A bomb scare on day two of New York Fashion



BOMB SCARE

A touch of nerves over a terrorist alert permeated Day 2 of Fashion Week as the industry ran to and fro Friday through stepped-up security on road and rail. "It's kind of scary," Christian Siriano said as he madly put the finishing touches on his Saturday show. "We're just kind of pumping through it." National Guard troops and transit police with assault rifles watched crowds at Penn Station and stopped vehicles at the 59th Street bridge in Manhattan after counterterrorism officials received a tip of a possible Al Qaida car bombing in New York City or Washington around the September 11 anniversary Sunday.

THE ROW

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen got their coveted quiet in an almost all cream collection when they opted out of New York Fashion Week chaos and showed the spring collection for The Row in a sparse space in a no-man's-land neighborhood on Manhattan's West Side. There were just a few wooden benches for guests, who numbered in the dozens instead of the hundreds at the main fashion hub of the Lincoln Center tents. The designers didn't appear on the runway, choosing to let the clothes speak for themselves. (One could actually hear each step the models took in their flat white sandals.)

PROJECT RUNWAY

If Bryce Black wins this season of "Project Runway," look for his new T-shirt: "Klum of Doom." Yet there was one thing even more frightening than judge Heidi Klum, he said, and that's appearing in public. Black and the other eight remaining contestants for the ninth season got the chance to explain their looks from the runway at the Lincoln Center tents. Black's clothes included a number of odd-looking military-style jackets, some in pastels, and a lot of trousers with large, exaggerated seams.

NICOLE MILLER

Miller's collection seemed aimed at a downtown, 20-something woman, with many references to street chic, from bicycle clothing to messenger bags to bomber jackets. Above all, there was color - bold bursts of it. "It's no longer black with a little color," she said. "It's color, with a little black." Asked her influences, she mentioned "the whole bicycle thing - I got really interested in vintage bicycle clothing. And skateboarding, and Formula One." Yet there was some delicacy, too, with one of the biggest hits a gray and peach beaded dress with graceful cutouts in back.

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Company name: Hoopla
Date started: March 2023
Founder: Jacqueline Perrottet
Based: Dubai
Number of staff: 10
Investment stage: Pre-seed
Investment required: $500,000

Griselda

Director: Andrés Baiz

Starring: Sofía Vergara, Alberto Guerra, Juliana Aiden Martinez

Rating: 4/5

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MATCH INFO

Day 2 at Mount Maunganui

England 353

Stokes 91, Denly 74, Southee 4-88

New Zealand 144-4

Williamson 51, S Curran 2-28

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5 Sebastian Vettel, Ferrari, 1 win, 230 points

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Company name: Fasset
Started: 2019
Founders: Mohammad Raafi Hossain, Daniel Ahmed
Based: Dubai
Sector: FinTech
Initial investment: $2.45 million
Current number of staff: 86
Investment stage: Pre-series B
Investors: Investcorp, Liberty City Ventures, Fatima Gobi Ventures, Primal Capital, Wealthwell Ventures, FHS Capital, VN2 Capital, local family offices

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Started: 2022
Founders: Hamza Iraqui and Abdessamad Ben Zakour
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Industry: Refurbished electronics
Funds raised so far: $10m
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Ireland beat UAE by six wickets
Zimbabwe beat UAE by eight wickets
UAE beat Netherlands by 10 wickets

Fixtures
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Ireland v Netherlands, 7.30pm, Zayed Cricket Stadium

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2. Netherlands 3 2 1 4 +1.117
3) UAE 3 1 2 2 0.000
4) Zimbabwe 4 1 3 2 -0.844
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Director: Kelsey Mann

Starring: Amy Poehler, Maya Hawke, Ayo Edebiri

Rating: 4.5/5

Tips on buying property during a pandemic

Islay Robinson, group chief executive of mortgage broker Enness Global, offers his advice on buying property in today's market.

While many have been quick to call a market collapse, this simply isn’t what we’re seeing on the ground. Many pockets of the global property market, including London and the UAE, continue to be compelling locations to invest in real estate.

While an air of uncertainty remains, the outlook is far better than anyone could have predicted. However, it is still important to consider the wider threat posed by Covid-19 when buying bricks and mortar. 

Anything with outside space, gardens and private entrances is a must and these property features will see your investment keep its value should the pandemic drag on. In contrast, flats and particularly high-rise developments are falling in popularity and investors should avoid them at all costs.

Attractive investment property can be hard to find amid strong demand and heightened buyer activity. When you do find one, be prepared to move hard and fast to secure it. If you have your finances in order, this shouldn’t be an issue.

Lenders continue to lend and rates remain at an all-time low, so utilise this. There is no point in tying up cash when you can keep this liquidity to maximise other opportunities. 

Keep your head and, as always when investing, take the long-term view. External factors such as coronavirus or Brexit will present challenges in the short-term, but the long-term outlook remains strong. 

Finally, keep an eye on your currency. Whenever currency fluctuations favour foreign buyers, you can bet that demand will increase, as they act to secure what is essentially a discounted property.

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Starring: Lupita Nyong'o, Joseph Quinn, Djimon Hounsou

Director: Michael Sarnoski

Rating: 4/5