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The marketplace: August 12

tabloid!’s round-up of what’s hot and new in the UAE this week

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Homage to Arabia

Dubai-based designer Franklin Eugene says The Sharmoud, a blazer styled over a black kandora, is his ode to the spirit of Arab man. This style, as well as his other bespoke collection under his eponymous label, are a nice option for the coming festive week. Go to for more.


Ethnic luxe

Pakistani designer Amir Adnan, known for his luxurious Asian ethnic wear, will showcase his brand new collection at a private event in Dubai. The collection will hit UAE shop shelves just in time for Eid. Go to for more.


Slim and pleat

This look, with the slim and short jacket paired wiht pleated trousers, is one of our favourite looks from Ermenegildo Zegna’s autumn-winter collection. Now in the UAE. Call 4 330 88 11.


More Iconic

Iconic, Dubai’s very own fast fashion and lifestyle store chain, opened its fourth store in the UAE at The Dubai Mall on Thursday. A sister brand of the Splash chain of stores, Iconic is looking at an aggressive expansion plans with stores in Sharjah and Abu Dhabi all set to open before the end of the year.


Paul Weller and Miles Kane for John Varvatos

The latest ad campaign for John Varvatos brings together music legend Paul Weller, known as the ‘Godfather of Mod’, and heir apparent Miles Kane. Shot in Manhattan by Danny Clinch, against the backdrop of a Lower East Side pawn shop, the two sharply dressed subjects stand out against the gritty downtown setting. The iconic photographic style, historically used to capture everyone from Bob Dylan to the Clash, is a hark back to the 1960s music scene. We like. John Varvatos is stocked at Bloomingdale’s Dubai. Call 04-3505333.