هارفي نيكلز الكويت تنظم العرض السنوي لتشكيلة القفطان المميزة بمشاركة أشهر المصممين المحليين والإقليميين

مجموعة الدرّاعات المميزة متوفرة الآن في هارفي نيكلز الكويت لفترة محدودة

مع اقتراب حلول شهر رمضان المبارك الذي يتخلله العديد من اللقاءات العائلية والاجتماعية كدعوات الإفطار والغبقات، نظمت علامة "هارفي نيكلز الكويت" الحدث السنوي لإطلاق تشكيلة القفطان المميزة لأهم المصممين المحليين والإقليميين. ويتم تنظيم هذا الحدث للعام الخامس على التوالي تجسيداً لالتزام العلامة بتشجيع المواهب المحلية والإقليمية، حيث شارك هذا العام 17 من المصممين المبدعين. وقد حضر العرض عدد من كبار الشخصيات، والإعلاميين والصحافيين، إلى جانب رواد مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مثل دلال الدوب ودانا الطويرش وغيرهم.

وقد تميزت القفاطين لهذا العام بخطوطها وتصاميمها المبتكرة من جهة الأقمشة، والمطبوعات والحياكة المتقنة التي ستمكّن سيدات الكويت من إعادة اكتشاف شخصيتهن وأسلوبهن الراقي. وقد تعاونت "هارفي نيكلز الكويت" مع مجموعة من المصممين المبدعين لإطلاق تشكيلة العبايات الأنيقة لهذا العام، حيث يوجد قفطان مميز لكل ذوق ومناسبة.

وتعليقاً على العرض السنوي لهذا العام، أفاد فريق المشتريات بالقول: "يتزايد الإقبال على تصاميم القفطان عاماً بعد عام، إلا أننا في عام 2018 حرصنا على أن نقدم مجموعة رائعة من التصاميم الأنيقة والفريدة من نوعها في المنطقة. ومن خلال التعاون مع أشهر مصممي القفطان المبدعين، فقد استطعنا تقديم أكبر تشكيلة درّاعات وعبايات بطابع عصري والتي لابد لكل سيدة أنيقة ارتداؤها وخصوصاً في الشهر الكريم."

وجاءت تشكيلة المصممين المشاركين في العرض كالتالي:


After Twelve
استلهمت المصممة السعودية فهدة العمري مجموعتها الراقية لهذا العام من ثقافة المغرب المميزة. وتمتاز هذه المجموعة بتفاصيلها الساحرة والغنية المستوحاة من الثقافة المغربية سواء من جهة الأقمشة، أو التصاميم المميزة أو البساطة في استخدام الأحجار الكريمة الجميلة.


AKS The Label
تم تأسيس AKS The Label في عام 2013 من قبل الأختين البحرينيتين الموهوبتين آمنة وأسماء خالد سيف، واللتان تصممان القفاطين بشغفٍ كبير مستوحى من تصاميم عصر آرت ديكو المميز. فهذه التفاصيل الصغيرة المبدعة هي السمة السائدة في تصاميم هذه المجموعة الجذابة والعصرية.


Bambah
ما أن أطلقت مجموعتها الأولى، حتى استحوذت علامة Bambah على استحسان الزبونات، حيث تتسم تصاميمها وقصاتها بالأنوثة، والأناقة والجرأة والذوق الرفيع.


Bthaina
تمتاز مجموعة بثينة بالأنوثة وبتفاصيل غاية في الأناقة، حيث تدمج بين الجمال والفخامة المطلقة. بدأت بثينة مشوارها الاحترافي وعلامتها الاستثنائية في 2010 في عُمان، ومن ثم نجحت في إطلاق أول بوتيك لها في العام 2011. فهي تبتكر أجمل تصاميم القفطان والعبايات المطرزة يدوياً بحرفية عالية، وتستلهم تصاميمها من ثقافة الشرق والغرب.

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By Nouma
تميزت تصاميمها في العام الفائت بتفاصيلها المستوحاة من الثقافة العربية الحديثة، من خلال الدمج بين ألوان الأبيض والبيج والذهبي ونقشات الزهور وإكسسوارات الزينة؛ وتقدم لنا هذه السنة مجموعة ساحرة ترتكز على الألوان الداكنة والترتر والنقشات الموردة.


