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Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : Saudi Fashion Commission to Host Spring-Summer 2024 Trend Open Talk

Saudi Fashion Commission to Host Spring-Summer 2024 Trend Open Talk
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Saudi Fashion Commission to Host Spring-Summer 2024 Trend Open Talk

Saudi Fashion Commission to Host Spring-Summer 2024 Trend Open Talk

Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission will hold an open talk on Thursday to explore the latest trends for Spring-Summer 2024. The virtual discussion will cover the most prominent fashion trends of the season, including the colors of SS24 and how to incorporate them into daily fashion, as well as key trends such as flowing dresses, patterned fabrics, and garments decorated with embroidery.

The meeting will also address accessories and fabrics for summer and spring 2024, providing insights on how to choose the ideal fashion for hot weather.

Joining the talk will be designer Tima Abed, renowned for her creations in high fashion and timeless elegance on the catwalks and red carpets. Her designs have been worn by many local and international stars, such as Georgina Rodriguez. Abed's work is characterized by a sense of drama, blending heritage elements with modern touches to produce unique fashion pieces.

Also participating will be designer Youssef bin Afesh, the creative mind behind the brand JUB. He has gained fame in men's fashion in Saudi Arabia and recently launched his latest collection for spring and summer 2024, inspired by Art Deco, offering a fresh perspective on men's fashion.

Designer Sarah Al-Twaim will also join the meeting to share her experience. She began her journey in ready-to-wear fashion in 2014, focusing on bridal fashion and evening dresses. Her seasonal collections are inspired by elements of nature, blending natural inspiration with a sophisticated aesthetic.

This talk is part of the Fashion Commission's ongoing series of open meetings, designed to connect with the Kingdom's fashion community. By showcasing the commission's initiatives and fostering dialogue, it aims to empower Saudi talent and propel the fashion sector forward.



Aswat Asharq Al-Awsat : LVMH Sales Grow 1% in Second Quarter, Missing Estimates

This photograph taken on January 25, 2024 shows the logo of World's top luxury group LVMH during presentation of its 2023 annual results in Paris, on January 25, 2024. (AFP)
This photograph taken on January 25, 2024 shows the logo of World's top luxury group LVMH during presentation of its 2023 annual results in Paris, on January 25, 2024. (AFP)
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LVMH Sales Grow 1% in Second Quarter, Missing Estimates

This photograph taken on January 25, 2024 shows the logo of World's top luxury group LVMH during presentation of its 2023 annual results in Paris, on January 25, 2024. (AFP)
This photograph taken on January 25, 2024 shows the logo of World's top luxury group LVMH during presentation of its 2023 annual results in Paris, on January 25, 2024. (AFP)

LVMH, the world's biggest luxury company, posted a 1% rise in organic sales in the second quarter on Tuesday, missing analyst estimates, and likely adding to investor jitters about slowing growth in the sector.

Sales at the French group, owner of labels Louis Vuitton, Tiffany & Co. and Hennessy, grew to 20.98 billion euros ($22.8 billion), a 1% rise on an organic basis, which strips out currency effects and acquisitions.

The figure fell below analyst expectations for revenues of 21.6 billion euros, according to an LSEG poll based on six analysts.

The report from luxury sector bellwether LVMH, which is Europe's second-largest listed company, worth around 340 billion euros, comes amid concerns about weak sales of designer fashions in the sector's key market, China.

The group's fashion and leather goods division, which includes the Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior brands and accounts for nearly half of group sales and the bulk of operating profit, grew 1%, slowing slightly from the previous quarter's 2% rise.

"While remaining vigilant in the current context, the group approaches the second half of the year with confidence," said LVMH Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bernard Arnault in a statement.