The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East
This Spring/Summer season, Dolce and Gabbana looked to the Spanish domination of the island of Sicily between 1516 and 1713, and created a stunning collection that featured unconventional silhouettes, new tailoring techniques and the colour red. Read the full story here.
Marc Jacobs took to the sun and sand of Palm Beach this season, using it as inspiration for his latest men's collection. Read the full story here.
Inspired by her trips to Cuba and Italian heritage, Donatella Versace unveiled a vibrant collection that celebrated the classical Versace motifs, athleticism and warm tropical colours for menswear Spring/Summer 15. Read the full story here.
24 hours after American Apparel announced that the founder and CEO of the clothing brand had been fired, the company's share prices rose by nearly 20 percent. Read the full story here.
For Prada's Spring/Summer 15 collection, the theme of equality was the core, as Miuccia Prada revealed a more conservative collection for both men and women, filled with dark denim and retro silhouettes. Read the full story here.
For the first time in three years within her role as brand ambassador, images of Gisele Bündchen for Isabel Marant were released for its Autumn/Winter 14 campaign. Read the full story here.
Marni's men's collection for Spring/Summer 15 combined the worlds of sport, utility and tailoring to create key peices for every type of man, from buisnessmen to artsy travellers. Read the full story here.
Frida Giannini presented a sailor-led line up for Gucci Spring/Summer 15 in Milan, with stripes, denim and splashes of nautical red ahoy... All with a healthy dose of rock and roll. Read the full story here.
Jil Sander known for its minimalist designs revealed its new men's collection for Spring/Summer 15, sticking to a deep-rooted abstract and simple approach. Read the full story here.
H&M announced they are teaming up with Liberty prints for a capsule collection of men's shirt and accessories, featuring the British store's trademark floral prints. Read the full story here.
For Salvatore Ferragamo's latest campaign, creative director Massimiliano Giornetti tapped fashion's best photographer duo and a team of gorgeous models to showcase the house's Autumn/Winter 14 collection. Read the full story here.
Menswear took a decidedly casual turn in Milan this week, when Fendi presented a collection of 'real' clothes. Read the full story here.
Starring each of the print campaign's faces – except for mature French actress Isabelle Huppert – Givenchy released its AW14 campaign video. Read the full story here.
Miuccia Prada announced that she wants to unite shows for men's and women's collections. Read the full story here.
Louis Vuitton unveiled its highly-anticipated ad campaign directed by its newest creative director, Nicolas Ghesquière. Read the full story here.
Naomi Campbell officially confirmed that she is in discussions to create her own clothing line. Read the full story here.
Valentino stuck to the bohemian spirit of its AW14 collection, as the men's Spring/Summer lineup weaved together rich patterns and lightweight fabrics. Read the full story here.
Raf Simons showed his Spring/Summer 15 menswear collection in Paris. Read the full story here.
This week, the British Fashion Council hosted its inaugural Fashion Forum event at Syon House in West London, fusing the realms of fashion and business. Read the full story here.
Alexa Chung revealed she had teamed up with AG denim to create her own line, proving that she is capable of anything. Read the full story here.
Cara Delevingne, the two-time Victoria's Secret model, was chosen to be the new face of Topshop, taking on the role later this summer. Read the full story here.
American architecture company SOM and Danish practice Entasis won a competition to design a Gothenbury skyscraper that will tower over the city's present tallest structure which stands at 100 metres. Read the full story here.
Emirates, an official FIFA Worldwide Partner, unveiled its first Boeing 777-300ER to feature the distinguishable signature of Emirates' global gmbassador and three times World Cup winner, Pele. Read the full story here.
Architecture practice Grimshaw was selected to construct a series of recreational establishments for Qatar in order to inspire local communities to be more active in public social environments. Read the full story here.
Buro 24/7 took a look at Universal Studios new Harry Potter-themed section of its iconic Florida theme park. Read the full story here.
Italian architect Paulo Venturella revealed to the world his newest novel idea when it comes to combatting the on-going problem of rising population and energy consumption in New York City. Read the full story here.
A new luxury sleeper train was presented this week designed by Ferrari designer Ken Okuyama, which will begin carrying passengers across Japan from Spring 2017. Read the full story here.
The famous British tennis tournament welcomed its most-visited first day on record this week, thanks to England's early exit from World Cup. Read the full story here.
The 2014 iPhone Photography Award winners were announced this week. Read the full story here.
Fashion house Fendi announced the collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre to create an exclusive collection of audio accessories. Read the full story here.
Qatar-based hotel developer and operator Katara has announced that The Peninsula Paris hotel is set to open on August 1, following an intense restoration. Read the full story here.
