Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Arab Fashion Council And Meraas Signs Partnership Agreement

The Arab Fashion Council And Meraas Signs Partnership Agreement
The 5th Edition of Arab Fashion Week To be Held At City Walk In Dubai
(photos: Arab Fashion Council)
Arab Fashion Week, City Walk
The Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the world’s largest not-for-profit fashion organization with a vision to establish a fashion ecosystem in the Arab world, has officially entered into a long-term partnership with Meraas, a leading Dubai-based holding company, in order to continue promoting Dubai as a global style destination.
Under the new partnership, the Arab Fashion Council will once again host its bi-annual Arab Fashion Week (AFW) which will be held this season and for the first time at City Walk, a city within a city, developed by Meraas that seamlessly combines living, shopping, entertainment, hospitality and wellness options within one unique destination. The destination is home to over 300 local and global brands comprising luxury, contemporary, high street fashion brands, F&B, jewellery and watches, leisure and entertainment and much more. The five-day event will take place from 15-19 November and is expected to attract a huge number of visitors and participants including industry VIP and celebrity guests flying in from all over the world for the occasion. With over 25 regional and international designers showcasing their latest creations every season, Arab Fashion Week is the first and only platform in the world dedicated to promoting Pre-collections and Ready-Couture.
Milan, September 2017 / H. E. Cavalier Mario Boselli, Executive Honorary President - Sara Ferraris, Duvent's Project Manager for Arab Fashion Week - Jacob Abrian, Ceo Arab Fashion Council
“We are thrilled to host the fifth edition of Arab Fashion Week in partnership with Meraas as it presents an exciting opportunity to unite the Dubai fashion community. While Arab Fashion Week is an industry-focused event, we want everyone to feel that they are part of it, and together with Meraas, we hope to create another hugely successful event,” said Jacob Abrian, CEO of Arab Fashion Council.
Meraas combines creativity and engineering to deliver a unique portfolio of urban and lifestyle destinations that are designed to make Dubai and the UAE a number one destination for people to live, work, visit and enjoy time with family and friends. As part of the strategic partnership with the Arab Fashion Council, Meraas will be hosting various events and activations in addition to City Walk across all its developments, including The Beach, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, La Mer and Al Seef in order to make Arab Fashion Week a truly city-wide celebration. The five-day event will take center stage at City Walk and will include a schedule of daily runway shows, presentations, panel discussions and pop-up boutiques.
In order left to right: Ingie Paris, Marchesa, Antonio Marras
Sally Yacoub, Chief Malls Officer at Meraas said: “Dubai’s ambition is to become one of the world’s top capitals for fashion and design, and we are excited to support the growth of both industries by partnering with the Arab Fashion Council. Arab Fashion Week is an important event in the Dubai calendar, and we are ready to welcome thousands of people to City Walk Dubai, as we celebrate the very best the city has to offer.”
The Arab Fashion Council was founded in 2014 in London as an international extraterritorial authority by a number of regional fashion pioneers. The organization has been working closely with international experts in order to elevate and position the Arab Fashion Week alongside the other big four fashion weeks taking place in New York (NYFW), London (LFW), Milan (MFW) & Paris (PFW). The concept of the event is not only to promote regional talent but also allow international designers to showcase their collections with a possibility of being licensed with an official Ready-Couture license.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Princess Diana Handbag Auctioned To Help Houston Flood Victims

Sale of Celebrity Designer Lana Marks’ Princess Diana Handbag to Benefit Houston Flood Victims

American Red Cross to benefit from handbag proceeds, which could top $20,000. Sept. 26 in Beverly Hills

Lana Marks, luxury accessories designer to celebrities and royalty and one of Princess Diana's closest friends, has exclusively produced an Emerald Green Princess Diana Handbag (est. $20,000+), which will be included in Heritage Auctions' Luxury Accessories Auction on Sept. 26 in Beverly Hills. All proceeds from this one-of-a-kind handbag will be donated to one of Princess Diana's favorite charities, the American Red Cross, to benefit children relocated to shelters after the historic and devastating flood affecting Houston, Texas. Lana Marks is currently producing only a very limited number of Princess Diana Handbags, and is completely sold out of alligator and crocodile versions in the United States. 

"Princess Diana was such an excellent person and good friend, and I know she would be thrilled to see us honoring her memory," Marks said. "She was so passionate about helping children around the world, and was active with the Red Cross. I have a relationship with the American Red Cross through my friendship with Ambassador Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, who chairs the board, so it is a perfect match."

This dazzling tophandle handbag is crafted from the finest crocodile, tanned a rich emerald green hue, and the diamond heart is 3.22 carats of the very finest E color white diamonds, comprised of 225 stones, each individually set by hand on 18k yellow gold. The Princess Diana Handbag is one of Lana Marks' signature luxury handbags, and a limited number are made each year.
 

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