The fact we’ve run two Saudi Arabia-based stories on the website in two days is a coincidence, but one that we’re more likely to encounter since we’re keeping an eye on what we can create here at head office for Lucire KSA. Of the second story, our profile on Özlem Şahin Ertaş, we’re more than delighted to do it given our media partnership with her event, this year’s (indeed, this week’s) Riyadh Modest Fashion Show.
Those attending the show events from Thursday to Saturday are in for a real treat, if the images from previous events that the organizers sent me are any indication. The speakers’ schedule is also packed full of goodness. Head over to their website to check it out, plus they’ve done an excellent job on their Instagram previewing the event and the schedules.
Stitch Fix has announced its 2023 Style Forecast, which makes for interesting reading. They review the outgoing year, and make a forecast for the one ahead. There are five trends for women which they’ve named ‘Beachcomber’, ‘Garden State’, ‘Maximalism’, ‘Prep School’, ‘Proportion Play’—you can take a pretty good guess at what they each are. For men: ‘Commutercore’ and ‘Cabincore’. They also note a Gen Z–millennial generational style divide. With a weaker economy, clothing will be high-quality, versatile, and trend-proof—what they dub ‘the Intentional Wardrobe’ (illustrated at top). Colour of the year is ‘Clementine’, an orange shown below.
They explain far more in their report, which can be read here.
‘Clementine’ makes some sense—it was pretty colourful in 1974 (there I go with my theory about the repeating trends again), and bright, citrus hues take our minds off some of the world’s more worrying events.
We were delighted to see our friend Kathy Ireland being inducted into the Licensing International Hall of Fame on December 7 in New York. Kathy Ireland Worldwide has lent its founder’s name to everything from home furnishing to luxury resorts, and it has done so maintaining Kathy’s integrity. I’ve certainly enjoyed the occasional dialogue I’ve had with Kathy over the years, where I found her helpful, humble, and friendly.
There were plenty of people with infinitely higher profiles than me congratulating her.
There’s Vanessa Williams: ‘I am thrilled to join the stellar team of Kathy Ireland Worldwide … Their excellence, knowledge, and bravery in every facet of multiple businesses, makes me so excited.’ And Ashley Graham: ‘My business role model is Kathy Ireland because she is the epitome of a model turned mogul.’
Jack Yan is founder and publisher of Lucire.