The top stories of the week on Buro 24/7 Middle East
Elie Saab promoted a typically elegant aesthetic for his Cruise 2014/15 collection, with a slight nod to a more casual approach. Read the full story here.
Cocktail king Giambattista Valli presented his Cruise 2014/15 collection under his main line, and it was a floral burst worth waiting for. Read the full story here.
Celebrating Coco's love of travel, Chanel set its sights on the Far East for an exiting new exhibition in Seoul – the capital of South Korea. Read the full story here.
Opening Ceremony showed the others how things are done with a recent presentation that provided a mash up of inspiration points and cool silhouettes. Read the full story here.
Diane Kruger revealed to Elle U.S that she's "about to create a new handbag with Jason Wu. It will be called the Diane." Read the full story here.
The Louis Vuitton backed Françoise Sagan Prize for Literature, was awarded to 27-year-old French author Julia Kerninon this year for her first novel, called 'Buvard' (or "Blotting Paper"). Read the full story here.
It was announced Diane von Furstenberg is set to receive the 'Superstar Award' at The Fashion Group International's (FGI) Night of Stars this October. Read the full story here.
London town was buzzing with all things bright, shiny and new for menswear this week, as three big names presented their latest lines for next year's summer season including Topman, Hardy Amies and Dunhill. Read the full story here.
International modelling sensation David Gandy teamed up with Marks & Spencer for an underwear capsule collection called 'David Gandy for Autograph'. Read the full story here.
Jonathan Saunders created a earthy, craft-like palette presented for his latest collection –and it screamed "subtle sophistication" for SS15. Read the full story here.
Great Britain honoured a wealth of talent this week as the annual Queen's Honours list is revealed, with Zandra Rhodes taking one of the top titles. Read the full story here.
This week, London department store Harvey Nichols joined forces with Been Trill to create an edgy 15 piece unisex capsule collection. Read the full story here.
Luxurious basics in muted colour tones and the finest materials, peppered with lighter options for warmer climes were showcased in The Row's new Cruise offering. Read the full story here.
Jeremy Scott debuted a pumped-up menswear show for Moschino full of Pop Art and street references in London for mens fashion week. Read the full story here.
London's fashion scene saw contemporary British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood set up shop at the Mercer Street Studios this week, to show his unexpected menswear edit to the industry. Read the full story here.
Fashionable labels that originated from New York to Scotland congregated in London this week, for a stellar line up of menswear shows which included DKNY, Jimmy Choo and Pringle of Scotland. Read the full story here.
Modernity reigned supreme for Alexander McQueen in London, as the label showed a collection that deliberately avoided historical reference. Read the full story here.
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli referenced the painterly world of Frida Kahlo for Valentino's Cruise collection that was revealed this week. Read the full story here.
London brand J.W. Anderson released its latest advertising campaign, featuring three top models and neutral hair and make-up. Read the full story here.
After almost four years as the head of creative, Olivier Theyskens announced his departure from Theory. Read the full story here.
Calling upon the services of Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo, London jewellery designer and former Creative Director of Boucheron Solange Azagury-Partridge launched a collection just for men. Read the full story here.
Annie Leibovitz photographed Golden Globe nominated James McAvoy for the new Prada menswear Autumn/Winter campaign. Read the full story here.
Featuring a plethora of models including Jamie Bochert, Mariacarla Boscono, Harry Brant and Kendall Jenner – Givenchy's new campaign for Autumn/Winter 14 released. Read the full story here.
Christopher Bailey took the Burberry brand back to its roots this week in London, with a true English gentleman in mind for the Spring/Summer 15 Burberry Prorsum show. Read the full story here.
Ralph Lauren arrived in Washington DC to be honoured with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal by Hillary Clinton. Read the full story here.
Consuelo Castiglioni created a super wearable sports-led collection for Marni's Cruise 2014/15 season, full of Art Deco colour references. Read the full story here.
Pushing an Americana vibe in both silhouette and style, Tom Ford made a casual impact on the menswear fashion scene this week. Read the full story here.
This week, Anna Wintour sat down with Central Saint Martin students in London to share some insightful advice on all things fashion. Read the full story here.
It was business first at the Marchesa Cruise 2014/15 presentation this week, with a focus on silhouettes that are proven to work for the label. Read the full story here.
Presented to the public by way of chic short film this season, Victoria by Victoria Beckham AW14 was an edit of cool separates interesting embellishment. Read the full story here.
As a fan of the talented Charles James, designer Zac Posen announced he is planning to discuss the late designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, with curator Jan Glier Reeder. Read the full story here.
Pitti Uomo kicked off with aplomb – in conjunction with the events of Firenze Hometown of fashion, which provided attendees and watchers from afar alike the chance to partake in some serious admiration of the menswear on show in the streets. Read the full story here.
This year, the Florence Centre for Italian Fashion honoured 60 years of activity that was seeded in the city, kicking off celebrations with a fireworks display and performance by Andrea Bocelli. Read the full story here.
It was revealed that the archived, iconic work of the late Richard Avedon is getting a digital voice, thanks to a free app that was released this week. Read the full story here.
As the world waits in anticipation for Cara Delevingne's new Mulberry collection, the model-turned-designer teased us with a new film of herself inside the Mulberry factory. Read the full story here.
Cindy Crawford announced she is set to make another title for herself as an author, with a new book due for release late next year about the her life and lessons she's learned along the way. Read the full story here.
Hedi Slimane continued with his musical theme, with Saint Laurent's latest advertising campaign that features two of Britain's newest rockstars. Read the full story here.
