We take a look at some of the biggest Middle East-related fashion and beauty moments of 2018.
Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh
The international press descended on Riyadh in April as trunk shows and runway presentations by the likes of Roberto Cavalli and Arab designers sparked global headlines.
Fenty Beauty in Saudi Arabia
Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty launched in Saudi Arabia’s Sephora stores in April. Excited fans had even more reason to celebrate when, come September, Rihanna landed in Dubai for a makeup workshop.
Hedi Slimane takes over Celine
Earlier this year, the fashion world went wild when French designer Hedi Slimane, who is of Tunisian descent, took over the reins at the label. He dropped the accent on Celine’s “e” and released his first collection in September.
Dolce & Gabbana in Dubai
Dolce & Gabbana’s first-ever runway show in the Middle East was a colorful event to remember at The Dubai Mall on Oct. 7.
Off White opens in the UAE
Fashion magazines churned out endless headlines when US streetwear brand Off-White, led by Virgil Abloh, opened its first store in The Dubai Mall in October.
Huda Beauty expands
Founders Huda and Mona Kattan launched their first-ever fragrance on Nov. 16, a move that implies we can expect much more from the brand than just makeup.