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Saudi Arabia Hosted Its First-Ever Women-Only Fashion Week

Plus, more international news you need to know about!
Saudi Arabia Hosted Its First-Ever Women-Only Fashion Week Plus, more international news you need to know about!

While you were sleeping, the fashion world made some groundbreaking history. Here's a roundup of the most relevant fashion news you need to update yourself with:

1. Saudi Arabia hosted its first fashion week.

Riyadh made history as it hosted its first-ever fashion week, where designers like Roberto Cavalli and Jean-Paul Gaultier showcased their collections. The event was strictly attended by women only and no social media coverage was allowed except for a few official female photographers. 

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2. British Vogue unveiled first hijabi model on its cover.

Twenty-year-old hijabi model Halima Aden fronts British Vogue's May issue along with nine other trailblazing women who are changing the modeling landscape. Halima is joined by Adut AkechRadhika Nair, Yoon Young Bae, Faretta, Fran Summers, Vittoria Ceretti, Paloma Elsesser, and Selena Forrest.

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3. Saint Laurent might show at New York Fashion Week.

Anthony Vaccarello is bringing Saint Laurent to the runways of New York. Vogue reports, "The word on the street is that Saint Laurent’s Anthony Vaccarello is going to show in New York on June 6, a week where international names are already gathering in the city thanks to the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Awards, which will be held on June 4."

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4. DVF appointed its new CEO.

Sandra Campos will replace Paolo Riva as the chief executive of DVF. Prior to this aapointment, she was the co-president women's apparel at Global Brands Group, which carried brands like Hervé Leger and Juicy Couture.

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5. Gucci and Guess end trademark dispute.

It took nine long years before the dispute between Guess and Gucci over the ownership of the "G" logo and diamond pattern reached an agreement. While the terms were not disclosed, Business of Fashion reports that the legal battle between the brands has finally reached a conclusion. BOF notes, "Gucci went on a global quest and filed lawsuits against Guess on the same grounds in Italy, France, Australia, and China, and initiated proceedings with the European Union intellectual property office. However, the EU general court and judgments in Milan and Paris ruled in favor of Guess, while China’s court sided with Gucci, making it the second international jurisdiction the luxury brand had won against Guess. In 2015, Australia also ruled in favor of Gucci." 


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