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Eco-friendly jumpsuits from Bambootique

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 24, 2014

Check out Bambootique’s new range of sustainable clothes and accessories at She Moves, located in Dubai’s Citywalk Mall, Al Safa Road, Jumeirah. Eco-friendly additions this season include monochrome dresses, jumpsuits and turbans made from bamboo fibres. https://bambootique.com/ ... Read more

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Pakistani fashion comes to town

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 24, 2014

An event dubbed Pakistan Fashion Week kicks off this evening at the Shangri-La hotel on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road. The designers and exhibitors will be revealed on-location over the course of three days. For more information call 04 3545835 or go to www.pakistanfashionweekdubai.com ... Read more

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Berluti boss: when dressing up, follow your emotion

James Gabrillo   |  April 22, 2014

Here’s our extended Q&A with Alessandro Sartori, the artistic director of the Paris-based menswear label Berluti. Look out for our main interview on Wednesday’s edition of The National’s Arts&Life.A favourite Italian style term is sprezzatura, which denotes a certain nonchalance, to appear ... Read more

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10 best looks from Berluti’s summer line

James Gabrillo   |  April 22, 2014

We dig the strong use of colour in Berluti’s latest collection, which apparently takes its cue from Impressionist paintings of men eating, drinking and relaxing amid lush greenery in the summer sun. It’s reflected in the Parisian brand’s lookbook, inspired by uniforms worn by French workers... Read more

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Making the world a better place one tank top at a time

Nadia El Dasher   |  April 21, 2014

Sunset Mall’s fashion boutique WEST L.A. recently launched their online shopping platform.The Dubai-based boutique website is offering a whopping 80 per cent off on sale items. And if that isn’t good enough, if you register with the site before April 30, 2014, you will be gifted Dh50 of credit to your... Read more

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The Emperor 1688, Kage and House of Fatam nominated for Woolmark Prize

James Gabrillo   |  April 20, 2014

Three UAE-based brands have been nominated for the International Woolmark Prize: the menswear label The Emperor 1688 and the womenswear brands Kage and House of Fatam.

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JT mani-pedi soon available at the Nail Spa

Rebecca McLaughlin-Duane   |  April 16, 2014

If you are heading to Abu Dhabi to see Justin Timberlake in concert on May 23, you might want to swing by the Nail Spa in the capital or Dubai first. From next month, JT inspired nail art will be available priced at Dh20 per finger or Dh150 for a full set. For more information or to book an appointment call 600... Read more

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Shady deal: 10 men’s sunnies for summer

James Gabrillo   |  April 15, 2014

As summer beckons, here are 10 suave ways to beat the heat. Keep them in your chest pocket or glove compartment.Available in stores and at MrPorter.com. For 10 more favourites, look out for Arts&Life’s print edition — The National’s special anniversary issue — on Thursday, April 17.... Read more

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Fashion Forward: Dainty and dangerous at Zayan the Label

James Gabrillo   |  April 14, 2014

“Renegade princess” is the theme of Zayan the Label’s latest line — which was immediately evident in the colour palette: pastel pink and stark black. The lace embroidery stood out — and so did the cutesy patches sewed on the clothes. “Pretty”, “Love”,... Read more

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Fashion Forward: Welcome to the Furne One show

James Gabrillo   |  April 14, 2014

As if there isn’t enough theatre in fashion right now, Furne One lit his runway show — Fashion Forward’s finale on Sunday night — like a concert. The soundtrack? Only some Beyoncé, some tribal chanting, some electronica and some tunes you’d hear in a Hitchcock movie. Is it a... Read more

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