Double De
تتميز إبداعات المصممة هنوف بوعركي بلمساتها العصرية التي تمنح القفطان التقليدي جاذبية لا مثيل لها، حيث تستخدم الألون المشرقة والتطريز الذي يضفي على القصات الكلاسيكية لمسة ملفتة وفريدة.


Elegant by Laila
تستخدم المصممة ليلى الحنبلي أجود أنواع الأقمشة لتصميم أزيائها الفاتنة، حيث تعكس الأقمشة الفاخرة التي تستخدمها في قصات القفطان ذوقها الراقي والمتميز. فكل سيدة ستحظى بإطلالة ملكية جذابة عند ارتداء أي من تصاميم ليلى الأنيقة.


Eman Al-Ahmed
إيمان الأحمد هي مصممة ومُؤسسة علامة الأزياء الراقية التي تحمل اسمها. منذ بداياتها في عام 2006، نجحت إيمان في أن تكون من أهم مصممات العبايات المبدعات، حيث تشتهر بقصاتها الجميلة والأنيقة.


Gold Dust
تشتهر تصاميمGold Dust بتصاميمها المزخرفة بالتطريز الذهبي الساحر، وتفاصيلها الجذابة وأقمشتها العالية الجودة. وتُعد المصممتان الشقيقتان والمبدعتان، حنان ونورا دشتي، مبتكرات التصاميم المميزة والأنيقة للعلامة.

Harvey Nichols Kuwait Kaftans 2018


Lilly Kaftans
بشغفٍ كبير لتصميم القفاطين الجذابة منذ عام 2015، وLilly Kaftans تُبدع في ابتكار تشكيلة مميزة من القفاطين التي تمتاز بالأسلوب المبتكر والراحة، حيث تقوم فلسفتها على الدمج بين الموضة والعملية.


Loodyana
اجتمعت خلود وعبير الحقباني لتأسيس علامةLoodyana التي اشتهرت بخطوطها الحديثة وأزيائها الأنيقة العصرية. وسرعان ما فرضت العلامة نفسها في عالم الموضة، حيث تحولت تصاميمها من العبايات التقليدية لتشمل أزياء السهرة الجذابة والساحرة.


Maison Chic
تقدم علامة Maison Chic تصاميم القفطان الفاخرة والأزياء الجاهزة المعاصرة من مقرها الرئيسي في الكويت. وتهدف إلى ترك بصمتها الفريدة في عالم الموضة من خلال ابتكار التصاميم التي تتسم بالكلاسيكية والأناقة في آنٍ واحد.


Marina Qureshi
أبدعت علامةMarina Qureshi في تقديم تصاميم جميلة وساحرة بلمسات رومانسية، حيث الاهتمام بأدق التفاصيل وابتكار القصّات المعاصرة، مما يجعل كل تصميم قطعة فنية مبتكرة.


Misha Design
تمزج علامة Misha design العصرية بين أحدث صيحات الموضة مع لمسة من الذوق الكويتي، لابتكار تصاميم أنيقة وأزياء جاهزة لجميع عشاق خطوط الموضة الجريئة.


Mona Co
تأسست علامة Mona Co في عام 2013 بهدف تقديم تصاميم قفطان حديثة وقطع عصرية فريدة. وتدمج التصاميم بين الأقمشة المزخرفة والزينة المميزة مما يجعل كل قفطان قطعة فريدة من نوعها تجمع بين الثقافة والحرفية العالية.


Montaha Couture
أطلقت مصممة الأزياء وسيدة الأعمال الكويتية، منتهى العجيل، مجموعتها الأولى في الكويت عام 2003، ثم بدأت بعرض تصاميمها في أسبوع الموضة في دبي ونيويورك. وتهدف منتهى من خلال تصاميمها على نشر أناقة وأسلوب النساء في منطقة الخليج.


Ssquared
تأسست علامةS_squaredq8 في عام 2015 على يد اثنين من المصممين الكويتيين بهدف ابتكار تشكيلة قفاطين أنيقة وأزياء جاهزة. وتمتاز تصاميم القفاطين ببساطتها وجمالها، مما يجعلها الخيار الأول للسيدات الأنيقات.[...]

