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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

January 26–30 2014


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

We exclusively interviewed David Beckham going behind the scenes of his latest collaboration with H&M, as his wife Victoria revealed a new documentary project and short film with Skype, we were the first to publish Art Dubai's Global Art Forum 8 lineup, and YSL announced a new skincare line. Kuwait debuted the world's largest sandcastle, Destination Dubai 2020 was the first conference to detail developments for Dubai 2020, Helen Mirren was invited to join the BAFTA Fellowship and Stevie Wonder performed with Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams at the 2014 GRAMMY Awards.

Take a look at Buro 24/7 Middle East's biggest news stories of the week below now...

FASHION 

news of the week

|| Riccardo Tisci revealed the first images of his new collaboration with Nike - unveiling the new 'Air Force 1' in two colours, with normal hi and low-top styles, as well as mid-calf and knee-high styles for the more daring followers of fashion. Read the full story here ||

|| Alexander McQueen's latest campaign starring a barely recognisable Kate Moss (pictured above) was revealed for Spring/Summer 14. Shot by Steven Klein in East London. Read the full story here ||

|| Marc Jacobs announced a pop up shop launching with New York Fashion Week next month. In exchange for Twitter shares, Instagram posts and Facebook shares marked with the #MJDaisyChain hashtag, the pop-up shop is offering freebies. Read the full story here ||

|| Buro 24/7 interviewed David Beckham, going behind-the-scenes of his campaign with H&M. Discussing the concept behind his latest collaboration and love for Ryan Gosling films. Read the full story here ||

|| Peter Pilotto scooped the BFC Vogue Fashion Fund, winning £200,000 funding as well as mentorship from top fashion insiders and key players. Read the full story here ||

|| Victoria Beckham revealed a new short film in collaboration with Skype focusing on Beckham's career, passions, and insight into the team behind her collections. Read the full story here ||

|| Faberge announced that they will be hosting an Easter egg hunt in New York featuring eggs designed by world-famous creatives that will help to raise money for those in need. Zaha Hadid, Tracey Emin, Ronnie Wood, and Diane Von Furstenberg have all designed giant egg sculptures. Read the full story here ||

 

ART

news of the week

|| Emerging Emirati artist Maitha Demithan opened her exhibition 'Mutajadid', displaying her distinctive 'scanography' portraits Tashkeel in Dubai. Read the full story here ||

|| Art Dubai revealed the line up for their Global Art Forum 8 (pictured above), featuring over 40 local and international contributors titled 'Meanwhile...History'. Read the full story here ||

|| The XVA gallery announced a new exhibition 'Curiouser & Curiouser' featuring collage artist Colleen Quigley, wallpaper artist Jakob Roepke and sculptor Halona Hilbertz opening February 3. Read the full story here ||

|| The Ayyam Gallery announced a Lara Zankoul exhibition titled 'The Unseen', launching February 10 in Beirut. Read the full story here ||

 

BEAUTY

news of the week

|| Tom Ford announced a new range for Spring 2014 - the 'Colour Collection' (pictured above) consisting of a limited edition line of sheer and effortless beauty products, which will launch in stores worldwide in March. Read the full story here ||

|| YSL announced that they would be rolling out a new skin-care range, featuring the rare spice Saffron as the key ingredient. Launching in the UK in February, followed by the US in March and April in the Middle East. Read the full story here ||

|| Burberry revealed a new campaign for their fragrance Brit Rhythm starring Suki Waterhouse. Read the full story here ||

 

LIFESTYLE

news of the week

|| Kuwait revealed a sand park featuring the world's biggest sandcastle (pictured above). Award-winning sculptor and mason Delayne Corbett has spent the last few months in Kuwait ahead of P2BK 2014, creating pieces inspired by Elf layla wa Layla. Read the full story here ||

|| Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum inaugurated 'District One' of the AED 30 billion Mohammed bin Rashid City. Read the full story here ||

|| Destination Dubai 2020 is the first conference to detail the latest developments of Dubai's preparations for Expo 2020 - preparing the city for 25 million visitors. Read the full story here ||

 

FILM 

news of the week

|| Helen Mirren was invited to join the BAFTA fellowship, exclaiming that it was the "the greatest professional honour I can imagine". Read the full story here ||

|| The biopic film 'Grace of Monaco' starring Nicole Kidman was confirmed to kick off Cannes 2014.  Read the full story here ||

|| A new trailer for Disney's 'Maleficent' starring Angelina Jolie featured Lana Del Rey singing the classic track 'One Upon a Dream'. Read the full story here ||

|| Fox Searchlight revealed a new fictional website (pictured above), Akademie Zubrowka, to build anticipation for the release of 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. Read the full story here ||

|| WhiplashRich Hill and Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory received accolades at the Sundance Film Festival Awards. Read the full story here ||

 

MUSIC

news of the week

|| It was announced that Barbara Streisand will duet with Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Stevie Wonder and many more with the release of a new album full of contemporary collaborations. Read the full story here ||

|| The GRAMMY Awards took place in LA on Sunday night, featuring performances by Pharrell Williams, Stevie Wonder and Daft Punk (pictured above) as well as duet by husband and wife Beyonce and Jay Z. Lorde, Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Paul McCartney and many more all took home awards. Read the full story here ||

|| British talents Lorde and Disclosure announced that they would unite for a special one-off performance at the upcoming 2014 BRIT Awards. Read the full story here ||

 

TECHNOLOGY

news of the week

|| The Apple Macintosh celebrated its 30th anniversary with Apple releasing a video celebrating their impressive technology achievements since 1984. Read the full story here ||

|| Google Glass revealed a prescription lens collection featuring 4 different prescription frames (pictured above). Read the full story here ||

|| South Korea announced the development of a 5G network, revealing that in 2018 South Korean smartphone users would be able to download a film in less than a second with the introduction of the new technology. Read the full story here ||

 

TRAVEL

news of the week

|| Christian Lacriox followed in Karl Lagerfeld's footsteps announcing a design collaboration with the Parisian hotel - the Hôtel du Continent (pictured above). Read the full story here ||

 

DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE

news of the week

|| Architectural rendering studio Hayes Davidson created a series of images which show how London's skyline might look in 20 years. Read the full story here ||

|| Plans for a beautiful pavilion at Milan Expo 2015 were revealed, including innovative architectural firm Foster + Partners, who planned a space in the shape of a traditional desert city designed for the UAE (pictured above). Read the full story here ||

 

MEDIA

news of the week

|| The Queen of England's household spending was questioned as the royal family were told to "get a grip and increase income". Read the full story here ||

|| Rumours circulated that the world's largest magazine publisher - Time Inc - will dismiss around 6 percent of their work force, cutting 500 jobs. Read the full story here ||

|| Revealing that Snowden's whistleblowing contributed to a "peaceful world order", two politicians nominated Edward Snowden for the Nobel Peace Prize. Read the full story here ||

 

SPORT

news of the week

|| The second richest man in the world Bill Gates, came in second place in a friendly chess match with the Norwegian world Chess champion, 23-year-old Magnus Carlsen. Read the full story here ||

|| Olympic competitors for Team USA unveiled the new Ralph Lauren uniform (pictured above) for the Sochi Olympic Winter Games 2014. Read the full story here ||