The Luxury Network Qatar Magazine Issue 02

Features Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Ahmed AI Thani on the cover, let us learn more about the success of the Chairman and Managing Director of Al Wajba Establishment.

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the qatar edition<br />

Sheikh Abdulrahman<br />

Bin Ahmed Al-Thani<br />

Fueled by Performance<br />

ISSUE <strong>02</strong> | JUN - JUL 2<strong>02</strong>1


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highlights<br />

ISSUE <strong>02</strong> | Jun - Jul 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

12<br />

Haute Horlogerie by Audemars Piguet<br />

20<br />

Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed Al-Thani<br />

Driven to Succeed<br />

38<br />

Rolls-Royce ‘Boat Tail’<br />

50<br />

<strong>The</strong> 10 Best Island Beaches in the World<br />

60<br />

Coya Doha, Explore the Wonders of Peruvian Cuisine<br />

74<br />

Karl Lagerfeld, From Biarritz, with Love<br />

86<br />

Dior Maison, Lily of the Valley Collection<br />

96<br />

Woman of the Hour: Amal Ameen<br />

106<br />

Christian Louboutin Beauty, the Velvet Matte <strong>The</strong>rapy<br />

112<br />

Redefining Motherhood: A Mother’s Day<br />

Panel Discussion Event by TLN <strong>Qatar</strong>

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Dancing Diamonds<br />

Chopard is one of the last family-run watchmaking and Jewellery Company.<br />


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Thanks to its superb timekeepers,<br />

Chopard forged itself a reputation<br />

for reliable and high quality<br />

watches made in Switzerland. Since the<br />

1980s, Karl and Karin’s children Caroline<br />

and Karl-Friedrich have played an active<br />

part in the company. Caroline and<br />

Karl-Friedrich are Chopard’s current<br />

Co-Presidents. <strong>The</strong>y each showed their independence:<br />

Caroline Scheufele, who is responsible<br />

of the ladies’ collections, developed<br />

the jewellery section and later the<br />

high-end jewellery department<br />

while her brother Karl-Friedrich,<br />

who managed the men’s collections,<br />

developed sports watches<br />

during the 1980s and the Chopard<br />

Manufacture in Fleurier, which<br />

produces the L.U.C movements, in<br />

the 1990s.<br />

In 1993, capturing the spirit of the<br />

age, Caroline Scheufele imagined<br />

a sports watch based on a unique<br />

and explosive combination: steel<br />

and diamonds. <strong>The</strong> Happy Sport<br />

was born. Faithful to the spirit of<br />

the Happy Diamonds that appear<br />

on its dial, like prima ballerinas<br />

freely swirling between two sapphire crystals,<br />

the Happy Sport soon became a staple<br />

for both the Maison and for women’s<br />

watches.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first watch collected by women, Happy<br />

Sport transcends decades and style evolutions.<br />

It comes in multiple interpretations<br />

that appeal to all generations. It remains<br />

until today one of the most iconic models<br />

and most desirable in the industry.<br />



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This is the story of an arrow which<br />

transcends time. From the first<br />

drawings sketched in 1873 to this<br />

ultra-contemporary parure, it is not a<br />

very large step. Inspired by High Jewelry,<br />

it is now available for the first time<br />

in three jewelry creations. Necklace and<br />

bracelet freed from their clasp, unisex<br />

earring to be worn freely: these arrows,<br />

in white gold paved with diamonds, seem<br />

to be dictating the style of the Maison.<br />

Flexible and cheeky, elegant, and easy to<br />

wear, they do not allow room for compromise.<br />

Like the Maison’s ambassador, Alexa<br />

Chung, whose delightful allure, and creativity<br />

combines so well with this Flèche<br />

du Temps motif, which she seizes in complete<br />

freedom - defining her own codes<br />

and revealing her uniqueness.<br />

A bracelet with several strings to its bow.<br />

Worn alone, this Flèche du Temps adorns<br />

a casual look featuring raw jeans, androgynous<br />

white shirt and pointed black<br />

pumps. In combination with the necklace,<br />

it provides a graphic touch to an evening<br />

suit in emerald satin and vertiginous stilettos<br />

with silver straps.<br />

Flèche du Temps bracelet paved with diamonds,<br />

in white gold<br />

From its point to the notch, this clasp-free bracelet,<br />

paved with 162 round diamonds, wraps around the<br />

wrist in a flawless gesture. <strong>The</strong> cutting-edge character<br />

of the arrow conveys a genuinely contemporary<br />

feeling.<br />

Flèche du Temps single stud earring paved<br />

with diamonds, in white gold<br />

A white gold arrow paved with round diamonds which<br />

pierces the ear with a vibrant stroke. This unisex earring<br />

adapts to both ears and produces an intense effect<br />

thanks to its light and ultra-contemporary flair.<br />

Flèche du Temps necklace paved with diamonds,<br />

in white gold<br />

This white gold necklace abandons its clasp and places<br />

an arrow paved with diamonds around the neck.<br />

Ultra-flexible, soft to slip on and cutting-edge in its<br />

style, it traces a tête-à-tête through a contrast between<br />

the tip of the arrow and the thrill of the feathers<br />

at the other end.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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“JUMBO” EXTRA-THIN 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />


Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking<br />

manufacturer still in the hands of its founding<br />

families (Audemars and Piguet). Based in Le<br />

Brassus since 1875, the company has nurtured generations<br />

of talented craftspeople who have continuously<br />

developed new skills and techniques, broadening<br />

their savoir-faire to set rule-breaking trends. In the<br />

Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, Audemars<br />

Piguet has created numerous masterpieces, testament<br />

to the Manufacture’s ancestral savoir-faire and<br />

forward-thinking spirit.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Swiss manufacturer announced the release of<br />

three new diamond-set versions of the Royal Oak<br />

“Jumbo” Extra-Thin. Each example is housed in a<br />

39mm case, executed in 18-carat pink or white gold.<br />

<strong>The</strong> case, bezel and bracelet are dressed with 1,1<strong>02</strong><br />

brilliant-cut diamonds (7.09 carats).<br />

<strong>The</strong> dial is enriched with a “Petite Tapisserie” pattern<br />

and incorporates baguette-cut diamond hour-markers.<br />

A light blue dial option is available in a choice of<br />

18-carat pink gold or white gold with colour co-ordinated<br />

Royal Oak hands with luminescent<br />

coating. <strong>The</strong> third option pairs a black<br />

dial with an 18-carat white gold case<br />

and hands. In addition to the brand’s<br />

name positioned below noon, an “AP”<br />

logo is located in the lower portion<br />

of the dial, consistent with “Jumbo”<br />

convention.<br />

At the heart of this watch is the<br />

Manufacture Calibre 2121, visible<br />

via the glare proofed sapphire<br />

caseback. This movement is<br />

equipped with an openworked,<br />

bidirectional 22-carat gold oscillating<br />

weight, conveniently harnessing<br />

the motion of the wearer’s<br />

wrist to power the watch. <strong>The</strong><br />

oscillating weight is hand finished,<br />

encompassing both Clous de Paris<br />

and satin-brushing. <strong>The</strong> movement<br />

also incorporates hand finishing on<br />

the bridges and main plate, utilising<br />

the expertise of the Manufacture’s<br />

craftspeople. This includes “Côtes de<br />

Genève,” polished bevels, satin-brushed<br />

edges and circular graining on the recesses.<br />

<strong>The</strong> case: diamond-set 18-carat pink or white gold<br />

case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant<br />

to 50 m.<br />

<strong>The</strong> dial: light blue or black dial with “Petite<br />

Tapisserie” pattern, baguette-cut diamond hour-markers<br />

and pink or white gold, Royal Oak hands with luminescent<br />

coating.<br />

Bracelet: diamond-set 18-carat pink<br />

or white gold, bracelet with AP folding<br />

clasp.<br />

Diamond setting: 1,1<strong>02</strong> brilliant-cut<br />

diamonds 7.09 carats (case,<br />

bezel and bracelet) (98 for the case,<br />

40 for the bezel and 964 for the<br />

bracelet) with 12 baguette-cut diamonds<br />

0.37 carat (dial).<br />

<strong>The</strong>se new versions of the<br />

Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin<br />

blend brilliant-cut diamonds<br />

and fine watchmaking in a<br />

free-spirited design, employing<br />

the many skills practised in<br />

Le Brassus.<br />

Sharing its passion and savoir-faire<br />

with watch enthusiasts worldwide<br />

through the language of emotions,<br />

Audemars Piguet has established enriching<br />

exchanges among fields of creative<br />

practices and fostered an inspired<br />

community. Born in Le Brassus, raised<br />

around the world.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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When Parisian Chic meets Rebel Rock<br />

14<br />

“It had to happen.” This was Valérie<br />

Messika’s response when we asked<br />

her how the collaboration with the<br />

iconic top model came about. While<br />

Kate has been placing her libertarian<br />

imprint firmly on the world, the designer<br />

has been busy designing jewelry.<br />

Guided by her own rules but most<br />

of all her instinct, she creates high<br />

jewelry which is light, assured, and<br />

uninhibited, which affirms her own<br />

style and joyously proclaims the various<br />

facets of her personality. Valérie<br />

Messika’s aim when designing her<br />

jewellery is “To bring women a touch<br />

of sparkle and self-confidence.”<br />

It should be noted that Kate Moss,<br />

and the fashion world in general, have<br />

particularly inspired the Maison’s designer.<br />

<strong>The</strong> woman who made skinny<br />

jeans, a leopard print jacket and little<br />

black boots famous, who stalks<br />

the runways of the most prestigious<br />

fashion shows with a cavalier nonchalance;<br />

the woman who is consistently<br />

in demand at the most highly-regarded<br />

fashion houses, and who most of<br />

all, imbues whatever label she is wearing<br />

with her own inimitable style, can<br />

now add the title of Messika jewelry<br />

designer to her portfolio.<br />

Everything began with a jewellery<br />

box. Kate’s. <strong>The</strong> colour, the oversized<br />

designs, inspiration from all over the<br />

world, and an art deco feel. A world<br />

that was at first glance quite removed

from Messika jewelry, but ultimately extremely exciting<br />

for the designer. Two heads rather than one meant<br />

that more than one hundred unique pieces of jewellery<br />

were imagined. Valérie was unwavering in her belief<br />

that the co-designed jewellery should embody both<br />

the Maison’s values and Kate’s style.<br />

<strong>The</strong> movement of the stones, the fluidity of the lines,<br />

the suppleness of the jewellery, the boldness of the<br />

wearer... Together, they found a common language<br />

within the mixture of types of gold, various diamond<br />

cuts and even the way the precious materials were<br />

used. <strong>The</strong> collection is lively, eclectic and brightly<br />

coloured; and most certainly not boring.<br />

A daring decision? Probably. But an assured one nonetheless.<br />

Inspired and inspiring, closer than ever, the<br />

two women visualised this collection almost instinctively.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y have created jewellery in their own image;<br />

with no restraints holding them back. As both designers<br />

and stylists, they have developed a type of relaxed<br />

luxury.<br />

Kate Moss and Valérie Messika are at the heart of a<br />

unique high jewellery collection with two strong, spirited<br />

women. Using one simple word - freedom – the<br />

fashion icon and the diamond jewellery designer have<br />

collaborated with spontaneity and sincerity. By each<br />

harnessing the other’s art, they have been able to express<br />

the different facets of their singular personalities<br />

through unbridled creativity.<br />

Starting with Exotic Charm, the duo dreamt a set in<br />

which the diamonds would be worn like a cherished<br />

tattoo. <strong>The</strong> set is impressive; it brings together pear,<br />

triangle, emerald and brilliant cuts in a sparkling symphony.<br />

Flamboyant plastron, XXL hoop earrings, unusual<br />

hand pieces and a ring; this set becomes one with<br />

the person wearing them. Promptly followed by Spirited<br />

Wind, a feather created with diamonds, this was<br />

Kate and Valérie’s inspiration when they were designing<br />

this set. With their delicate and fine lines, the diamonds<br />

appear infinite. A compelling and asymmetrical<br />

movement makes the brilliant-cut and emerald cuts<br />

flutter. Firmly in the realms of contemporary wear, this<br />

set includes a 3-finger ring and a modern earcuff. With<br />

Released Sun, the diamond here becomes a tassel of<br />

light in this set inspired by Kate Moss’ love of art deco.<br />

Graphic, the jewels are all about the baguette-cut diamond.<br />

Elevated onto the forehead in a headpiece, suspended<br />

onto the neck on a choker, swinging freely below<br />

the ears in sublime hoops, the baguette-cut diamonds<br />

shows us all its possibilities. A set with assumed modernity<br />

and with daring range. <strong>The</strong> Colour Play set<br />

is inspiring the jewellery designer more and more.<br />

While her palette was previously limited to gold and<br />

diamonds, she now finds herself drawn towards other<br />

precious materials. Honouring Kate’s favourite hues,<br />

the pair has created a vibrantly-coloured collection.<br />

Malachite, mother-of-pearl and turquoise are stars of<br />

the show on sumptuous plastrons, XXL earrings, 3-finger<br />

ring... Unprecedented combinations of coloured<br />

gold and precious materials for pieces that simply<br />

can’t be matched. Next in line is Twisted Wave. Knotting<br />

diamonds. This was the gamble taken by Kate and<br />

Valérie when producing this set. Minimalism, delicate,<br />

and graphic are the buzz-words for this collection,<br />

which pays tribute to the top model. As the diamonds<br />

wrap around the neck, the wrist, the finger or the ear,<br />

they all draw the letter ‘K’. A strong letter, which has<br />

much inspired Valérie. A set sitting somewhere between<br />

strength and delicacy, it reflects this iconic top<br />

model. And last but not least, Independent Icon. A set<br />

to showcase the baguette-cut diamonds, la crème de<br />

la crème of High Jewellery. At first glance, a fairly simple<br />

design, the range is a great technical accomplishment.<br />

Master jewellers were obliged to establish new<br />

working techniques for the baguette cut. At the heart<br />

of each of these pieces sits an emerald-cut diamond,<br />

enhanced by a double entourage of pavé diamonds and<br />

gold. Ultragraphic and modern: the set is Kate Moss’<br />

favourite.<br />

Together, they have created a collection of high fashion<br />

jewellery that is expressively eclectic and defiantly<br />

diverse, which pays homage to a woman who has transcended<br />

generations and styles.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />




Precious, authentic and playful<br />

are the best ways to describe<br />

the delicate creations crafted<br />

by Bead A Moment, a jewellery<br />

brand that emerged in Doha five<br />

years ago.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pieces are made from a luxurious<br />

mix of precious and semi-precious<br />

gemstones combined with<br />

gold-plated on sterling silver or<br />

14/18-karat solid gold charms and<br />

spacers. <strong>The</strong> collections are meticulously<br />

crafted with a classic yet<br />

whimsical sensibility. Asha Chouhan<br />

and Caroline Wingfield, the<br />

16<br />

creative minds behind the business,<br />

started the company as a result<br />

of a conversation they had in a<br />

yoga class.<br />

Bead A Moment has since morphed<br />

into a thriving business, designingcustomizable<br />

and meaningful<br />

pieces which tell a story. Founders<br />

Asha and Caroline come from<br />

diverse professional backgrounds<br />

and are driven by their passion for<br />

wellness and semiprecious gems.<br />

<strong>The</strong> power duo started creating<br />

jewellery because they couldn’t<br />

find pieces which they felt aligned<br />

with what they wanted to express.<br />

In the world of talismans and keepsakes<br />

they began creating personal,<br />

playful and elegant collections for<br />

modern day women. <strong>The</strong>ir designs<br />

are based on the philosophy of the<br />

roots of yoga and wellness and resonate<br />

with many.<br />

True to their personal philosophy<br />

and values, the name Bead A Moment<br />

is ahomage to the phrase being<br />

present in the moment. Gemstones<br />

have been around since<br />

the beginning of time and man’s<br />

obsession with them has been further<br />

elevated by celebrities such<br />

as Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi<br />

Campbell who both profess to believing<br />

in the unexplained energy<br />

gemstones bring to the wearer.<br />

Stackable rings in high quality pink<br />

ruby, orange sapphire, yellow sapphire,<br />

tsavorite, blue sapphire and<br />

tanzanite and 18K gold. Inspired<br />

by the colours of the rainbow and<br />

designed to bring sparkle, balance<br />

and hope complete the brand’s offering.<br />

Bead A Moment’s USP is the bespoke<br />

service they offer to their<br />

clients following a series of consultations<br />

where clients can view<br />

the enormous range of quality

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gemstones on offer. <strong>The</strong> results<br />

are beautiful, personal and meaningful<br />

one-off pieces. “From the<br />

beginning we have seen an upward<br />

trend in customized pieces. People<br />

want meaningful pieces that resonate<br />

with them and/or their loved<br />

ones. This customisation provides<br />

a visceral connection between the<br />

wearer and the stones. <strong>The</strong> designs<br />

allow for an individual’s needs and<br />

idiosyncratic tastes to take centre<br />

stage” Caroline states.<br />

“Our pieces are inspired by the<br />

desert, conceptualized in <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

and designed by skilled artisans.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are handmade with meaningful<br />

gemstones sourced by artisans<br />

in Italy and USA. Our clientele is<br />

well-established locally and internationally.<br />

We also design bespoke<br />

tasbih (prayer beads) as Eid gifts or<br />

customized bracelets as wedding<br />

favours for our VIP clients” .<br />

As a direct response for the demand<br />

for bespoke pieces, Bead A Moment<br />

has introduced a customize-your<br />

bracelet feature on their website. A<br />

capsule collection is available at the<br />

National Museum of <strong>Qatar</strong> (NoMQ)<br />

under the patronage of His Highness<br />

Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin<br />

Khalifa Al Thani.<br />

With an eye for detail and a strong<br />

focus on a classy finish, these<br />

handcrafted pieces are expertly<br />

yet lovingly created, always putting<br />

mindfulness at the heart of elegance.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed Al-Thani<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />





With decades of expertise and insights, Sheikh<br />

Abdulrahman strives with power into continuing<br />

to bring to <strong>Qatar</strong> the ultimate in luxury<br />

in the automotive industry. With a stellar portfolio<br />

of brands, <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> – <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