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Harvey Nichols Kuwait Organizes Annual Kaftan Event Featuring Renowned Local & Regional Designers

Couture pieces now available at Harvey Nichols for a limited time

The annual fashion event is back just in time for Ramadan’s fashion-forward Iftar and Ghabqa gatherings. Harvey Nichols Kuwait held its highly-anticipated kaftan event, at the Four Seasons Hotel Kuwait at Burj Alshaya, featuring sought-after bespoke kaftan pieces by local and regional designers. Reinforcing its commitment to promoting local and regional talent for the 5th year in a row, the VIP customer, media and influencer event featured collections from 17 designers. Dalal Al-Doub, Dana Tuwairish and many other local influencers made a presence to this event.

This year saw the designers experiment with textures, prints and stitching patterns in their own unique way allowing women in Kuwait to rediscover their personality and sensuality through the kaftan. The designers featured in Harvey Nichols’ kaftan collection this year are impeccable! There’s something there for every taste and every Ramadan occasion.

Commenting on this year’s annual Kaftan event, the buying team agreed: “The kaftan fashion game is elevated year on year and in 2018 we are witnessing some of the most stunning couture pieces we have ever seen in the region. By collaborating with these high-fashion kaftan designers, we have managed to channel the must-have pieces of the year to our customer base who are also some of the most fashionable women in the country.”

This year’s designer line-up feature:


After Twelve
This year Saudi Designer Fahdah Al Omari takes inspiration from the miraculous and wondrous World of Morocco. This collection imitates a sense of whimsical affairs drawn from the rich Moroccan culture inspired by textiles, architecture, the simplicity of beautiful intricate hidden gems in the African kingdom on a midnight summer breeze.

AKS The Label
AKS was founded in 2013 by Bahraini sisters, Amna and Asma Khaled Saif. Both sisters are self-taught with a passion for the French Art Deco era, from architecture to urban landscaping. Those details reflect through all their collections through the construction or deconstruction of garments.

Bambah
Bambah has captured the hearts of its customers from its very first collection. The brand exudes femininity, elegance, and bold signature shapes whilst reflecting a modern and refined mark that resonates with today’s woman.

Bthaina
Modern and feminine with a focus on exquisite detail, Bthaina fuses refined beauty with understated luxury. Based in Oman, Bthaina started her label in 2010 then opened her first boutique in 2011. She creates intricately hand embellished kaftans and abayas, taking inspiration from Eastern and Western elements.

Harvey Nichols Kuwait Kaftan 2018

By Nouma
As opposed to last year’s inspiration of modern Arabic culture mixed with whites, beiges, golds, flowers, and embellishments, this year’s inspiration is focused on a dark palette, sequins and turre.

Double De
Designer Hanouf Buarki takes the classic kaftan and injects it with a modern trendy touch. Using bright colour accents and embroidery, these kaftans take classic silhouettes and add that extra je ne sais quoi that makes the pieces unmistakably Double De.

Elegant by Laila
Designer Laila Alhanbali is all about using the best fabrics to create her masterpieces. The luxurious fabrics used in the design of these kaftans are regal and striking. Every lady will feel like royalty when she puts on one of Elegant by Laila's designs.

Eman Al-Ahmed
Eman Alahmed is a fashion designer and the creator of 'EMAN ALAHMED' clothing label. Since her start in 2006, Eman Al Ahmed succeeded in embroiling her name with glory as one of the leading Abaya designers in the fashion world.

Gold Dust
Gold Dust designs are known for their beautiful gold embroideries, details and fabrics. The sisters Hanan and Noura Dashti are co-creative designers of the brand which is adored for its exquisite kaftans.

Harvey Nichols Kuwait Kaftan 2018

Lilly Kaftans
Since 2015, Lilly Kaftans has created collections of kaftans that focus on style and comfort. Their philosophy is all about a synergy of fashion and practicality.

Loodyana
Loodyana by Kholoud Al Hakbani and Abeer Al Hakbani has created a fashion mogul which translates ethnicity with elegance. Loodyana as a luxury fashion brand has evolved from ethnic wear abayas to pret-a porter evening gowns with timeless appeal.

