More than half of African billionaires can thank the fashion business for part of their fortune. How did this fascinating group of moguls, merchants and mavericks climb their way to the top?
Lebanon’s capital can’t compete in terms of scale, but a fearless new Beirut fashion school founded by Elie Saab proves there is more to play for in the Middle East than meets the eye.
Influence is a thorny business at the best of times. BoF examines trust in the era of fake news and why credibility is more powerful than celebrity.
Last week’s Arab Fashion Week Riyadh focused the world’s attention on Saudi Arabian design and the country’s push for women’s rights, but who are the real power brokers in this fashion market worth $15 billion?
From Tehran to Taipei and Beirut to Brazil, the $20 billion global cosmetic surgery industry is quite literally changing the way the world looks.
New retail developments in Jeddah and Mecca are evidence of the opportunity presented by increasing numbers of pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia.
With a new fashion council, a revamped fashion week and a growing reputation as a launch pad for big brand events, Dubai is evolving into a fully-fledged fashion capital for the Middle East and North African market.
Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya may be North African neighbours, but their fashion markets are running at distinctly different speeds.