Edition talks to the man behind the wheel about his<br />

journey at the helm of Al Wajba Motors.<br />

Tell us a bit more about your early journey<br />

professionally and how you reached<br />

this position today?<br />

Alhamdulillah, this is all grace from Allah! My automotive<br />

experience started in the 1990’s until I acquired<br />

Bentley in 2001. Thanks to the success of Bentley in<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong>, we then acquired Lamborghini in 2004 and<br />

Bugatti in 2006 respectively.<br />

Being in the business for two decades, I have learnt<br />

that it is important to continue improving your brand<br />

and products. This will help you sustain your position<br />

in the industry while at the same time being observant<br />

towards the competition. Advancement in technology<br />

is proceeding at an extremely rapid pace so one has to<br />

be constantly up to date.<br />

What was the impact of COVID-19 on Al<br />

Wajba growth?<br />

It was a challenging moment for everyone, not only the<br />

business sector. No one was prepared when the pandemic<br />

hit us and we had to stay focused. We kept our<br />

people involved and motivated. We didn’t lay off staff<br />

but continued working amidst the conditions although<br />

over 60% of our staff were working remotely. Slowly<br />

but surely, we finished the year with success – delivered<br />

customer cars and cleared our stocks. We have<br />

placed all the appropriate strategies in place in order<br />

to provide our customers with all their needs. We continue<br />

to function normally, ensuring our commitment<br />

to meet our obligations towards our customers. With<br />

the progress of flattening the curve, it has proven that<br />

we can overcome the challenges, after adopting the<br />

options and alternatives available.<br />

In a fast-changing customer environment, how does<br />

Al Wajba Motors keep up with customer expectations?<br />

We are passionate in our quest to provide exceptional<br />

service, respond to market demands and implement<br />

plans with transparency. We still have a lot to do to<br />

maintain our position and with the aid of digital technology<br />

we are optimistic we will exceed customer expectations.<br />

With the pandemic, we have technology<br />

that help our sales team to offer the cars at their convenience.<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

What changes do you see in the automotive<br />

industry from the moment you started<br />

until present day?<br />

<strong>The</strong> innovations and advancement in technology is<br />

moving at a rapid pace. A few years from now the automotive<br />

industry will be converting to hybrid, electric<br />

cars. <strong>The</strong> brands are preparing to manufacture one<br />

with the highest levels of luxury mobility with sustainable<br />

methods.<br />

What sets Al Wajba Motors apart in the<br />

sector?<br />

Our people are our greatest asset. Our business relationship<br />

with the brands and most especially our customers<br />

are our priority. We always make sure that our<br />

customers feel at home when they are at our showrooms.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are the reasons why AlWajba Motors has<br />

achieved the following:<br />

Bentley <strong>Qatar</strong> - No. 1 dealer in the world for Bentayga<br />

that made us also 2nd largest dealer in the world, consistent<br />

one of the best dealer in the region all these<br />

years.<br />

Bugatti <strong>Qatar</strong> - We were recognized as an outstanding<br />

dealer for selling 17 Bugatti Chiron.<br />

Lamborghini Doha - We were recognized as Best Dealer<br />

in Ad Personam in the world. This is because 99% of<br />

our customer cars are bespoke.<br />

What is your methodology behind your<br />

decision-making process?<br />

in us. All our brands are performing exceptionally well,<br />

allowing us to retain our position as one of the strongest<br />

dealers, not only in the region but in the world,<br />

despite <strong>Qatar</strong> being a small country.<br />

What are Al Wajba’s plans and strategy for<br />

future growth?<br />

Our goal is in line with our country’s vision. We will<br />

always support the vision of the Emir towards success<br />

and its goals. Our government’s 2030 vision is to make<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong> an advanced society capable of sustaining its<br />

development and providing a high standard of living<br />

for its people. Being ruled by a visionary leader, one is<br />

certain to achieve success.<br />

We are in the process of expanding our business but<br />

the details of this exciting project will follow in due<br />

course. However, I am confident that our brand owners<br />

will be extremely pleased.<br />

Who do you look up to and who are your<br />

biggest inspirations?<br />

I only look up to Allah and Prophet Mohamad (Peace Be<br />

Upon Him). My biggest inspiration are my family and<br />

my people.<br />

What is the one piece of advice that you<br />

received that stayed with you?<br />

To trust only the people you believe and trust in. This<br />

is hard but our heart will always stay true to us.<br />

Listening, balanced with my management inputs. Making<br />

sure that all angles are looked at to ensure that the<br />

decision made is beneficial to everyone.<br />

You have an impressive portfolio of brands<br />

under your direction. How did you manage<br />

to drive the group along the path of<br />

continued success?<br />

I believe the success we have had from the Bentley<br />

brand is the reason that other brands have confidence<br />



<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

AL WAJBA<br />

MOTORS<br />



To own a prestigious supercar like a Bentley,<br />

Bugatti or Lamborghini, is to possess your very<br />

own piece of automotive history - exclusive,<br />

hand-built and customized to your every wish.<br />

That is when Al Wajba Motors comes to the stage. <strong>The</strong><br />

family-owned conglomerate has been created to cater<br />

for a very niche clientele. <strong>The</strong> objective of the company<br />

is to deliver unique, rare and prized automobiles to<br />

prominent local <strong>Qatar</strong>is, businessmen or individuals of<br />

discerning taste.<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

Al Wajba Motors takes part in the economic diversification<br />

of <strong>Qatar</strong>. <strong>The</strong> private sector has played a pivotal<br />

role in promoting growth in non-oil sectors, which<br />

enjoyed buoyant growth rates of over 10% annually<br />

during the past few years, a trend that is expected to<br />

continue in the future. Supporting the development<br />

plan and the completion of large infrastructure projects<br />

despite current economic challenges, leading to<br />

economic growth in perspective. <strong>The</strong> implementation<br />

of substantial projects and human development programs,<br />

in light of <strong>Qatar</strong> Vision 2030 goals, to achieve<br />

sustainable development through knowledge-based<br />

economy and expanding participation of the private<br />

sector are aligned with the group’s strategy. Al Wajba<br />

Motors confirms its efforts to keep up with the economic<br />

developments in <strong>Qatar</strong> thanks to its esteemed<br />

partners such as Bentley, Bugatti and Lamborghini.<br />

<strong>The</strong> continuous commitment of the group to actively<br />

participate in <strong>Qatar</strong>’s growth is at the core of the company’s<br />

values.<br />

Al Wajba Motors strives to give both existing and prospective<br />

owners a level of service and commitment<br />

worthy of the fine traditions dictated by their elite<br />

brands.<br />

Bentley Motors<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bentley Bentayga is designed to inspire exploration<br />

in its purest form.<br />

Its commanding design comes together with a suite of<br />

innovative technology, to create a vehicle that excels<br />

everywhere, from city streets to the open road and<br />

beyond. No other SUV delivers such an accomplished<br />

fusion of comfort, capability and exhilaration behind<br />

the wheel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> latest offering from the British brand is a stunning<br />

visual statement, combined with unrelenting performance<br />

and dynamic driving.<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

Bentayga can be commissioned to match your exact requirements<br />

with a whole world of options. From statement<br />

interiors of up to 7 colours to choose from, the<br />

distinctive exterior makes a bold statement by itself.<br />

A refined SUV with the handling of a high-performance<br />

sports car and the comfort of a luxury grand tourer for<br />

a truly thrilling drive.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Flying Spur<br />

Bentley Flying Spur brings every element of Bentley’s<br />

extraordinary DNA together in perfect, seamless<br />

balance. Effortless performance, sculpted design<br />

and masterful technology combine to create a luxury<br />

grand tourer that is as graceful as it is commanding, as<br />

dynamic as it is poised.<br />

A subtle exterior design, an inspiring and exquisite interior<br />

with the finest leather and sustainably sourced<br />

wood veneers reflects the opulence of the British<br />

house.<br />

Power, coupled with performance, seamless technology<br />

and a commanding form, <strong>The</strong> Bentley Flying Spur<br />

provides ample scope for urban exploration or Grand<br />

Touring equally.<br />

Every astounding detail, across every carefully crafted<br />

surface, is an elegance and sophistication that elevates<br />

your journey and inspires further exploration.<br />

So whether you are the driver or the driven, step in.<br />

Its athletic performance, exquisite craftsmanship and<br />

suite of innovative technologies come together to create<br />

a four-door grand tourer that offers exhilaration<br />

and refinement in equal parts – for the driver and the<br />

driven.<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

Lamborghini<br />

With Lamborghini, your every wish comes true. <strong>The</strong><br />

Ad Personam program is in fact designed precisely for<br />

customers who want their cars to be customized in<br />

line with their personality.<br />

From the colours and materials to the seat’s logo and<br />

embroidered initials inside the passenger compartment.<br />

Ones every wish can be catered for, from the<br />

infinite combinations, without compromising the required<br />

standards of quality. In the eyes of the connoisseur,<br />

a few features do stand out, namely the diamond<br />

dust paint; also referred by the Italian house as the last<br />

frontier of colour. <strong>The</strong> latest innovation in exterior colours<br />

is the use of a new transparent paint containing<br />

micro crystals in the form of diamond dust, making the<br />

Lamborghini car a true jewel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> most popular Ad Personam colours in America,<br />

Asia Pacific and EMEA: When in Rome, choose the colours<br />

Romans choose. In Pacific Asia, the Ad Personam<br />

colour most in demand is Rosso Efesto (red), in EMEA,<br />

Verde Alceo (green), while in North America, Blu Cepheus<br />

(blue) is all the rage.<br />

Owning a bespoke Lamborghini equals having a<br />

dreamy custom-made handcrafted Haute Jewelleryset<br />

and it can only be further emphasised by the numerous<br />

personalisation options available.<br />

Lamborghini Urus is the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle<br />

in the world to merge the soul of a super sports car<br />

with the functionality of an SUV. Powered by a 4.0-liter<br />

twin-turbo V8 engine producing 650 CV and 850 Nm<br />

of torque, Urus accelerates from 0 to 62 mph in 3.6<br />

seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph.<br />


<strong>The</strong><br />

Leader<br />

Bugatti<br />

<strong>The</strong> CHIRON is the fastest, most powerful, and exclusive<br />

production super sports car in BUGATTI’s history.<br />

Its sophisticated design, innovative<br />

technology and iconic<br />

performance-oriented form<br />

make it a unique masterpiece<br />

of art, form and technique<br />

that pushes boundaries beyond<br />

imagination.<br />

To build each customer’s unique work of art, Bugatti<br />

designers collaborate closely with the owner to create<br />

a car that fits their personality, while matching the<br />

brand’s captivating legend status and ardent commit-<br />

Whilst ground-breaking engineering<br />

define this champion<br />

of performance, inspirational<br />

design with CHIRON´s exterior<br />

signature line, the LED<br />

illumination in the distinctive<br />

C-line form separates the<br />

two seats, reflects true luxury<br />

with sleek efficiency.<br />


ment to utmost quality. <strong>The</strong>re are virtually<br />

no limits to the levels of personalization<br />

that can be achieved.A vast selection<br />

of colour and material combinations are<br />

available, from the finest hand-picked<br />

leather to precious metals. Individual engravings<br />

or embroidery add the personalized<br />

finishing touch, making every CHI-<br />

RON as unique as its owner.<br />

Bugatti owes its distinctive character to a<br />

family of artists and engineers who have<br />

always strived to offer the extraordinary,<br />

the unrivalled, the best. Every element of<br />

the CHIRON is a combination of reminiscence<br />

to its history and the most innovative<br />

technology. <strong>The</strong> result is a unique creation<br />

of enduring value and breath-taking<br />

automotive accomplishment.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


On the<br />

Road<br />





<strong>The</strong> S-Class: <strong>The</strong> Ultimate<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> experience<br />

<strong>The</strong> launch of the all-new Mercedes-Benz<br />

S-Class by Nasser Bin<br />

Khaled Automobiles, the authorised<br />

general distributor of the<br />

brand in <strong>Qatar</strong>, is in line with the<br />

strategic plans of NBK in presenting<br />

the latest car models that meet<br />

the customers’ expectations in the<br />

luxury car segment.<br />

HE Sheikh Faleh Bin Nawaf Al<br />

Thani, Managing Director- Auto,<br />

Nasser Bin Khaled Group said: “We<br />

are proud to be among the first<br />

dealers in the region to launch this<br />

30<br />

new model – that is sure to meet<br />

the customers’ expectations and<br />

enhance <strong>Qatar</strong>’s position as one the<br />

leading markets for luxury cars.”<br />

Mr. Ihab El-Feky, Director, Nasser<br />

Bin Khaled Automobiles stated:<br />

“Today, we unveil the all-new<br />

S-Class - always at the top of the<br />

class and one of the most awaited<br />

cars every year.”<br />

“<strong>The</strong> S-Class is the world’s<br />

best-selling luxury sedan that represents<br />

innovation, safety, comfort,<br />

and quality with the latest generation<br />

as never before.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> S-Class stands for the fascination<br />

of Mercedes-Benz: legendary<br />

and traditional engineering expertise<br />

which defines the luxury<br />

segment in the automobile industry.<br />

<strong>The</strong> new S-Class can be experienced<br />

with all the senses – seeing,<br />

feeling, hearing and smelling<br />

– while offering numerous innovations<br />

in the areas of driver assistance,<br />

protection and interaction.<br />

Mercedes-Benz is shaping the next<br />

generation of individual mobility<br />

with innovations that place the<br />

focus on people. <strong>The</strong> new S-Class<br />

uses digitisation for a car that responds<br />

empathetically to the needs<br />

and wishes of its driver and passengers.<br />

Modern luxury attains the next level<br />

in the interior of the S-Class. <strong>The</strong><br />

designers have created a feel-good<br />

ambience with lounge character<br />

marked by elegance, high quality<br />

and lightness. <strong>The</strong> dashboard<br />

with its new architecture, modern

surface design and ergonomic display<br />

arrangement is a highlight.<br />

But the feel-good aspect goes even<br />

deeper: with high ride quality and<br />

low noise levels as well as an extensive<br />

range of ENERGIZING Comfort<br />

programmes, the S-Class looks after<br />

the well-being of its passengers.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y also stay fit thanks to the effective<br />

air filtering system, which<br />

signals its newly gained capability<br />

with the new name ENERGIZING<br />

Air Control.<br />

<strong>The</strong> vehicle interior is more digital<br />

and intelligent, as both the hardware<br />

and software have made great<br />

strides: brilliant displays on up<br />

to five large screens, in part with<br />

OLED technology, make the control<br />

of vehicle and comfort functions<br />

even easier. <strong>The</strong> possibilities<br />

for personalisation and intuitive<br />

operation have become far more<br />

extensive.<br />

<strong>The</strong> voice assistant “Hey Mercedes”<br />

is even more learn- and<br />

dialogue-capable by activation of<br />

online services in the Mercedes Me<br />

App. Moreover, certain actions can<br />

be performed even without the activation<br />

keyword “Hey Mercedes”.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se include accepting a telephone<br />

call. “Hey Mercedes” now<br />

also explains vehicle functions and<br />

answers general knowledge questions.<br />

In the S-Class the voice assistant<br />

can also be controlled from<br />

the rear.<br />

Using cameras in the overhead<br />

control panel and learning algorithms,<br />

MBUX Interior Assist recognises<br />

and anticipates the wishes<br />

and intentions of the occupants.<br />

It does this by interpreting head<br />

direction, hand movements and<br />

body language, and responds with<br />

corresponding vehicle functions.<br />

As well as enhancing operating<br />

convenience, MBUX Interior Assist<br />

improves safety. Even before<br />

the journey begins, it notifies the<br />

driver if the camera has detected<br />

a child seat on the front passenger<br />

seat, but seat belt is not fastened,<br />

for example.<br />

Dimensional concept and<br />

interior design: generous<br />

ambience with a loungelike<br />

nature<br />

<strong>The</strong> desired harmony between digital<br />

and analogue luxury results<br />

in a revolutionary interior design,<br />

including associations with interior<br />

architecture and yacht design<br />

elements. <strong>The</strong> sculptured look of<br />

the dashboard, centre console and<br />

armrests appears to float above an<br />

expansive interior landscape.<br />

Alongside up to five screens, the<br />

highlights include the large areas<br />

of trim in the dashboard and in the<br />

rear (in the Comfort Seat variant).<br />


<strong>The</strong> driver display and media display<br />

offer a comprehensive aesthetic<br />

experience. <strong>The</strong> appearance<br />

of the screens can be individualised<br />

with a choice of four display styles<br />

(Discreet, Sporty, Exclusive, Classic)<br />

and three modes (Navigation,<br />

Assistance, Service).<br />

Seats: Plenty of high-tech<br />

for outstanding long-distance<br />

comfort<br />

<strong>The</strong> seats literally invite the occupants<br />

to sit down and relax. Ten<br />

different massage programmes are<br />

available in the new S-Class. <strong>The</strong>se<br />

use the vibration motors and can<br />

enhance the effect of a relaxing<br />

massage with warmth on the hotstone<br />

principle. To this end, the<br />

seat heating is combined with the<br />

inflatable air chambers in the active<br />

multicontour seats.<br />

Five different rear seat variants<br />

make it possible to configure the<br />

rear of the S-Class as a working or<br />

rest area. One new feature is the<br />

heated additional cushion for the<br />

head restraint, which is available<br />

for the two electrically adjustable<br />

rear seats.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ENERGIZING COMFORT<br />

