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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

March 14-20


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

Art Dubai kicked off and Buro 24/7 Middle East announced its partnership with the globally respected fair as a media partner, the sad news that L'Wren Scott committed suicide rocked the fashion world and dominated headlines, and Chanel unveiled its new campaign starring Keira Knightley. Buro 24/7 Middle East presented the first exclusive look at Fortnum & Mason's first standalone location outside of London, and Doha was crowned the Middle East capital of the "selfie".

Take a look at the top stories from the past week below now... 

 

FASHION

top stories march21

|| Nicolas Ghesquière has spoke out for the first time about his plans for Louis Vuitton since his debut collection in Paris earlier this month. Read the full story here ||

|| With strong basketball references, Nike unveils its collaboration with Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci featuring premium leathers. Read the full story here || 

|| Following on from a series of celebratory initiatives by the famous French label, Lanvin continues its 125th anniversary revisiting the historic menswear service Made to Measure. Read the full story here || 

|| Jimmy Choo owner, Labelux, was said to have had preliminary meetings with bankers about the possible sale of a stake in the luxury shoemaker. Read the full story here || 

|| Offering users an interactive experience, Gucci Museo launched a new website highlighting the brand's history and initiatives. Read the full story here || 

|| Featuring a mix of coveted high street labels, a weekly blog, style advice, and so much more, SIVVI.com launched in the Middle East promising an interactive experience for users. Read the full story here ||  

|| It was announced that Mick Jagger's girlfriend, model and designer L'Wren Scott had sadly died. Read the full story here ||

|| Greeting guests with a camera around his neck, Bill Cunningham marked 85 years while enjoying the opening of his new exhibition Facades. Read the full story here ||  

|| It's been almost thirty years since the launch of the first 'Air Max 1', to mark the occasion Nike designed new kicks in celebration of 'Air Max Day'. Read the full story here ||  

|| Featuring pieces such as 'Camera Ready' and 'Best Actress', Kate Hudson added a touch of drama to her new capsule collection with Ann Taylor. Read the full story here || 

|| Giorgio Armani marked the official start of his 'Films of City Frames' with a video message exploring the project. Read the full story here || 

|| Pharrell Williams collaborated with Miami-based label Peace Love World on a cool collection launching on International Day of Happiness. Read the full story here || 

 

BEAUTY 

top stories march21

|| Taking over from Pat McGrath, Peter Philips unveiled his ideas for his new role at Dior. Read the full story here || 

|| Dior presented Transatlantique - a beauty collection featuring products inspired by travel and the seaside. Read the full story here || 

|| Chanel unveiled its new Coco Mademoiselle fragrance campaign starring Keira Knightley. Read the full story here || 

|| Having previously worked with the brand from 2008 to 2010 alongside models Chloë Sevigny and Anja Rubik, it was announced that Clémence Poésy will return to Chloé as the face of its new perfume. Read the full story here || 

|| MAC unveiled images of its new beauty collaboration designed by the makeup artist for Disney's upcoming 'Maleficent' film. Read the full story here || 

 

CULTURE 

top stories march21

|| Passionate about photography since she was young, Jessica Lange told Buro 24/7 about her retrospective Unseen. Read the full story here || 

|| Blending a rich cultural heritage and an impressive passion for artistic talent in the region, Art Dubai patron Princess Alia Al-Senussi spoke to Buro 24/7 Middle East. Read the full story here || 

|| To mark the inaugural Dubai Art Season, Dubai Culture introduced an Instagram competition encouraging participants to capture memorable moments from leading art events across the emirate. Read the full story here || 


FILM AND THEATRE

top stories march21

|| Star of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Rooney Mara is said to be set to play Tiger Lily in a new movie about Peter Pan. Read the full story here ||

|| Focusing on his challenging childhood and his rise to superstardom, a new movie set for release on August 1, offers an insight into the life of James Brown. Read the full story here ||

|| From the writer of box-office hits, Drive and 47 Ronin, Hossein Amini introduced his new film, The Two Faces of January. Read the full story here || 

|| Working with Universal Pictures and Working Title, Sofia Coppola announced that she was directing a live-action version of the enchanting story 'The Little Mermaid'. Read the full story here || 

|| A new video called Wes Anderson Centered shows a specific trick of the creative director's cinematic language - absolutely centered shots. Read the full story here ||

 

