Designers in the region struggle to navigate a fragmented market of competing fashion week events with ambiguous agendas and mixed results.
With the most important sales period of the year wiped out across the Middle East, luxury brands could be hit hard in key markets like the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia due to mall closures and lockdown.
The luxury destination's retail expansion is expected to fill more than three Mall of Americas — increasing the city's shopping space by about 40 percent — despite failing regional outlets.
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?
The fashion ‘unicorn’ has entered into a joint venture with Chalhoub Group ahead of a $5 billion IPO that is set for September 2018, according to sources close to the deal.
On the eve of Ramadan, London outposts of Middle Eastern boutiques are preparing for an influx of shoppers from the region during next month's Eid holiday.
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.
To accompany the launch of the BoF 500, Robb Young examines how an omnipotent cartel of deep-pocketed families have managed to anchor themselves in the lucrative fashion markets of the Gulf States.
Five years after the global financial crisis hit Dubai, the United Arab Emirates is poised to become a super-regional powerhouse, with compelling opportunities for luxury retailers, argues Mortimer Singer of Marvin Traub Associates.