programmes: Comfortable<br />

travel while staying fit<br />

At the touch of a button or by<br />

voice command, the holistic “Fit &<br />

Healthy” approach of ENERGIZING<br />

COMFORT provides a tangible experience<br />

of the different comfort<br />

systems in the S-Class, and features<br />

programmes that bundle them into<br />

worlds of experience.<br />

Automated driving and<br />

driving assistance systems:<br />

even more support for the<br />

driver<br />

In the new S-Class, Mercedes-Benz<br />

comes another big step closer to<br />

its vision of accident-free driving.<br />

<strong>The</strong> driver is supported by numerous<br />

new or extended driving assistance<br />

systems. He/she thereby<br />

has a reduced workload in day-today<br />

situations, and is able to drive<br />


On the<br />

Road<br />

comfortably and safely. When danger<br />

threatens, the assistance systems<br />

are able to respond to impending<br />

collisions as the situation<br />

demands.<br />

Thanks to improved environmental<br />

sensors, the parking systems<br />

give the driver even better support<br />

when manoeuvring at low speed.<br />

Operation is faster and more intuitive<br />

thanks to integration into<br />

MBUX.<br />

Exterior design: perfect<br />

proportions for a classical<br />

appearance<br />

Cleverly contoured surfaces with a<br />

sculptured look create special light<br />

effects. <strong>The</strong> front section impresses<br />

with its high-status radiator grille.<br />

<strong>The</strong> flush-mounted door handles<br />

are a completely new development.<br />

<strong>The</strong>y are electrically extended<br />

when the driver approaches, or the<br />

outer surface of the door handle is<br />

stroked. Keyless access is provided<br />

by KEYLESS-GO.<br />

Thanks to precisely designed, highly<br />

detailed interior features and<br />

certain animated functions, the<br />

rear lights contribute to the impression<br />

of high quality. <strong>The</strong>y make<br />

the new S-Class unmistakable in<br />

both their day and night design.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lights: with innovative<br />

digital technology<br />

both inside and out<br />

<strong>The</strong> optional DIGITAL LIGHT system<br />

enters series production for<br />

the first time at Mercedes-Benz.<br />

This makes completely new assistance<br />

functions possible:<br />

- Warning of recognised roadworks<br />

by projecting an excavator symbol<br />

onto the road surface.<br />

- Aiming a spotlight at pedestrians<br />

detected at the roadside as a warning.<br />

- Traffic lights, stop signs or no-entry<br />

signs are pointed out by projecting<br />

a warning symbol onto the<br />

road surface.<br />

- Assistance on narrow road lanes<br />

(roadworks) by projecting guidelines<br />

onto the road surface.<br />

Powertrain: more electrification,<br />

more efficiency<br />

Six-cylinder in-line petrol engines<br />

in various output classes are the<br />

first engine variants for the new<br />

S-Class. A V8 engine with an integrated<br />

starter-generator (ISG) and<br />

48-volt onboard electrical system<br />

will be available soon after.<br />

Vehicle body and accident<br />

protection: new frontal<br />

airbags for rear passengers<br />

<strong>The</strong> frontal airbag for the rear seat<br />

deploys particularly gently thanks<br />

to its innovative construction using<br />

a tubular structure. During severe<br />

frontal collisions, the rear airbag<br />

can considerably reduce the loads<br />

acting on the heads and necks of<br />

seat belt wearing occupants on the<br />

outer rear seats.<br />

During a severe side impact, depending<br />

on the direction of impact,<br />

impact severity and front seat occupancy,<br />

the new centre airbag positions<br />

itself between the driver and<br />

front passenger seat, reducing the<br />

risk of their heads making contact.<br />

It is integrated into the driver’s seatback<br />

in the middle of the vehicle.<br />

Sustainability: environmentally<br />

compatible development<br />

<strong>The</strong> process of environmentally compatible<br />

development with specific<br />

targets is firmly embedded in the<br />

overall development process. Environmental<br />

aspects are already taken<br />

into account in the conceptual phase.<br />

<strong>The</strong> All-New Mercedes-Benz<br />

S-Class: Automotive luxury experienced<br />

in a completely new way.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


On the<br />

Road<br />



<strong>The</strong> MC20 private preview in <strong>Qatar</strong> was held at<br />

Eiwan Al Gassar Art Gallery at the St. Regis in<br />

Doha, where top VIPs, guests and media enjoyed<br />

exclusive private viewing sessions.<br />

Mr. Charly Dagher, General Manager of Maserati <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

at Alfardan Sports Motors, said: ‘We are proud to<br />

launch the MC20 and Fuoriserie Program in <strong>Qatar</strong>, as<br />

part of the roadshow in the Middle East and Africa.<br />

With the MC20, we inaugurate a new era in the only<br />

way we know: with audacity, energy and always focusing<br />

on our goal to deliver one of the most exclusive<br />

experiences to our clients.’<br />

MC20 is the first step in the new era, paving the way for<br />

the future of Maserati with its innovation, uniqueness<br />

and audacity. <strong>The</strong> supercar’s strikingly elegant design<br />

is achieved by finely balancing a series of opposites: a<br />

blend of craftsmanship and engineering, elegance and<br />

performance, racing spirit and pleasure at the wheel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> MC20 is a car with incredible aerodynamic<br />

efficiency, which conceals a sporty soul, with the<br />

new Nettuno engine, a 630 horsepower V6 with<br />

torque of 730 Nm that delivers 0-100 km/h acceleration<br />

in under 2.9 seconds and a top speed over<br />

325 km an hour.

<strong>The</strong> brand’s new era also embraces the personalization<br />

of its cars. <strong>The</strong> new Maserati Fuoriserie program offers<br />

clients the opportunity of a unique experience in the<br />

new “car tailoring” shop, which will be at the Modena<br />

headquarters. To help customers to find their way<br />

around the thousands of possible combinations, three<br />

collections are available as a starting-point: Corse, Unica<br />

and Futura. Each collection expresses the brand’s<br />

power and represents its values, uniting breath-taking<br />

performance with elegance and innovation.<br />

A one-off Quattroporte, designed thanks to the creative<br />

collaboration between the Maserati Centro Stile<br />

and the Garage Italia team, will be part of the Fuoriserie<br />

Program roadshow. It is designed by combining<br />

pure white with rainbow mica that reflects the entire<br />

color spectrum.<br />

<strong>The</strong> MC20 and Quattroporte Fuoriserie were<br />

available for private viewing in the Eiwan Al Gassar<br />

Art Gallery, at the St. Regis, Doha, from March<br />

24 until March 26, 2<strong>02</strong>1. <strong>The</strong> Maserati MC20 is expected<br />

to arrive in dealerships in the MEA region<br />

in Q4 2<strong>02</strong>1.<br />

by Narges Raiss





Under the patronage of H.E. the Ambassador<br />

of Italy to <strong>Qatar</strong> Mr. Alessandro<br />

Prunas, Alfardan Sports Motors<br />

– Official importer of Ferrari in <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

invited the Ferrari enthusiasts for another<br />

treat at Losail International Circuit as over<br />

25 Prancing Horse automobiles took part in<br />

an impressive track event at Losail International<br />

Circuit, enjoying an unrivalled driving<br />

thrill.<br />

<strong>The</strong> track featured some of the most exciting<br />

Ferrari models including La Ferrari, F8 Tributo,<br />

F8 Spider, SF90 Stradale, 458 Spider, 488<br />

GTB, 488 Pista, 812 superfast, 812 GTS, F12<br />

Berlinetta, and the 208 GTB which engaged<br />

in four-hour adrenaline-pumping symphony<br />

of engine roars in a series of track activities.<br />

<strong>The</strong> diverse collection of Ferrari vehicles<br />

produced a thrilling symphony of roaring<br />

engines throughout the day, as Ferraristis<br />

had the opportunity to explore the absolute<br />

limits of the Prancing Horse, as they completed<br />

timed competitive laps around the<br />

track.<br />

Mr. Steeve Bou Abdou, <strong>The</strong> General Manager<br />

of Ferrari in <strong>Qatar</strong>, who welcomed the<br />

guests, commented: “It is with great enthusiasm<br />

that today we host the Ferraristis and<br />

share with them the unmatchable driving<br />

pleasure, tremendous performance, substantial<br />

innovations, and state-of-the-art<br />

technology that characterize Ferrari cars.”<br />

He added, “<strong>The</strong> Ferrari Track Day is an exhilarating<br />

experience that all Ferrari owners in<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong> look forward to.”<br />

<strong>The</strong> experience wrapped up with an<br />

awards ceremony where accolades were<br />

distributed to those who performed best<br />

on the day.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


On the<br />

Road<br />


On the<br />

Road<br />


‘BOAT TAIL’<br />



As a House of <strong>Luxury</strong>, Rolls-<br />

Royce imbues its products<br />

with meaning. A Rolls-Royce<br />

serves as a canvas onto which clients<br />

reflect their personal tastes,<br />

express ambitions and often, define<br />

legacies. <strong>The</strong> Bespoke treatment of<br />

a Rolls-Royce elegantly reflects its<br />

status as ‘the best car in the world’<br />

while stylishly expressing the personality<br />

of its commissioning client.<br />

Ever increasingly, clients appreciate<br />

and enjoy the marque’s Bespoke<br />

capabilities and Rolls-Royce<br />

is called upon, by its clients, to<br />

integrate itself into their lives in<br />

meaningful ways. <strong>The</strong> brand and its<br />

clients have become progressively<br />

closer and the designers, engineers<br />

and craftspeople at the Home of<br />

Rolls-Royce, a Global Centre of<br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> Manufacturing Excellence,<br />

have developed a unique fluency in<br />

interpreting the lifestyles of these<br />

remarkable women and men. This<br />

evolution of mutual confidence has<br />

resulted in ever more ambitious<br />

commissions, reaching well beyond<br />

the scope of Bespoke competencies<br />

and capacity, into the rarefied<br />

realm of coachbuilding. To fulfil<br />

these extraordinary client commissions<br />

Rolls-Royce has reached<br />

a decision to return to one of the<br />

historical roots of the marque and<br />

to initiate a distinct department<br />

within the company, Rolls-Royce<br />

Coachbuild.<br />

Coachbuilding is a highly distilled<br />

expression of Rolls-Royce Bespoke<br />


and is reserved for those who look<br />

to move beyond existing constraints.<br />

It is based on a true commission<br />

model and represents a<br />

collaborative exploration of meaningful<br />

luxury, design and culture<br />

between the marque and its commissioning<br />

client. <strong>The</strong> results become<br />

pivotal moments in time that<br />

create a future historical legacy,<br />

advancing designs which in turn<br />

define an era, extending influence<br />

far beyond the original intended<br />

purpose of a mere means of transportation.<br />

Rolls-Royce Coachbuild is<br />

contemporary patronage in<br />

its truest form.<br />

<strong>The</strong> discipline inherent in Rolls-<br />

Royce’s approach to coachbuilding<br />

requires elite artistic skills that do<br />

not exist elsewhere in the automotive<br />

industry. Commissioning<br />

clients demand an object that is<br />

truly transformative; an object that<br />

makes a permanent statement and<br />

sets itself apart from anything that<br />

has gone before.<br />

In response, the marque must interrogate<br />

and deeply understand<br />

two worlds. <strong>The</strong> first is the intimately<br />

personal context of the client<br />

– their individual life-space,<br />

how they celebrate, what and who<br />

they surround themselves with,<br />

and the experiences that have defined<br />

the very best moments in<br />

these exceptional people’s lives.<br />

<strong>The</strong> second is the broader cultural<br />

context in which a Coachbuild<br />

car will exist. Here the marque explores<br />

the cultural nuances of the<br />

client, movements in architecture,<br />

couture, colour palettes, artistic<br />

tastes – even hospitality.<br />


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In 2017, the celebrated Rolls-Royce<br />

Sweptail defined the dawn of<br />

the contemporary coachbuilding<br />

movement. It created a definitive<br />

moment that raised the awareness<br />

of a new watermark in luxury and<br />

automotive possibility, illustrating a<br />

new realm of exploitation owing to<br />

its hand-built nature. This remarkable<br />

product, which was instantly<br />

proclaimed as one of the finest<br />

intercontinental tourers in history,<br />

represented a major recalibration<br />

of possibility, and confirmed that<br />

the legacy of Rolls-Royce will be<br />

defined in collaboration with its<br />

clients.<br />

Sweptail set a new waterline of<br />

potential and ignited a fascination<br />

among a rarefied cohort: collectors,<br />

patrons of the arts and commissioning<br />

clients of now-iconic architecture.<br />

A number of these women<br />

and men approached Rolls-Royce<br />

to discover if they too could collaborate<br />

on a unique commission, one<br />

that was even more profound – one<br />

that provided an elevated sense of<br />

curation. <strong>The</strong> marque agreed, signalling<br />

the genesis of a permanent<br />

contemporary Coachbuild department<br />

at the Home of Rolls-Royce.<br />

Within this group, it emerged that<br />

three potential patrons shared a<br />

deep appreciation of contemporary<br />

nautical design. J-Class yachts<br />

were often referenced as points of<br />

inspiration, both for their purity<br />

of form and their requirement for<br />

hand craftsmanship at the highest<br />

level to will them into existence.<br />

This client-led creative expression<br />

coincided with a long-held ambition<br />

of the design team at Rolls-<br />

Royce to create a contemporary<br />

expression of the Boat Tail typology,<br />

where coachbuilders would<br />

graft the hull forms of sailing boats<br />

onto the rolling chassis of a Rolls-<br />

Royce. When the idea of this design<br />

direction was proposed, the<br />

three patrons were unequivocal in<br />

their approval. And all three shared<br />

a single demand: “Show me something<br />

that I have never seen before.”<br />

In consultation with the clients<br />

concerned, an agreement was<br />

reached whereby three cars would<br />

share a common body, but each<br />

would then be individually, highly<br />

personalised, reflecting the confluence<br />

between vision, capability and<br />

ambition of the marque and each of<br />

the individual commissioning patrons.<br />

Rolls-Royce Boat Tail was conceived.<br />



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<strong>Luxury</strong> resort welcomes travellers for a<br />

quarantine-free and ALLSAFE vacation<br />

Raffles Seychelles, one of the Indian<br />

Ocean nation’s best luxury resorts,<br />

welcomes guests from <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

to experience a blissful island escape.<br />

One of the world’s most desirable<br />

and idyllic destinations, the Seychelles<br />

recently reopened its borders<br />

to families and couples making<br />

the short flight from <strong>Qatar</strong>. Guests<br />

arriving at Raffles Seychelles from<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong> will not have to quarantine<br />

and only need to present a negative<br />

COVID-19 test taken within 72<br />

hours of departure. <strong>The</strong>y must also<br />

have valid health or travel insurance<br />

for their trip. Located on the<br />

picturesque island of Praslin, Raffles<br />

Seychelles is the ultimate private<br />

getaway for visitors looking to<br />

switch off, unwind and relax.<br />

Absolute privacy is guaranteed by<br />

the 86 villas, each with its own private<br />

pool and stunning views. <strong>The</strong><br />

same applies to the restaurants,<br />

where the best of Seychelles’ local<br />

cuisine blends with international<br />

gourmet cuisine.<br />

Guests can enjoy the hotel’s stunning<br />

accommodation as they soak<br />

up the perfect weather, private pristine<br />

beaches, azure seas, exceptional<br />

dining and superb service.<br />

<strong>The</strong> noble Raffles Seychelles is located<br />

on the island of Praslin overlooking<br />

the Indian Ocean, with just<br />

around the corner, one of the most<br />

famous beaches in the world: Anse<br />

Lazio.<br />

Villas are waiting for guests who<br />

love the unique nature of the Seychelles.<br />

Explore, the Vallée De Mai<br />

national park which is not only<br />

home to the Seychelles palm coco<br />

de mer, but also a UNESCO world<br />

heritage site.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Raffles Seychelles - Signature<br />

Stay is the ultimate way to experience<br />

both the hotel property and<br />

the island. <strong>The</strong> luxurious package<br />

includes a private, one way 15 minutes<br />

helicopter transfer from Mahe<br />

to the resort’s private helipad, daily<br />

breakfast for two, a floating tray<br />

breakfast and a romantic candlelight<br />

in-villa dinner. Other amenities<br />

such as the hotel spa and water<br />

sports can also be booked through<br />

the hotel.<br />

Guests arriving at Raffles Seychelles<br />

from <strong>Qatar</strong> will not have to<br />

quarantine and only need to present<br />

a negative COVID-19 test taken<br />

within 72 hours of departure. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

must also have valid health or travel<br />

insurance for their trip.<br />

As well as being the perfect retreat<br />

to enjoy a five-star vacation<br />

with loved ones, Raffles Seychelles<br />

can also offer guests with remote<br />


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working facilities, providing a luxurious<br />

upgrade to their home or office.<br />

<strong>The</strong> property’s superb blend of<br />

space and privacy, as well as their<br />

latest facilities and online connectivity,<br />

means it can easily meet the<br />

needs of every traveller.<br />

<strong>The</strong> hotel’s wide selection of exclusive<br />

villas will provide ample<br />

space, sumptuous luxury, uncompromising<br />

cleanliness and safety<br />

for families or couples seeking ultimate<br />

privacy during their stay. One<br />

of the key features of the hotel is<br />

that boats can directly access its<br />

pristine Anse Takamaka beach, to<br />

pick up guests for adventurous island-hopping<br />

activities.<br />

Designed as perfect, serene sanctuaries,<br />

the hotel’s villas offer<br />

stunning views, five-star facilities,<br />

incredible amenities and elegant<br />

furnishings. Visitors can choose<br />

from one or two-bedrooms, garden,<br />

ocean, or panoramic views, or<br />

the one-of-a-kind two-bedroom<br />

beachfront villas.<br />

<strong>The</strong> five-star property offers a<br />

range of exemplary dining outlets,<br />

including Curieuse, the only Asian<br />

restaurant in Seychelles, <strong>The</strong> Sushi<br />

Room for seafood lovers, and<br />

Losean, an outdoor restaurant with<br />

breath-taking views for breakfast<br />

and dinner. For guests seeking a<br />

more intimate and romantic setting,<br />

there is the option of private<br />

dining either in the villa or at<br />

their favourite island location. <strong>The</strong><br />

restaurants also serve popular Arabic<br />

cuisine and halal options.<br />

<strong>The</strong> property’s team of expertly<br />

trained staff and event organisers<br />

are also on hand to help couples<br />

plan and hold their own dream paradise<br />

wedding – an exclusive service<br />

that has enjoyed great demand<br />

after the disruption experienced<br />

over the last year. <strong>The</strong> ultimate romantic<br />

setting, couples can enjoy<br />

a picture-perfect Seychelles wedding,<br />

an unforgettable honeymoon<br />

or extra special anniversary. From<br />

romantic dinners, exotic cruises to<br />

desert island sundowners on one of<br />

the world’s best and most secluded<br />

beaches, Anse Lazio, Raffles Seychelles<br />

can help make every couple’s<br />

big day truly special.<br />

With a short five hours and 15<br />

mins flight time between <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

and Mahe, the largest island in the<br />

Seychelles, there are several airlines<br />

and convenient flight options<br />

for residents to choose from while<br />

planning their journey. Whether<br />

honeymooner, gourmet or adventurous<br />

- at Raffles Seychelles, everyone<br />

gets their dream vacation.<br />

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NAMED SWITZERLAND’ BEST HOTEL FOR 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne named best hotel<br />

in Switzerland with a total score of 100 out of<br />

100 points by the leading hospitality guide in the<br />

DACH region, Falstaff TRAVEL.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Falstaff Hotel Guide consists of an exclusive<br />

selection of first-class hotels that have been rated<br />

in six different categories by experts with a<br />

total of 100 points. A democratic overall rating<br />

was created from these ratings, which guarantees<br />

a unique selection of top hotels in Austria,<br />

Germany, Switzerland and South Tyrol as well as<br />

international insider tips. Falstaff reaches over<br />

850,000 readers in the extended readership with<br />

an awareness level of 65 percent in the overall<br />

population.<br />


mountain ridge, some 500 meters above Lake Lucerne<br />

and its part of <strong>The</strong> Bürgenstock Selection headquartered<br />

in Zug, Switzerland. <strong>The</strong> resort comprises a total<br />

inventory of 383 rooms spread across four hotels:<br />

<strong>The</strong> Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa, the Palace Hotel<br />

