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Our monthly round-up refreshes your fashionista radar with a book release, a bag design celebration, a striking campaign and ways to support the pink month.

Pink October

Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay has prepared an array of activities and offers in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The series of special events will help to raise funds for the Bahrain Cancer Society. On October 13, they will celebrate Think Pink Day with a unique programme created for ladies, including Zumba, Sensory Wellness, Power Yoga classes and a lecture on risk factors and prevention of breast cancer – all the revenue will be donated. If you can’t make it on this day, you can participate in the Full Moon Yoga on October 9, Rooftop Sky Yoga on the 25th and Outdoor Spin class on the 29th. However, the commitment to raising awareness of this cause goes beyond wellness. Bay View, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, CUT Lounge, re/Asian and Blue Moon Lounge are also stepping up for this fundraising campaign, with exciting offers all month long. For every Cracklin’ Rosie signature drink sold at any of the venue, BD1 will be donated to Bahrain Cancer Society. At Bahrain Bay, all the revenue from the sales of the signature mocktail, Labor of Love, will also be donated to Bahrain Cancer Society.

Objects of Desire

The Swiss haute horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet and luxury publishing house Assouline partnered to celebrate the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary with the book Royal Oak: From Iconoclast to Icon. Assouline is known for producing incredible publications of extremely high quality. The two entities share a common endeavour, to create lasting cultural artefacts to be passed on across generations. Written by Bill Prince, an awardwinning cultural journalist, the book presents the Royal Oak’s history. It brings new archival materials uncovered by Audemars Piguet’s heritage department and exclusive testimonials of long-standing friends of the brand. The narrative is illustrated with imagery from six decades of art, architecture, fashion, music and cultural history, registering the evolution of this trailblazing timepiece.

Less is More

The streetwear brand Zara has collaborated with American designer Narciso Rodriguez to create the capsule Narciso Rodriguez X Zara collection. The special edition is composed of 25 items of clothing and accessories. They are all drawn from the brand’s archive – proof that good design endures. “This has been an amazing experience for me. It was great to go through past collections and revisit things that we loved. The Zara design team interpreted them with fresh eyes, but always making sure that the essence of the original pieces was maintained,” said Narciso. The timeline of the designer’s remarkable career spans over 30 years and encompasses the fashion movement of minimalism, of which he is a key architect. “There’s a beautiful slip dress in the collection that is bias-cut with an interesting seaming,” Narciso notes and continues: “It’s what people think of when they think of my brand. It’s very liquid. It flows over the body.” The collection is available online and in selected stores.

Style Above All

The online destination for luxurious fashion and beauty items, FARFETCH, presents its #YourChoiceYourFARFETCH AW 2022/2023 global brand campaign. The retailer celebrates personal style using the diverse range available only at FARFETCH. The campaign stars actress Leighton Meester, supermodel Paloma Elsesser, musician Bakar and Mexican-American singer-songwriter, Omar Apollo. They are all known for their strong and unique fashion identities and are pop culture catalysts in their own right. “Our new campaign is all about individual storytelling of getting dressed for any occasion. I love the specific pieces chosen by the stars of the campaign – from Leighton’s top-to-toe Paco Rabanne sequins to Paloma’s impressive Coperni coat to Bakar’s retro Marni tracksuit and Omar’s deconstructed and oversized Balenciaga blazer, all celebrating their own style,” said Holli Rogers, FARFETCH’s Chief Brand Officer.

Celebrating a Classic

Fendi recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Baguette bag with a capsule fashion show. The bags’ legacy began in 1997 when the current Artistic Director of Accessories and Menswear, Silvia Venturini Fendi, designed the Baguette to revive the brand’s image. The Italian company headed to New York, where the bag gained ‘it bag’ recognition, to present a celebratory collection with designs from Marc Jacobs, Tiffany & Co., Japanese brand Porter and the Baguette’s number one spokesperson: Sarah Jessica Parker (SJP). The SJP X Fendi capsule kicked off the show with pieces in a softer colour palette. Porter’s contribution to the collection features the Baguette in glossy nylon. The Tiffany & Co. X Fendi capsule is dubbed ‘Fendi at Tiffany’s’ and brings the brand’s signature blue hue paired against dark neutrals and the use of diamonds. Marc Jacobs put a classical twist on the street style that is signature to the essence of New York, capturing the ‘casual meets formal’ concept. Which re-interpreted Baguette is your favourite?

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