Monday, September 28, 2020
Home Art Fashion Bahrain - Beauty in the eye of the Collector!

Fashion Bahrain – Beauty in the eye of the Collector!

Growing cultural awareness in the Gulf and YSL has landed

BAHRAIN: It is a sentimental bond that tied the Algerian-born French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent to Morocco a half century ago. In association with Pierre Berge they helped saving the Majorelle Jardin in Marrakech. They turned that historic sanctuary to become a haven for Islamic arts and a time capsule for inhabitants of the region. Unique collections of Berber heritage ranging from antique jewelry to exquisite nomadic Pottery to priceless carpets and women Bedouin apparel.


National icon

The Mystique of the Berbers unfolded when Pierre Berge and Yves Saint Laurent first landed in Morocco in 1966. Apart from their passion with the magic of Los Moros of North Africa, they worked tirelessly to recreate the Majorelle Jardin as a national icon and a world heritage landmark.

Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al-Khalifa officially opened the exhibition of the Berber Women of Morocco at the National Museum of Bahrain. The six states that from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are currently experiencing a phase of growing cultural awareness regardless of the eminent threats inflicting painful world economic recession.


The Gulf Renaissance epoch is felt like a gentle heat wave covering from Abu Dhabi to Manama. I joined the Art Dubai Fair where 500 painters, sculptors and creative designers dazzled an audience of 25,000 visitors across one week of art, fashion and passion. The displayed artwork of Avant-Garde designers and contemporary art painters was sensational. Art Dubai will cover and will be held at Madinat Jumeirah resort. Le Louvre and Guggenheim museums will soon open doors in Abu Dhabi to show off classic Paintings and legendary artifacts. Immortal names like Picasso and Van Gogh will be household titles.

Fondation Pierre Berge Yves Saint Laurent.

Boutique destination

Sheikha Mai Al-Khalifa, Minister of Culture in Bahrain has largely contributed to the development of art, museums. She is involved in restoration of heritage sites and the revival of the Memorial Pearl Diving saga. The UNESCO is intimately collaborating with her to preserve the unique heritage of Bahrain. Tireless endeavors are being performed to salvage both tangible and intangible heritage of that cozy island. Now popular to world travelers and cruise ship passengers as a Boutique Destination.

Cartier in Bahrain

Bahrain has its own charm that attracts annual visitors who love her lodging facilities ranging from chic to fantastic. The culinary fiesta that blends spicy flavors of Asia and the Gulf with trendy Nouvelle Cuisine. Over years Bahrain became the first Arab country to host the controversial Formula 1 Grand Prix Auto racing competition. A hundred years ago Cartier used to travel to Bahrain searching for the perfect pearl collections to match his fine art of design, and haute-couture fashion. What a colorful cozy island offering rare pearls, art, fashion and competitive auto-mission. Still Beauty is in the eye of the Collector!

More about Bahrain: Gifts from Sheikah


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Art Life Matters – In search of the Next Genius

This is report from an Art Detective searching for the next gifted and smart artist of the new world. The main city of Art in Europe is open for business.

London on foot – Royal and Historic Routes

Mighty Westminster Abbey makes a striking start to a royal walking tour of London. Followed by 25 further historic walks and sites all over the city.

World of Negroni – The ever so Fascinating Cocktail

Take off for an exciting journey. School of Cocktail opens with the classic Negroni, invented more than 100 years ago. And still going strong.