& Conferences, the Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence<br />

with a Health & Medical Center and the Taverne<br />

1879.<br />

Included in the list is Kulm Hotel St. Moritz, Grand Resort<br />

Bad Ragaz, Badrutt’s Palace, <strong>The</strong> Dolder Grand,<br />

<strong>The</strong> Chedi Andermatt, Parkhotel Vitznau and Beau-Rivage<br />

Palace.<br />

Bürgenstock Hotel’s history harks all the way back to<br />

1873 and its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s when it was<br />

a magnet for the European rich and famous, including<br />

Hollywood stars such as Sophia Loren and Audrey<br />

Hepburn. Reopened officially back in September 2018,<br />

Bürgenstock Resort perched atop the Bürgenberg<br />

In addition, the resort boasts ten restaurants and<br />

bars, a 10,000 m2 (108,000 ft2) Alpine spa and a<br />

wide range of leisure activities. For a location<br />

that’s steeped in 145 years of history, Bürgenstock<br />

Hotel is richly modern in design. Floors in<br />

dark walnut parquet, structural ceiling featuring<br />

a pattern of the Swiss national flower Edelweiss,<br />

curved wall panels in bronze, plush mauve and<br />

cream velvet upholstery, a spiral staircase inspired<br />

by Switzerland’s Hammetschwand lift, and<br />

a contemporary funnel-shaped central fireplace,<br />

tie the space together.<br />

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Picture this: a tropical luxury<br />

scene of the Maldives embracing<br />

pure white shores lined<br />

with swaying palms. If you have been<br />

dreaming of it, Anantara Kihavah<br />

Maldives Villas has presented yet<br />

even more reasons why a Maldives<br />

escape is balm for the soul with its<br />

‘Best of Maldives’ stay package. A<br />

promise of great adventures awaits<br />

with a trio of experiences designed<br />

to awaken wanderlust; snorkelling<br />

with majestic manta rays, stargazing<br />

at the only over water observatory<br />

in the Maldives, and fine dining<br />

underwater at SEA, the world’s first<br />

oceanic restaurant and wine cellar.<br />

<strong>The</strong> pinnacle of all dining chronicles<br />

lies in a sublime culinary journey<br />

undersea. Perched at the edges<br />

of Anantara Kihavah’s famed house<br />

reef, descend six metres into SEA,<br />

the resort’s award-winning underwater<br />

restaurant and wine cellar,<br />

home to over 450 labels and vintages<br />

dating from the 17th century.<br />

An exceptional feast for the senses,<br />

savour a gourmet four-course<br />

lunch, whilst luxuriating in panoramic<br />

views of marine life at play<br />

amongst vibrant corals.<br />

<strong>The</strong> second aquatic experience in<br />

the ‘Best of Maldives’ stay package<br />

is a once-in-a-lifetime exploration<br />

– snorkelling with manta rays. Owing<br />

to the abundance of krill and<br />

plankton that accumulates in Hanifaru<br />

Bay during the season, bear<br />

witness to the annual migration of<br />

these mysterious gigantic oceanic<br />

creatures as they feed. Once in<br />

the water, be mesmerised by their<br />

graceful movements of glides and<br />

somersaults. Curious and friendly,<br />

they often swim within centimetres<br />

of snorkellers, managing to avoid<br />

contact at the last second, making<br />

for the most extraordinary of memories.<br />

From the ocean to the sky, the<br />

grand finale in the package revolves<br />

around the universe. With its proximity<br />

to the equator, the Maldives<br />

is truly an astronomer’s paradise<br />

and Anantara Kihavah is the perfect<br />

place for spectacular views of<br />

both the southern and northern<br />

skies. Custom-built for such stargazing<br />

encounters, SKY is a unique<br />

cocktail bar and home to the most<br />

powerful telescope in the Indian<br />

Ocean, in the only over water observatory<br />

in the Maldives. Perched<br />

over the aquamarine lagoon, the<br />

bar proffers front-row seats on low<br />

oversized daybeds to ocean views<br />

from every vantage point during<br />

the day, and as night falls, the open<br />

roof deck comes alive. Sip Champagne<br />

and nibble on Asian inspired<br />

tapas, whilst absorbing knowledge<br />

imparted by the resort’s Sky Guru<br />

on this cosmic journey as you gaze<br />

upon the stars.<br />

A choice of accommodation options<br />

awaits in the ‘Best of Maldives’ stay<br />

package. Take your pick of either a<br />

beach pool villa nestled along a pristine<br />

stretch of private beach, or an<br />

over water pool villa poised over the<br />

crystal-calm lagoon with sweeping<br />

ocean views. Each hideaway boasts<br />

a large infinity-edge pool, dining<br />

pavilion, spacious wooden sundeck<br />

and ample lounging areas complete<br />

with swinging daybed, hammock<br />

and sun loungers. All villas feature<br />

his and hers walk-in wardrobes,<br />

rain showers, outdoor showers and<br />

over-sized bathtubs big enough for<br />


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two, while a sunken glass-bottom<br />

bathtub in the over water pool villas<br />

offers a mesmerising view of the<br />

sparkling ocean. Seamless style is<br />

achieved with light, airy, contemporary<br />

interiors featuring local accents<br />

in every room with all the comforts<br />

of a-home-away-from-home provided<br />

for. To further enhance the<br />

experience, all villas are serviced by<br />

a personal Villa Host 24 hours a day.<br />

Whether you choose to stay in a<br />

beach pool villa or to indulge in the<br />

quintessential Maldivian living experience<br />

in an over water pool villa,<br />

make up for lost time in creating<br />

memories of life-affirming moments<br />

with loved ones at our island sanctuary,<br />

recently voted ‘Best Hotel In<br />

Indian Ocean, 2<strong>02</strong>1’ by World Traveller<br />

Middle East.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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Packaged for two adults sharing a villa with rates starting from<br />

USD 980+++ per night:<br />

For stays of between four to six nights:<br />

• Choice of beach pool villa or over water pool villa<br />

• Half board basis consisting of breakfast, and dinner at three restaurants<br />

• One experience of a four-course lunch at SEA<br />

Additional inclusions for stays of seven nights or more:<br />

• One experience of a group stargazing session<br />

• One experience of manta ray snorkelling*<br />

Valid for stays until 23 rd December 2<strong>02</strong>1.<br />

Terms and Conditions and Black-Out Dates applies.<br />

* Seasonal activity during the months of June to November. An alternative<br />

activity will be provided for stays falling outside of this period.<br />

For more information or to book, call +960 664 4111,<br />

visit at Anantara.com/en/kihavah-maldives<br />

or email reservations.maldives@anantara.com.<br />


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El Nido Beach Spa & Resort<br />

COMO Parrot Cay<br />

Katamaran Resort<br />


During these unprecedented times, a vast number<br />

of activities that involve traveling were put<br />

on hold or were placed on the threshold, indefinitely.<br />

When the quarantine period has started in 2<strong>02</strong>0,<br />

most of us have tried to be productive while staying indoors<br />

by enhancing our life skills or learning new ones.<br />

Some have mastered the sumptuous art of culinary,<br />

others have become health and fitness experts, while an<br />

optimum amount of travel enthusiasts have quenched<br />

their thirst for wandering through reconnecting with<br />

their favorite destinations in the world, online, that is.<br />

Ever since <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> International has been<br />

founded over a decade ago, most, if not all, activities<br />

we have successfully accomplished were in partnership<br />

with the biggest hotel and resort chains in the world.<br />

Our awards and networking events will never be possible<br />

if not for the assistance of our hotel affiliates. We<br />

can all agree that one of the most heavily affected industries<br />

during these uncertain moments is the hospitality<br />

sector. However, we will always feel proud to have<br />

been given the opportunity to be associated with the<br />

world-class hotels that went above and beyond to recalibrate<br />

their policies and safety measures, in order to<br />

accommodate high net worth individuals and to offer<br />

them peace of mind on their journey. While not all establishments<br />

have fully-recovered and re-opened yet,<br />

we are delighted to witness a number of hotels that<br />

have welcomed the public once again and opened new<br />

opportunities to boost the economy of their respective<br />

cities. Adapt and innovate–these are how the world is<br />

managing its recovery.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> best cure for this social<br />

sickness is Vitamin Sea”<br />

Condé Nast Traveler has recently announced the results<br />

for its 33rd annual 2<strong>02</strong>0 Readers’ Choice Awards. It<br />

was a special kind of edition since, for the first time, the<br />

voters made their selection during a time when almost<br />

no one was traveling.<br />

“<strong>The</strong>se are the enduring gems that can withstand<br />

the test of time and the vicissitudes of circumstances.<br />

So while it is always an honor to be on this list, in<br />

this strangest of years it is a special honor, indeed.<br />

Many readers have told us that when we emerge from<br />

this pandemic, they want to turn their attention to the<br />

classics, whether that means personal favorites or places<br />

they know have brought joy to others.”<br />

-CNTraveler<br />


Following the winners’ list decided by the CNT Readers’<br />

Choice Awards voters, we are sharing with you our own<br />

selection of the resorts you can stay at once you visit<br />

the top 10 island beaches in the world:<br />

10 | Seger Beach, Lombok, Indonesia<br />

Seger Beach is just a short drive to the east of Kuta<br />

Beach and shares the same coastline. <strong>The</strong> easiest way<br />

to access the beach is by hiring a scooter for the day,<br />

with clear signs leading you there. Seger Beach brings<br />

an array of colorful and active underwater life, making<br />

it a hotspot for snorkellers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort<br />

Where to stay: Katamaran Hotel & Resort<br />

Katamaran Resort is located right on the beachfront of<br />

the exquisite Mangsit Beach in Senggigi, Lombok, Indonesia.<br />

Inspired by its name – a yacht with two hulls<br />

to steady its sail – Katamaran Resort takes guests on an<br />

unforgettable journey to rejuvenate with the balance of<br />

body and soul.<br />

9 | El Nido, Palawan, Philippines<br />

El Nido, a small village north of Palawan, Philippines,<br />

is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the<br />

world at the moment. It is regularly a subject for reports<br />

with often typified titles “they have left everything to<br />

live on a paradise island”.<br />

El Nido is an incredible place that every traveler should<br />

see when visiting the Philippines. It has been declared<br />

one of the best tourist destinations in the Philippines<br />

and is one of the top-ranked tourism destinations<br />

around the planet’s numerous bucket lists.<br />

Where to stay: El Nido Beach Spa & Resort<br />

El Nido Beach Spa & Resort is a pioneering project of a<br />

comprehensive 5-star resort scheduled for completion<br />

in 2<strong>02</strong>2. Its first phase will feature 55 luxury pool villas<br />

with picturesque ocean views and 20 overwater pool<br />

suites with extraordinary amenities for idyllic living.<br />

<strong>The</strong> villas are inspired by traditional designs, the land’s<br />

wealth, and sea activities.<br />

8 | Kiawah Island, South Carolina<br />

Kiawah Island boasts 10 miles of beaches, preserved<br />

maritime forests, sand dunes, marshes, and endless activities.<br />

It is an oasis of untouched natural beauty and<br />

renowned hospitality for those seeking a retreat into<br />

adventure and luxury. Enjoy perfectly preserved maritime<br />

forests, sand dunes, and marshes where turtles,<br />

whitetail deer, and seabirds abound. From the wooded<br />

uplands to the beaches, animals thrive in the rich natural<br />

environment of Kiawah Island.<br />

North Island Lodge<br />

Where to stay: <strong>The</strong> Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf<br />

Resort<br />

<strong>The</strong> Carolina coast offers countless vacation destinations<br />

and places to stay. But none equal to <strong>The</strong> Sanctuary<br />

at Kiawah Island Golf Resort. Just 21 miles from<br />

Charleston, this South Carolina luxury beach resort<br />

hotel delivers Forbes 5-Star service and unequaled accommodations.<br />

Meticulous attention to detail, distinguished<br />

service, and unparalleled luxury paired with a<br />

truly sumptuous setting. This 255 room hotel, awarded<br />

the AAA Five Diamond and Forbes Five Star, features<br />

fine dining, Spa, oceanfront and ocean view rooms, a<br />

variety of suites, meeting and event space, reflects the<br />

history, charm, and spirit of the beautiful south.<br />


7 | Marco Island, Florida<br />

Marco Island, just a short ride from the Florida Everglades and close to<br />

Naples, is the largest and only developed land in Florida’s Ten Thousand<br />

Islands. This Gulf Coast retreat offers luxury resorts, beautiful beaches,<br />

and unspoiled parks. Marco Island’s tropical climate and proximity to the<br />

ocean are huge lures.<br />

Cap Juluca<br />

Where to stay: JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort<br />

Enter a world of utter paradise at Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort,<br />

Golf Club & Spa. This world-class resort on Marco Island offers an exhilarating<br />

retreat from the ordinary and an unforgettable experience<br />

whether traveling for business or leisure. Immerse yourself in sophisticated<br />

luxury at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort. Situated along<br />

three miles of pristine private beaches on the Gulf of Mexico, this resort<br />

balances relaxation with elevated fun and entertainment on Marco Island.<br />

6 | Maundays Bay, Anguilla<br />

Maunday’s Bay, an excellent sandy crescent Anguilla beach and is the<br />

home to Cap Juluca Resort. Although the Cap Juluca Resort is lined along<br />

the coast, like all Anguilla beaches, Maunday’s Bay Beach in Anguilla is<br />

available for public use.<br />

One & Only Reethi Rah<br />

Where to Stay: Cap Juluca<br />

Belmond Cap Juluca is a dream-like escape, spread across the Caribbean’s<br />

most beautiful beach. Feel the breeze blowing across your private<br />

terrace. Every room is a beachfront haven. Be positioned to discover<br />

an island famed for pristine sands, broad coral reefs, and an unmissable<br />

culinary scene.<br />

5 | Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos<br />

Parrot Cay is the largest of the small islands between Providenciales and<br />

North Caicos. This private cay is home to a spectacular beach, the secluded<br />

luxury COMO Parrot Cay Resort, and exclusive rental villas and<br />

residences. Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos offers a unique private island<br />

resort experience.<br />

Where to Stay: COMO Parrot Cay<br />

COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning Turks and Caicos luxury resort<br />

set on its own private island. With 1,000 unspoiled acres and over four<br />

miles of beach, we deliver foot-in-the-sand luxury. All rooms, suites, and<br />

beach villas have soothing interiors along with COMO’s service ethic,<br />

holistic therapies, yoga, diving, and world-class cuisine.<br />

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Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa<br />

4 | Reethi Rah, North Malé Atoll, Maldives<br />

Many people regard the Maldives islands as some of the few remaining<br />

wonders of the world. <strong>The</strong> Maldives is not the only country that has<br />

white sandy beaches. But, what makes the Maldives so unique and popular?<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are many factors and there is no other island destination<br />

like the Maldives. Specks of emerald green enveloped by dazzling turquoise<br />

waters like scattered beads in the ocean; white powdery beaches,<br />

tall palms lean on towards the sea, crystalline white sands giving way to<br />

crystal clear waters, shades of turquoise blend flawlessly with deeper<br />

hues of blue; pristine coral reefs and some of the most incredible underwater<br />

life on our planet.

