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The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East

April 13–19

Editor: Buro 24/7


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Presenting the top stories of the past week in fashion, culture, media, beauty, lifestyle and events from the Middle East and the rest of the world

FASHION

top stories 18.04.14

|| Christian Dior's first Haute Couture show in Hong Kong was an elegant affair this week, drawing in the fashion crowd to see its spring/summer 2014 collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Hermès' biannual magazine unveiled its first 'Le Monde d'Hermès' recreational app, available to download for now for iPhone and Android systems. Read the full story here ||

|| To mark the end of the brand's second decade, Giuseppe Zanotti designed four capsule collections to be released at staggered stages. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 spoke exclusively to Josep Font - the creative brain behind the ultra fashionable revival of Madrid-based Spanish heritage brand DELPOZO - going behind the scenes at his landmark AW14 collection and discovering his plans for the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| This year, Hermès took on the theme of 'metamorphosis', 'Man on the Move' - a story of alchemy between the dancer Jérémie Bélingard and the brand's spring/summer men's collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Dolce & Gabbana announced that starting with their pre fall collection they will be offering men's and women's sneakers. Read the full story here ||

|| Alexander Wang announced a new clothing collaboration with Swedish retailer, H&M. Read the full story here ||

|| New York was taken over by variety of white dresses in every shape and size as a plethora of designers unveiled their spring/summer 15 bridal collections. Read the full story here ||

|| Kurt Geiger chief executive Neil Clifford agreed a management buyout of the shoe-maker backed by the US private equity group Sycamore Partners. Read the full story here ||

|| Burberry opened its largest store in Asia Pacific, a three-story space in Shanghai's Kerry Centre that takes its design DNA from the brand's global flagship in London. Read the full story here ||

|| Swarovski, the global leader in precision-cut crystals and world-class design in accessories, unveiled its new collaboration with six jewellery and accessory designers from the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| Oscar de le Renta shared his passion for gardening with a new home collection that he created with some help from the New York Botanical Garden. Read the full story here ||

|| Haider Ackermann revealed that he has expansion plans for his eponymous label, which could include starting a couture collection for the first time. Read the full story here ||

|| Following Alexander Wang's autumn/winter 14 show making the move out to Brooklyn earlier this year, Dior announced that it too will host a show in the borough's Navy Yard for it's cruise collection. Read the full story here ||

|| Zooey Deschanel's Tommy Hilfiger collaboration launched in LA, at a chic red carpet event hosted by 'Vanity Fair' magazine. Read the full story here ||

 

 CULTURE

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|| Jack White confirmed a tour in support of his new solo record. Read the full story here ||

|| The Ayyam Gallery in Dubai's DIFC district presented 'Whispers of Love', a solo exhibition by Tehran-based artist and architect Ramin Shirdel. Read the full story here ||

|| Legendary electronic music artist Richard D. James, known as Aphex Twin, announced he is set to release an incredibly rare, unheard piece of music through the world's largest funding platform, Kickstarter. Read the full story here ||

|| Swedish singer, Lykke Li unveiled the highly anticipated video for her new song 'No Rest For The Wicked'. Read the full story here ||

|| The first weekend of Coachella took place and it certainly did not disappoint in its line up. From Pharell to the Knowles sisters and Lorde, the stars came out to play in full force. Read the full story here ||

|| UK-based graffiti artist, Banksy, posted a new mural on his website dubbed 'Mobile Lovers'. Read the full story here ||

|| Premiered during the singer's Coachella performance last weekend, Lana Del Rey has officially released the first single from her forthcoming album. Read the full story here ||

|| After three decades in business, Fondation Cartier celebrated its milestone with a revolving exhibit incorporating the work of esteemed artists and fashion designers. Read the full story here || 

|| Beyoncé and Jay Z announced possibility of a joint tour. Read the full story here || 

 

 LIFESTYLE

|| Baccarat, the epitome of French Art de Vivre, selected the Church of San Carpoforo in Italy to celebrate '250 years of light' during the Salone del Mobile as part of Milan Design Week. Read the full story here ||

|| Eric Bana - world-famous actor, ambassador for Bulgari and a global partner of Save the Children - spent two days visiting three programs that help young people in the suburbs of Syndey, Australia. Read the full story here ||

|| The introduction of delivery drones to the UAE government's activity is set to turn into a reality, as unmanned aerial devices were tested in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Google Stories launched its new campaign, 'Nightwalk in Marseille', a captivating film that takes you on an exciting tour through the French city's streets at night. Read the full story here ||

|| Bottega Veneta Home unveiled its new furniture at Salone Del Mobile. Read the full story here ||

|| Wimbledon champion Andy Murray officially joined the hospitality business, as his Hotel Cromlix, a lavish Victorian mansion near Murray's home town in Scotland, welcomed its first visitors. Read the full story here ||

|| iStrategyLabs unveiled the ultimate tool for taking a selfie with its new SELFIE Mirror. Read the full story here ||

|| The winners of the 2014 A' Design Award & Competition were announced, resulting in 258 winners from 77 countries and 74 different design disciplines. Read the full story here ||

 

 CARS AND BIKES

top stories 18.04.14

|| Land Rover revealed its Discovery Vision Concept SUV in New York, presenting the vision of a future family of vehicles, with the first model due for release in 2015. Read the full story here ||

|| Bugatti unveiled the first images of its newest creation, the Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse 'Black Bess' edition. Read the full story here || 

                                                    

EVENTS

top stories 18.04.14

|| Middle Eastern concept D'NA boutique and global eCommerce platform Farfetch.com hosted a secret pop up dinner high in the skies of Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| The red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards is one of the most fun from awards season, and the 2014 edition at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles was no exception. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 teamed up with StyleBop.com for an exclusive window to the stylish happenings taking place at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2014. Read the full story here ||

|| The world-renowned luxury German house Montblanc celebrated its iconic pen from 1924 by introducing a special-edition 'Meisterstück' collection.  Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

top stories 18.04.14

|| Pharrell captivated us with an emotional interview with Oprah. Read the full story here ||

|| Forbes provided us with its annual look at who the top five hip-hop moguls are, and how much money they're making in 2014. Read the full story here ||

|| The Guardian and The Washington Post won the Pulitzer prize for public service for their NSA revelations, based on the documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden. Read the full story here ||

|| Sofia Coppola guest edited 'W' magazine's May issue. Read the full story here ||

 

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