Extra Extra: Here’s What You Missed from the Week of January 21, 2018

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We get it. We can barely keep up with the onslaught of information ourselves. That being said, it’s our mission to keep readers in the know, which is why we’ve combed through it all, distilled it to its essence, and dispensed it into easily digestible tidbits. Want to be the most knowledgeable culture savant in your group of friends? Then check back every Sunday for what you’ve missed in the world of celebrities and fashion.


The Kardashian-Wests Greet New Baby

Only five percent of women in the world suffer from pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, and Kim Kardashian-West came face to face with its horrors during her pregnancy with daughter North, making her second pregnancy with son Saint even more high-risk. However, after delivering both her children, Kardashian-West was still determined to have a third child.

After a failed medical procedure that was supposed to fix a dangerous hole in her uterus, the megastar decided to outsource her pregnancy, calling on a surrogate to carry her third child. The baby, named Chicago West, was born on Tuesday, January 15th and weighed a healthy 7lbs 6oz.


Alexander Wang Exits NYFW

Another one bites the dust.

New York Fashion Week is hemorrhaging talent as long-established brands have absconded from the schedule in favor of shows in other cities or private client showcases instead. Alexander Wang, one of the city’s most definitive talents, is the latest to join the roster of desingers leaving the event. Fall/Winter 2018 will be his last show in the Big Apple before switching to his own schedule of showing in June and December instead of the traditional February/September calendar.

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2017
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Al Tayer Launches Nisnass

Al Tayer Insignia, the group responsible for bringing the GCC such retail wonders as Ounass, has announced the launch of a mobile-first lifestyle retail brand called Nisnass. On January 29th, Nisnass will become available exclusively via an iOS app, aiming its sights directly on the “Now Generation”.

With a personalized home page featuring curated content, a huge selection of fashion and lifestyle brands like Calvin Klein and Nike, Nisnass promises to deliver your shopping selections to your home or office within two hours in Dubai, next day within the UAE, two to four days for its GCC customers, and three to six days international shipping.


Alberta Ferretti Opens in Dubai

Fans of Alberta Ferretti’s gorgeous, feminine collections will finally have in-person access to them via the brand’s inaugural boutique opening at The Dubai Mall. Located on the first floor of the mall, it will house ready-to-wear, occasionwear, and accessories from both the Alberta Ferretti and Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition lines.

Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2017
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Karl Lagerfeld Announces Collaboration

As if there were any doubt as to her popularity, Kaia Gerber has solidified her official “It” girl status with the announcement of her very first collaboration. Gerber, who has walked in several Chanel shows, has been tapped by Karl Lagerfeld himself to design a capsule collection for his eponymous line. Like Bella Hadid and Chrome Hearts or Gigi Hadid and Tommy Hilfiger, Gerber’s collaboration with Lagerfeld is a great aesthetic fit for the collaboration.


Hedi Slimane Heads to Céline

Since Phoebe Philo announced her departure from Céline in March 2018, speculation has filled the fashion community over who would be replacing her. But when the news broke that it would be Hedi Slimane (the man responsible for Yves Saint Laurent’s financial success from 2012 2016), it came as a shock.

The designer will start his post as “Artistic, Creative, and Image Director” on February 1st, and expand the label’s offering into menswear, couture, and fragrance before debuting his first womenswear collection at Paris Fashion Week in September. Slimane is known to divide opinion with his directorship, so fashion fans wait with bated breath and sharp tongues, eager to see what he does for the beloved brand.

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