Where to stay: One & Only Reethi Rah<br />

One & Only Reethi Rah is the only resort located in Maldives’<br />

North Male Atoll. This luxurious tropical getaway<br />

overlooks the Indian Ocean and offers an infinity pool<br />

and a peaceful private beach. <strong>The</strong> elegant villas at One<br />

& Only Reethi Rah are located either over the lagoon or<br />

by the beach to enjoy beautiful ocean views.<br />

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Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa<br />

3 | North Island, Seychelles<br />

North Island features just eleven private guest villas, offering<br />

each guest an unparalleled sense of exclusivity<br />

and luxury. North lies only a few kilometres north of Silhouette<br />

and is the smaller of two visible in the distance<br />

from the beach at Beau Vallon on Mahé. North Island is<br />

among the forty inner granitic islands of the Seychelles<br />

archipelago, and perhaps the most exclusive private<br />

island destination in the world often considered to be<br />

among the most beautiful islands on Earth.<br />

Where to stay: North Island Lodge<br />

<strong>The</strong> North Island Lodge is located, as the name suggests,<br />

on North Island in Seychelles. <strong>The</strong> grounds of the lodge<br />

consist of the entire island, on which there is no further<br />

infrastructure besides the resort; not even paved<br />

roads or shops. <strong>The</strong> villas of the lodge were built on the<br />

beautiful north beach of the island. Lush green nature,<br />

snow-white beaches, palm trees as far as the eye can<br />

see, and wonderfully glittering, light blue water make<br />

this private island, part of the Wilderness Collection on<br />

which the North Island is located, a gem in Seychelles.<br />

Rare birds and giant turtles are under special protection<br />

here, so that the island is always filled with wonderful<br />

chirping, and every now and then a turtle comfortably<br />

crawls past the beach.<br />

2 | White Beach, Boracay, Philippines<br />

Boracay is a small tropical island that is part of Aklan<br />

Province, which is located in the western Visayan region<br />

of the Philippines, here you will find beautiful<br />

white-sand beaches. <strong>The</strong>re is a total of thirteen (13) Boracay<br />

beaches that surround this small island paradise,<br />

however, the main attraction for Boracay is its 2.5-mile<br />

long beach with powder-soft white sand, and of course<br />

the cool.<br />

Where to stay: Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa<br />

Shangri-La’s Boracay Resort & Spa is the first 5-star resort<br />

that was built in Boracay, setting a high bar for all<br />

the other luxury resorts that followed. For a moment,<br />

the peace and solitude take your breath away.<br />

Ahead, the clear blue waters from Puka Shell Beach fan<br />

out to meet the sky in an endless expanse. Your view is<br />

fringed by the foliage of Boracay’s lush hillside set in an<br />

eco-reserve. Shangri-La is the best choice if you enjoy<br />

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa<br />

luxury, quiet surroundings, and private beaches set in<br />

an expansive eco-reserved area.<br />

1 | Gouverneur, St. Barts<br />

Anse du Gouverneur is a quartier and beach of Saint<br />

Barthélemy in the Caribbean. It is located in the southern<br />

part of the island. Gouverneur Beach is one of the<br />

top beaches on the French island of St Barths. This area<br />

is next to Saline and just beyond Lurin. What striking<br />

about Gouverneur is its beach. Truly a stunning stretch<br />

of sand that is literally home to billionaires.<br />

Where to stay: Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa<br />

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa is recognized as the No. 1<br />

Resort in the Caribbean and among the Top 15 Best Resorts<br />

in the World by the readers of Condé Nast Traveler.<br />

Le Barthélemy Hotel & Spa is a proud member of<br />

the Small <strong>Luxury</strong> Hotels of the World. Here you will find<br />

timeless elegance, warm authenticity, and stunning<br />

beachfront settings. At Le Barthélemy, interiors reflect<br />

the sea and natural beauty of its spectacular St. Barth’s<br />

setting. Supremely luxurious, comprised of natural materials<br />

and bathed in light, the 44 rooms and suites are<br />

serene and stylish, designed by Sybille de Margerie with<br />

a deft hand to conjure an emotional response that complements<br />

and never competes with its island backdrop.<br />

We hope that we helped you get through your wanderlust.<br />

Which among these destinations will you be eager to visit<br />

soon?<br />

by Garz Bumanlag<br />


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<strong>The</strong>y originated because leading hotel brands<br />

were looking to offer their high-net-worth<br />

(HNW) clients the privacy of having a private residence<br />

with the services and convenience of a<br />

hotel.<br />

Branded residences are becoming ever<br />

more popular. But what are they, how did<br />

they originate – and what will they be like<br />

in the years to come? In this article we look at<br />

all the key aspects of this style of luxury living.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first branded residence was created in a<br />

New York hotel in the 1920s and in recent years<br />

the number of hotel-based branded residences<br />

has grown apace. But so too have other types<br />

of branded residence. In this article, we’ll look<br />

at what’s behind this phenomenon, the benefits<br />

these properties can bring, and particular considerations<br />

that go into creating them, especially<br />

in the light of the current pandemic.<br />

What are branded residences?<br />

Today, branded residences generally refer to<br />

residential properties rather than hotels, allowing<br />

investors to buy into the luxury and status<br />

associated with a particular brand. <strong>The</strong>y are essentially<br />

partnerships between the brand and a<br />

developer, working closely in conjunction with a<br />

designer – as, for example, with our work with<br />

Four Seasons on their branded residences in<br />

Kazakhstan.<br />

<strong>The</strong>se residences were created within hotels and<br />

were also useful for quick recouping of some<br />

of the substantial investment involved in hotel<br />

building.<br />

While many of these properties are still set<br />

within hotels, branded residences have now<br />

also developed into stand-alone developments.<br />

Many are still run by hotel groups. However,<br />

non-hospitality brands such as Armani, Baccarat<br />

and Porsche have also branched out into<br />

creating branded residences in order to capitalise<br />

on the strength of their brand and to<br />

forge a deeper connection with their audience.<br />

So, what explains this phenomenon?<br />

<strong>The</strong> benefits of branded residences<br />

<strong>The</strong> main reason for the growth of branded residences<br />

is that the developer, the brand and the<br />

owner or occupier all stand to gain in multiple<br />

ways.<br />

A developer can charge a premium price for a<br />

branded residence. <strong>The</strong> visible brand and its associated<br />

high status also serves to increase trust<br />

in the developer. In some instances, they can<br />

access the existing customer base of the brand<br />

in a way they would otherwise have been unable<br />

to do.<br />


As for the brand owners, they can generate income<br />

from management fees and short-term sales. <strong>The</strong><br />

brand can also generate wider and deeper customer<br />

loyalty by diversifying in this way.<br />

Those who buy or rent the residences love the level<br />

of luxury and convenience they bring. Thanks to high<br />

levels of servicing, they also gain from having almost<br />

everything they may require under one roof. Owners<br />

can also benefit from a no-hassle turnkey service,<br />

whereby they can just move in.<br />

<strong>The</strong> brand association often appeals to HNW individuals,<br />

who see them as trophy homes. <strong>The</strong>y also appreciate<br />

the increased levels of security that are commonly<br />

associated with branded residences, and the fact that<br />

everything is managed on their behalf.<br />

serviced residence, everything is always there ready<br />

for you, resulting in lower costs and easier logistics.<br />

Must-haves when designing branded<br />

residences<br />

Maintenance, management and staffing aren’t the only<br />

issues when it comes to living space for HNWs. Rive<br />

Gauche has been designing their homes for years and<br />

we know how to match both individual expectations<br />

and wider trends.<br />

As well as reflecting the aesthetic , values and ethos of<br />

the brand, we create a sense of place by making sure<br />

that the design is representative of the locality. We engage<br />

local artists and craftsmen, as well as reflect regional<br />

architectural styles and materials throughout.<br />

Global trends in branded residences<br />

Significant numbers of these HNW individuals can now<br />

be found in most of the world’s major cities, but some<br />

locations are becoming particularly significant.<br />

For example, while American cities such as Miami and<br />

Los Angeles are seeing more branded residences, the<br />

real growth is coming in Asia. In particular, the UAE<br />

and wider Middle East, plus countries such as Thailand<br />

and Vietnam, are witnessing big increases. Dubai is expected<br />

to become world capital of branded residences,<br />

overtaking New York, with Phuket also becoming a<br />

major destination.<br />

That said, wherever in the world one is or plans to be,<br />

Covid-19 has heralded major changes, with more set to<br />

come. <strong>The</strong> trend towards working from home has accelerated<br />

and many HNW individuals can now do business<br />

from almost anywhere in the world. All the same,<br />

most will need to travel at some point for work and will<br />

wish to for leisure; once travel restrictions are lifted,<br />

owners will rarely live full-time in one place. Serviced<br />

residences are well-placed to meet this new reality.<br />

Previously, you had to worry about ongoing maintenance<br />

and management. You might also have sent your<br />

staff to your residence overseas a week in advance<br />

to prepare the property for your arrival. But with a<br />


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Any branded property should also be designed<br />

with service comparable to a luxury hotel in mind.<br />

<strong>The</strong>re would therefore normally be a separate entrance<br />

for services. This would be linked with a utility<br />

area and/or serviced kitchen and staff quarters,<br />

all kept away from the main part of the residence.<br />

Maintenance or emergency visits would also be kept<br />

apart so as not to disturb the occupants.<br />

<strong>The</strong> audio-visual and smart home system should be<br />

state of the art, not just to control what’s within the<br />

residence but to connect with services such as concierge.<br />

It should naturally be operable remotely as<br />

well. Most importantly, security should not be an afterthought<br />

but fully integrated into the overall design.<br />

Moving into a new COVID - influenced<br />

world<br />

Other design trends have been introduced or intensified<br />

in the face of the COVID pandemic. For example,<br />

the adoption of advanced technology for filtering and<br />

treating ambient air. This refreshes the room more often<br />

and filters out germs and pollutants. Technologies<br />

to reduce unnecessary physical contact points are also<br />

more prevalent, including voice recognition, contactless<br />

passes and keys in communal areas.<br />

wellbeing. Spa bathrooms are now commonplace, as<br />

are gyms in the highest-end residences.<br />

All aspects of living are now embraced. That includes<br />

nursery and childcare facilities, both within the residence<br />

and in a safe and secure part of the wider development.<br />

Dedicated personal offices are also the<br />

norm within branded residences, moving far beyond<br />

the days of just having a desk in the corner. And whatever<br />

is being built and wherever it may be, sustainability<br />

is now at its heart, reflecting a genuine desire<br />

to have positive impact on the environment and the<br />

local community. Refreshingly, developers, clients and<br />

brands are generally of one mind on this.<br />

rivegauchelondon.com<br />

In a wider sense, the trend towards health and wellbeing<br />

has accelerated in the face of the pandemic.<br />

People are becoming more conscious of how both the<br />

inside and outside of their living spaces can promote<br />


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Step aboard the<br />

historic carriages<br />

of the Venice<br />

Simplon-Orient-Express<br />

and uncover a<br />

hidden jewel, glittering<br />

and timeless.<br />

An uncontested icon<br />

of the rails, this train<br />

has long captured<br />

the hearts and imaginations<br />

of glamorous<br />

guests. Three elegant<br />

dining carriages exude<br />

culinary sophistication,<br />

from Lalique<br />

glass inlays in<br />

Cote d’Azur to black<br />

lacquer panels in<br />

L’Oriental.<br />

A steward in blue and<br />

gold livery waves with<br />

a white-gloved hand,<br />

welcoming you on<br />

board with a knowing<br />

smile. Settle into<br />

your cabin, adorned<br />

with art-deco details<br />

and French-polished<br />

cherry wood, and sit<br />

back as a grand voyage<br />

begins.<br />



Take the classic route<br />

from London to Venice,<br />

the gateway to the Orient.<br />

This breathtaking<br />

journey through rural<br />

French farmlands and<br />

Swiss Alpine valleys<br />

can be travelled in either<br />

direction or both.<br />

Go further afield with<br />

Paris to Istanbul, an authentic<br />

adventure over<br />

six days to the edge of<br />

Europe. Delve into the<br />

culture with stops in<br />

Budapest and Bucharest<br />

before arriving in<br />

soulful Istanbul.<br />

2<strong>02</strong>1 brings new Grand<br />

Tour routes crisscrossing<br />

through Europe.<br />

Embark on a thrilling<br />

voyage connecting some<br />

of the continent’s most<br />

vibrant cultural hubs.<br />

Explore the elaborate<br />

canals of Amsterdam—<br />

taking in the worldclass<br />

museums by the<br />

day and sampling the<br />

Dutch cuisine by night—<br />

before boarding the<br />

train for your overnight<br />

adventure.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Orient Express has<br />

added new five new<br />

routes to its post-COV-<br />

ID schedule. Due to the<br />

current government<br />

restrictions, Orient<br />

Express will not run<br />

their journeys scheduled<br />

in March 2<strong>02</strong>1.<br />

Visit belmond.com for<br />

more information.<br />

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Belmond/Venice Simplon-Orient-Express©<br />

<strong>The</strong> romantic train made famous by Agatha Christie © Belmond/Venice Simplon-Orient-Express<br />


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Are you familiar with the terms ceviches,<br />

anticuchos and tiraditos? Meet<br />

award-wining contemporary Peruvian<br />

restaurant, COYA at W Doha Hotel and<br />

step up your culinary knowledge to discover<br />

a unique dining experience.<br />

South-American cuisine has been having<br />

a moment in the spotlight for the past decade,<br />

chefs worldwide have been championing<br />

traditional techniques such as cured<br />

fish (ceviches), marinated skewers on a<br />

charcoal grill (anticuchos), or the Peruvian<br />

take on sashimi (tiraditos).<br />

COYA boasts a multi-dimensional platform<br />

for guests to not only dine but have a full<br />

sensory experience – its ethos blends food,<br />

drinks, music, and art. <strong>The</strong> restaurant offers<br />

an extensive a la carte menu inspired<br />

by the traditions of Peruvian cooking and<br />

60<br />

hospitality, along with Asian influences and<br />

ingredients. Its signature menu favourites,<br />

Arroz Nikkei, Costillas de Res, Pollo a la<br />

Parilla and Maki Roll de Aguacate, as well as<br />

a specially curated selection of beverages,<br />

will be on the menu.<br />

Whether for a date night or just a vibrant<br />

evening with family and friends, visitors<br />

can indulge in the sensational cuisine in<br />

COYA’s beautiful setting and reliably convivial<br />

atmosphere.<br />

Food enthusiasts can savour the exotic flavours<br />

of Peru in a true Peruvian setting,<br />

where gastronomy and Incan traditions<br />

seamlessly blend under one roof.<br />

COYA Doha will also create an expressive,<br />

cultural experience for guests that is<br />

uniquely COYA. <strong>The</strong> global brand’s flagship

in <strong>Qatar</strong> will showcase acclaimed<br />

and emerging artists<br />

and talented musicians,<br />

in line with W Doha’s mission<br />

to enrich the local art<br />

scene. W Doha has cemented<br />

its position as an energetic<br />

spot in town, committed<br />

to offering exceptional<br />

culinary experiences in <strong>Qatar</strong>.<br />

<strong>The</strong> addition of COYA<br />

Doha is yet another testament<br />

to its mission to being<br />

the leading luxury lifestyle<br />

brand in the country.<br />

Wassim Daajeh, General<br />

Manager at W Doha said,<br />

“We are excited to announce<br />

the opening of COYA at W<br />

Doha. This is an unparalleled<br />

opportunity for our guests<br />

to explore the gastronomic<br />

wonders of South America<br />

while revealing in the vibrant<br />

atmosphere that the brand<br />

represents. <strong>The</strong> addition of<br />

COYA to our hotel is definitely<br />

in line with our unique<br />

culinary offerings and we<br />

look forward to welcoming<br />

guests to enjoy a memorable<br />

Peruvian journey.”<br />

Jean-François Casanova, CEO<br />

at COYA said: “Opening COYA<br />

at W Doha is a key milestone<br />

for our COYA family and we<br />

are beyond excited to offer<br />

our guests an exceptional<br />

journey into the Peruvian<br />

culture. We want the people<br />

of <strong>Qatar</strong> to experience the<br />

beauty of the South American<br />

culture and indulge all their<br />

senses in a setting defined by<br />

Latin ambience.”<br />

COYA has locations globally<br />

including London Mayfair,<br />

<strong>The</strong> City of London, Dubai,<br />

Abu Dhabi, Mykonos, Monte<br />

Carlo, and Paris. Website:<br />

coyarestaurant.com/doha<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


Per for m a nce,<br />

style and space.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Sunseeker Manhattan 66<br />


36 Davies Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 4NF<br />

Tel: +44 (0) 2073 550 980<br />

Fax: +44 (0) 2073 550 985<br />

Email: info@sunseekerlondon.com<br />

www.sunseekerlondon.com<br />

London<br />


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BY 1309<br />




<strong>Qatar</strong>-based ready-to-wear label,<br />

1309, introduces ‘JUPITER FLOW’,<br />

a collection of contemporary kaftans<br />

in free flowing cuts and lightweight<br />

fabrics, just in time for<br />

summer.<br />

A brand inspired by, and created<br />

in celebration of women, 1309 is<br />

grounded in a ‘contemporary bohemian’<br />

aesthetic, established by<br />

Founder and Creative Director,<br />

Ghada Al Subaey.<br />


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Al Subaey’s goal for this artfully<br />

curated collection was to create a<br />

capsule of pieces perfect for lounging<br />

at home during summer, without<br />

compromising on style. Each<br />

look converts from breezy loungewear<br />

to an elevated evening look<br />

with the addition of accessories.<br />

<strong>The</strong> lightweight cottons and silks<br />

in the collection have been selected<br />

to be ultra-light, very soft and<br />

breathable, many featuring intricate<br />

and quirky motifs and embroidery<br />

details that the brand has<br />

become renowned for. Arabic text<br />

as always, plays a part in these decorative<br />

details, alongside more fun<br />

and playful elements such as the<br />

smile emoji, the sun, the palm tree,<br />

and planets.<br />

Designer Ghada Al Subaey says of<br />

the collection, “<strong>The</strong> motifs in the<br />

‘JUPITER FLOW’ collection are representative<br />

of my attachment to,<br />

and fascination with nature. I hope<br />

the collection brings joy and spontaneity<br />

to the day of every girl who<br />

wears it!.<br />

At the heart of 1309 is a minimalist,<br />

feminine aesthetic, merging seasonal<br />

trends with a design perspective<br />

informed by the brand’s <strong>Qatar</strong>i<br />

roots. Clean silhouettes, bold<br />

colour, artful prints and carefully<br />

considered detail are hallmarks of<br />

the brand with playful names such<br />

as ‘Shams Hoodie’ or ‘Palm Thobe’.<br />

Drawing inspiration from art, nature,<br />

and global culture, 1309 combines<br />

designs that embody fluidity<br />

and elegance with a contemporary<br />

edge; a refined statement that celebrates<br />

the multi-faceted and versatile<br />

nature of women.<br />

1309 is well known for a signature<br />

aesthetic, which is often lauded for<br />

seasonal signature prints, created<br />

in collaboration with Arab artists.<br />

Appearing throughout both the<br />

brands read-to-wear and Abaya<br />

collections, these signature prints<br />

are a hallmark of the brand, making<br />

each collection a collectable ‘work<br />

of art’ in its own right.<br />

<strong>The</strong> ‘Jupiter Flow’ Collection by<br />

1309 is available to purchase at<br />

1309studios.com.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />



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Escape into Alexander McQueen’s inspiring<br />

collection, showcasing his inimitable eye<br />

for something a little out of the ordinary,<br />

the new season selection burst into life with<br />

flashes of papercuts prints, hybrid fabrics and<br />

saturated colours straight out of imagination.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collection’s smart yet stylish look is a fantasy<br />

of relaxed layers and refined, formal pieces<br />

while a continued focus on silhouette plays<br />

on perspective. <strong>The</strong> standout pieces with controlled<br />

proportions yet a clinched waist in black,<br />

white or colours give a crisp yet elevated feel.<br />

On the accessories front, a punchy edit of<br />

splashed colours with the Curve bag in black,<br />

ivory and chrome green and red and pink<br />

leather and in black, ivory and chrome green<br />

leather. <strong>The</strong> Jewelled Satchel in black, red and<br />

ultramarine leather, powder blue croc stamped<br />

leather, studded black leather and ivory leather<br />

embossed with a love bird motif shows the<br />

way to the sculptural Jewelled Satchel in red,<br />

ultramarine and navy leather. <strong>The</strong> Four-Ring<br />

Clutch in chrome green Perspex is the finale<br />

of the show.<br />

<strong>The</strong> footwear offerings boast of Wander Chelsea<br />

boots in black leather with elasticated sides<br />

and flared rubber soles or knee-high Tread<br />

Slick boots in black leather with elasticated<br />

sides and combat soles. Tread sandals in black<br />

and chrome green with web straps are the finishing<br />

touch that will give life to any outfit.<br />


Jewellery including multi-hoop ear hooks,<br />

rings and stacked bracelets engraved with floral<br />

and seasonal motifs including hearts, doves<br />

and the sun in antique silver metal. Asymmetrical<br />

drop earrings in antique silver metal with<br />

glass stones in jet, red and ultramarine. Stone<br />

emblem necklaces in antique silver metal with<br />

oversized pendants featuring doves and hearts<br />

and coloured glass stones gives a luxurious yet<br />

modern, whimsical aura.<br />

Showcasing statement trench coat as dresses<br />

alongside tailored suits and mixing fabrics<br />

add a twist to this electrifying selection. Alexander<br />

McQueen collection is a mysterious yet<br />

mesmerizing edit of panache and attitude. Raw<br />

and refined, bold and oh so gentle at the same<br />

time. Maybe this collection is just a reminder<br />

to break all codes and let your imagination run<br />

away with you.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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FASHION WEEK WOMEN’S FALL-WINTER 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2<br />

