Elie Saab shows off new children’s line

The Elie Saab childrenswear line joins his range of ready-to-wear, couture and bridal. (File/AFP)
Updated 12 January 2020

Elie Saab shows off new children’s line

  • The Lebanese designer unveiled the label’s first-ever childrenswear line, Elie Saab Junior

DUBAI: Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab has partnered with two Italian companies to unveil the label’s first-ever childrenswear line, Elie Saab Junior.

The fashion house is collaborating with apparel design firm Simonetta and shoemaker Andrea Montelpare on the new range that will launch with the Elie Saab Junior shoe line at the Andrea Montelpare showroom in Milan on Jan. 13.

On Jan. 16, the Elie Saab Junior kidswear Fall 2020 collection will be unveiled at the Pitti Immagine Bimbo trade fair in Florence.

“This line incorporates our unique DNA allowing us to accompany even the youngest in their style journey offering pieces that fit their tastes and sensibilities, and that are crafted with care and attention to detail,” Saab said in a statement.

“We are proud to include this prestigious luxury brand in our licenses portfolio, Niccolò Matteo Monicelli, chief executive officer of Simonetta, added.

The collection will feature tactile fabrics and fairy-tale aesthetics, with dainty dresses, lace and silk galore and accent shoulders for girls and suits and checkered coats for boys.


US-Iraqi beauty mogul Huda Kattan to appear in new Quibi series ‘About Face’

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US-Iraqi beauty mogul Huda Kattan to appear in new Quibi series ‘About Face’

DUBAI: US-Iraqi beauty mogul Huda Kattan is set to make an appearance  in British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s new Quibi series “About Face.”

The six-part show, which is set to launch on Aug 10, focuses on business development and entrepreneurship in the beauty industry. 

The 36-year-old Kattan, who founded her eponymous beauty empire Huda Beauty in 2013, is among several of the high-profile guests and beauty entrepreneurs who will join Huntington-Whitely, including cosmetics mogul Kylie Jenner, Glossier chief executive Emily Weiss, South Korean beauty influencer Park Hye-min, celebrity make-up artist Sir John and hairstylist Jen Atkin.

It is expected that the model will “get up close and personal with beauty industry trailblazers,” giving insights into product breakthroughs and game-changing items.

Kattan is undoubtedly a gamechanger in the beauty industry, making her a fitting guest for the show.

In addition to being at the helm of one of the world’s fastest-growing makeup brands, the Dubai-based entrepreneur also  recently-launched a skin care range titled Wishful. She is also the co-founder of a fragrance line titled Kayali, in collaboration with her younger sister Mona Kattan.

From a humble start of beauty blogging after leaving the corporate world, Kattan has become one of the most recognizable names in makeup around the world, and has amassed a social media following of over 46.5 million – to put that into perspective, more people follow the Huda Beauty Instagram account than four times the population of the UAE. 

Meanwhile, Huntington-Whiteley is not the first high-profile collaborator of the streaming service. Since its launch in April of this year, the platform, which specializes in short-form content under 10 minutes per episode, has partnered with talent like Alexander Wang, Chrissy Teigen, Idris Elba and Reese Witherspoon among others.

Huntington-Whiteley’s series on the American short-form streaming platform was announced in December last year. 

The model is an executive producer on the show, alongside Lily Berg. Also working on the project is Alfred Street Industries, the production company behind “Project Runway.”

Huntington-Whitely has experience in the brand side of beauty too, having joined Hourglass as its first brand ambassador this year. Prior to that, the model was the face of BareMinerals.