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Alana Arrington wears Miu Miu inside the July/August issue of Vogue Arabia. Photographed by Michael Schwartz and styled by Emily Barnes

As August fast approaches, the high summer news wheel keeps on turning and with no such thing as a quiet week in fashion, you’d be forgiven for needing a speedy update. From collections launching to achingly cool new exhibits opening across the region, here’s the Vogue Arabia download on culture, style, and celebrity news to know now.

Parvanné Barret and Sakhaa Abdul for the Lama Jouni Fall 2017 collection look book. Courtesy of Lama Jouni

Lebanese designer Lama Jouni revealed the look book of her Fall 2017 collection on last week. Inspired by the Baalbek ruins in her home country, Jouni enlisted the modelling skills of Parvanné Barret and Coded Nation founder Sakhaa Abdul for her look book. The tone is decidedly feminine and slick, with utilitarian key pieces that will line your wardrobe for the season ahead. Meanwhile, British designer Molly Goddard is set to debut in the Middle East at Boutique 1 in The Mall of the Emirates this week. Goddard spoke to the fashion desk ahead of her big moment.

Jada Pinkett Smith wearing Rabih Maison Kairuz Spring 2017 in New York City, July 19, 2017. Getty

Maison Rabih Kayrouz has been in the A-list spotlight as Jada Pinkett Smith took a turn in the showstopping key piece from his Spring 2017 collection. The sartorial take-home? Yellow is no mellow color, so wear it to high-powered business meetings. Meanwhile, in West Hollywood, another regional designer made headlines as Kendall Jenner took a turn in Azelan by SK. The Jenner clan remained firm in the fashion news wires as Kylie headed up the Balmain X Beats by Dre launch in a sizzling campaign that turned heads.

On the advent of Maha Abdul Rasheed’s modest collection reveal, Vogue Arabia got quick-fire tips from the Bambah designer on how to dress chic and conservatively with zero effort. And most importantly, how to emphasize your own style signature.

Bambah Fall 2017. Courtesy of Bambah

Bambah Modest Capsule Collection. Courtesy of Bambah

On the culture circuit, Dubai-based real estate concept KOA teamed up with Cuadro Gallery in DIFC for a month-long art exhibition in the KOA Canvas show apartment running until August 31. Read the Vogue review here. Over at The Dubai Mall, Hermès shared the story behind its new window display by conceptual artist David Lane proving that simplicity is indeed high impact. Read on here.

Take a virtual tour of Dubai-based visual artist Zeinab Al Hashemi works on

Vogue Arabia shared its list of top Arabian models that are making waves on the international fashion circuit. From Hadid to Hammam, see the names that make the Vogue covers and fly the regional flag on the runway on On the subject of Arab models on the meteoric rise, British-Moroccan Nora Attal  star fronted the hotly anticipated J.W Anderson X Uniqlo collaboration, wearing affordable and of-the-moment tartan outerwear and denim threads, Attal delivers ideas for your fall city-hopping wardrobe.

Rania Benchegra photographed by George Favios features in the Vogue Arabia Top Arabian Models list

The helms of the major fashion houses witnessed another reshuffle as Burberry‘s Paul Price moved to Topshop, Sébastien Meyer and Arnaud Vaillant departed Courrèges after two years in the role, and PPQ’s Amy Molyneaux launched her own label collection, Lelloue.

In the spirit of hitting a perpetual refresh on our living spaces, team Vogue curated a list of lifestyle and interiors accounts to follow now to switch-up your Instagram feed. Get on it.

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