Velvet sat down for an exclusive interview with Clare Pardoe who reveals to us the past, present and future of her luxury fine jewellery house, Phioro.
“At the age of 16 I knew I wanted to design, and that I wanted to own my own business.
Designed in the Middle East, about the Middle East, incorporating Islamic embroidery patterns and museum pieces; this collection of scarves by Kate Toledo is a reincarnation of her 2012 Dubai painting exhibition ‘Reflections of Islamic Splendour’.
Kate has transposed her distinctive paintings into a series of
Sumayyah Al Suwaidi is an awarded Emirati artist based in Abu Dhabi. Her passion for digital art started in 1996 and, in 2001, she created her first collection inspired by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. She created works by noting on paper
When people speak about Taiwan, many assume it is somewhere near Thailand if not Thailand itself without actually realising how different and unique that little island off the eastern cost of China is. Taiwan is a country of mixed cultures that is rich in history
The colour palette for S/S15 is set to be bright with the poster paint yellow playing a big part in next season’s trends. Velvet Spotlight is set on Dsquared2 Sprint/Summer 2015 collection. Here are our favourite pieces fresh off the runway.
Yataghan is a Turkish word that means “dagger”- a piece of weaponry used in wars in the Ottoman Empire. Yataghan’s war is against a world that constantly tries to make everybody fit in instead of stand out.
Each piece of Yataghan Fine Jewellery is hand-made to
Known as being a daring outrageous designer of Haute Couture wear in the Middle East the Bahrain-based designer Khaleda Rajab speaks with Velvet on being an Icon in the Middle East and her latest Capsule Collection with Linda Farrow and Fahad Almarzouq. Their unique oversized
Ring in the good vibes this year with the latest trends to hit home. Learn what’s in and what’s out from Ethan Allen’s design pride, George Foster, as he shares with Velvet his excellent ideas on decorating and re-decorating your house. Repeatedly recognised for his