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Arab Fashion Week Celebrates its Return to Physical Shows at Dubai Design District

The Arab Fashion Council in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3) – a global centre for art, architecture, fashion and design, together with Hu Management, the event's curator are delighted to confirm that Fashion Icon Awards 2021 and Arab Fashion Week will return to its full physical schedule from 24-28 Oct 2021 in d3, cementing Dubai’s position as a global destination for design, fashion and talent. The fashion scene will start on the 24th of October 2021 with the Fashion Icon Awards, an exclusive pink carpet gala dinner graced by celebrities, influencers and media that will attend naming the Fashion Icon 2021 after Lebanese superstar Maya Diab was named last year.Arab Fashion Week-Women's Spring Summer 2022 will run from the 25 to 28 October, with all shows taking place at d3 and...

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Alibaba’s self-driving robots deliver over one million orders

Alibaba DAMO Academy, the global research initiative set up by Alibaba Group, today announced that the last-mile logistics vehicle “Xiaomanlv”, developed by its autonomous driving lab (“lab”), has delivered over one million shipment orders as of September 2021. Xiaomanlv achieved this milestone within one year of its launch, serving over 160 urban communities and school campuses across 52 cities in mainland China. Collectively, they have delivered packages to more than 200,000 consumers. The lab also announced plans to increase the fleet of Xiaomanlv to 10,000 over the coming three years, boosting delivery capacity to one million packages per day. Alibaba has been exploring autonomous driving technology since 2015 to address the last-mile delivery challenges associated with the e-commerce economy. By...

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Mrs. Keepa has been invited to be a part of the Féderation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode “Welcome to Paris” initiative with the Arab Fashion Council. Mrs. Keepa will physically present its Spring/Summer 2022 womenswear collection on the events calendar on the 28th Of September at Palais De Tokyo. The brand will also be part of the Paris Fashion Week Trade Show Partner TRANOI. The Dubai-based brand Mrs. Keepa is inspired by a patchwork of evolving identities and her own dual heritage, the half-Egyptian half-French designer uses fashion to explore and combine contrasting and overlapping cultures. Mariam Yeya the creative director launched her label Mrs. Keepa in 2016. Part architectural, part avant-garde, Mrs. Keepa is a brand on the...

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