Maison Chic
Maison Chic is an accessible luxury line of kaftans and women's ready-to-wear based in Kuwait. The brand aims to imprint its unique touch in the fashion world as being casual yet super classy and of course chic!

Marina Qureshi
Marina Qureshi succeeds in delivering romantic, beautiful construction creations that are wearable and will deliver, season upon. Detail is precise, proportions are perfected and contemporary cut keeping the finishing as priority.

Misha Design
Misha design is a sophisticated brand that mixes the latest trends with a touch of Kuwaiti taste to create ready to wear clothes & elegant kaftans for today's fashion lovers.

Mona Co
MonaCo was launched in 2003 with a drive and aim to create beautiful and meticulously crafted kaftans. The collections combine ornate fabrics and embellishments creating one of a kind pieces that combine culture and craft.

Montaha Couture
Kuwaiti fashion designer and businesswoman, Montaha Al Ajeel launched her first collection in Kuwait in 2003 and has since showcased her designs at the fashion week in Dubai and New York. Montaha’s aim is to showcase to the world, the elegance and style of the women in the gulf.

Ssquared
S_squaredq8 is a 2015 brand created by two Kuwaiti designers. Their aim is to provide breezy kaftans and ready to wear clothes. Their elegant and simple kaftans make ladies fall in love with their look.[...]

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COS × PHILLIP K. SMITH III’s OPEN SKY

London-based fashion brand COS unveiled Open Sky, a large-scale sculptural installation by artist Phillip K. Smith III, site-specific to Milan’s Palazzo Isimbardi on view during Salone del Mobile 2018.

‘At COS, we have been inspired by the way Phillip K. Smith III’s works interact with their natural surroundings allowing us to experience spaces in unique new ways and are thrilled to share Open Sky with the public. We cannot wait to see how the visitors respond to his work in this exciting new location. It is an honour for us to collaborate with such talented creatives who reshape the way we see the world around us and from who we derive so much of our inspiration at COS’, said Karin Gustafsson, Creative Director of COS.

COS unveiled Open Sky during Salone del Mobile 2018

Phillip K. Smith III noted of the installation, ‘My work is inspired by the constant shifts in light, colour, and form that are presented in the natural and built environment. It was exciting to work with COS on an open brief within the inspiring architectural landscape of Milan. The specific site conditions of Palazzo Isimbardi afforded me an opportunity to reframe the historic architecture while meshing it with the enveloping beauty of the Milanese sky. While the installation will certainly create an overall shared group experience, each person will also leave the Palazzo with their own unique experience... unique to the time of day, to the specifics of the sky at that moment, and dependent entirely on their path of experience. Each participant is in control of how the sky and architecture merge across the nearly 14 metre diameter surface. I am truly looking forward to witnessing how the work is encountered throughout the week.”

COS unveiled Open Sky during Salone del Mobile 2018

Open Sky transforms the overhead square of sky of Palazzo Isimbardi’s courtyard into a grounded, physical ring of reflected sky. Upon entry into the courtyard, one is faced with the tactile, yet abstract presence of the immense, circular form. Moving through the colonnade to the far side of the courtyard, the Palazzo’s 16th century architecture is seen angularly reconfigured across the faceted, reflective surface. Approaching the centre of the installation, the angle of reflection shifts and the architecture dynamically pulls away like a curtain, opening up the sky. At the centre, one is fully encircled by the sublime, slowly paced physicality of the sky’s changing colour gradient and the shifting clouds. It is an installation that is always in a constant state of flux as the colours of the environment shift, as the light of the day changes, and as the viewer moves through the space, resulting in an entirely unique experience for every individual that can never be replicated.

Moving through the courtyard and into the Palazzo’s adjoining English garden, visitors will find five free-standing sculptures with both horizontally and vertically folded reflective skins that use the greenery and trees of the garden, the surrounding architecture and the sky overhead as visible material. These variable samplings of the garden space are reconfigured or re-collaged across the sculpture surfaces, compressing space while evidencing the precise colours and evolving atmosphere of the day.

COS unveiled Open Sky during Salone del Mobile 2018

The installation marks COS’s seventh consecutive installation during Salone del Mobile and its first collaboration with Phillip K. Smith III.

