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 2-6 2014

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


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|| Gucci celebrates its 50th anniversary with a series of Japan-based projects including a limited-edition Flora collection. Read the full story here || 

|| In an effort to support Italy's fashion design industry, Giorgio Armani launched a program providing up and coming talents with the opportunity to show at his theatre space during Milan Fashion Week. This week, the designer announced that the winning young talent for the season ahead was Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez, the duo behind Au Jour le Jour.Read the full story here || 

|| On the brink of a marathon month of fashion weeks, Cathy Horyn (pictured above) announced her retirement from The New York Times. Hailed as one of the most influential fashion critics - and included on lists of the most hated people in the industry - Buro 24/7 remembered her career. Read the full story here || 

|| The Big Apple is criticised for allowing too many shows and too many locations on the calendar. Read the full story here || 

|| Fendi released 'Inside the Mothership' - a new 15 minute documentary that takes viewers behind the scenes of the label's Spring/Summer 14 collection. Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi granted filmmaker Loïc Prigent unlimited access to castings and fittings. Read the full story here ||

|| Patrick Thomas announced his retirement as chief executive officer at Hermès International, the 66-year-old will be succeeded by Axel Dumas who has acted as co-CEO of Hermès alongside Thomas since last June. Read the full story here || 

|| H&M have announced via their Instagram account that Miranda Kerr will be the new face for SS14. Read the full story here ||  

|| TV presenter and style icon Alexa Chung announced a collaboration with during New York Fashion Week as its social media guest editor. Read the full story here || 

|| Revealing that finding the right location has taken time, Sir Philip Green has announced Topshop will open a flagship store in the big apple. Read the full story here || 

|| Andre Leon Talley went on the record for the first time to talk about his departure from Vogue, and his relationship with new Russian title, 'Numéro'. Read the full story here ||

|| Michael Kors Holdings Ltd made headlines this week for placing its leader alongside fellow fashion industry billionaires, including Tory Burch. Read the full story here || 

|| As womenswear NYFW receives questions over it's increased show locations, the city's menswear offering is reported as slowing down. Read the full story here || 




|| 10 years after the grounding of the super-speed aircraft Concorde, plans for a new transatlantic supersonic flight were revealed by American engineers. Read the full story here || 

|| A new 1km-long mall has been built along Jumeirah Beach Road's beach front in Dubai, and the new establishment had a private launch this week, in attendance of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. Interestingly, Will Smith was also present during his second visit to Dubai this year. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai's status as one of the most desirable places to do business was cemented with a new ranking via the City Momentum Index - compiled by Jones Lang LaSalle, naming it the third 'most dynamic' city in the world, just after San Francisco and London. Read the full story here || 

|| It was announced that starting this year visitors to Dubai will be charged a room tax to help fund projects for the Dubai Expo 2020 convention. Read the full story here || 




|| i-D announced that it will launch its digital platform in Italian during Milan Fashion Week. The content will be tailored to Italian market, containing a mixture of editorials produced by the new office in Milan and translated content from the site's i-D team in London. Read the full story here ||    

|| Former artistic director at Moda Operandi, Taylor Tomasi Hill (pictured above) announced she would be joining Gwyneth Paltrow's online lifestyle publication 'Goop' as contributing editor. Read the full story here ||  




|| This week Warners Bros. announced that Jesse Eisenberg (pictured above) will play Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel sequel, unofficially known as Batman vs. Superman. Read the full story here ||

|| Sad news as the enormously talented actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman dies aged 46. Buro 24/7 Middle East celebrated the icons best work in a restrospective. Read the full story here || 

|| Helen Mirren, 68 won the 2007 Oscar for best actress for her portrayal in The Queen and also repeated her performance in The Audience of the National Theatre last year. This week it was reported that the award-winning actress will perform at an event to mark the Queen's six decades as a patron of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art later on in the month. Read the full story here ||