Paris Fashion Week and LVMH Maisons once again<br />

amazed and delighted with striking women’s readyto-wear<br />

collections for Fall-Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2.<br />

<strong>The</strong>ir reinventions were generous and resolutely positive,<br />

echoing their vision for the future.<br />

This season once again spotlighted exquisite<br />

savoir-faire and excellence.<br />

Loewe: “<strong>The</strong> Loewe Show Has Been Cancelled”<br />

Jonathan Anderson introduced an entirely new format<br />

for the Loewe Fall-Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2 collection. <strong>The</strong><br />

designer reinvented the runway show, presenting a<br />

Patou: la vie en rose<br />

For Fall-Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2, designer<br />

Guillaume Henry created a poetic<br />

universe, inviting virtual visitors into<br />

a winter garden composed of colorful<br />

and blooming silhouettes. A breeze of<br />

70s-flavored freedom infused the Patou<br />

collection, crafted from recycled<br />

materials and imagined as flowers<br />

to compose a flamboyant floral bouquet.<br />

Guillaume Henry proposed elegant<br />

looks in perpetual motion with<br />

exaggerated blooming volumes. <strong>The</strong><br />

pieces adapt to our whims, attaching,<br />

detaching and superposed to create<br />

new pop compositions. Versatile silhouettes<br />

for liberating fashion.<br />


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broadsheet newspaper headlined “<strong>The</strong> Loewe Show<br />

Has Been Cancelled”, with original writing by American<br />

novelist Danielle Steel. Conceived as a knowing<br />

mélange of fashion and culture, the newspaper is a<br />

perfect symbol of the current period. <strong>The</strong> creative<br />

director wanted fashion with switched on hedonism,<br />

saturated in therapeutic colors, creating an<br />

electric collection with bright hues juxtaposed in<br />

geometric prints for an architectural result. Comfort<br />

is once again celebrated with fluid curves and<br />

draping. Jonathan Anderson’s collection is as joyful<br />

as it is generous.<br />

Dior: a modern-day fairy tale<br />

For her new collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri invites<br />

us into a territory where the time-space dimension<br />

has been erased. Dior immerses us into a<br />

dreamlike world straight from fairy tales, and the<br />

Hall of Mirrors in the Château de Versailles provides<br />

the perfect backdrop. <strong>The</strong> designer revisits<br />

iconic Dior codes with essential black, permeated<br />

by a through line of red, setting the theme for the<br />

season. Colorful evening gowns seem to evaporate<br />

in marvelous colors, transforming women<br />

into modern-day princesses while recalling the<br />

world of childhood with plastrons in broderie<br />

anglaise. <strong>The</strong> Fall-Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2 collection<br />

celebrates a feminine sensibility that magically<br />

blends memories of past and maturity.<br />

Givenchy: identity wardrobe<br />

Matthew Williams’ Givenchy is a striking mix of comfort,<br />

protection and intimacy. <strong>The</strong> collection by the<br />

designer, who became Givenchy creative director<br />

during the health crisis, reflects the intensity of the<br />

past year. A mix of lavishness and austerity, the silhouettes<br />

are about a constant tension between two<br />

worlds. Micro and macro lines contrast extravagance<br />

and taut cropping, and an architectural approach to<br />

tailoring, creating an urban style with materials that<br />

envelop and cocoon, emphasizing freedom of movement<br />

and the liberation of the body. Matthew William’s<br />

dramaturgical show perfectly showcased the<br />

ethos of this Fall-Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2 collection.<br />

Louis Vuitton: time travel<br />

With an empty Louvre providing a stunning set,<br />

Nicolas Ghesquière presented a Women’s Fall-Winter<br />

2<strong>02</strong>1/2<strong>02</strong>2 collection teeming with life. To a<br />

soundtrack from duo Daft Punk, Louis Vuitton<br />

embarks us on an extraordinary odyssey. <strong>The</strong> collection<br />

features a collaboration with Italian design<br />

atelier Fornasetti. Nicolas Ghesquière created a<br />

liberating and bold collection, incorporating Fornasetti’s<br />

distinctive visual world. Colorful silhouettes<br />

playing with volumes were matched with antique<br />

motifs drawn by Fornasetti, a subtle blend of<br />

timeless modernity and history. <strong>The</strong> Louis Vuitton<br />

wardrobe tells a story of body, heart and mind.<br />


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Fashion is about imagination – newly<br />

created, constantly augmented and<br />

painstakingly crafted every day by<br />

the industry, with care and love. Yet the<br />

magic of the fashion industry is easily<br />

overlooked, forgotten – familiarity allows<br />

complacency. A reminder of the purity of<br />

those dreams, of that magic, is the intention<br />

that guides this new Prada moving<br />

image campaign: a new character, Hunter<br />

Schafer, and a filmmaker, Xavier Dolan,<br />

are invited to examine the timeless Prada<br />

Galleria handbag with no preconceived<br />

expectations. From the outside, looking<br />

in, they capture the eternal dream of<br />

fashion anew.<br />

Without preconceptions, complete freedom<br />

is afforded: Dolan was given the independence<br />

to create, to direct his personal<br />

vision of the universe of fashion,<br />

and the identity of the Prada Galleria.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> campaign draws inspiration from a<br />

ceaseless fascination with the iconography<br />

of our industry. Dolan’s cinematic<br />

short seems to explore different aspects<br />

of this dream: of filmmaking, and of fashion.<br />

Each is multi-faceted, many-angled<br />

- a reflection of the obsession of our age<br />

for shifting, endlessly, from idea to idea -<br />

from repose to dynamic action, simplicity<br />

to complexity. <strong>The</strong>re is no singular narrative,<br />

rather a sequence of micro-narratives,<br />

like captured thoughts, loves, emotions<br />

or dreams, in constant dialogue with<br />

one another.<br />

<strong>The</strong> heartbeat of those dreams is fashion,<br />

viewed from the outside. Embracing the<br />

codes and tropes inherent to the world<br />

of fashion, the film has a purity, a naivety,<br />

joy. <strong>The</strong>y reflect universality: archetypes<br />

of fashion shoots, as envisaged by many,<br />

innocent and optimistic, idealized and<br />

idolized.<br />

Schafer is our heroine - a romantic, a<br />

young girl imagining her place within<br />

her different fantasies. We leap from<br />

her bedroom, to imaginings of a fashion<br />

shoot, universal reflections of fashion as<br />

imagined in the popular consciousness,<br />

an escape from her reality. But that reality<br />

could itself be a dream: these scenes<br />

are contradictorily framed by the apparatus<br />

of filmmaking, contained within cinematic<br />

sets that evoke the dream factory<br />

of Hollywood, another source of endless<br />

enchantment, like the world of fashion she<br />

imagines.<br />

A constant presence, Schafer’s fixation<br />

- her fantasy - is the Prada Galleria, a<br />

talisman of fashion. <strong>The</strong> bag is a classic,<br />

whose character is constantly reinvented,<br />

reimagined, reinvigorated, as diverse<br />

and multifaceted as a cinematic heroine.<br />

Change, contradiction, evolution - always<br />

and never the same. <strong>The</strong> Galleria bag here<br />

is reimagined in different contexts, differing<br />

locales and visions, jolting between<br />

imaginary scenes and scenarios, between<br />

multiple micro-narratives, like fragments<br />

of thoughts, hopes or wishes.<br />

Both cinema and fashion transform fantasy<br />

to tangible reality: films bring fiction to<br />

life, give their directors’ hitherto imagined<br />

visions a physicality. We, as an audience,<br />

can share their wildest desires - while<br />

actors like Schafer give credence to the<br />

make-believe, imbuing heroines with not<br />

only a literal presence but an honesty, a<br />

purity, a truth. A great actor can inhabit<br />

their role like a dress, and make it part<br />

of them. And likewise, fashion also creates<br />

actuality from inspiration - objects,<br />

precious and charged, which can then be<br />

owned. We can touch and feel fashion’s<br />

fantasies, see them and share them. <strong>The</strong>y<br />

can become ours. A celebration of the joy<br />

of fashion, framed through the art of filmmaking<br />

- a dream, within a dream.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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From Biarritz, with Love.<br />

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the coastal<br />

paradise combines a rich culture and elegant<br />

boardwalk with a vibrant surf scene. <strong>The</strong> Pre-<br />

Fall 2<strong>02</strong>1 women’s collection is inspired by<br />

one of Karl Lagerfeld’s favourite places: Biarritz, France.<br />

Karl himself frequented the area and enjoyed visiting<br />

his secondary residence, a palatial holiday home called<br />

El Horria; since he never truly took time off from his<br />

work, he had a photo studio constructed beneath the<br />

tennis court, where he captured many fashion campaigns.<br />

Biarritz’s beach-chic aesthetic translates into<br />

the collection through bright pops of colour, parasol-inspired<br />

prints and relaxed athleisure wear; the<br />

mood encapsulates the spirit of summer in a place that<br />

Karl loved dearly.<br />

<strong>The</strong> collection focuses on buy-now-wear-now styles,<br />

for immediate use in summer and an effortless transition<br />

into fall. <strong>The</strong> key looks are a celebration of<br />

colours, from a statement fuchsia dress to a calflength,<br />

neon yellow gilet with pleated detailing along<br />

its back. A summer suit is crafted from bouclé<br />

fabric in feminine pastel shades, while a striped<br />

skirt is inspired by the prints of iconic French artist<br />

Louise Bourgeois. <strong>The</strong> offering is anchored in KARL<br />

classics: a black and white checked coat, a white<br />

cotton dress with broderie anglaise details, and an<br />

off-white linen suit.<br />



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<strong>The</strong> second delivery, Le Surf, embraces a playful,<br />

sporty-chic aesthetic. Seam lines are inspired by<br />

those seen on wetsuits, and further embellished<br />

with brightly coloured threads; the result is flattering<br />

on all body shapes. A fuchsia suit features athletic<br />

piping on the legs, while the fabric is versatile for<br />

trans-seasonal wear. A new “Biarritz stripe” artwork<br />

appears on premium sweatshirts, t-shirts and hoodies,<br />

for long days on the beach that turn into nights by<br />

the bonfire.<br />

<strong>The</strong> accessories offering also pays homage to a summer<br />

spent along the southwest coast of France. <strong>The</strong> new<br />

K/Basket and K/Knots silhouettes are crafted from<br />

knitted technical leather with coated canvas interiors.<br />

<strong>The</strong> best-selling K/Karl Seven returns, along with<br />

the new K/Seven Soft in a plush lamb leather with<br />

a slouchier effect. <strong>The</strong> ever-popular K/Signature is<br />

reimagined in solid colourways and playful prints like<br />

ocean waves, palm trees and beach motifs. Finally, the<br />

K/Autograph — which features the iconic “KL” initial<br />

lock — is available in bright metallics and parasol<br />

stripe prints.<br />

By Narges Raiss<br />




Souleri, a brand dedicated to crafting quality products<br />

and revolutionising the way we wear everyday<br />

items. Aiming to inject versatility in your<br />

wardrobes through pieces that can be worn at home<br />

and for occasions alike. <strong>The</strong> <strong>Qatar</strong>i brand believes in<br />

creating unique designs by embracing imperfections,<br />

valuing traditions and maintaining comfort.<br />

Ethical and sustainable at heart, there is an understanding<br />

of consumer demands to design versatile<br />

footwear as a way to help reduce consumption.<br />

As a local <strong>Qatar</strong>i brand, the importance of keeping traditions<br />

alive is part of the label’s ethos, keeping the<br />

roots and heritage alive is of the utmost importance.<br />

Moving on to the collection: a dreamy edit of earthy<br />

tones, sand beige, soft nude pink, ocean blue or teal<br />

tinted mules to elevate an outfit – suitable for indoor<br />

and outdoor wear and weather compliant. <strong>The</strong> Kuroi<br />

Collection draws inspiration from the Japanese art -<br />

kintsukuroi (gold - en repair) and uses leather, suede<br />

and gold traditional embroidery technique.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> art of embracing imperfections is told through the<br />

launch of the brand’s first mule collection. <strong>The</strong> Souleri<br />

“kuroi”' mules are designed with suede leather patchwork<br />

and embellished with pure zari (gold thread) expertly<br />

hand stitched, creating a contemporary effect.<br />

Set on original TPR soles, they've been made from supple<br />

leather and have a signature pointed toe. <strong>The</strong> range<br />

of soft colours offered within the collection suit every<br />

personality and style, from muted beiges to bolder<br />

blues - Wear them with anything from summery flowy<br />

dresses to edgy denims.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Kuroi mules exists in Sand Beige, Opal Nude,<br />

Jade Green and Azul Blue coloured leather with suede<br />

leather patchwork and embellished with pure zari<br />

hand work,<br />

By consciously choosing to seek comfort above all,<br />

Souleri makes a bold statement by leading the way.<br />

Souleri is an open invitation to embrace imperfections<br />

and value traditions.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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Following his first haute couture show in January, Kim<br />

Jones presented his vision of Fendi women’s ready-to-wear<br />

for Fall/Winter 2<strong>02</strong>1 on February 24. Alongside Silvia Venturini<br />

Fendi for accessories and her daughter Delfina<br />

Delettrez Fendi for jewelry, <strong>The</strong> new Artistic Director<br />

paid homage to the women of the Fendi family. <strong>The</strong>ir allure,<br />

their legacy and their Italian origins all inspired a<br />

collection celebrating family.<br />


<strong>The</strong> monochrome silhouettes<br />

imagined by Kim Jones<br />

walked a runway framed<br />

by references to ancient Rome in<br />

F-shaped glass boxes. In this contemporary<br />

museum décor, the<br />

vestiges of antiquity focused a<br />

spotlight on contrasts between<br />

heritage, savoir-faire and ultra-modernity.<br />

Kim Jones found inspiration<br />

in the wardrobes of the five<br />

Fendi sisters, “a powerful dynasty”<br />

that energized the development<br />

of the family house by recruiting<br />

Karl Lagerfeld in 1965. A palette of<br />

camel, powdery pink, taupe, olive<br />

green and marble white referenced<br />

the different generations of Fendi<br />

women. <strong>The</strong> final silhouettes in<br />

sophisticated black were a nod to<br />

Delfina Delettrez Fendi, who wore<br />

a black tuxedo at her first meeting<br />

with Kim Jones. A fourth generation<br />

member of the family, she<br />

embodies the Maison’s creative future.<br />

For the show she introduced a<br />

new range of Fendi O’Lock jewelry,<br />

an update on the iconic logo in the<br />

form of padlocks that can only be<br />

opened by dialing FENDI.<br />

“<strong>The</strong> Fendi family are women of<br />

intellect who work hard – and<br />

that’s what I wanted to celebrate,”<br />

said Kim Jones. In an ongoing dialogue<br />

with them, the artistic director<br />

gave Silvia Venturini Fendi the<br />

idea of reappropriating the family<br />

“F” to create a bag. With its tilted<br />

initial “F”, the Fendi First bag was a<br />

highlight accessory, presented in<br />

myriad variations, from a jewelry<br />

micro pouch on a chain to a clutch<br />

in different leathers and exotics.<br />

This new classic joins the Peekaboo<br />

and Sunshine Shopper. Kim Jones’<br />

new Roman empresses showcase<br />

the savoir-faire of the House with<br />

these luxurious accessories.<br />

<strong>The</strong> spectacular quality of the materials<br />

– from mink and leathers to<br />

silk – impart an exceptional touch<br />

to the women who wear them. Fendi<br />

workshops meticulously embroidered<br />

delicate organza and applied<br />

exquisite embossed Selleria stitching<br />

on leather accessories, as well<br />

as the collars of garbardine trenches<br />

and cashmere coats. Listening to<br />

the needs of women, Kim Jones said<br />

he wanted to create chic and timeless<br />

pieces. <strong>The</strong> show had an air of<br />

sensuality with plays of bare skin<br />

at the shoulders and midriff. Legs<br />

stood out in Karligraphy stockings<br />

and ankles were lifted by heels with<br />

an inverted Fendi logo inspired by a<br />

Karl Lagerfeld archive sketch.<br />

To cap this first ready-to-wear collection<br />

for Fendi, Kim Jones took a<br />

bow to the captivating song by Carl<br />

Abrahamsson & Genesis Breyer<br />

P-Orridge titled “S/He Is Her/E”, a<br />

powerful echo of the artistic director’s<br />

vision, exhorting viewers to<br />

“change the world” and “embrace<br />

the future with a kiss”.<br />

<strong>The</strong> runway show and behind the<br />

scenes videos of the décor and<br />

backstage are posted on fendi.com.<br />


FIL NOIR<br />


Escape into Fil Noir’s inspiring<br />

womenswear<br />

collection, showcasing<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong>-based founder and<br />

