The Six: Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

ASMARAÏA just launched its pre-fall 2019 collection. (Supplied)
Updated 12 December 2018
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The Six: Festive Fashion by Dubai-based designer ASMARAÏA

DUBAI:Dubai-based label ASMARAÏA just launched its pre-fall 2019 collection — and it’s all about cruelty-free, sustainable fashion with a festive edge.

Checkmate
The 15-piece collection features this checkered skirt-and-jacket ensemble that is giving us major “Clueless” vibes.

Gold Rush
‘Tis the season to sparkle and this dazzling, floor-length gold skirt will do the trick. Take note of the chic black bow detail at the waist — it’s the ultimate party look.

Feathered fashion
The brand works with environmentally-friendly materials such as organic cotton, recycled polyester and faux fur, so you can be sure this feathered look doesn’t come at the cost of an animal’s life.

Jewel Tones
If you want to glisten like a polished jewel at your next festive function, this emerald-colored skirt is the perfect choice with its sequin details and shimmery overlay.

Golden Girl
Leopard print played a heavy part in the new collection, with this sequin-dusted, animal-print dress standing out on the runway.

Ruby Red
The festive season is all about three key colors — ruby red, luscious green and dazzling gold and this dress is the perfect example of a scarlet head turner with its deep red fabric and leopard-print.

 


Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

Michael Jackson was accused of child abuse in a new documentary ‘Leaving Neverland’. Above, the pop star sings with children during a June 1999 charity concert in Seoul, South Korea. (AFP)
Updated 18 March 2019
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Louis Vuitton pulls Michael Jackson-themed items from collection

  • The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June
  • A Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale

PARIS: French fashion house Louis Vuitton has pulled Michael Jackson-themed items from its 2019 summer menswear collection following a documentary about alleged child abuse by the late pop star.
The collection was shown in January at the Paris Fashion week and is due to hit stores in June, but a Louis Vuitton spokeswoman said the Jackson-themed items would not be put up for sale.
Louis Vuitton said that at the time of the event, it was not aware of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary, in which two adult men say they were befriended by Jackson and abused by him in the early 1990s.
“I am aware that in light of this documentary, the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights,” Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh said in a statement.
Abloh, an American designer who was hired by Vuitton in March 2018, said his intention for this show had been to refer to Jackson as a pop culture artist.
The documentary has caused a backlash against Jackson’s legacy, as some radio stations stopped playing his music and an episode of “The Simpsons” cartoon show featuring his voice is being pulled from future broadcasts.
Jackson’s family has called the documentary and news coverage of the accusations a “public lynching” and said he was “100 percent innocent.”
“We find the allegations in the documentary deeply troubling,” Louis Vuitton CEO Michael Burke said, adding that the firm is fully committed to advocating the cause of child welfare.
Louis Vuitton is the world’s biggest luxury brand, with annual sales of more than 10 billion euros, and is the biggest revenue driver for its parent company, French luxury goods group LVMH.
The menswear unit is a relatively small part of its business and pulling the Jackson-themed items should not have a major impact on the label.