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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 3–10


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 12.04.2014

|| Marc by Marc Jacobs took social media networks by storm with a quest to find its next face of the brand via a hashtag. Read the full story here ||

|| Saint Laurent unveiled its new line of luxury bags and luggage, The Monogram Luggage Collection. Read the full story here ||

|| The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014 opened at the V&A museum in London & Net-a-Porter.com released an exclusive fashion and jewellery collection to celebrate the exhibition. Read the full story here ||

|| One year after he joined Diesel as artistic director, Nicola Formichetti finally unveiled his first full collection for the iconic Italian brand. Read full story here ||

|| Fendi bought the remaining stake in its watch licensee Taramax SA, taking over the production of its timepieces. Read full story here ||

|| Finalised details over Sanpower's multi-million dollar acquisition of one of Britain's most iconic department stores, House of Fraser, were revealed. Read full story here ||

|| After leaving Nike for Adidas Kanye West has kept trainer fans on their toes about the release of his new footwear collaboration, which will now be released this June it was announced. Read the full story here ||

|| Further to industry whispers that the label was planning to sell up, it was revealed that LVMH has bought a 30% stake high-impact Italian shoe label, Giuseppe Zanotti. Read the full story here ||

|| Abu Dhabi's first concept store launched last weekend in Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, with its inaugural concept theme of 'Keep Tribal Simple'. Buro 24/7 interviewed the founder. Read the full story here || 

|| Will David Beckham branch out in creating his own sportswear collection for men? According to sources he just might, as has been seen talking to several companies about the new venture. Read the full story here || 

|| Gucci unveiled its new ad for its Spring/Summer 14 collection of sunglasses with a glamorous video directed by James Franco, who is also seen starring in it. Read the full story here || 

|| The dress code for this year's famed Met Gala was revealed, celebrating the new exhibition at the Costume Institue, Charles James: Beyond Fashion. Read the full story here || 

|| A new exhibition was announced - 'The Legendary Images: Great Photographers and Dior', which will run from May until September 21, at the French label's famous museum in Granville, France. Read the full story here || 

|| This week after a 4-year-hiatus, the full lookbook for Kate Moss' highly-anticipated Spring/Summer 14 collection for Topshop was unveiled. Read the full story here ||  

|| Raf Simons revealed details about his new documentary for Dior, 'Dior et Moi'. Read the full story here ||

|| H&M's upmarket label, COS, and Japanese design firm, Nendo, joined creative forces for a special exhibition at Salone del Mobile 2014 in celebration of COS's third year in attendance at the fair. Read the full story here || 

|| Van Cleef & Arpels expanded on the tradition of flower-themed collections with its exquisite new Cosmos line, aiming to give a fresh interpretation to its 'Between the Finger' ring. Read the full story here ||  

|| Dita Von Teese has set her sights on a new venture as she unveiled a new deal with Los Angeles-based eyewear maker DITA Inc. Read the full story here ||  

|| New campaign images for Louis Vuitton starring Michelle Williams were released. Read the full story here || 

|| The British Fashion Council named its 10 menswear labels that will receive 'Newgen Men' funding and mentoring for the spring 2015 season. Read the full story here ||  

|| This year, Jaeger-LeCoultre has invited the Musée de l'Elysée in Switzerland, to curate a new exhibition on Charlie Chaplin at the Lincoln Center in New York City. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

top stories 12.04.2014

|| Dutch model and actress Doutzen Kroes was announced as the face of Calvin Klein's latest scent launch, due out in September. Read the full story here ||

|| YSL Beauty released the first two images of its latest Spring/Summer 14 campaign starring Cara Delevingne. Read the full story here || 

|| Hitting shelves this month, Close-up, pore-reducing and pre-youth moisturiser, is Dior beauty's latest addition to its Hydra Life high-performance skincare line. Read the full story here || 

|| Jean-Claude Ellena - perfumer of the house of Hermès - shared a new take on the classic Jour D'Hermès fragrance, making the most of all things floral, fragile and feminine. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE

top stories 12.04.2014

|| Darat al Funun celebrated its 25th year with HIWAR: Conversations in Amman, an exhibition, and residencies and talks program. Read the full story here ||

|| Damien Hirst announced he is to publish his autobiography, promising to lay bare the British modern art world and document his humble beginnings to becoming the UK's richest living artist. Read the full story here ||

|| French artist David Redon reworked a variety of vintage American advertisements and wartime propaganda posters into artworks featuring today's famed musicians. Read the full story here || 

|| George W. Bush, the former 43 president of the United States, unveiled a collection of painted portraits in a new exhibition titled 'The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy'. Read the full story here ||  

|| Celebrating all that is creative and inspiring in Bahraini culture, 'Weaving Colours' as part of the country's Heritage Festival gave impressive insight to the talents of Bahrain. Read the full story here || 

|| A new exhibition entitled 'Islamopolitan' was announced. To be held at the Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah from June 4 to August 23, inviting designers from around the world to participate, with submissions now open. Read the full story here || 

|| Following on from his early career of designing beautiful ballet garments in the 1980s, Christian Lacroix is revisiting the Paris National Opera. Read the full story here || 

|| On Tuesday, a Shanghai collector paid a record $36 million for a rare Ming Dynasty cup that's described as the "holy grail" of China's art world. Read the full story here || 

