Arab Fashion Week 2020 will be virtual

Arab Fashion Week is set to take place online from June 24 to 26. (AFP)
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Updated 28 May 2020

Arab Fashion Week 2020 will be virtual

DUBAI: Arab Fashion Week (AFW) is the latest major fashion event to go virtual as nations worldwide try to curb the spread of COVID-19 through lockdowns. Arab Fashion Council announced Thursday that AFW will take place online from June 24 to 26.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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“We are thrilled to be able to revolutionize the traditional calendar by adapting a new digital experience that best fits the global financial and digital trend,” CEO of Arab Fashion Council Jacob Abrian said in a released statement. “We consider this move as a victorious step to shape the future of the fashion system into a more consumer-conscious platform and sustainable culture.”

While the runways and the panel discussions air live on AFW’s website, viewers will be able to buy their favorite pieces online.

AFW follows the lead of the fashion weeks in London and Milan, which announced that they will also take place online due to coronavirus restrictions. Key fashion events such as the Met Gala and the final for the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers have been cancelled.


Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain announces she’s divorcing her husband

Updated 16 July 2020

Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain announces she’s divorcing her husband

  • The Kuwaiti social media influence said she was “super excited” her next chapter in life

Kuwaiti influencer Rawan Bin Hussain shocked fans when she announced on Wednesday night that she would be divorcing her husband.

The 23-year-old law student revealed the news to her 4.8 million followers on her Instagram stories.

“Today I’m here to explain this without the filter and I’m hoping people, especially Middle Easterners who still follow the worst traditional rules, would understand me,” Hussain said

Hussain, who is known for her beauty blog, has one daughter – luna – with Libyan businessman Youssef Migariaf.

“I am very proud to say I am divorcing my husband. If this will make me ‘Less of a human being’, then that’s totally fine! I am super excited for my new chapter. And I can’t wait to start,” she added.