UAE Art & Fashion: A Cosmopolitan Mix
Fashion / Lifestyle

UAE Art & Fashion: A Cosmopolitan Mix

Last weekend I was among the lucky visitors to the brand-new Louvre Abu Dhabi — a futuristic museum designed by French architect Jean Nouvel and the hottest new arrival on the global art scene. The museum’s concept is to show humanity in a new light, highlighting the commonalities across civilizations, cultures and religions. The crowd shuffling … Continue reading

World Environment Day: Island Fashion
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World Environment Day: Island Fashion

Today is World Environment Day, and this year’s theme is islands! Besides being sought-after destinations thanks to their outstanding natural beauty, islands are home to diverse and creative cultures. To celebrate World Environment Day in style, here are some great examples of green-and-glam fashion from around the world – some that come from island nations and some that are inspired by islands. So stretch out … Continue reading

Where to Study Sustainable Fashion?
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Where to Study Sustainable Fashion?

In the fashion universe, designer is king. That’s why the only way to get the fashion industry to embrace sustainability is by teaching future designers how to do it. A couple of years ago, New York-based designer Timo Rissanen summed up his personal sustainable fashion challenge as follows: “I basically had to learn to design again.” Sustainable fashion … Continue reading

DESIGNGUT: Where Swiss Design Meets Sustainability
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DESIGNGUT: Where Swiss Design Meets Sustainability

Last week I had a great opportunity to visit DESIGNGUT, the annual Swiss sustainable design fair, in Winterthur — a charming town located a 20-minute train ride from Zurich. The event brought together Switzerland’s more established and up-and-coming designers in fashion, jewellery and furniture – all with a sustainable twist. Held in the city’s magnificent … Continue reading