London College of Fashion's Oxford Street campus got a new rooftop designed by local business Studio Weave. Read the full story here.
After captivating audiences with their animated commercial 'The Last Game', Nike brought the characterised figures to life by producing four-metre-tall replicas of the notable football players. Read the full story here.
The world's most recognisable coffee chain, Starbucks, announced they are adding new technology to its shops, which will undeniably allow it to maintain it's position at the top of the industry. Read the full story here.
As part of the Noble Quran Oasis competition, Dutch practice Mecanoo, proposed to build a one-of-a-kind structure that references both the physical and poetic elements of the ancient Islamic cities. Read the full story here.
The Dubai Marina section of the new tram network saw movement for the first time last weekend, with trams being tested across the area on Friday and Saturday. Read the full story here.
Champion Jet-skier Franky Zapata developed a product inspired by 'Back to The Future's' iconic hoverboard. Read the full story here.
A small football stadium in Berlin was transformed into one gigantic living room complete with giant TV screen for watching the 2014 Brazil World Cup. Read the full story here.
Jay Z lent his hand – and voice – to the new Beats by Dre advertisement, with a remixed track available exclusively on Beats Music for the next week. Read the full story here.
With Bentley's recent re-entry into the world of GT racing, the British car manufacturer released a GT3 inspired Bentley Continental. Read the full story here.
Audi showcased the 'TT Pavilion' at Design Miami/Basel, an installation created using parts of a third generation Audi TT. Read the full story here.
The 56 winners of the 2014 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Awards were declared, and they ranged from museums to institutes, stations and more. Read the full story here.
Nissan Design Europe in London revealed the work of some of its young designers - when they were given the task to create the car of 'their dreams'. Read the full story here.
Using Street View technology, Google launched 'Google Street Art', a project that will enable users to explore work from around the world. Read the full story here.
An exciting announcement was made at a brand event in Seattle this week, the revelation of an Amazon Smartphone... Read the full story here.
The Emoji keyboard announced it is adding 250 new emoticons to its current assortment, making it possible for everyone to further elaborate their feelings. Read the full story here.
Facebook Creative Labs launched their second product – a new app called 'Slingshot' to rival the popular 'Snapchat'. Read the full story here.
The self proclaimed "Warhol of this generation" – Kanye West, discussed all things technologic with Steve Stoute and Ben Horowitz at the Cannes Lions festival. Read the full story here.
The trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogan's new film 'The Interview' was released. Read the full story here.
Hollywood actress, UN special envoy, mother and philanthropist Angelina Jolie was accorded one of the highest accolades this week. Read the full story here.
The famed Italian label Gucci have announced they will help fund the restoration of ten 16th-centure tapestries in Florence, returning them to their original home. Read the full story here.
It was reported that American artist James Clar is suing Rihanna for $6.64 million for plagiarism, seen in one of her music videos. Read the full story here.
As the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicked off this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, British dance duo Basement Jaxx released their new Brazilian-themed music video. Read the full story here.
To celebrate Wes Anderson's new movie being released on Blu-ray and DVD this month, 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' was constructed in lego. Read the full story here.
More than 1,000 lots of cars, trucks, buses and pieces of motoring memorabilia were auctioned off by Bonhams, all belonging to the late Michael Banfield. Read the full story here.
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei started a new Instagram meme – holding your leg up and pretending to use it like a gun – which thousands of people are copying all over the social media app. Read the full story here.
A Duran Duran tribute album – called Making Patterns Rhyme – was created by LA based record label Manimal Vinyl and is set for release on July 15th. Read the full story here.
Belgian architect and multimedia designer Nazia Mestaui developed a digital project called 'One Beat One Tree', in which you can "grow" a digital tree at the same pace as your heart rate. Read the full story here.
We received a taste of Jessie Ware's upcoming second album as she released her latest single 'Tough Love'. Read the full story here.
Researchers made an astounding discovery behind one of Pablo Picasso's originals, 'The Blue Room' dated 1901, which portrays a woman bathing. Read the full story here.
It was announced that on July 2, Bonham's will auction off two Banksy artworks, which were sold last year for $60 at stall in Central Park, NYC. Read the full story here.
It was reported according to a new article, the life for fashion's top bloggers is becoming more and more opulent, with many today now earning over $1 million per year. Read the full story here.
Bobbi Brown lent her name and expertise to a new project by Yahoo, to create an online presence focussed on the world of beauty. Read the full story here.
Leonardo DiCaprio hired a superyacht for the FIFA World Cup owned by the Abu Dhabi billionaire Sheikh, who also owns English football club Manchester City. Read the full story here.
Leonardo DiCaprio also pledged $7 million towards the establishment of marine reserves at a State Department event. Read the full story here.
In a seemingly outrageous display of high self esteem, Kanye West blasted iconic photographer Annie Leibovitz for 'bailing' on being their wedding photographer. Read the full story here.
London welcomed a host of stars on Sunday to celebrate a worthy cause, a charity that focusses on male cancer - in conjunction with Men's Fashion Week which is currenly underway. Read the full story here.
During Art Basel this week, a private dinner was held at Kunstmuseum Basel, hosted by journalist, Newsweek Editor and founder of The Daily Beast Tina Brown, Daphne Guinness, Dasha Zhukova and Urs Rohner. Read the full story here.
In honour of the Spring/Summer 15 London Collections: Men, Dunhill and 'GQ Style' hosted an en elegant cocktail party in Mayfair, inviting a myriad of stylish Brits. Read the full story here.