The biggest problem when founding and driving a fashion house is managing people, and the smartest solution is listening to everyone’s opinion, including the intern, according to digital printing queen Mary Katrantzou.
“Work, live, play, and now learn,” is the mantra of Mohammad Saeed Al Shehhi, the CEO of Dubai Design District, or D3, the setting for Fashion Forward Dubai, the biggest new fashion and design cluster in the world.
Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which runs thru Saturday, includes a show by Nigerian designer Ibrahim Aminu. His label is the first - and so far only - haute couture house in conservative, mainly Muslim northern Nigeria.
Dubbed 'Proenza Schouler White Label', the new, more casual collection from the New York design duo debuts November 6, and will be stocked in limited capacity for now, across a dozen retail outlets globally.
Indian resources conglomerates Adani and Vedanta are considering bidding for a $9 billion diamond project in the country that was abandoned by global miner Rio Tinto this year, according to multiple sources.
Value Retail, the company behind some of the world’s most successful luxury outlet centres, has launched China’s largest mobile payment method Alipay to give its Chinese consumers an easy and safe way to make payments.