designer Leila El Baoune inimitable<br />

eye for something a<br />

little out of the ordinary.<br />

Designs burst into life with<br />

flashes of straight bold cuts,<br />

subtly marked waists, fluid<br />

fabrics and vivid shades. Fil<br />

Noir captures the imagination<br />

with colour-filled elegance<br />

while distinguished<br />

emerald green, ruby red and<br />

golden yellow paired with<br />

crisp white fill the air with<br />

an elevated yet romantic<br />

feel.<br />

<strong>The</strong> capsule collection<br />

reflects the feminine essence<br />

and redefine the<br />

notion of modest wear for<br />

the award-winning label<br />

available at Harvey Nichols<br />

Doha.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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<strong>The</strong>se Dumbbells have a striking aesthetic and<br />

sporty appeal. <strong>The</strong>y are an ideal gift for those<br />

who wish to exercise in style or elevate their<br />

home gym with exclusive Louis Vuitton details. Each<br />

weight, made from lustrous metal, is finished with an<br />

eye-catching Monogram Eclipse canvas handle and<br />

House signature engravings.<br />

Detailed Features<br />

16 x 16 x 7 cm<br />

(Length x height x width)<br />

• 6.7 lb/3 kg<br />

• Metal<br />

• Monogram Eclipse canvas<br />

• Louis Vuitton signature<br />


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Never one to save the ‘best’ for special occasions,<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> – <strong>Qatar</strong> Edition<br />

features the new DIOR MAISON contemporary<br />

collection of stylish ceramics, and pastoral glasses.<br />

One of the House’s favorite traditions, May 1st honors<br />

the lily of the valley, Christian Dior’s lucky charm and<br />

the emblem of fine weather.<br />

For the occasion, Cordelia de Castellane, the Creative<br />

Director of Dior Maison, unveils her springtime décor<br />

ideas and inspirations in the heart of her own garden,<br />

an invitation to moments of sharing.<br />


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In tribute to Monsieur Dior’s fascination with nature<br />

and botany, flowers illuminate the plates in the Granville<br />

collection with shades of amethyst, emerald or<br />

blue gray. <strong>The</strong> New Lily of the Valley line makes tableware<br />

delightful with four-leaf clovers and precious<br />

bouquets of lily of the valley. <strong>The</strong>ir delicate bell-shaped<br />

flowers also punctuate pieces in porcelain, glasses,<br />

and tea and coffee sets.<br />

In the campaign images, discover creations symbolizing<br />

luck, a floral celebration of life’s joys. From pretty<br />

florals to bucolic shapes, DIOR MAISON expertly created<br />

handcrafted pieces that always put the fine into<br />

dining.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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Our current lives have been filled with so many<br />

challenges that everyone is longing for an<br />

escape. Plush Design has curated a unique<br />

multi-sensory experience, a surreal immersive space<br />

designed to make you reconnect with your senses.<br />

Dreamscape invites you to be calm, to reflect and be<br />

present.<br />

<strong>The</strong> installation encourages visitors to feel more deeply,<br />

take a journey within and be in touch with themselves.<br />

It is a chance to lower the outer sounds, to listen<br />

and to take a peek into their inner selves in order<br />

to re-awaken certain aspects of their consciousness.<br />


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“In the middle of the chaos, I wanted to create a spacewhere<br />

people can come in and disconnect from the<br />

outerworld. To sit, drown and silence the outside<br />

noise and to look within. A space created to awaken<br />

your senses, a spacebetween reality and dreams” explains<br />

Hend Al Subey, founder of Plush Design, a company<br />

that curates art exhibitions and organizes elevated<br />

events.<br />

When life get busy and intense, Dreamscape offers<br />

an opportunity for escapism: Hit the button, pause<br />

and reflect. Strategically-placed benches invite visitors<br />

to take a moment, meditate or simply disconnect<br />

and be mindful of the present moment.<br />

Visitors can experience the installation at Msheireb<br />

Galleria, the new landmark in the district of Msheireb.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />

Dreamscape has been designed with the 5 senses<br />

in mind.Each sense gets activated and stimulated<br />

through an element in the installation.<br />

Guillaume Roussere, a French sound artist, specifically<br />

designed the sound of Dreamscape by capturing different<br />

sounds of nature and composing a unique auditory<br />

experience that truly transports every visitor.<br />

<strong>The</strong> mirror used in the installation has been selected<br />

for its unclear reflection-like texture to create the<br />

feeling of a dreamy space. It represents a metaphor of<br />

people’s own self-image in a dream state. <strong>The</strong> scent<br />

of the forest makes one feel like one is surrounded by<br />

nature.<br />


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<strong>The</strong> collaboration between Zambaiti Parati, creator<br />

of Italian high-end wallcoverings and Italian<br />

super sports car manufacturer Automobili Lamborghini,<br />

has produced a new collection of wallcoverings<br />

and decorative panels. This second collaboration<br />

also draws on the iconic aesthetic characteristics of<br />

the Sant’Agata Bolognese car manufacturer, to create<br />

an evocative 2<strong>02</strong>1 collection in gray, shades of copper<br />

and different tones of green with a natural effect.<br />

<strong>The</strong> two brands’ relationship is based on the shared<br />

principles of modernity and strong design, reflecting<br />

tastes and trends found in both the furnishing and automotive<br />

industries for new materials, such as carbon<br />

fiber and metals with different finishes. Zambaiti Parati’s<br />

study of the aesthetics and lines of the distinctive<br />

Lamborghini super sports cars started in 2017, working<br />

closely with Lamborghini’s Centro Stile (design<br />

center), with the first wallpaper collection presented<br />

in January 2019 and the second in February 2<strong>02</strong>1. Both<br />

collections draw on details from Lamborghini models<br />

such as the carbon fiber materials and even specific<br />

car parts: the Centro Stile’s idea to scan pieces and<br />

translate their lines into graphic effects on the wallpapers<br />

is a perfect illustration of the competence and<br />

creative teamwork of the two brands’ collaboration.<br />

solidity and thickness of its wallpaper products: qualities<br />

that reflect the technical materials used by the<br />

prestigious car brand. <strong>The</strong> wallpapers are offered in<br />

rolls of seven square meters on a non-woven support<br />

that allows direct gluing and quick and easy replacement.<br />

<strong>The</strong> materials are fireproof and thus suitable for<br />

dining and hospitality applications. Digitally-printed<br />

decorative panels are also included in the 2<strong>02</strong>1 collection,<br />

featuring decorative motifs on a larger scale<br />

drawn from Lamborghini design, and enhancing the<br />

range’s aesthetic dynamism.<br />

As in all collections from Zambaiti Parati, three-dimensional<br />

and tactile effects are distinctive of the<br />


Zambaiti Parati, like Lamborghini,<br />

embraces the vision of Made in Italy,<br />

standing for the technological innovation<br />

and Italian creativity that<br />

stands out worldwide. Internationally-oriented<br />

collections combine<br />

modern tastes with classic heritage,<br />

appealing to an established clientele<br />

as well as younger consumers. <strong>The</strong><br />

project with Automobili Lamborghini<br />

fits perfectly with Zambaiti Parati’s<br />

innovative internal culture as well<br />

as helping develop its proposition to<br />

customers.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first collaborative collection was<br />

chosen for the lounges of Automobili<br />

Lamborghini around the world, appealing to different<br />

cultures as well as a diverse Lamborghini clientele including<br />

younger consumers: visitors to the international<br />

fairs where the collection was presented were<br />

equally intrigued by the presence of a Lamborghini<br />

super sports car on display at Zambaiti Parati booth,<br />

such as at the Mosbuild in Moscow. <strong>The</strong> new 2<strong>02</strong>1 collection<br />

is created to appeal to markets throughout Europe,<br />

America and Asia with a product equally suitable<br />

for residential and commercial applications, and designed<br />

for a demanding and refined clientele.<br />

zambaitiparati.com<br />



All Things<br />

Beauty<br />


Amal Ameen<br />

Amal Ameen is one of <strong>Qatar</strong>’s<br />

most influential personalities.<br />

She is a Creative<br />

Visual Artist, a bona fide Interior<br />

Designer and a Fashion Executive.<br />

Over the years, Amal has<br />

been awarded by local and international<br />

award-giving bodies. She<br />

is the Founder & CEO of Triple<br />

Trend Design House,<br />

La Boutique Blanche,<br />

Amici Di Moda, Voute<br />

Business Solutions, and<br />

Hair Couture. She is a<br />

leader who conquered<br />

the fashion world with<br />

her undisputed glamour<br />

and determination.<br />

For the last few years,<br />

Amal´s presence has left<br />

an impression in major<br />

fashion cities like Paris,<br />

Milan, New York, London<br />

or Madrid among<br />

many others.<br />

Amal has collaborated with <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> by co-hosting a<br />

couple of affluent events and projects<br />

and this interview was organized<br />

remotely by the TLN <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

editorial team.<br />

Follow another achievement of<br />

Amal as she was appointed to be<br />

one of the upcoming <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> Academy’s Expert.<br />

“ I would like to<br />

assure ambitious<br />

women<br />

everywhere that<br />

it’s never too late<br />

to develop their<br />

knowledge in any<br />

field they are<br />

passionate about”<br />

A lot of young women look up to you, what kind of<br />

encouragement do you usually share with them?<br />

Above anything else, I encourage them to follow their<br />

dreams, [and]their hearts. To do whatever it is they’re<br />

good at, only with passion. As the saying goes, “Choose<br />

a job you love, and you will never have to work a day<br />

in your life”.<br />

Also, I would like to assure ambitious women everywhere<br />

that it’s never too late to develop their knowledge<br />

in any field they are passionate about, even if it’s<br />

not what they originally majored in. We live in times<br />

where anyone can read, take online courses, research,<br />

and be self-taught.<br />

One last thought on this, your only obstacle is you. Get<br />

over your fear, dive in, learn from your mistakes, keep<br />

an eye on the details, and watch yourself achieve. At<br />

the end of the day, ask yourself, “Have I completely depleted<br />

my options before I give up?“<br />

How do you set priorities for the different projects<br />

you manage?<br />

<strong>The</strong> size of the project plays a major role in prioritizing<br />

it. A profitable project will help my business flourish and<br />

afford catering for the smaller size projects that I never<br />

neglect. No project is too small, the real investment<br />

is in the long-term relationship with my clientele. It’s<br />

only a matter of successful business planning in order<br />

to achieve continuity and sustainability, along with the<br />

security of my employees.<br />

Commitment would be another factor. Once we commit<br />

to a deadline, we are ready to move mountains to<br />

deliver on time.<br />

That being said, an avant-garde concept can get me<br />

and the team too excited to see it come to life, that<br />


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we channel loads of efforts towards<br />

it. This kind of projects<br />

puts us on the map, as pioneers<br />

in our field. Hence, they<br />

deserve to get prioritized.<br />

How do you handle criticism?<br />

Constructive criticism is always<br />

welcome. It is what draw<br />

your attention to details you<br />

might have neglected. As long<br />

as it’s coming from a loving<br />

trusted source, criticism is<br />

well received from my end.<br />

Otherwise, it’s not even detected<br />

on my radar.<br />

How do you support your<br />

team to take on new responsibilities?<br />

My team must be in harmony.<br />

<strong>The</strong> energy in our office needs<br />

to be light and clean even when<br />

we work under pressure. Time<br />

management is the key since a<br />

delay from one member of the<br />

team can and will affect the<br />

rest, and the project overall. In<br />

return, I make sure they know<br />

they’re my partners, working<br />

hard on a project pays back for<br />

the whole team both financially<br />

and morally.<br />

What do you think is the importance<br />

of “Thinking outside<br />

of the box”?<br />

Traditional ways stem from a<br />

lot of experience, and they’re<br />

vital for any successful business<br />

inevitably. ‘Thinking outside<br />

the box’ is what I consider<br />

the ‘icing on the cake after<br />

you’ve baked it to perfection.’It<br />

always derives from being<br />

open to listening to new ideas<br />

from people around you, also<br />

not shying away from adventure,<br />

cautiously, of course.<br />


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In what way do you demonstrate leadership qualities<br />

outside of your workplace?<br />

<strong>The</strong> personality of a leader cannot be concealed<br />

even if you try. It would translate into coming up<br />

with most of the plans amongst a group of friends,<br />

creating atmospheres at home and outside of it, doing<br />

things in one’s own way, all while staying flexible<br />

and giving other people the chance to lead when<br />

they want to.<br />

How do you gain the trust of the brands you represent?<br />

I choose the brands I represent very carefully. I personally<br />

purchase their products first, and only agree<br />

to represent them once I’ve had a satisfactory experience.<br />

‘Prioritizing quality over quantity’ earns me<br />

the trust of my partners.<br />

How do you deal with people who disagree with you?<br />

With utmost respect. <strong>The</strong>re is no right or wrong in<br />

the abstract. It’s about the perspective you’re looking<br />

at the issue from. I listen, and if I get convinced,<br />

I will give my stance another thought.<br />

How do you stay productive during uncertain<br />

times such as today?<br />

<strong>The</strong> last couple [of] months have been traumatizing<br />

for us all. We went into surviving mode, using<br />

our existing resources, letting go of any luxuries and<br />

controlling the factors that can be controlled.<br />

Real moments arise<br />

when the soul and the body<br />

embrace. <strong>The</strong>y ripple through this<br />

sensitive scent that encapsulates<br />

the beauty of Mykonos, carrying<br />

precious emotions that take you to<br />

a world filled with beauty, passion,<br />

and a sense of liberating freedom.<br />

Release your soul and revel in<br />

the warm and luxurious<br />

experience,<br />

unlike any other.<br />

We also planned a lot. We got ready to boom as soon<br />

as things started to go back to normal and we are<br />

now amongst the first companies to implement our<br />

post-COVID-19 plans successfully.<br />

Complete the sentence: “When in doubt, _______.”<br />

I choose faith.. in God, in myself, and in others.<br />


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Headed by Beauty Creative Director<br />

Carolina A. Herrera and<br />

launched in 2019 as a completely<br />

new and disruptive way of imagining<br />

beauty, Herrera Beauty blurs<br />

the line between makeup and jewelry.<br />

Carolina Herrera presents HERRE-<br />

RA BEAUTY - the compelling, addictive<br />

and fully customizable line<br />

of ready-to-wear makeup. For the<br />

first time the Herrera Beauty lipsticks,<br />

face compacts, Lip Liquid<br />

and Mini Tint will be available to<br />

shop online and in-store. Blurring<br />

the line between beauty and jewelry,<br />

this sophisticated collection<br />

wasn’t just designed to be worn, it<br />

was designed to be flaunted – unapologetically.<br />

Developed by Beauty<br />

Creative Director Carolina A.<br />

Herrera in close collaboration with<br />

Carolina Herrera Creative Director<br />

Wes Gordon, and Carolina Herrera<br />

Makeup Consultant Lauren Parsons;<br />

the brand’s first makeup line<br />

is a completely new and disruptive<br />

way of thinking about beauty. “Traditionally,<br />

makeup is something<br />

that you keep out of sight whether<br />

on your bathroom shelf or in<br />

your vanity pouch. But it’s such a<br />

personal form of expression, why<br />

shouldn’t you wear it? Literally! We<br />

wanted to give women an opportunity<br />

to wear their make-up like a<br />

piece of fabulous jewelry.” – states<br />

boldly Carolina A. Herrera, the<br />

brand’s beauty creative director.<br />

<strong>The</strong> first rule of Herrera Beauty?<br />

<strong>The</strong>re are no rules. <strong>The</strong> ultimate<br />

form of self-expression, the collection<br />

embodies Carolina Herrera’s<br />

joyful, larger-than life approach<br />

to fashion, reflecting the brand’s<br />

ethos of alegria de vivir. Fulfilling<br />

the modern woman’s every makeup<br />

requirement and more, it’s a celebration<br />

of beauty and the freedom<br />

to express oneself in a daring, authentic<br />

way. “From the start of our<br />

collaboration, the main focus was<br />

to create a makeup line of modern,<br />

fresh textures and colors that would<br />

suit everyone.” specifies Lauren Parsons,<br />



When it comes to the language of<br />

color, no one speaks it quite like<br />

Carolina Herrera, and this new<br />

makeup line is no exception. Packed<br />

full with a palette of vibrant hues,<br />

the lipsticks are an invitation to celebrate<br />

optimism and irreverence.<br />


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“<strong>The</strong> Herrera woman is the one standing<br />

