FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced.

The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing forum that enables designers to gain exposure and finance their progression independently.

According to FFWD, winners were chosen based on design aesthetic, innovative offer, relevance to the region, business acumen, production capacity, and a positive brand narrative.

Akbar launched his contemporary evening wear bran in 2017 and is based between Saudi Arabia and Australia.

Fascinated by the interaction of material and body, Akbar is about challenging convention in cutting and constructions of garments while maintaining elegance and femininity.

FFWD is a three-day event taking place from April 2-4 at Dubai Design District.


BEAUTY | Lady Gaga Is The Face Of Valentino Beauty’s New Fragrance

Lady Gaga is set to star in Valentino Beauty’s latest fragrance campaign. The Italian fashion house announced Gaga as the new face of Voce Viva, a perfume created by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli. ‘Imagined as a voice to spread a message around the world, Valentino Voce Viva invites everyone to touch hearts, inspire others … Continue reading BEAUTY | Lady Gaga Is The Face Of Valentino Beauty’s New Fragrance

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Angelina Jolie Discussed How She Talks To Her Kids About Racism

Angeline Jolie is no stronger to change. She’s worked as a Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees to bring attention to the challenges that refugees face around the world. With the current state of the world, which involves protestors everywhere fighting for racial equality, Jolie told Harper’s Bazzer U.K. that she’s sitting down … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Angelina Jolie Discussed How She Talks To Her Kids About Racism

TRAVEL | Italy Bans Entry From 13 Countries Due To Coronavirus Fears

Italy on Thursday banned entry to people coming from 13 countries that it said presented an excessive rate of COVID-19 infections. The list compiled by the health ministry comprises Armenia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Kuwait, North Macedonia, Moldova, Oman, Panama, Peru and Dominican Republic. The ban affects anyone who has stayed or … Continue reading TRAVEL | Italy Bans Entry From 13 Countries Due To Coronavirus Fears

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