ARTS

top stories march21

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East announced its affiliation with the region's premier arts fair, Art Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that more than 160 masterpieces from the Louvre Abu Dhabi's collection will go on show outside of the UAE capital. Read the full story here ||  

|| Buro 24/7 Middle East highlighted the collective behind this year's Marker 2014 concept at Art Dubai, broaching issues of faith, identity and language. Read the full story here || 

|| The Abraaj Group Art Prize 2014 winners unveiled their works during a special exhibition at Art Dubai. Read the full story here || 

|| Originally introduced by the prop maker for the first ever 'Star Wars' movie, an 'Art Wars' exhibition featuring designs from 20 local artists will take place at the Middle East Film & Comic Con 2014. Read the full story here || 

|| Over 80 artists entered, and a judging panel made up of experts from Van Cleef & Arpels, Design Days Dubai and Tashkeel, selected Vikram Divecha as the winner of the 2014 Middle East Emergent Prize. Read the full story here || 

 

LIFESTYLE

top stories march21

|| Considering the "completeness" of the 155-million-year-old specimen that he discovered as its most unique feature, Raimund Albersdoerfer told Buro 24/7 Middle East about the Late Jurassic Period dinosaur that now resides in The Dubai Mall. Read the full story here || 

|| Preserving wildlife in paradise is paramount for Sir Richard Branson, who created his own nature reserve to save endangered species. Read the full story here || 

|| UK-based, The Luxury Mobile Office Company, unveiled its private jet-style taxi, ready to take off on the streets of London. Read the full story here || 

|| An unpretentious boutique fitness studio opened in Dubai's Jumeirah Lake Towers offering a selection of innovative workouts mixed in with the tried-and-tested; all delivered in intimate class settings. Read the full story here ||

|| It was announced that Chilean designer Smiljan Radic is the fourteenth architect to design the Serpentine Gallery's famous summer pavilion this year. Read the full story here || 

|| In a recent study conducted by Time magazine on the top 100 cities with the most selfies, Doha was crowned the capital of the Middle East. Read the full story here || 

|| A new food delivery service arrived in Dubai and aiming to challenge every assumption you have about healthy food. Featuring a 100% paleo menu. Read the full story here ||  

|| Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum revealed that Dubai's metro stations will be transformed into art museums. Read the full story here || 

|| Playing up on its equestrian heritage, Hermès wooed guests with an exciting show jumping contest in Paris. Read the full story here || 

|| The Louvre Abu Dhabi reached another milestone with the completion of its first gallery, a year into construction. Read the full story here || 

|| Famed for its food and unique gifts, Fortnum & Mason CEO Ewan Venters told Buro 24/7 Middle East about the opening of the company's first store outside of London. Read the full story here || 

|| The inaugural 'Dubai Festival of Lights' kicked off, pleasing attendees with spectacular lighting and artistic installations. Read the full story here || 

 

MUSIC

top stories march21

|| Star on the rise Banks released her most recent track, Brain, with a hauntingly beautiful video to match. Read the full story here || 

|| Prince released the full version of his song with Zooey Deschanel after a snippet of the track premiered on American TV show, New Girl, last month. Read the full story here || 

|| Kate Moss showed off her musical knowledge by writing an album review for pop legend George Michael's latest album, Symphonica. Read the full story here || 

|| Australian artist Sia is getting closer to the release of her first album in four years - revealing the first single 'Chandelier'. Read the full story here || 

|| Chance the Rapper shared an earlier version of James Blake's hit song 'Life Round Here' via Twitter. Read the full story here || 

 

CARS AND BIKES

top stories march21

|| Car dealer's Al Nabooda Automobiles and Ali & Sons Co announced the unveiling of the Porsche Macan to the UAE on April 12. Read the full story here || 

|| Following the McLaren 650S debut at the Geneva Motor Show, design director Frank Stephenson told Buro 24/7 Middle East about the new model, and why he "can't wait to get to work in the morning". Read the full story here || 

 

EVENTS

top stories march21

|| The contemporary artist-led SIKKA fair kicked off with a compelling showcase of artworks, and the largest line-up of activities to date. Read the full story here ||  

|| Afternoon tea and super-pretty surroundings made for a chic event hosted by designer Monique Lhuillier in the UAE this week. Buro 24/7 Middle East presented an exclusive short film capturing the show. Read the full story here || 

|| Regional fashion label Mochi hosted an event in Dubai during Art Season, that saw its collection fly off the racks - via Hungary. Read the full story here || 

|| With a performance by Grammy Award-winning artist John Legend, Buro 24/7 Azerbaijan celebrated its official launch. Read the full story here ||

 

TECHNOLOGY

top stories march21

|| Extending its Android platform to wearables other than its own Glass project, Google unveiled its innovative Android Wear. Read the full story here || 

|| Facebook announced that it was enhancing its facial recognition abilities with a new project called DeepFace. Read the full story here || 

|| Iconic German camera manufacturer Leica released details of a limited edition collaboration in celebration of its store opening in Kyoto. Read the full story here || 

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