A while ago we were sent this beautiful fashion illustration by Natalia Ley (www.natalialey.com) and I felt it deserved to be seen by a wider audience. I love her style of drawing.
This year DAS sponsored three local artists for Art Dubai – Abdulla BelJafla, Eisa Al Sabousi and Hamad Bin Shaiban – by hosting an exhibition of their works in the upstairs space of our flagship boutique. The exhibition, entitled Hader Ma’deena, meaning ‘Current Past’, highlighted the traditional abaya and the successes and achievements of Middle Eastern women. The exhibition ran for a week and drew in a very interesting crowd who were fascinated to see the history and evolution of the abaya from the perspective of three men.
Dubai has been a hub of creativity recently as Art Dubai arrived in town to showcase the works of many local and international artists. I attended several launches and exhibitions for the occasion including the Ladies’ Day opening of the official Art Dubai space at Madinat Jumeirah, under the new sponsorship of Cartier. Some really beautiful and inspiring pieces caught my eye, so I thought I would share them with you…
Ran Hwang – www.ranhwang.com
In February it was my pleasure to attend a breakfast meeting to discuss Dubai’s bid to host Expo 2020 at the invitation of the Managing Director of Dubai Expo 2020′s Bid Committee, Reem Al Hashimy. Also in attendance was Mr Vicente Gonzalez Loscertales, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions – the organisation overseeing the selection and running of the World and International Expos. I enjoyed exchanging views and ideas with the group, made up of young, successful and ambitious Emirati businesspeople, of which I was considered one. I was inspired by the meeting and it was an honour to be part of such an exciting project. I am fully supportive of Dubai’s bid for Expo 2020.