Our October/ November 2018 – Perseverant issue – This is what it takes to make it all happen. Call it patience or determination, but it’s all about this unwavering persistence when it comes to going for the long haul. Meet our cover star Tania Fares, whose new Fashion Trust Arabia will help push the region’s fashion designers to new heights, and acclaimed film director Nadine Labaki, the first female Arab filmmaker to win major prizes at Cannes. We talk to Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri about how he plans to change the course of that country’s history and meet Gregory Gastserelia, a seasoned interior architect who’s still at the top of his game. We go behind the scenes at Gucci’s A/W 18 show before heading on an almost 10 000 km journey aboard the Golden Eagle trans-Siberian train, between Moscow and Vladivostok. Finally, we take you on a wild ride in a timeless car that has captured our imaginations ever since it was first launched in 1986, the Jeep Wrangler. Of course, we adults all know perseverance doesn’t always pay off, so we’ll have a laugh about it in our Big Fail supplement- all in the name of learning from our mistakes.