Trend Report: Sci-Fi Fashion

Some designers fantasize about traveling back in time; others seek out future worlds. It’s no secret that Nicolas Ghesquière, for example, is a sci-fi fan: which is seen in his collections for Louis Vuitton and Balenciaga. “I was thinking of robotic articulation. Car parts. Droids. A boyish silhouette . . .” the designer said when explaining his Spring 2007 show […]

The Shalki Modern Comeback

So our maid’s favorite fabric is going mainstream! And we couldn’t be prouder! “Shalki”, which translates to “Rose blossom”, is a print also known as “Jnenah” which means “Garden” in Arabic. The fabric has become a visual symbol of local soul fashion, with a meter going for about 10-15 SAR (about 3 USD). The print has been around for decades, […]

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS FASHION SEASON

The world is topsy-turvy — on this we all agree. But when down is up and up is down, and everyone is busy looking in all directions at once because so much is going on (Super Bowl! Grammys! Oscars! Trump!), what happens to hemlines? Flux, of course. Fashion is not exempt. Disruption is the overriding trend of the ready-to-wear season. […]

IN HIS SHOES: HATEM ALAKEEL

A few years ago, Hatem Alakeel launched his ready-to-wear line for men. What seemed to be hobby turned into a business and elevated traditional wear and we couldn’t be happier! Check out how everything came about as we sat down with the designer for an exclusive interview: 1- When did you create your line Toby? It all started 8 years […]

SDinstaREVIEWS: NUUN JEWELS- PARIS PRESENTATION

Perfectly located in the iconic fashion street of Paris, the Faubourg Saint Honoré, the Nuun Jewels boutique is the place to go when in search for innovative high jewelry! Last week we kicked off Couture week with their jewelry presentation in collaboration with Saudi brand BySadeem. Set around round tables, just as if we were about to have some Parisian […]