 

LIFESTYLE

top stories 12.04.2014

|| Adidas Originals and sound engineers, Monster, unveiled its new distinctive range of high performance headphones. Read the full story here ||

|| Google attempted to bring internet access to everyone on the globe via high-flying balloons, as the tech company's Project Loon Balloon circled the Earth in just 22 days. Read the full story here ||

|| Toronto-based entrepreneur Lily Tse created an app that reveals the harmful chemicals in beauty products. Read the full story here || 

||  A major new canal project was announced for Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Amazon.com Inc launched a new product, the Amazon Dash, a device that allows users to add groceries and household goods to their shopping lists using the AmazonFresh service. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that singer, songwriter and The Voice judge Will.i.am is set to launch his own smartwatch this summer. Read the full story here || 

|| Imagine if you could revive your dying iPhone to full battery in less than a minute. Imagine no more, as Israeli company StoreDot is going to change the game with its new device. Read the full story here ||

|| Detailed plans for a replica of Paris' Champs-Élysées strip in Dubai will soon be announced at the Cityscape property trade exhibition this September. Read the full story here || 

|| Travelling to almost 20 miles above the Earth's surface, a company in America is working on an outer space transport concept, which is set to become a reality in 2016. Read the full story here ||

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

Charlotte Perriand

|| The architectural team who created the design for the Milan Expo's 2015 China Pavilion released images of their structure themed 'The Land of Hope'. Read the full story here ||

|| Following weeks of anticipation, new brand TOG (meaning all creators 'together') featured its designer collaboration, and was unveiled at Milan's Salone del Mobile fair. Read the full story here ||

|| Zaha Hadid added an impressive concept to her repertoire, with a stunning 40-storey property planned to launch in Macau. Read the full story here || 

|| After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) proposed plans for a 10 mile 'U-shape' structure to protect lower Manhattan from storms and natural disasters. Read the full story here ||

|| American architects Mithun debuted its sustainable treehouse for the boy scouts of America. Read the full story here || 

|| To celebrate Salone del Mobile, Prada revealed new furniture in its Via Montenapoleone store with especially designed Verner Panton CloverLeaf sofas. Read the full story here || 

|| Italian furniture company, Cassina, collaborated with luxury label Louis Vuitton for a special installation dedicated to legendary architect Charlotte Perriand. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

'Trion Nemesis'

|| Mini unveiled its new limited edition car for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Read the full story here ||

|| Set to make its grand debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, BMW released the first images of its stunning M4 Convertible. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that American automobile company Trion Supercars is developing a new car called the 'Trion Nemesis', which will hope to break the Supercar Land Speed record of 270mph. Read the full story here ||

 

 FILMS & THEATRE

top stories 12.04.2014

|| The first trailer for Lucy Besson's new sci-fi film, 'Lucy' starring Scarlett Johansson as woman seeking revenge after being given superpowers, was released. Read the full story her ||

|| The official trailer of Gia Coppola's directorial debut 'Palo Alto' was released, after screenings at film festivals in Telluride, Venice and Toronto. Read the full story here ||

 

EVENTS

top stories 12.04.2014

|| This year for amfAR's second charity event, A-listers from around the world flew to Brazil in support of the foundation's AIDS research. Read the full story here ||

|| The Royal Tour began as Prince William and family arrive in New Zealand. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai's Cuadro Gallery in the DIFC exclusively hosted the unveiling of Spanish luxury label Loewe's new Skin collection, featuring a diverse range of new exotic leather handbags. Read the full story here || 

|| An exhibition dedicated to the work of Jean Paul Gaultier opened at London's Barbican Centre, with a special private viewing held ahead of its official opening. Read the full story here || 

|| Milan Design Week's furniture and interiors fair kicked off with aplomb, as two esteemed names in publishing hosted an elegant soirée at Villa Necchi Campiglio. Read the full story here || 

 

MEDIA

top stories 12.04.2014

|| French actress, singer and muse Vanessa Paradis graced the cover of this week's The Edit by Net-A-Porter. Read the full story here  ||

|| U.S fashion label Ralph Lauren were the latest luxury brand to release a promoted Instagram post, as it aims to expand its reach on the photo-sharing social platform. Read the full story here ||

|| Glamour magazine launched a digital beauty site Lipstick.com. Read the full story here ||

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