In Gulf States, Designers Add Flair to Traditional All-Black Abaya

Source: Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Just a few years ago, Gulf Arab women usually only felt comfortable showing off their fashion sense at ladies-only parties or family gatherings. In public, at least in their home countries, the standard all-black abaya — a simple floor-length covering and accompanying head scarf — was the only culturally accepted option.

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Week in Review | Young London Creatives, Ami’s Alexandre Mattiussi, Fabien Baron, Prada’s Magic, Inside India

Anna Trevelyan, Thomas Lohr, Rhea Thierstein, Matthew Holroyd, Simon Cook, Billal Taright, Matthew Josephs, Alex Turvey, Ellie Grace Cumming and Declan Sheils | Photo: Shahriyar Ahmed

BoF editor-in-chief Imran Amed recaps the week in the business of fashion.

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Dior Plans Encore Haute Couture Show in Shanghai

Dior Spring 2013 Haute Couture | Photo: The Business of Fashion

PARIS, France — For the first time since Raf Simons took the creative helm at Dior, the French fashion house is bringing its Haute Couture show to China, with an event to be held in Shanghai on March 30. The show will be a repeat outing of the Spring 2013 Haute Couture collection that was first presented in January during Paris Couture Week and marks the second couture show in China for Dior, which presented its Spring 2012 Haute

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Will a Wave of Megastores Turn Bond Street into the World’s Premier Luxury Showcase?

Bond Street's Coming Luxury Megastores | Source: BoF

Following the arrival of Louis Vuitton’s super-sized “Maison” on London’s Bond Street in 2010, the thoroughfare will soon be home to a slew of high fashion megastores, transforming the once-quaint street into a larger-than-life global luxury showcase.

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