Virtual Arab Fashion Week to kick of with guest appearance by Maya Diab

Arab Fashion Week will be streamed virtually on Facebook Inc. platforms from Oct. 21-24. (Supplied)
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Updated 18 October 2020

Virtual Arab Fashion Week to kick of with guest appearance by Maya Diab

DUBAI: Lebanese superstar Maya Diab is set to open Arab Fashion Week, which will be streamed virtually on Facebook Inc. platforms from Oct. 21-24, it was announced this week.

“The entire world is passing through a transitional period of stepping into the new world’s revolution which is governed by technology and artificial intelligence. We… are taking the right steps to ensure our fashion community is ready to be part of the big change” Jacob Abrian, founder and CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, said.

Arab Fashion Week will feature more than 30 fashion designers from across the Middle East, Europe and America, in addition to a day dedicated to Brazilian designers. Fashion enthusiasts will even be able to shop their favorite runway looks directly through Instagram and through the event’s shop-the-runway e-commerce platform.

Panel discussions, interviews and talks will also be held by fashion experts in the region — with everything set to be streamed virtually.

This edition of Arab Fashion Week is presented by Microsoft.

“At a time when all sectors and industries are re-imagining their business models around the globe, the Arab fashion industry is no different, as it is set to drive a significant portion of its business in a challenging year through digital channels. The creative industry at large with its designers, creators, and the entire value chain are looking at new ways to innovate and differentiate, said Ihsan Anabtawi, COO and CMO of Microsoft UAE. “The Microsoft cloud and devices are supporting and empowering fashion designers and everyone in the industry to innovate, create, and collaborate in new ways while helping the industry meet changing customer demand in the digital age.”
 


Where We Are Going Today: Magnolia Bakery

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Updated 31 October 2020

Where We Are Going Today: Magnolia Bakery

If you are in Riyadh, bored with studying at home and looking for a quiet place where you can stay for hours with guaranteed good coffee and goodies, then you will certainly enjoy Magnolia Bakery and cafe.
Magnolia is a famous chain of bakeries founded in New York City in 1996. It has a cozy European vintage style, offering a wide variety of classic American desserts.
Mention Magnolia Bakery and perhaps the first thing that comes to mind is the fresh daily baked cupcakes.
The extra-fluffy vanilla cupcakes are a treat for the eyes and tastebuds — with their simply decorated pastel colors that will take you back to childhood with the first bite and which are topped with the tastiest buttercream and sprinkles.
The cafe is also known for its signature banana pudding, a tasty mix of custard, mashed banana and cake.
The bakery is more than just an ordinary cafe experience. The interior, vibes and cake display are just like Europe’s corner cafes. As you walk in the place smells of fresh cakes, and all the delicious desserts on offer will make you feel like you are in the middle of a festival.
From classic music to the comfortable chairs, this is the perfect spot on the Riyadh Front to work from. The bakery will open its first branch in Jeddah by 2021.