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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

February 28 - March 6


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Join us as we present the top stories of the past week in fashion, culture, media, beauty, lifestyle and events

FASHION

top stories march 6

|| In his "jungle story", freedom was everything to Olivier Rousteing, who presents a powerful edit of military and tribal looks for Balmain AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| Featuring feathers and fringes, Alber Elbaz served up an "extreme and extravagant" AW14 collection for Lanvin. Read the full story here || 

|| Inviting guests to experience a special journey in fashion in collaboration with Prada, Harrods in London's Knightsbridge announced it is offering something new this May. Read the full story here || 

|| Proving its worth as a highlight of Paris Fashion Week, Christian Dior Autumn/Winter 14 offered women a vast array of silhouettes, colour and beautiful accessories. Read the full story here ||

|| French designer Isabel Marant's 'urban chic with a heavy dose of rock and roll' spirit was more than maintained for Autumn/Winter 14 in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| Dutch design duo Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren presented pieces inspired by the sweater in a variety of offerings, ranging from smock dresses to jumpers with asymmetric peplums. Read the full story here ||

|| Combining historic and tribal references, Vivienne Westwood presented a strong AW14 collection during Paris Fashion Week. Read the full story here ||  

|| Buro 24/7 interviewed W magazine's fashion and style director Edward Enninful, who has worked for i-D, and American and Italian Vogue. Read the full story here || 

|| With graphic and contrasting prints, layers and voluminous pieces, Kenzo delivered a high energy collection for AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| Simple and clean, Phoebe Philo presented a collection of signature classics for Céline. Read the full story here || 

|| Creative director Clare Waight Keller sent out a collection combining soft, pastel-coloured femininity with earthy, untamed attitude for Chloé in Paris. Read the full story here ||  

|| Bambi and snarling dogs on sweatshirts were nowhere to be seen on Givenchy's runway, which displayed a feminine AW14 collection. Read the full story here || 

|| Held in the grand setting of the Palais Garnier, Stella McCartney presented a playful and crafty collection for AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| This year, Nike celebrates 10 years of its 'Free Sole' technology by releasing a variety of new models, including the Nike Free OG Breeze. Read the full story here || 

|| Giambattista Valli made a delicate and floral infused return with his beautifully structured collection for Autumn/Winter 14. Read the full story here || 

|| Elie Saab presented a beautiful edit of his signature red carpet worthy gowns during Paris Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| With a silhouette that harks back to the defiant 60s, Saint Laurent presented a show of renewed youth in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| This year, Lanvin celebrates its 125th anniversary, and for the occasion, opens the doors to Jeanne Lanvin's office for an exclusive tour. Read the full story here ||  

|| After Pharrell Williams created his own line of t-shirts with Uniqlo, rumours circulate that he will be the new face of the Japanese brand. Read the full story here || 

|| In an expansion of its global roster, e-commerce platform Farfetch welcomed exclusive Saudi Arabian boutique D'NA into its fold. Read the full story here || 

|| Presenting what could possibly be one of the most Instagrammed show sets ever made, Chanel showed its Autumn/Winter collection in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| Featuring capes and floor-sweeping gowns, Valentino presented an enchanting and ethereal collection for AW14. Read the full story here || 

|| Alexander McQueen took us to a mysterious world for AW14, complete with it own unique and dark, magical charm. Read the full story here || 

|| A new phase for Louis Vuitton commenced as Nicolas Ghesquière takes to the helm of the French heritage label for Autumn/Winter 14. Read the full story here || 

|| With parkas, plastic raincoats and boots, Miu Miu offered a playful lineup of luxurious outerwear for Autumn/Winter 14. Read the full story here ||

|| Held in the Palais Brongniart, Hermès closed Paris Fashion Week with a collection combining pure simplicity and elegance. Read the full story here || 

 

LIFESTYLE

top stories march 6

|| From locally-made, bespoke works of art to unique installations and design talks, Design Days Dubai 2014 is set to satisfy the most discerning of guests this March. Buro 24/7 rounded up the top 10 things to look forward to. Read the full story here || 

|| The first pictures of the new Bentley 2015 Continental GT Speed were revealed for the first time, ahead of its premiere at the 2014 International Geneva Motor Show. Read the full story here || 

|| Thanks to its "ingredients of exceptional quality" and "recipes full of character", L'Assiette Champenoise was the sole restaurant to scoop the highest distinction in France's Michelin Guide 2014. Read the full story here || 

|| Visitors to London this summer have a new must-see for their tourist maps, as Zaha Hadid's former Olympic, recently modified Aquatics Centre opened its doors. Read the full story here || 

|| A new app called ASAP54 launched offering users an interactive fashion experience. Read the full story here || 

|| Abu Dhabi played host to a one-of-a-kind sporting event, the 2014 Red Bull Air Race World Championship. Read the full story here || 

|| Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) endorsed the awarding of a Dhs100 million construction contract for the Jumeirah Corniche Development Project, which is scheduled to open November of this year. Read the full story here ||

|| A number of innovative mobile devices were unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2014, Buro 24/7 highlighted the most impressive. Read the full story here || 

|| This week, Lexus released a more detailed look at its new sports model, the powerful Lexus RC 350 F. Read the full story here ||

|| The superyacht 'Sunborn London' is set to offer travellers a unique experience as it has been transformed into a luxurious hotel. Read the full story here ||

|| Tokyo's Mori Art Museum celebrated its 10th anniversary with a special Andy Warhol retrospective and pop-up cafe, open until May 6. Read the full story here || 

|| It was revealed on Monday, that the Dubai Municipality will build a sustainable residential city for Emirati residents, powered by solar energy. Read the full story here || 

|| The multi-award winning Japanese restaurant and lounge, Zuma, officially opened at The Galleria, Sowwah Square on Al Marayah Island Abu Dhabi. Read the full story here || 

|| Ahead of its debut at the International Geneva Motor Show, Volvo released a new video demonstrating Apple's CarPlay user interface. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that almost ten years after its construction began, Panama's Biomuseo built by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry is set to open its doors on May 22. Read the full story here || 

|| Recently unveiled at this week's International Geneva Motor Show, the Bugatti Legends Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse 'Rembrandt Bugatti' is the fourth model in the six-part 'Les Légendes de Bugatti' series. Read the full story here || 

|| In a country that often faces scrutiny from human rights groups for its treatment of women, Saudi Arabia appointed its first female figurehead in banking. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 took a look at four of the most impressive new vehicles on display at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show, now open to the public until March 16. Read the full story here || 

|| Scheduled for completion in 2015, a new clear glass walkway is set to offer breathtaking views of the city of Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| Tommy Hilfiger is taking the first steps in launching Hilfiger Hospitality, negotiating a deal to buy an Art Deco hotel in Miami. Read the full story here || 

|| Apple is apparently working on improving Siri, its voice driven personal assistant, to third-party iOS applications, including the highly-anticipated 'iWatch'. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE 

top stories march 6

|| Super-talented trio, Haim, released their new dance-pop music video for 'If I Could Change Your Mind'. Read the full story here || 

|| Lykke Li released a teaser video for her new album 'I Never Learn' - due out May 5. Read the full story here || 

|| Ellen DeGeneres broke the world record for most retweeted tweet, with a selfie made up of Hollywood superstars at the Oscars. Read the full story here || 

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East reported the extensive winning list and high-octane performances from this week's glittering Oscars ceremony. Read the full here ||  

|| Coldplay gave a taste of what's to come from their new album with the release of 'Magic'. Read the full story here || 

|| The official trailer for Joe, a film by American director David Gordon Green starring academy award winner Nicolas Cage, was released. Read the full story here ||

|| English indie band Arctic Monkeys released a video for Arabella - a standout track from the award-winning album AMRead the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

top stories march 6

|| It was announced that award winning writer Suzy Menkes is to leave The International New York Times for Condé Nast International. Read the full story here ||  

|| When it comes to the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2014, it's a record-breaking year for women. Out of 1,645 entries, a record 172 are women - up from 138 last year. Read the full story here || 

|| Classic Coco covers the Spanish edition of Forbes magazine, for the title's Business and Fashion issue, number 11. Read the full story here ||  

|| 'Best Actor' Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey confirmed he will not be returning to his hit television series, True Detective. Read the full story here || 

|| Cara Delevingne proves her performance power is only on the rise, as she signs up for a new television series with Sky Arts TV. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

top stories march 6

|| From popping brights to more expected, minimal autumnal hues - we share expert's tricks of the trade from behind the Paris catwalks at Nina Ricci, Balmain and Balenciaga. Read the full story here ||  

|| Saint Laurent went back in time for beauty inspiration for AW14, presenting dark looks from the 60s. Read the full story here || 

|| The first images and full details of Karl Lagerfeld's perfume range were revealed. Read the full story here ||

|| From translucent effects at Miu Miu to romantic looks at Valentino, Buro 24/7 shone the spotlight on the beauty looks from the last shows of Paris Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| Yves Saint Laurent has collaborated with Norwegian artist Gardar Eide Einarsson, who has redesigned the packaging of three perfumes including L'Homme, La Nuit de L'Homme and L'Homme Libre. Read the full story here ||

 

EVENTS 

top stories march 6

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East presented the best dressed guests of the A-list and significant moments from the 86th Academy Awards red carpet. Read the full story here || 

|| Rihanna, The Klaxons, Vanessa Paradis, Keira Knightley and many more attended the Chanel AW14 show in Paris. Read the full story here ||  

|| Music fans are in for a treat this March with the inaugural edition of the Gulf Music Festival, a unique event featuring an array of talented Middle Eastern musicians. Read the full story here || 

 

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