Regional talent takes the spotlight

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Regional talent takes the spotlight

Regional talent takes the spotlight at World of Fashion, Mall of the Emirates

Renowned make-up artist to the stars Bassam Fattouh shares his beauty secrets; ESMOD’s up-and-coming talented designers show their best

Dubai, UAE – Beauty & Style are the themes for the next two days at World of Fashion at Mall of the Emirates, the fashion and beauty festival currently taking the city by storm. Today, the city’s most promising students from acclaimed French fashion school – ESMOD will showcase cutting edge designs at 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Tomorrow, on Monday October 7th, style and beauty trendsetters won’t want to miss famed Middle East make-up artist, Bassam Fattouh, as he puts on an extraordinary beauty catwalk show starting 7:30pm, complete with dramatic hair and striking make-up for the modern woman.

Yesterday, Mall of the Emirates transformed into a ‘Fashion City’ with Katakeet presenting the latest in luxury children’s fashion at 4:00pm, Bebe launching its Street Chic NYC collection at 6:00pm and DKNY bringing style from the city, presented by fashion blogger Tala Samman at 7:00pm.

A part of Eid in Dubai festivities, World of Fashion is from October 3rd-14th and will feature a daily program of fashion, beauty and design events.

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World of Fashion, Mall of the EmiratesOctober 3-14, 2013 at the Central Galleria
DateEvents / Catwalk Shows
Thursday October 3Style with Tommy  Four spectacular catwalk shows featuring Tommy Hilfiger’s New York and Tailored lines. 5:30pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
Friday October 4High Street Bazaar Fashion for everyone with catwalk shows from High Street favourites Bershka and Salsa from 5:30pm – 9:00pm.
Saturday October 5Fashion City Katakeet presents their collection from 4:00pm. Bebe launches their Street Chic NYC collection at 6:00pm. DKNY rules the catwalk with special appearance from Tala Samman at 7:00pm.
Sunday October 6The Edge of Style Two cutting-edge fashion shows from ESMOD’s talented designers at 6:30pm. Italian jeweller Roberto Coin hosts an in-store event from 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
Monday October 7Beauty & Style  Make-up artist Bassam Fattouh hosts a private function from 3:00pm -5:00pm before appearing live on-stage at 7.30pm for his beauty catwalk show. 
Tuesday October 8Shoe LoveA live interview with legendary Italian designer Gianvito Rossi from 6:30pm. Followed by an in-store event at Harvey Nichols from 7:00pm – 9:00pm where his limited edition pieces will be revealed.
Wednesday October 9Fashion Finale  Cover star Nancy Ajram joins the World of Fashion for a private meet and greet at 4:00pm followed by a live interview on stage at 7:30pm. Etoile la Boutique new collection is shown on the catwalk at 7:00pm and 8:30pm.
Thursday October 3 – Wednesday October 9World of Fashion Studio Every day from 10:00am onwards, the Studio presents hair, beauty and make-up advice and complimentary make-overs from the experts, including Bassam Fattouh Cosmetics advisors & Juicy Couture styling advice
Thursday October 10 – Monday October 14An exclusive Fashion Exhibition showcasing an exquisite preview of Autumn Winter collections.
Win the Ultimate Fashion Experience with Roland Mouret courtesy of Harvey Nichols.Visit the Harper’s Bazaar World of Fashion, Central Galleria or Harvey Nichols from 3 – 14 October, for a chance to win business class flights for two to London with Virgin Atlantic. Includes three night stay in Knightsbridge hotel, private meeting with Roland Mouret, plus a designer dress from his SS14 collection.



About Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates, the world’s first shopping resort, is located in Dubai at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The multi-level shopping centre currently features more than 560 international brands with a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 233,467 sqm including department stores, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing outlets and the largest Carrefour in the city. The compelling family leisure offer includes a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a multi-screen VOX Cinemas, the world-renowned Ski Dubai – the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park, the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and more than 90 international dining and café options. Mall of the Emirates features an unmatched luxury offer housing more than 80 of the world’s most renowned designer brands in Fashion Dome and Via Rodeo.  For the convenience of guests, the mall has two adjoining hotels: the 5-star Kempinski Mall of the Emirates and the 5-star Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel.  Mall of the Emirates is ranked as 7th most lucrative shopping centre in the world by sales per square feet, and first in the Middle East in a study by the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2012.


Majid Al Futtaim Properties

About Majid Al Futtaim Properties

Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the leader in the ownership, development and management of ‎shopping malls, Hotels and complimentary mixed use communities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment across the region with 16 world-class malls operating in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman, Egypt and Lebanon with a combined gross leasable area (GLA) of over 1 million sqm and more than 2,800 tenancies. In April 2013, Majid Al Futtaim Properties opened its first mall in the Levant region and other projects are currently under development in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 160 million visitors in 2012. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organisations that have recognised its leadership and the quality of its properties.

Majid Al Futtaim Properties has four flagship shopping malls; three in Dubai and one in Bahrain.  In Dubai, Deira City Centre boasts over 370 stores, leisure and entertainment facilities and over 50 restaurants and cafes; Mall of the Emirates houses over 560 international retail brands, including 80 luxury stores and the world-renowned Ski Dubai; and Mirdif City Centre offers visitors a mix of retail, leisure and entertainment options including 465 stores and iFLY Dubai, an indoor skydiving centre. Bahrain City Centre is the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment complex in Bahrain with 350 international brands including 60 dining options, and features Wahooo!, the region’s first  region’s first indoor- outdoor waterpark.

Majid Al Futtaim Properties also owns nine hotels in the UAE and two in Bahrain, all of which are linked to the company’s shopping malls.  The hotels’ strategic proximity to the company’s shopping malls promotes direct access to a wider international demographic and attracts more than 1.2 million guests annually.

The Company is currently developing three master-planned communities.  The Wave, Muscat, a joint venture with the Government of Oman; will combine more than 4,000 beautiful properties, Almouj Golf, Almouj Marina, four premier hotels and new retail, leisure and dining opportunities at a seafront address in the new heart of Muscat.  The 250,000 sqm Waterfront City development in Beirut, Lebanon, a joint venture with Société Joseph Khoury & Fils Holding SAL, will feature over 1,500 residential homes, an office district, shopping mall, two international hotels, as well as multiple parks and a marina front promenade.  Al Zahia, developed by Sharjah Holding, a joint venture between the Government of Sharjah and Majid Al Futtaim Properties, will be a fully integrated community featuring a range of villas, apartments and commercial units.



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