|| Jeddah Art Week, a unique event hosted under the Patronage of Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture and Information, and Abdul Latif Jameel Community Initiatives pleased visitors in Al Fursiya, Jeddah, from February 1-6. Read the full story here ||

|| Christie's Dubai announced a line up of two exciting auctions to take place in March, offering a contemporary edit of Middle Eastern art, as well as the return of a watch auction after the category's successful 2013 launch. Buro 24/7 revealed the highlights. Read the full story here ||  

|| London auction season kicked off to a record-breaking start, with rare art works from Picasso, Van Gogh and Pissaro, boosting record sales. Read the full story here || 

|| With its first exhibition dedicated to international fine art, printmaking and collage, Jeddah Art Week 'Edition #1' brought together over 100 iconic works by 35 artists from Europe, America and the Middle East. Read the full story here || 




|| Researches Felix Heibeck, Julie Legault and Alexis Hope developed a wearable device that can be attached to the body and can mirror the feelings and senses of the protagonist from a work of literature on to the reader - feeling the excitement and desires through the new high tech book. Read the full story here || 

|| Facebook celebrated its 10 year anniversary. A decade ago, on February 4 2004, Mark Zuckerberg introduced a social network site for Harvard students - a decade later, Facebook has over a billion users around the world. Read the full story here ||  

|| Social networking site Facebook received positive reviews for its newspaper-style app 'Paper'. Read the full story here || 

|| Neurowear announced a new wearable camera system that automatically records moments of interest based on your emotions and brain activity. Read the full story here ||  




|| New York restaurant Brucie by chef Zahra Tangorra revealed a quite brilliant Valentine's Day menu for this romantic holiday. Based around Beyoncé and Jay Z, the items on the menu are named after things related the power couple. Read the full story here || 

|| Nutritionalist Rasha Chowdhary opened 'The Protein Bake Shop' in Dubai's Umm Suqeim. Featuring healthy baking alternative ingredients such as coconut powder, whey protein powder, almond flour and flaxseeds, many of TPBS's items are sugar and processed flour-free. Read the full story here || 



|| The Super Bowl XL VIII took place on Sunday at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, New York - presenting a highly anticipated half time show from headline act Bruno Mars, plus The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Queen Latifa opened the first half of the game with an impressive rendition of 'America The Beautiful'. Read the full story here ||

|| British singer Ellie Goulding and American rapper Angel Haze released a cover of James Blake's hip-hop/alternative single, 'Life Round Here'. Read the full story here || 

|| Major Lazer releases the full studio version of 'Aerosol Can' featuring vocals from musical genius, Pharrell Williams. Read the full story here ||

|| The Klaxons have not released an album for 4 years, so they caused quite a buzz when they debuted a new single on BBC Radio 1 this week  - laying the foundations for their 3rd album which is set to be released in late spring. Read the full story here ||




|| It was reported that a previously unpublished novella by Charlie Chaplin will be revealed by the Cineteca di Bologna. Read the full story here || 



|| The global design company 'Yoo' founded by international property entrepreneur John Hitchcox and acclaimed designer Philippe Starck launched its latest hotel last week, under the diffusion line of sorts - the 'yoo2' concept. Read the full story here ||




|| Surrounded by a bevvy of his beautiful model subjects, David Bailey presented his new fashion photography exhibition entitled 'Stardust' to a selected audience in London this week. Read the full story here || 

|| amfAR, an annual gala event in New York, paid tribute to Peter Lindbergh, Vanessa Redgrave and Joely Richardson, for their contribution in raising AIDS awareness. Read the full story here || 




|| BMW added to its 4 Series Coupé and convertible range with the introduction of the 2015 4 Series Gran Coupé. Read the full story here ||  

|| Canadian supercar company, Felino unveiled the first model of its latest V8 carbon fibre automobile. Read the full story here || 




|| With an exciting new race and continuous cycling initiatives, Dubai boosted its reputation as a cycling hub. Read the full story here || 

|| CBC released an app to allows users to access full real-time coverage of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Read the full story here ||  



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