January 2018

January 2018 sees the launch of Lazinc, a contemporary arts business and new flagship gallery space in the heart of Mayfair.
Lazinc is based on a joint partnership with contemporary art specialist, Steve Lazarides, who founded the existing Lazarides business in 2006, alongside eminent art collector and global retail expert, Wissam Al Mana.

Market Movers

May 2017

WWD delves into Arab Fashion Week’s role and influence on fashion apparel and the luxury industry in the region, with an interview with Wissam Al Mana to set the scene and get a deeper insight into the direction of fashion and retail in the Middle East. The spotlight special edition is also available online at … Continue reading Market Movers

Hermès Mall of the Emirates – Opening Night

November 2016

Hermès Middle East celebrated the inauguration of its fourth store in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, 26th October 2016 at Mall of the Emirates, Dubai. Florian Craen, Hermès Executive Vice President and Wissam Al Mana, Hermès Middle East Managing Director welcomed the Middle Eastern press at a brunch in-store to kick off the day … Continue reading Hermès Mall of the Emirates – Opening Night

Future Unlimited

October 2016

As published by H Magazine – Issue 002 – September 2016 By Max Berlinger Ten years is a long time —120 months, 520 weeks, 3,650 days, 87,600 hours, and so on. And this decade, from 2006 to now, has felt especially long with the advent of social media helping to change the way we understand the … Continue reading Future Unlimited

Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

May 2016

The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU) unveils ‘Muslims Are Speaking Out’ MASO – a national initiative to highlight and combat Islamophobia in the United states. The event was held at the New York home of Epic Records Chairman Antonio L.A. Reid and his wife Erica Reid on Thursday, May 26. Although Wissam Al Mana, a … Continue reading Foundation for Ethnic Understanding

Empire State Of Mind

March 2016

Fashion mogul Wissam Al Mana has transformed the family business with his sartorial vision for high end retail in the Middle East and is now on the cusp of reinventing himself as a multi-disciplinary artist.


February 2016

The news of the Lazarides | Al Mana partnership announced on Tuesday 9th February 2016, was followed by celebrations at the Fitrovia gallery to commemorate ten years of exhibitions with a spectacular group show titled Still Here opening to the public on the 12th February. The evening welcomed guests from across the art spectrum as … Continue reading LAZARIDES X AL MANA

Wanderland Dubai

January 2016

Thursday 22nd January 2016 welcomed a day and night of utter ‘Wanderland’ to Dubai. The morning press launch hosted by Wissam Al Mana, Hermès Middle East Managing Director and Henri Louis Bauer, Hermès Chairman of the Board, welcomed journalists from across the region as well as China and Russia. In a spectacular and monumental location, … Continue reading Wanderland Dubai

Hermès Silk Ball

June 2015

On Wednesday 3rd June, Wissam Al Mana hosted the Hermès Silk ball, a fantastical and exuberant celebration of Hermès Maison’s most colourful métier: Silk! Over 700 guests attended a myriad of eye catching and splendid displays of silk in the most imaginative of ways. From scarf readers to a ballerina in a silk theatre, the … Continue reading Hermès Silk Ball

Giorgio Armani Celebrates

May 2015

Giorgio Armani celebrated 40 years of his life’s work at his headquarters in Milan last month. The event was a beautiful focus on consistency and grace highlighting past collections, the stark pioneering of the Armani Privé collections as well as the impact of how four decades have come together and embossed the fashion world. Wissam … Continue reading Giorgio Armani Celebrates