In the Congolese capital of Brazzaville, there lives a community known as the “Sapeurs”. Their dynamic sense of style takes inspiration from the traditionally stunning bright colors of their home country, and that of their former European colonialists.

Two worlds come together in the form of dress,

Fashion Forward’s season 2 came and went like an “all types of wear” whirlwind of wonderful. An organized frenzy of collective talent on display over-drive, presented to the masses in exquisite form. Already, inarguably, the Middle East’s perfectly produced fashion platform… Too perfect, almost.

“Oh? How’s that?”

Well, a stage

Glowork, the Middle East’s first organization dedicated to female employment, has just annouced its acquisition from Saudi-based investors SAS Holding. A significantly impressive one too. $16 million, actually.  Sincerity in belief so superbly applied.

 

Since its inception in 2011, Glowork’s introduced thousands of Saudi women

One of these pictures comes off a Parisian catwalk.

The other, from a small town in East Africa.

Well… How about that.

The debate between “inspiration” and cultural thievery, continues.

 

You’ve read all the hype…. and if you haven’t, feel free to google.

As always, we bring you the lovely little things you actually need to know.

Dubai’s International Film Festival 2012 (DIFF). 7 days of non-stop cinematic creativity. Kudos to the programmers, makers and organisers for maintaining their labelled