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Iraq’s Legendary Fashion House Revived

By Wassim Bassem for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  Models dressed in clothes reminiscent of Iraq’s multicultural past walked among the imposing statues at the Iraqi Museum in an impressive show in July that celebrated the liberation of […]

Online Fashion Retailer Opens to Iraqi Customers

By John Lee. Dubai-based online fashion retailer Elabelz has started shipping to Iraq. According to a report from Forbes, it will “be the first pioneering player in the uncharted waters of Iraqi e-commerce market”. The company, founded in May 2016, has reportedly developed a customized solution of delivery and payment for its clientele in Iraq, […]

Dubai-based Fashion Retailer to Expand in Iraq

Dubai-based Redtag, the value fashion and home lifestyle brand, has announced that it plans to open 20 more stores in the MENA region in 2016 including in Saudi Arabia, Oman, Egypt, Iraq, and Uzbekistan. Out of a total of the brand’s over 170 stores across the Middle East, 101 are currently in Saudi Arabia, with […]

Baghdad Hails First Miss Iraq Since 1972

By Simon Kent. For the first time since 1972, Baghdad has held its first beauty pageant for the title of “Miss Iraq.” The winner, Shaymaa Abdelrahman, a 20 year old from the contested city of Kirkuk, said that she would use her new found public profile to launch education initiatives for children displaced by fighting in […]

LC Waikiki Open New Basra Outlet

By Robert Tollast. LC Waikiki, the Turkish fashion corporation with outlets in 27 countries, has opened a new store at the new Basra Times Square shopping mall in the southern Iraqi city. The announcement was made on the company’s website, and will be the third outlet in Iraq after store openings in Baghdad and Erbil. A […]

To Veil or not to Veil: Iraqi Women Face Scrutiny

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To veil or not to veil: Iraqi women face scrutiny over their choices The Najaf Nationality Directorate, south of Baghdad, refused to grant a travel permit to civil activist and Iraqi citizen Intisar Alyawi […]

Cutting Edge Iraqi Fashion Designer

By Lemya Ayub. This is an extract from an article originally published by Nina Iraq, and is reproduced here with permission. Melad Hamed – The Cutting Edge Fashion Designer with a Heart of Gold Melad Hamed, is well-known in Iraq and across the Arab world as the cutting edge fashion designer with a heart of […]

Baghdad Showcases Homegrown Fashion Talent

By John Lee. A couple of fashion stories went largely undetected this week as Baghdad held no less than 2 fashion events showcasing homegrown designer talent. The first was held at the Palestine Hotel and was a cat walk show featuring pret a porter dresses from Iraqi designer Mona Sultan. For those unacquainted with fashion terminology (like this […]