out in a bright pink coat, when everyone<br />

else is in black. I wanted to translate the joy<br />

and exuberance of our collections into the<br />

Herrera Beauty line. <strong>The</strong> idea that a dress<br />

or an outfit can lift your mood and bring<br />

you happiness is a simple yet powerful concept,<br />

and I feel that makeup should be the<br />

same.” – Wes Gordon, CAROLINA HERRERA<br />


A quintessentially New York collection,<br />

each product in the line is made to be<br />

applied and worn on-the-go thanks to a<br />

range of accessories and charms inspired<br />

by the House of Herrera’s most emblematic<br />

design codes – from the iconic polka dot<br />

to the brand’s flagship Madison Avenue<br />

townhouse’s tartan tiles. With a selection<br />

of cases in ten iconic prints on offer, the<br />

collection is designed to look as simple or<br />

as elaborate as the occasion requires. Each<br />

lipstick comes with a sleek gold ring that<br />

can be clipped on to virtually anything,<br />

whilst the compacts feature a beetle embellished<br />

ring holder making as nomadic<br />

as a smartphone. Add to these a range of<br />

signature tassels and charms to complete<br />

the finished piece, and the combinations<br />

are literally endless. Wear them, gift them<br />

and adapt them to your uniquely personal<br />

style. At Carolina Herrera, we believe<br />

a thing of beauty should be a joy forever,<br />

that’s why each piece in the Herrera Beauty<br />

collection is refillable with your favorite<br />

shade and finish. Made to last, these fabulous<br />

lipstick and compact cases were intended<br />

to be worn and re-worn like jewelry.<br />

Designed to be flaunted like fabulous<br />

ready-to-wear collectibles, each product<br />

can be entirely customized and adapted to<br />

the wearer’s unique personal style. With<br />

several new launches in recent months,<br />

the brand is known for its innovative formulas<br />

and lightweight finishes and its<br />

iconic red, Carolina. Bold, joyful and exuberant,<br />

Herrera Beauty’s star shade has<br />

come to symbolize everything that the<br />

Carolina Herrera universe stands for: confidence<br />

and Alegría de vivir (Spanish for<br />

Joy of Living). Constantly evolving to the<br />

modern woman’s needs, interactive tools<br />

such as the virtual try-on and product<br />

configurator, as well as numerous online<br />

tutorials have kept Herrera Beauty firmly<br />

at the forefront of digital innovation and<br />

personalization. In alignment with Carolina<br />

Herrera’s commitment to sustainability,<br />

the lipsticks and compacts are refillable in<br />

an effort to significantly reduce packaging<br />

waste whilst underlining the collection’s<br />

appeal as forever pieces of precious jewelry.<br />

Embodied by its willingness to embrace<br />

elegance with a touch of irreverence, Herrera<br />

Beauty’s collections embody the iconic<br />

style and effortless sophistication inherent<br />

to this quintessentially New York house.<br />




Adored by celebrities, beauty editors<br />

and loyal customers across the globe,<br />

Tata Harper has revolutionised luxury<br />

skincare by creating high-performing products<br />

that are non-toxic and 100% natural. As<br />

the Founder and CEO of Tata Harper Skincare,<br />

Tata Harper knows that beauty is more<br />

than skin deep. Tata Harper Skincare produces<br />

highly effective and luxurious anti-aging<br />

beauty products that are completely free of<br />

synthetic and chemical ingredients.<br />

Tata Harper ‘Ageless Skin Set’ is a self-care and<br />

skincare power couple, working together to<br />

restore ageless looking skin. Elixir Vitae provides<br />

a visible filling and volumizing effect that<br />

helps diminish the look of severe wrinkles and<br />

restore a plump, youthful appearance.<br />

Crème Riche creates a velvet moisture cushion<br />

that fortifies and regenerates to reveal<br />

smooth, supple skin.<br />


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Elixir Vitae (10ml, 0.33 fl. oz.) Crème Riche<br />

(50ml, 1.7 fl. oz.)<br />

HOW TO USE:<br />


This Supernatural serum with quadruple neuropeptide<br />

technology is Tata Harper’s most<br />

powerful wrinkle solution. Packed with 72<br />

high-performance ingredients, Elixir Vitae<br />

provides a visible plumping effect with natural<br />

redensifiers and targets severe signs of aging<br />

with neuropeptide filling technology to restore<br />

a plump, youthful appearance. Massage 1<br />

to 2 pumps onto your face and neck.<br />


Our richest moisturizing cream is packed with<br />

43 powerful botanical ingredients to hydrate<br />

and visibly reduce the appearance of fine<br />

lines and wrinkles. Crème Riche is a rich night<br />

cream that helps regenerate and fortify skin<br />

with avocado peptides and vitamins E and F<br />

to reveal more resilient and supple skin. Massage<br />

a pea-sized amount in your hands to activate<br />

sugars until the product transforms into<br />

a white velvet cream, then massage onto face<br />

and neck in circular motions.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Tata Harper Ageless Skin Set is available in<br />

Doha at Terra Beauty, Gate Mall for QAR 1,050<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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Hand-crafted Perfume Chests to house the<br />

Maison’s most Treasured Scents<br />

Henry Jacques introduces<br />

“Les Boites à Parfums”, a set<br />

of hand-crafted chests designed<br />

to house the maison’s treasured<br />

Classiques perfumes. <strong>The</strong> extensive<br />

range of 50 fragrances that<br />

lie at the heart of Henry Jacques<br />

give rise to the desire of creating<br />

one’s own exquisite collection; the<br />

new chests were borne to reveal<br />

and protect these flacons in a manner<br />

as unique and special as the<br />

scents that they encase.<br />

Whether the collection of Classiques<br />

was purchased in store or<br />

on Henry Jacques new e-shop set<br />

to launch in June, the Maison now<br />

offers these elegant padded cases<br />

free of charge with any purchase<br />

of 3, 6 or 10 perfumes. <strong>The</strong> chests<br />

are ideal for organizing, protecting,<br />

displaying or transporting one’s<br />

own personal selection of fragrances,<br />

be it the classical Essences or<br />

the contemporary Brumes sprays.<br />

Available in 4 colours, pink, taupe,<br />

beige and brown, Les Boites à Parfums<br />

will blend in perfectly with<br />

any décor and serves as a showcase<br />

of one’s favorite fragrances,<br />

and a graceful insight into one’s<br />

personality. An object of great refinement,<br />

the new perfume boxes<br />

are the perfect reflection of the<br />

art of living as envisaged by Henry<br />

Jacques: a precious and discreet<br />

indulgence that we keep close<br />

each day.<br />

Les Boites à Parfums clearly echo<br />

Henry Jacques’ vision of Haute<br />

Parfumerie: perfumery that never<br />

stands still, and is more than just<br />

the result of virtuous know-how.<br />

Perfumery that takes its source<br />

and raison d’être from the boldness<br />

of exploration and the exquisiteness<br />

of intimacy: Haute Parfumerie<br />

Vivante.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />



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He is known the world over as an artist and<br />

craftsman with a true passion for shoes. And<br />

Christian Louboutin also understands the bold,<br />

transformative power of a stroke of red lipstick and<br />

nail colour. After all, a chance encounter with red nail<br />

polish in 1992 is what inspired the creator’s now iconic<br />

red-lacquered soles, and ultimately began his journey<br />

into beauty. Christian Louboutin Beauty presents bold<br />

collections for lips, nails and eyes, as well as fragrances.<br />

<strong>The</strong> range reflects the same playful wit, passion<br />

and innovation as Christian Louboutin’s prolific collection<br />

of women’s and men’s shoes, handbags and small<br />

leather goods.<br />

<strong>The</strong> Velvet Matte <strong>The</strong>rapy has officially revealed her<br />

most glamorous facet. Whether it’s casual chic, sexy<br />

ultra-feminine or intense glamour – a stroke of the<br />

iconic lipstick changes everything. In this campaign,<br />

watch Mica Argañaraz, Christian Louboutin Beauty’s<br />

egerie, being taken to glamorous new heights with<br />

the perfect lip look in Velvet Matte Rouge Louboutin,<br />

the iconic red and Velvet Matte Rococotte, a light pink<br />

nude.<br />

Velvet Matte is the iconic lip colour of Christian<br />

Louboutin Beauty’s lip collection. <strong>The</strong> complete<br />

range delivers ultra-matte, intensely-pigmented<br />

colour with a velvety, soft touch feel that lasts with<br />

comfort all day. Its matte opulence come in 15 lip<br />

shades.<br />

<strong>The</strong> beauty collection is available on christianlouboutin.com<br />

and at Christian Louboutin Beauty boutiques<br />

and select retailers worldwide.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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A new genderless fragrance from<br />

the iconic British <strong>Luxury</strong> Perfumer,<br />

launches exclusively in the<br />

Middle East at Harvey Nichols<br />

Doha in <strong>Qatar</strong>.<br />

This is the story of a Cornish<br />

Barber who travelled to London<br />

and opened up shop next to Jermyn<br />

Street’s finest tailors. Who<br />

received the royal warrant and<br />

trimmed the Shah of Persia’s<br />

beard. At a time when one’s toilette<br />

was of primordial concern<br />

and to be a gentleman was an affair<br />

of great application.<br />

Victoria was Queen, antiseptic was<br />

making its first appearance – and<br />

ankles were considered titillating<br />

stuff. It was 1870. Penhaligon’s today<br />

consults his recipe books, and still<br />

produces in the UK, in the original<br />

bottle design.<br />

Penhaligon’s 147 year heritage is<br />

at the heart of the brand’s ethos,<br />

creating innovative fragrances<br />

that tell a story, taking inspiration<br />

from the unexpected and<br />

our precious archives.<br />

True to William Penhaligon’s<br />

founding principles, the perfumer<br />

continues to create products of<br />

the highest quality imbued with<br />

the elegance of their heritage and<br />

which inspires every day to deliver<br />

the story with integrity, personality<br />

and sophistication.<br />


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A perfume that brings clarity and tenacity whilst<br />

being reassuring in its ease and familiarity. Racquets<br />

has an uplifting sparkling-citrus shine,<br />

which takes us to an invigorated, playful state of<br />

mind. Bright lemons bounce, and elegant woods<br />

soar... then blend with a leather that’s both soft<br />

and refined. Racquets Eau de Parfum is a Citrus<br />

Woody fragrance, with key notes of: Lemon essence,<br />

Gaiac wood and Ambrox Woodleather. A<br />

new modern interpretation of Racquets, an old<br />

favourite from the Penhaligon’s classics library.<br />

Racquets Eau de Parfum by Penhaligon's is available<br />

exclusively at Harvey Nichols Doha<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />

We love nothing better than a Club House get-together,<br />

Whomsoever the opponent and whatever the weather.<br />

So it’s into our tennis whites, soon the nets are in sight.<br />

No stopping us now, the ball is in flight.<br />

(If I’m honest all the players put up a jolly decent fight.)<br />

But as everyone knows it’s not the winning that counts<br />

And we indeed all participate fully to avoid being trounced.<br />

Above all it’s the upholding of fair play - it’s a gentlemanly sport.<br />

Elegance is a precious thing both on and off the court.<br />


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Brioni Eau de Parfum is<br />

the ultimate signature<br />

of effortless Roman<br />

chic accompanied by an<br />

irresistible temptation. It<br />

is the ideal complement to<br />

Brioni’s sartorial universe,<br />

the last, invisible, touch to<br />

the perfect outfit.<br />

A unique formula<br />

Created in collaboration<br />

with the renowned Master<br />

Perfumer Michel Almairac,<br />

the Brioni scent is a perfectly<br />

tailored formula. Accurately<br />

cut from superior<br />

ingredients, both natural<br />

and man-made, the fragrance<br />

is well-balanced and<br />

effortless.<br />

Infused with a sense of quiet<br />

confidence and understated<br />

elegance, the perfect<br />

finishing touch created<br />

with a few ingredients only,<br />

championing ease as the<br />

ultimate sophistication.<br />

An elegantly fresh opening<br />

by a modern ozonic accent –<br />

cool pink peppercorn and<br />

crisp green apple.<br />

<strong>The</strong> gentle warm heart carries<br />

a soft powdery violet<br />

that contrasts with the silky<br />

warmth of ambroxan.<br />

<strong>The</strong> sophisticated drydown<br />

bares the clean scent<br />

of naturally grown cedarwood<br />

infused by smooth<br />

tonka bean and cashmere-soft<br />

musk.<br />

<strong>The</strong> main ingredients, cedarwood,<br />

and hand-picked<br />

peppercorn are both sustainably<br />

sourced.<br />

“Our new fragrance, like<br />

all things Brioni, perfectly<br />

balances between sophistication<br />

and charisma. A per-<br />

fume that does not shout yet<br />

envelops the wearer with an<br />

irresistible presence, a com-<br />

fortable caress, and magical<br />

charm.”<br />

Norbert Stumpel,<br />

Brioni Design Director<br />


• <strong>The</strong> bottle, a timeless shape, is inspired<br />

by the Brioni navy blue tailored<br />

suits.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> Italian glass with a curved base is<br />

square-shouldered and slightly slimmer<br />

towards the bottom to adds to its<br />

elegance.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> label is soft black satin with a<br />

golden cross-stitching, reminiscent<br />

of the one inside the Brioni suits.<br />

• <strong>The</strong> cap is magnetic with the iconic B<br />

logo on the top, also featured on the<br />

pump and inside the cap as special<br />

hidden detail.<br />


the<br />

Spotlight<br />




On March 25th, the event supported<br />

the broader global<br />

initiative to raise awareness<br />

about women’s struggles and uplift<br />

working mothers towards an elevated<br />

vision of motherhood.<br />

Propelling the conversation around<br />

women empowerment featuring<br />

inspirational figures, where motherhood<br />

in the workforce took centre<br />

stage in the conversations.<br />


<strong>The</strong> ladies-only event was open to<br />

pre-registered guests discussing<br />

the impact of motherhood in our<br />

society and in organisations. In<br />

the heart of Msheireb district, the<br />

talk took place at the Infinity Rooftop<br />

of Al Wadi Hotel - MGallery an<br />

eclectic and vibrant outdoor space,<br />

with 360-degree views of the Arabian<br />

Gulf and the Doha skyline,<br />

West Bay. <strong>The</strong> event was conceived<br />

and implemented by Noura Akremi<br />

bringing in local luxury perfume<br />

brand Oud Al Thahab, high-end and<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong>i-owned fashion line Moudi<br />

Boutique, La Beaute Centre beauty<br />

salon and premium skincare label<br />

Dermalogica as exclusive sponsors<br />

who graciously presented gift hampers<br />

to all attendees.<br />

Moderated by Narges Raiss, journalist<br />

and editor-in-chief of <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> – <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

Edition, the fem-centric event<br />

brought together a panel of inspirational<br />

women who all shared personal<br />

stories that continue to play<br />

catalyst to the transformation of<br />

society and the business scene in<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong>.<br />

Narges Raiss was joined by Moudi,<br />

designer and founder of Moudi<br />

Boutique, the creative brain and<br />

entrepreneur mother-duo behind<br />

the brand. A contemporary readyto<br />

wear abaya line which recently<br />

introduced their new luxury boutique<br />

at StayBridge Residences in<br />

Lusail City.<br />


<strong>The</strong>y were also be accompanied by<br />

Esraa Abel, co-founder of Innovative<br />

Strategy and Consulting Agency.<br />

Zareena Mohamad joined the<br />

panel as a marketing maven, social<br />

media expert and cancer survivor.<br />

Zareena’s experience and the candid<br />

yet impactful stories that she<br />

shared with the audience gave insightful<br />

statements prompting a<br />

Q&A with guests.<br />

“It takes someone brave to be a<br />

mother, someone strong to raise a<br />

child and someone special to love<br />

someone more than herself. When<br />

you are a mother, you are never really<br />

alone in your thoughts. A mother<br />

always has to think twice, once<br />

for herself and once for her child.<br />

<strong>The</strong> value of mothers should be acknowledged<br />

and celebrated in the<br />

present moment as the most lucky<br />

of us have only limited shared time”<br />

<strong>The</strong>reafter, discussions touched<br />

upon how mothers are juggling<br />

their jobs while parenting during<br />

COVID-19. When schools closed,<br />

mothers were our education system’s<br />

back-up plan – a consequent<br />

number of them had to put their<br />

careers on hold to cater to their<br />

families’ needs, taking on unpaid<br />

household chores. As society slowly<br />

reopens, women and mothers in<br />

particular are still feeling the pressure<br />

of supplementing their children’s<br />

education. Recruiters and<br />

society frequently describe unemployed<br />

moms as “out of work” when<br />

they are at home doing unpaid<br />

house work. <strong>The</strong>se women weren’t<br />

“out of work”. <strong>The</strong>y were just not<br />

being financially compensated.<br />

We often forget that each of these<br />


the<br />

Spotlight<br />

stories is personal. We owe it to<br />

them to lend an ear, acknowledge<br />

their struggles and raise awareness<br />

around them, which was the entire<br />

point of this fruitful and crucial<br />

discussion.<br />

Our professional panellists each<br />

shared their success stories with<br />

our guests prompting them to use<br />

their voices in their inner circles,<br />

to initiate the conversation about<br />

women’s equal rights and place in<br />

society in order to become game<br />

changers.<br />

An evolution of historical and social<br />

change is a seamless blend of diverse<br />

cultural influences that have<br />

enriched and modernised a sensibility<br />

that is at once progressive<br />

and traditional.<br />

“We are thrilled to bring meaningful<br />

events and panel discussion of<br />

this level to Doha and to host <strong>The</strong><br />

<strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> Event –<br />

<strong>Qatar</strong> Edition at the Infinity Rooftop,<br />

Al Wadi Hotel -MGallery,” stated<br />

Hani Akkari, general manager of<br />

the hotel.<br />

Narges Raiss, on behalf of <strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong><br />

<strong>Network</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> - <strong>Qatar</strong> Edition<br />

concluded the talk by stating:<br />

“We are celebrating this bold and<br />

dynamic journey together with female<br />

trailblazers who have been at<br />

the forefront of change and hope<br />

that their personal stories inspire,<br />

educate and enlighten other women.<br />

Each conversation has focused<br />

on bringing together powerful,<br />

progressive women and providing<br />

a platform to share their personal<br />

stories, with the aim to inspire and<br />

empower the audience in an unfiltered<br />

and unique way. Mother’s<br />

Day is an important reminder of<br />

the need to celebrate all women –<br />

including mothers – and speak up<br />

for their fundamental human rights<br />

alike.”<br />

From the loss of identity to societal<br />

issues and evolving minds, the public<br />

talk chronicled some of the defining<br />

moments in the lives of these<br />

women who have influenced and<br />

redefined motherhood and their<br />

impact on younger generations and<br />

mind-sets, creating ripples globally.<br />

by Narges Raiss<br />


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Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa<br />

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Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts<br />

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Souleri<br />

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WeCosmoprof International<br />


the qatar edition<br />

ISSUE <strong>02</strong> JUN - JUL 2<strong>02</strong>1<br />

<strong>The</strong> <strong>Luxury</strong> <strong>Network</strong> <strong>Qatar</strong><br />

Floor 15, Office 2, Burj Alfardan (Alfardan Tower)<br />

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