The rise of athleisure: how the high street is cashing in on office-to-gym wear. Turkey’s Islamic Fashion Revolution. ISTANBUL — The models, tall and lithe and strutting down the runway to the beat of Moroccan-themed house music, are from Russia and Eastern Europe.
They could be displaying the latest designer styles in Paris or New York, but instead they are here, in Istanbul, wearing high heels, flowing tunics and colorful head scarves. The fashion show, part of Istanbul Modest Fashion Week, was held at an Ottoman-era railway station, with old-fashioned train cars and vintage luggage as props. This is not the Islamic fashion of Riyadh or Kabul, nor is it the dark and dreary dress stereotyped in the West. Islamic fashion here is a colorful, creative and joyful enterprise. It is also a huge business. “We’re taking over,” said Dina Torkia, a Muslim fashion blogger from London, who wears a head scarf and was mobbed by fans hoping for a photo. Photo Under Turkey’s old hard-line secular system, the head scarf, or hijab, was seen as a symbol of backwardness and banned in government offices and schools.
Mr. Mr. Filter-Centered Celebrity Editorials : Magazine app. Socialite Sibling Pop-Ups : Kendall + Kylie Pop-Up. By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 8, 2016 References: amny & bustle Just in time for New York Fashion Week, celebrity siblings Kylie and Kendall Jenner have opened up their very own Kendall + Kylie Pop-Up Shop.
With everyone from Justin Bieber to Kanye West opening up temporary retail locations, the new store gives fans a unique opportunity to get their hands on some Jenner-designed pieces. The Kendall + Kylie Pop-Up Shop will be located on Washington Street, right in the middle of all the New York Fashion Week action. While details about exactly what the pop-up shop will sell are scarce, it is likely that fans will be able to scoop up some of the fashion-froward pieces from the Kendall + Kylie fall 2016 line. This collection includes everything from shoes to backpacks, making it the perfect choice for back-to-school shopping. Star-Backed Fashion Campaigns : Alexander Wang fall/winter. London Underground Renaissance Photos : toby ziff. The Potential of Pilgrim Retail. LONDON, United Kingdom — Each year, millions of pilgrims descend on Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Islam’s most holy city, for the Hajj pilgrimage.
This year’s Hajj took place from 10 to 15 September, during which time authorities expected an influx of up to two million people. In recent years, Saudi Arabia’s government has placed limits on the numbers of Hajj pilgrims, while major renovation and expansion projects are carried out to accommodate increasing numbers of religious visitors. On top of the pilgrim flows during Hajj, about 12 million pilgrims from abroad are expected to visit Mecca this year for Umrah (the pilgrimage to Mecca which can be undertaken at any time of year), a number the government plans to increase to 15 million by 2020.
This year, tourists in Saudi Arabia are expected to spend 33.6 billion Saudi Arabian Riyals (SAR) (about $9 billion). The Hajj period remains one of the most successful retail months of the year. Other categories stand to benefit, too. Related articles: London has plans to create affordable housing for artists. London’s known for its resilient, multi-faceted creative scenes, but that’s all been under serious threat.
We’re closing our cultural spaces, wages are at their lowest in years and renting hikes are pushing artists out of the capital. However, a new plan set out by the London mayor and the mayoral team hopes to create “Creative Enterprise Zones” to combat this. Recently appointed Deputy Mayor for Culture Justine Simons explained the initial plans to the Evening Standard, detailing that the ‘zones’ would be set up in parts of London where a lot of artists already work, like Hackney Wick and Peckham.
During his campaign for mayor, Sadiq Khan asserted that subsidized working spaces for people within the creative industries, like arts and fashion, would be created. Simons suggested that assistance could also be given to artists who want to buy their own studios, something that could help a demographic that sometimes deal with various income routes and irregular payment.