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Comfortable and feminine undergarments are what every woman looks for. Now a new option to shop for undies is available as TKD Lingerie opens its first boutique outside the UAE, in Bahrain. The store is located at Al Aali Shopping Complex and brings brands such as Panache, Cleo, Curvy Kate, Cyberjammies, Fantasie, Freya, Cake Maternity, Hotmilk, Audelle and Miss Mandalay. “We are looking forward to bring not only our collections of lingerie, swimwear and nightwear to the Kingdom, but also our fitting service. We invest in training our staff to give measuring and free lingerie consultations and a warm and friendly customer experience,” says managing director Kate Kikano.
CURVES? YES, PLEASE!
More and more brands are noticing that real bodies are out there to be dressed. River Island is one of them, now extending its size offering with its new line RI Plus. The collection of 35 pieces will be available in UK sizes 18-24. The styles go from sassy party dresses to work-wear classics interspersed with basics such as the Molly stretch skinny jeans and the brand’s timeless black leather biker jacket. Fashionable pieces and the latest trends are covered in the new range. Look out for printed pieces in florals and stripes, sexy dresses with mesh and lace panelling and some wardrobe staples.
To pay tribute to the English band The Beatles, the Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil has created a unique Maestro Beatles Limited Edition timepiece in celebration of the iconic group. It also marks the brand’s 40th Anniversary. The wristwatch features a mechanical self-winding movement housed in a 39.5mm polished steel case. It has the 13 Beatles album titles engraved around the bespoke dial, with a special “Help” index at four o’clock. The watch is limited to 3,000 pieces.
A few brands invest in resort or cruise collections and even fewer throw breath-taking shows, Gucci is one of them. The Italian house chose the historical Westminster Abbey in London to show off its Cruise 2017 collection inspired by English gardens and the British punk scene. The collection has creative designer Alessandro Michele’s signature all over the pieces, bringing a clash of prints, textures, colours and embellishments. All the elements put together can result in catastrophic looks, but in his hands they create a harmonious symphony that’s a hit with celebrities across the globe. We just love it!
FROM CATWALK TO DESIGN STUDIO
The online retailer NET-A-PORTER launches the Kate Moss for Equipment collection with androgynous silhouettes, luxe fabrics and unexpected details. David Bowie-inspired lightning bolt prints are seen in Moss’ trademark colour palette of red, black, white and grey as well as leopard print. The designs include stylish pieces and wardrobe staples. For the collection’s autumn 2016 campaign, the supermodel assumed full creative direction.
TRAVELLING WITH ART
Langley Fox is known for her illustrations, artwork and fashion designs, she creates unique visuals that please stylish girls around the globe. This season, she partnered with the travelling accessories expert brand TUMI on a one-off collaboration for their spring and summer collection. The ‘Langley Tote’ features a pencil drawing by the artist inspired by her travel photographs and friends. “I wanted the collection to give off a vibe of escaping to a far-off destination,” says Fox. The removable pouch with a passport-type concept gets this edgy bag the ultimate globetrotter stamp of approval.