Inspired by the garden works, Smith has created a series of smaller scale window displays at select COS stores that shift the world of reflection to the streetscape. Variably sized, angled, and composed, while being globally located and on view for the duration of Salone del Mobile, the experience of these works at each store location is entirely unique to the city in which they are placed.[...]

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Celebration time for PRIVILEGES CLUB winners

Nearly 30 of Alshaya’s most loyal customers in Kuwait won prizes worth more than KD70,000 in the latest PRIVILEGES CLUB Monthly Draw and quarterly Super Draw, which were held at a public event in The Avenues over the weekend.

One lucky winner walked away with KD15,000 in the year’s first Super Draw, with three people winning KD7,500 each and five winners receiving KD5,000 each, all payable in Alshaya Gift Cards. The March Monthly Draw saw 20 club members win prizes worth KD11,000 in total. All the winners’ names can be seen at www.alshaya.com/privileges-club.

Celebration time for PRIVILEGES CLUB winners

The draws were made in the presence of a representative of the Ministry of Commerce, Alshaya management and members of the public.

The prize draws are just one of the benefits enjoyed by members of PRIVILEGES CLUB, in addition to being able to access exclusive rewards and personalised offers. In the Monthly Draw, members earn one prize draw entry for every 5KD they spend at any of Alshaya’s stores, cafes and restaurants. The Super Draw is held each quarter, and is open to members who spend more than KD1,000 in the previous three months.

Club members have plenty of choice when it comes to earning draw entries. Just last month, Alshaya opened 11 new brands at The Avenues, including NYX, Blaze Pizza, Monki, & Other Stories, Etude House, Tromborg, 400 Gradi and Cleo. In all, Alshaya operates more than 550 stores in Kuwait alone.

Celebration time for PRIVILEGES CLUB winners

Members can also earn draw entries when they shop at any of Alshaya’s 90 retail and dining brands in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Oman and Bahrain, including H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, Victoria’s Secret, Harvey Nichols, M.A.C., Bath & Body Works, P.F. Chang’s, The Cheesecake Factory, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.

Starbucks customers in Kuwait who are members of My Starbucks Rewards can earn entries into the prize draws if their MSR registered phone number is the same as their PRIVILEGES CLUB number.

PRIVILEGES CLUB is open to everyone in Kuwait, UAE, KSA, Oman and Bahrain. It is quick and easy to join, and members can use the mobile app to follow their favourite brands, track their benefits and access their rewards more easily. Joining is as simple as downloading the PRIVILEGES CLUB app from the App Store or Google Play, or signing up in-store.

Details of all Alshaya’s brands, plus monthly and quarterly winners are published on the PRIVILEGES CLUB app and on http://www.alshaya.com/privileges-club. Customers can also connect with the programme on www.facebook.com/ThePrivilegesClub/ and www.instagram.com/theprivilegesclub/.[...]

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H&M reveals their designer collaboration with MOSCHINO through Instagram LIVE

An Instagram live call from Gigi Hadid to her friend Jeremy Scott revealed: H&M’s next designer collaboration is with MOSCHINO - the iconic Italian brand to which Jeremy Scott has injected a new pop energy since he became Creative Director in 2013. The collection, MOSCHINO [tv] H&M, will be available in selected H&M stores worldwide from November 8.

H&M’s next designer collaboration is with MOSCHINO

The call, from Gigi Hadid to Jeremy Scott, was projected on digital screens at the annual MOSCHINO party in Coachella, California and live broadcasted on @hm surprising guests with the big news. Jeremy and Gigi were dressed in the first looks from the MOSCHINO [tv] H&M collection, a collection full of the vitality, playfulness and humour that has made the label one of the most beloved in fashion today. For H&M, Jeremy Scott has designed new MOSCHINO collections for both women and men, as well as a full range of accessories and some extra surprises too.

“I am so excited about MOSCHINO [tv] H&M. My life’s work has been to connect with people through fashion, and with this collaboration I’ll be able to reach more of my fans than I’ve ever had the ability to do.,” says Jeremy Scott, Creative Director of MOSCHINO.

H&M’s next designer collaboration is with MOSCHINO

“MOSCHINO [tv] H&M is the perfect collaboration for fashion right now, mixing together pop, street culture, logos and also glamour. Jeremy Scott is amazing – he knows how to have fun with fashion, and to connect with his fans around the world.” says Ann-Sofie Johansson, Creative Advisor, H&M.

