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Unmasking the history

From the history books to hot off the runway: Victoria Whisker looks at how the face mask has evolved from necessity to a fashion accessory and why so many people are creating their own
First published in the July 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


The nonconformists

Meg Hamilton examines some of Paris’s best ready-to-wear for autumn–winter 2020–1, discovering that designers were ready to question and break apart convention, letting their creative forces take hold
Photographed by Olivier Saillant, Marie Rouge, and courtesy labels
First published in the May 2020 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


Coat tales

With winter fast approaching there is no better time to invest in the perfect coat. There is a plethora of options when it comes to outwear this season, from classic camel to textured plaids, and coloured and quilted. There is something to suit any mood, writes Sopheak Seng

 


Halo effect

Malaika Boysen Haaning, the designer behind Malaika New York, differentiates her label through its commitment to zero waste. Jack Yan interviews the Danish-born, US-based designer
First published in the April 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Fast and furious fashion

After decades of being the realm of early adopting computer users, e-commerce is now the norm—but will a western or Chinese model prevail? Bhavana Bhim asks
First published in the September 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Exchange you can believe in

Some fashion labels merely preach sustainability. Abury goes several steps further, equipping communities and inspiring creativity. Jack Yan talks to its founder Andrea Bury
Photographed by Suzana Holtgrave
First published in the July 2019 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


In a more meaningful mode

The fashion, beauty and luxury sectors respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the west, now the hardest hit part of our planet. Jack Yan looks at their activity to date

 


Less is amore

Jalila Nayil’s minimalist philosophy informs her approach to fashion design with her label Laith. Qurratulain Wahab speaks with her
Photographed by Ayesha Tariq and Jalila Nayil
From the February 2020 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


The perfect fit

Forget mass production: the perfect pair of shoes should be personally measured and painstakingly hand-crafted in Italy—that’s Barollo’s philosophy. Jack Yan interviews its founder and creative director, Darren Smith
From issue 41 of
Lucire

 


Carving her niche

Balqees Bandar is an up-and-coming Saudi fashion stylist and consultant who has converted her passion for fashion into a career in Saudi Arabia. She talks about how she started her journey as a stylist and shares her thoughts on the Saudi fashion industry in this interview with Qurratulain Wahab
Photographed by Adam and Raoufa
From the December 2019 issue of
Lucire KSA

 


In the mood for love

Think outside the box of traditions, flowers and chocolates when it comes to Valentine’s Day this year. Fashion and beauty editor Sopheak Seng has included some classics, as well as something a little bit more unusual

 


Escaping the black holes

Colette shut in 2017 and other retailers are either disappearing or selling up. Bhavana Bhim examines how retailers can do some soul-searching to present a more authentic face
From the May 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Fierce loyalty

Wolf & Bear Collective has gained a loyal following in its first year, with a story that resonates alongside a mission to care for our planet, writes Jack Yan
From the December 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Getting real on faux fur

We look at House of Fluff, one of faux fur’s premier labels that gained such a fast following that it was called upon to re-create Elton John’s coats in Rocketman. Jack Yan interviews House of Fluff founder Kym Canter
From issue 41 of Lucire and the January 2020 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Reinventing formal wear

Based in Jeddah, Saudi designer Noora Alharthi, is best known for her stylish collections of women’s suits and jackets. Qurratulain Wahab met up with Noora to find out more
From the November 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Best dressed from the beginning

Jessica Rich never set out to be a shoe designer, she tells Meg Hamilton, but she believes she’s found her calling—and she has plenty of support with her celebrity following
From the September 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Making luxury ethical

Saudi designer Sadeem Alshehail launched her prêt-à-couture fashion label Sadeem in 2016. Three years on, she’s already widely recognized as a leader in sustainable design. Qurratulain Wahab met up with her to find out more
From the September 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


A new shape of time

Nepto has shown two watch collections that blend the best of Paris and Berlin styles, writes Meg Hamilton

 


Ready-to-wear with attitude

Hindamme is a contemporary luxury fashion label inspired by the concept of “east meets west”. Qurratulain Wahab spoke with its founder, Mohammed Khoja
From the August 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Next-level fashion

Cass, an eco-fashion label founded by French-born designer Eléonore Cass in 2017, has already earned an international reputation with its bold colours and strong ethics. She speaks to Jack Yan
From issue 40 of Lucire and the March 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


Modesty with a French vibe

Saudi designer Sara Rayess launched her Foulard brand in 2011 after noticing a lack of stylish headscarves in the market. Today, Foulard is a go-to brand for elegant and stylish headwear. Qurratulain Wahab met up with Sara to find out more
From the July 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


In praise of slow fashion

Anna Deans, who sources her fabrics for her accessories ethically and in an environmentally friendly way, doesn’t think of her eponymous label as ‘eco-fashion’, writes Jack Yan

 


Bridging cultures

Since launching her own label in 2012, Saudi fashion designer, Nora Al-Shaikh has continued to craft unique designs that bridge cultures and have earned her a loyal following both at home in Saudi Arabia and internationally. Qurratulain Wahab visited Nora at her studio in Jeddah
From the June 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


The changing of the guard

Numerous labels around the world have new talent: the second half of the decade looks very different to the first. As a result, there’s tension between past and present. Jack Yan looks at some of these labels and wonders what is the right way in 2019

 


Simply elegant

Malak Ahmed is one of a new generation of young up-and-coming Saudi fashion designers. She launched her brand last year but is already creating waves with ready-to-wear pieces that are simple, elegant and meticulously tailored. She recently launched her Eve collection at the Hub 27.1 concept store in Jeddah. Qurratulain Wahab met with Malak to find out more
From the May 2019 issue of Lucire KSA

 


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