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The finest fashion, style and trend articles captured through a variety of approaches, including reviews, shoots, interviews, comparative pieces and analysis.

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Many jewellers would swear by Elizabeth Taylor’s ability to pick out high quality and exquisite diamond jewellery and by the time of her death, in 2011, she had amassed the world’s most impressive collection that included her most prized pieces by Bulgari.more
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Considering it’s only fifteen years younger than Cartier, it’s amazing that the Lebanese, family-owned jewellery house of Tabbah is not more widely recognised. Of course, this has much to do with the nature of their business – quietly creating one-off haute joaillerie, often for international royalty.more
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It is impossible to be indifferent about Shourouk Rhaiem’s sparkling accessories. Bold, bright and kaleidoscopic in colour, they are the ultimate anti-depressant, cocktail conversation piece and protest against financial crisis.more

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After 35 years of photographing the world’s most striking women, the Peruvian-born star photographer, Mario Testino, turns his lens the other way, putting men centre stage. Sir, published by Taschen, is his largest book to-date and an intimate look at masculinity in all its forms.more
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French-Algerian photographer Michel Haddi made his name shooting fashion and celebrities and then went on to start his own publishing house. Based between London and New York, he’s now a celebrity in his own right.more
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Vampire motifs, women sprayed in blood or adorned with slabs of raw meat, guns and black eyes, Barbies with nosebleeds, an obese lady wearing nothing but a gigantic Hershey’s chocolate bar, Louboutin shoes burned down to their frames. Photographer Tyler Shields loves pushing buttons. Especially the ones that aren’t on his camera.more

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Ramdane Touhami’s new European luxury group Honmono is off to a lightning start, with thirty L’Officine Universelle Buly boutiques set to open worldwide in the next year and a chain of French cafés due to roll out across Asia – he’s the manic mastermind behind some remarkable brands.more
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Skillfully executed and made to measure, Sandra Mansour ‘s vision of timeless glamour is inspired by reveries and brought to life in a collection of lavish yet understated designs.more

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Donatella Versace deviated from her usual razzmatazz for the men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection, which featured a wholly modern take on lightweight materials and fluid layering.more
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For her first Haute Couture collection for the house of Dior, Maria Grazia Chiuri conjures the flowers, plants and mysteries of a mythical labyrinth.more

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Jessica Kahawaty was a runner-up of Miss Lebanon 2010, winner of Miss Australia 2012 and came third in the 2012’s Miss World. She speaks four languages, is about to get a double degree in law and business finance and is passionately involved in charitable work.
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When the offer to hang out backstage at Hackett’s first ever runway show was combined with the chance to interview the man behind the label, we were on the first plane out. more
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On Rad Hourani’s stage, silhouettes are sharp, bold and monochrome, seasonality is ignored, women model menswear and men model womenswear. more

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Prized by professional athletes and serious collectors alike, Richard Mille timepieces are known for their incomparably distinctive and shock-defying designs. A new collaboration with French street artist Cyril Congo takes graffiti art to a whole new level, proof that traditional watchmaking can keep up with the times. more
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The Richard Mille watch developed for tennis champ, Rafael Nadal, is a test bed of high-tech engineering, built to withstand the most extreme conditions, look like a million bucks and weigh as much as a feather. In essence, it’s a tourbillon timepiece unlike any other. more
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A. Lange & Söhne’s annual production may equate to just five per cent of its larger Richemont sibling, Cartier, but that doesn’t bother this fine German watchmaker one iota. They’re far more concerned about the impeccable construction and obsessive precision of their seemingly simple, yet highly complex timepieces.  more
your picks
Filmmaker Alejandro Landes’ glorious contemporary home in Miami, on the shores of Biscayne Bay, is as captivating as a cinematic masterpiece.
Kuwaiti artist and designer Nanu Al Hamad likes to shock and surprise through a body of work that defies categorisation, let alone convention.
With her experimental and architectural ready-to-wear label Reemami, the young Sharjah-based Palestinian fashion designer Reema Al Banna is a rising star to keep an eye out for.