The MOSCHINO [tv] H&M campaign is a radically innovative TV concept enmeshing social and traditional media to create a multi-platform takeover – a captivating new “zapping” experience for the digital world.

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Fun, feminine and floral-printed pieces with H&M Spring

For spring 2018 at H&M, fun, feminine and floral-printed pieces take on voluminous shapes for statement-making modern women all around the world. Wardrobe heroes such as flowing dresses, wide-leg trousers, jeans and sophisticated blouses are updated with embroidery, asymmetric hems and cascading ruffles. Black and white dominate with pops of red and light blue.

H&M spring 2018 Collection

To accompany the collection, a special campaign film was made starring Winona Ryder and Elizabeth Olsen. It also features a diverse cast of strong women, including the models Andreea Diaconu, Anna Ewers, Imaan Hammam and Naomi Shimada, and singer/songwriter Andrea Valle. The film takes us to Buenos Aires, where a celebration of female empowerment and friendship spills out from a local café and into the streets. Meanwhile, the print campaign, also shot in picturesque Buenos Aires, stars Andreea Diaconu, Anna Ewers and Imaan Hammam.

“It was such a thrill to be in Buenos Aires for the H&M Spring campaign, and more importantly, to be surrounded by such a wonderful cast of strong women. The entire experience was incredibly inspiring,” says Elizabeth Olsen.

"I love the way that the campaign really celebrates women in a very authentic way. I found that to be really refreshing and much needed right now in this culture. They are celebrating themselves and each other,” says Winona Ryder.

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“It was wonderful to see how all the women on set were able to express their own personalities through the strong yet relaxed shapes of the spring collection. The voluminous pieces in particular, moved so beautifully in the dance sequences,” said Pernilla Wohlfahrt, H&M’s Design Director.

To catch all the fun, dance moves and fashion, watch the whole film and behind the scenes footage on H&M’s YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/t-ioZDeER-s[...]

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Alshaya offers great customer choice at new Al Kout Mall

27 brands to feature in new waterfront destination

International retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co. is preparing to bring customers in south of Kuwait a choice of 27 international brands at Al Kout Mall, the largest waterfront retail and leisure destination in Kuwait, set to open next week.

Located in Fahaheel, the new mall will feature some of the world’s best-loved brands operated by Alshaya, including Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Jack Wills, Foot Locker, The Body Shop, M.A.C, NYX, VaVaVoom and West Elm. Openings later this year include Phase Eight, P.F Chang’s, Shake Shack, Vision Express, and Boots.

27 brands to open in Al Kout Mall 

“We are delighted to offer our customers in the south of Kuwait a great line up of their favourite international brands at this exciting new retail and leisure development,” said John Hadden, Chief Operations Officer at Alshaya. “Al Kout Mall is a stunning new destination that we’re very pleased to be part of.”

Jumana Atallah, General Manager of Al Kout, said: “As Kuwait’s largest waterfront retail and leisure destination, our mission is to provide the best shopping and entertainment experiences. Our partnership with Kuwait’s biggest retailer, Alshaya, aligns perfectly with this objective. We are delighted to welcome Alshaya’s world-famous brands.”

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The complete list of brands being opened by Alshaya at Al Kout Mall is:

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American Eagle Outfitters COS Starbucks P.F. Chang's*
Claire's Jack Wills Shake Shack*  
Foot Locker Miss Selfridge Health & Beauty, Pharmacy
H&M MUJI Bath & Body Works VaVaVoom
Justice Payless ShoeSource Jo Malone M.A.C
Mothercare Phase Eight* NYX Professional Makeup The Body Shop
Victoria's Secret Topshop Boots*  
Coast      
Home Furnishing Optics
West Elm   Vision Express*  
Key: *To be open later this year
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Just Denim

Monki believes in the power of denim. A fabulous pair of jeans never gets old, and this new collection is a testament to denim’s enduring fashion influence. Honouring simplicity, a great fit and a stylish 100% organic cotton finish, Monki’s denim classics are updated with new washes and even better silhouettes.