34 of the world's first Fendi-clad villas were put on the market on Tuesday, with a starting price of $9.8 million. Read the full story here.
Volkswagen revealed its own conceptualisation for the Vision Gran Turismo project: the GTI Roadster. Read the full story here.
An all-new Ferrari style was debuted this weekend in Sicily, at an event that sees almost 100 vehicles join forces to parade around the island. Read the full story here.
Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum endorsed the fifth phase of an expansion scheme for one of the city's most iconic hotels, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Read the full story here.
Online giant eBay continued to grow in the world of auction style marketplaces this week, as it released its new app called 'eBay Valet'. Read the full story here.
Coca-cola and Will.i.am announced they had joined forces to create the Ekocycle brand, which is focused on "promoting sustainability through aspirational yet attainable lifestyle products". Read the full story here.
This week, surfing the latest wave of the smartwatch revolution, Google went live with its Android Wear. Read the full story here.
Google released a new domestic entertainment system, Android TV, which is manufactured to assimilate with game consoles, smart TV's and satellite receivers. Read the full story here.
Google released Glass in the UK, making it the second country to receive the Android-powered eyewear after the US. Read the story here.
Alicia Keys was revealed as the face of Dahlia Divin, Givenchy's newest fragrance, which will launch globally in September. Read the full story here.
Makeup brand NARS and designer Phillip Lim joined forces once again to create a new nail polish collection for the Summer season. Read the full story here.
After successfully launching its women's fragrance, Jimmy Choo decided to cater to its male clientele by releasing a debut men's perfume. Read the full story here.
For the past 30 year Natura Bissé has been at the forefront of cutting edge skin care technology, aimed for older woman, this week the brand revealed plans to win more young customers with a new line of skincare. Read the full story here.
Lancôme unveiled its latest ad campaign featuring its new ambassador, Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong'o. Read the full story here.
Thanks to the Walk of Fame Selection Committee, Pharrell Williams was chosen to be one of 30 honorees that will gain a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2015. Read the full story here.
After meeting Hillary Clinton at a function, Katy Perry offered to lend her talents to create the theme song for the politician's future presidential campaign. Read the full story here.
Google's creative head Amit Sood revealed his dreams of bringing Rome's Sistine Chapel into the virtual world of Google's innovative Art Project. Read the full story here.
Mauritshuis Museum announced they are set to reopen in The Hague this weekend. Read the full story here.
Sotheby's New York held a massive musical auction this week, selling handwritten lyrics by Bob Dylan, John Lennon's guitar and other historical relics. Read the full story here.
Karen O announced news of her first solo album this week. Read the full story here.
Hedi Slimane added British musician James Edward Bagshaw to the Saint Laurent Music Project. Read the full story here.
An iconic painting of water lilies by Claude Monet was sold at a Sotheby's London auction of of Impressionist and Modern art for $208 million. Read the full story here.
Located on the outskirts of the French capital, the long-awaited Foundation Louis Vuitton announced it will soon be opening this Fall, and is set to become one of the cities most cultural attractions. Read the full story here.
Nothing seems to be holding down the breakout actress and Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, as Vogue unveiled its latest issue this week, with Nyong'o gracing the cover. Read the full story here.
It was reported that former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is looking to open an office in the UAE capital. Read the full story here.
There were media reports that Condé Nast is now on high alert after having choppy first and second quarters, causing the company to reevaluate its budgets across its wide variety of titles. Read the full story here.
An annual global study which evaluates the use of Twitter by heads of state and government and ministers of foreign affairs placed Sheikh Mohammed as one of the top 10 most followed world leaders on Twitter. Read the full story here.
The Good Country Index was publicised at the TEDSalon in Berlin, and it was developed as a measurement to see how much each individual nation gives back to the planet and to mankind. Read the full story here.
At the World Heritage Committee's annual meeting under the United Nations, 29 new sites were designated as being natural or cultural wonders worthy of special protection. Read the full story here.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched #UAEWaterAid, a new campaign that aims to provide access to fresh drinking water for more than five million people worldwide. Read the full story here.
The Happy Hearts Fund – dedicated to rebuilding schools for children after natural disasters – welcomed some key guests in New York this week, as a very worth cause was remembered. Read the full story here.
During this week's Men's Fashion Week in Milan, Stella McCartney presented her Cruise 2014/15 collection at the enchanting gardens of Orto Botanico di Brera. Read the full story here.
This week saw the opening of Jeff Koons first major museum presentation in New York, and the first to fill nearly the entirety of the Whitney's Marcel Breuer building with a single artist's work. Read the full story here.