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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 9-13 2014


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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

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|| Prabal Gurung showed a strong lineup for AW14 at New York Fashion Week inspired by his native Nepal. Read the full story here ||

|| Ahead of his participation at Saudi Design Week, Buro 24/7 Middle East spoke to American fashion historian Cameron Silver about his love for fashion and plans for the future. Read the full story here ||

|| Alexander Wang debuted his first Brooklyn-based show complete with luxurious materials and colourful hues. Read the full story here || 

|| Designed by up-and-coming designers under the direction of Solange Knowles as creative consultant for PUMA, a look book and new video highlights for 'The Girls of Blaze Disc Collection' was revealed. Read the full story here || 

|| With little need to prove herself as a 'serious' designer any longer, Victoria Beckham presented her latest collection in New York with grace and panache. Read the story here ||

|| Nike surprised the sportswear world by releasing the Nike Air Yeezy II 'Red October' with an unexpected Tweet. Read the full story here || 

|| On Sunday, Diane von Furstenberg celebrated 40 years of her iconic wrap dress on the catwalk with a show stopping collection featuring different variations of the dress. Read the full story here || 

|| Creative Bahraini cousins Haya and Noor spoke to Buro 24/7 Middle East prior to their Autumn/Winter 14 show at New York Fashion Week, revealing an exclusive sketch. Read the full story here || 

|| With plaid and denim playing star roles, Tommy Hilfiger offered an all-American theme for his Autumn/Winter 14 show. Read the full story here || 

|| 'Elegance' was the key word for Zac Posen, who delivered a vintage-inspired collection at New York Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| After a year in which Dubai enjoyed its Expo 2020 bid win announcement and the first Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, Buro 24/7 Middle East were the first to reveal that the city is set to welcome another huge event in the shape of Chanel's next Cruise collection. Read the full story here ||

|| In their first collection as designers for Marc by Marc Jacobs, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley hit the ground running at New York Fashion Week. Read the full story here ||

|| Inspired by their childhood growing up in the early 80s, the sisters behind Rodarte served up a nostalgic range at New York Fashion Week. Read the full story here || 

|| Throughout his runway show at New York Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta exuded an aura of sophistication and splendour. Read the full story here || 

|| Fashion's rebel queen Vivienne Westwood has recently decided to hold back on her own business expansion in order to help save the Arctic, and concentrate more on her political beliefs. Releasing a campaign starring George Clooney and others. Read the full story here ||

|| With the Scottish Highlands as inspiration, Marchesa offered an edit of dramatic and decadent creations. Read the full story here || 

|| In a press meeting on Tuesday to unveil a new light installation, Harrods revealed potential expansion plans for the future. Read the full story here || 

|| An experimental collection walked the runway on Wednesday for New York based label Proenza Schouler, by designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY

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|| Bleached out brows, Nepalese hair partings and glitter splashed eyelids were displayed in all their glory at New York Fashion week. Read the full story here ||  

|| From Hollywood glamour to classic evening chic and wet-look hair, Posen, Herrera and 3.1 Phillip Lim stepped into another beauty realm backstage in New York. Read the full story here || 

|| MAC Cosmetics signed a 3 year agreement - valued at $1 million by industry estimates - as an underwriter and sponsor of three CFDA programs. Read the full story here ||  

 

LIFESTYLE

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|| With the aim of cleaning up the world's oceans, Pharrell Williams teamed up with G-Star and Bionic Yarn, to launch 'Raw for the Oceans'. Read the full story here || 

|| Jet Capsule announced proposals for new boats for private and taxi purposes, with future plans for ambulance and emergency models. Read the full story here || 

|| A new series of recently released sketches proposed turning old abandoned metro stations into unique venues in Paris. Read the full story here ||  

 

TECHNOLOGY

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|| Pilot tests for prototype delivery drones were revealed at the Government Summit held in Dubai this week, attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Vice President and Ruler of Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| Virgin Atlantic announced it was offering its upper class passengers at London Heathrow a customised check-in featuring Google Glass and Sony Smartwatch products. Read the full story here || 

|| Dubai was revealed as the first city in the Middle East to have street views added to Google's online mapping service. Read the full story here || 

 

MUSIC 

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|| After a 4-year hiatus Lily Allen has made her return with a music video for her latest single, 'Air Balloon'. Read the full story here ||

|| Lana Del Rey accidentally revealed the release date for her upcoming album, 'Ultraviolence' in a fan video. Read the full story here || 

|| Swedish singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry revealed a duet with long time friend and fellow Swede, Robyn. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that Ragheb Alama will be the first to perform as part of the 'Arabian Sensations' concert series to feature prominent Arabic musicians in the UAE capital. Read the full story here || 

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

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|| World-renowned architect Zaha Hadid unveiled her plans for her first project in Dubai, the 93-metre Opus Tower. Read the full story here || 

|| The Design Museum in London announced its nominations for the Designs of the Year, comprising of seven different categories. Read the full story here || 

|| The Zayed National Museum received the design award for its vast amount of energy-efficient methods and overall unique design. Read the full story here ||  

 

ARTS

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|| Ahead of her participation at Saudi Design Week, Buro 24/7 Middle East spoke to Saudi Arabian talent Alaa Balkhy. Read the full story here || 

|| Christie's announced a new space in Hong Kong, marking the occasion with a special exhibition displaying 'the best of the best'. Read the full story here || 

|| With works from over 500 artists, a Global Art Forum, a new 'Modern' gallery programme, and much more, Art Dubai revealed a promising fair line-up for 2014. Read the full story here || 

 

FILMS AND THEATRE

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|| Actor James Franco announced the launch of his new acting school in Los Angeles. Read the full story here || 

|| The Dubai International Film Festival announced its 2014 dates, and marked 2013 as its most successful year to date with increased attendance and an impressive film line-up. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

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|| New 3.8-litre turbo V8 announced for the overhauled Ferrari California 2+2 convertible ahead of its reveal at the Geneva motor show in March. Read the full story here || 

|| The new DB junior was revealed - inspired by the legendary Aston Martin DB models from the 1960's. Read the full story here || 

 

TRAVEL

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|| After numerous delays, the opening date of the highly-anticipated Shangri-La Hotel at the Shard in London was finally confirmed. Read the full story here ||

|| ArchiWorkshop's 'glampsite' was revealed - offering visitors a chance to get closer to nature in a unique setting. Read the full story here || 

 

SPORT

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|| Russia put on a dazzling display when the world turned its attention to the opening ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games at the Fisht Olympic Stadium. Read the full story here || 

|| Ahead of Qatar National Sport Day, 50 famous athletes cycled to their hearts content to generate enough power to light up The Torch Doha. Read the full story here || 

EVENTS

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|| President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama played host to a state dinner in honour of the French President. Read the full story here || 

|| The A-list were out in full force on Monday, attending a luncheon at the Beverly Hilton held in celebration of this year's Oscars nominees. Read the full story here || 

|| Hollywood stars and fashion's biggest names attended Miu Miu Women's Tales seventh edition, 'Spark and Light' film screening in New York. Read the full story here || 

|| The Saudi Art Council presented the first edition of the contemporary art event '21,39' Jeddah Arts in Jeddah last week. Read the full story here || 

|| Diane von Furstenberg entertained guests at a post-show dinner in New York. Read the full story here ||

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