New fit Mokonoki features a cropped, straight-leg and mid-rise waist, for a fusion of vintage-inspired design and comfort. All-time Monki favourites are reworked in new shades, with distressed detailing and frayed hems. High-waist, retro fit Moluna takes on dusty grey and stone blue. The roomy Taiki gets a white-hot finish, while the tapered-leg Moop channels the 90s with its worn-in, classic look.

Just Denim Collection from MONKI

But brilliant denim isn’t only about jeans. Classic styles are paired with knits and slogan tees, for a nod to old Americana. The new Aria skirt features a high-waist, boxy cut with a raw-edge hem. The beloved button-up jacket, in both cropped and regular, returns as a springtime favourite. Twinning denim takes centre stage, including a new checkerboard pattern skirt and matching jacket.

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Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza opens first store in Middle East

Partnership with M.H. Alshaya marks first restaurant outside North America

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza, the recognized world leader in build-your-own artisanal pizza, opened its first store outside North America in The Avenues in Kuwait.

The store is the US-based fast casual brand’s first restaurant in partnership with leading international retail franchise operator M.H. Alshaya Co.

Blaze Pizza opens first store in Kuwait

Since 2012, Blaze Pizza has been serving artisanal pies that are both fast and affordable. Founded by Rick and Elise Wetzel of Wetzel’s Pretzels, each restaurant features an interactive open kitchen format that allows guests to customize one of the menu’s generously-sized personal signature pizzas or create their own, all for one price. Each ingredient and recipe has been perfected by critically acclaimed Executive Chef Bradford Kent (“The Pizza Whisperer”).

Every pizza features made-from-scratch dough crafted in house daily, premium meats and fresh vegetables, and is finished in an open flame oven which cooks pizzas in three minutes flat. Each of these elements have assisted the brand with becoming the fastest growing restaurant in history.

Blaze Pizza opens first store in Kuwait

“We’re elated to bring Blaze Pizza to the Middle East and couldn’t ask for a better partner than Alshaya, who is a pioneer and leader in the franchise industry,” said Jim Mizes, president and CEO of Blaze Pizza. “We’re proud to be changing the way people eat pizza and can’t wait to cultivate fanatics across Kuwait and beyond,” he added.

Blaze Fast-Fire’d Pizza will be located at Grand Plaza - The Avenues. To find out more about Blaze Pizza, follow them on Instagram @blazepizzame or Facebook at facebook.com/BlazePizzaMiddleEast.

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Lebanese Café Concept Bebabel Debuts in Bahrain

Popular Lebanese brand Babel introduces new concept to Middle East

Lebanese casual café concept, Bebabel made its debut at The Avenues – Bahrain at a grand opening that was hosted by Dory Rizk, CEO of Akfar Holding and Babel Restaurants, Lebanon, in the presence of media and influencers.

Bebabel was developed as a modern, chic, innovative concept with emphasis on ‘living the moment’ through shared experiences. Originating from the grandiose of the award-winning Lebanese brand ‘Babel’, Bebabel is the ‘casual chic’ café version of Babel that offers a delicious Lebanese breakfast menu and an all-day dining menu, within strikingly elegant surroundings inspired by Lebanese culture.

Bebabel debuts in Bahrain

With a spacious chic interior and ample indoor and outdoor seating, Bebabel is the perfect destination for a quick and healthy lunch break, light evening bite, or a cozy dine-in. Diners can enjoy Bebabel’s welcoming blend of progressive Lebanese cuisine that is globally inspired and prepared with fresh local ingredients, and served in a stylish contemporary setting.

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The café serves mezzes, tapas, salads, and a variety of desserts along with its special breakfast menu. One can opt from a variety of Saletti – Bebabel’s healthier take on spaghetti, or choose from the shareable ‘Talatas’ that offers an appetizing choice of three hot or cold mezzes, or bite into a Tarha – a flatbread that comes in a comination of appetizing options.

Just like Babel, Bebabel brings friends and family together to share great food, good times and a culinary experience like no other.

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Known for its progressive take on Lebanese classics, and exquisite culinary and dining experience, Babel is an established brand across the Middle East and Lebanon which is rooted in Lebanese cuisine but with a modernistic interpretation and customer experience. The brand made its Middle East foray with the opening of its first restaurant in Kuwait in 2016, overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

 

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