Presented by title sponsor Huawei Arabia, Arab Fashion Week (AFW) is a three-day fashion extravaganza which will take place at the Park Hyatt from 31st October to 2nd November 2015. 

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GCC welcomes new Mercedes

The all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class has been released earlier in the summer and now is heading to the UAE.

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Christian Dior Magic SS16

The mountain of flowers in the Musée du Louvre grew overnight overseen by fashion florist Mark Colle. He and show producer Alexandre de Betak built flower mountains both in front of the show space entrance and inside the venue, greeting guests with the most glorious scent of Delphiniums.

There were 300,000 flowers used to build the venue. Watch the magical creation before it was filled with the A-listers and fashion icons.

Front row has welcomed Rihana, Daria Strokous, Eugenia Silva and many famous names. See their glamorous entrance and impressions after the show. Christian Dior house showed left a strong impression with Victorian ribbon collars and scarves tied around the necks.

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Enchanting jungle escape at Heritance Kandalama

Kandalama Heritance Hotel, situated in the remote jungle offers unprecedented peacefulness and comfort. The hotel was designed by one of the most prominent Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, who believed the the environment and design have to go hand in hand.

The hotel was conceived as the architect put it, as a “belvedere on a series of magic views, as an enjoyment itself”. Every public scene, room and bathroom would have magnificent views over water and forest.

You can expect to meet monkeys in your balcony, bats flying between open spaces in the corridors and other direct contact with the wilderness of the jungle. And all with a touch of luxury.

Behind the scenes for Claudie Pierlot
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Edie Campbell’s little sister Olympia is elegant and playful for her shoot for French luxury label Claudie Pierlot, very much admired amongst French style lovers. Olympia stars in the brand’s cosy but bright autumn/winter 15 campaign.

In a beautiful Paris apartment that is open and light, following the designs of the great French city planner Georges-Eugène Haussmann, Olympia wears soft grey sweaters and coats, delicate shirting and luxurious leather accessories from the 70s-inspired Back to the Future collection.

Ana Khouri accessories
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Fairtrade jewells: the unexpected designs when it comes to Ana Khouri’s sculptural designs.

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Hakkasan new opening in Bahrain
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Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Sevens Holding to open a Hakkasan restaurant at the One&Only resort opening in Seef, Bahrain.
“We are very pleased to be welcoming Hakkasan to One&Only Bahrain and know our guests will truly appreciate being able to enjoy this world-class experience,” said Mark DeCocinis, president and COO, One&Only Resorts.

“Hakkasan is the perfect fit for appealing to the desires of our discerning global guests who expect a variety of only the best dining experiences.”

Hakkasan at One&Only Bahrain will be overseen by Michelin-starred international executive chef, Ho Chee Boon.

Alexander Wang SS16
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Wang’s spring/summer 2016 collection re-examined the core features of his earliest vision for the label, and a return to the fluid jersey shapes and urban leisurewear that first catapulted Alexander Want to fame. 

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Copenhagen Fashion Week
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Forget about minimal. Copenhagen Fashion Week, which ended its three-day run on Friday, was all about playful colors and prints. The palette reflected the upbeat mood that prevailed given that exports were up, especially to Germany. Buyers praised the region’s cool street-style scene, design talents and trade fairs.

Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of everyday life

Bill Cunningham