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Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

Posted by on 25/06/2015
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Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

Menswear fashion week kicks off in Paris amid heat

As the fashion spotlight moved on from Milan – things heated up in Paris menswear, but mainly due to the sweltering weather that left celebrity guests uncomfortable on the front rows. Among them were singer Joe Jonas and former One Direction star Zayn Malik. Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s shows, including Valentino, Raf Simons […]

Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

Posted by on 24/06/2015
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Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

Nazi-looted painting from Munich haul to be auctioned

A Nazi-looted painting that was hidden for decades is being auctioned by Sotheby’s yesterday in a rare sale as investigators work painstakingly to identify the origins of hundreds of other works from the same haul. Max Liebermann’s “Two Riders on a Beach” was found among more than 1,200 works of art in the Munich apartment […]

Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Posted by on 23/06/2015
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Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Gender bending Gucci sets tone for 2016 summer of love

Male fashion followers will be sporting distinctly androgynous, even outright feminine, looks next year if some of the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk shows in Milan are a guide. Spearheading a trend reflected across many of the collections unveiled in Italy’s home of fashion was Gucci. The Florence-based house has been taken in a radical new direction […]

Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Elegant comfort is on trend during Milan Fashion Week

Silky comfort is emerging as a trend on the second day of menswear previews for next spring and summer during Milan Fashion Week. Bottega Veneta designer Tomas Maier joined colleagues Versace and Dolce&Gabbana in offering silken pajama-inspired looks, down to the classic stripe, to handle the warm weather. The outfits surprisingly can sometimes take the […]

Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

Posted by on 22/06/2015
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Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

Benin smartphone app brings museums into homes

Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Posted by on 20/06/2015
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Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Art and electro music fuse in Spain’s Sonar festival

Video installations and electronica are entrancing the heaving dance floors this weekend in a top Spanish festival fusing music, technology and the visual arts. Barcelona’s Sonar festival, which started on Thursday and runs until Sunday, features a premiere of a new album by British electronica duo The Chemical Brothers. Veterans of the 1980s British New […]

Tracey Emin, bad girl of British art, ‘slowly’ catching up to her age

Posted by on 18/06/2015
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Tracey Emin, bad girl of British art, ‘slowly’ catching up to her age

Tracey Emin, bad girl of British art, ‘slowly’ catching up to her age

British artist Tracey Emin seems stressed and ruffled as she weaves through crowds of deep-pocketed collectors to reach three of her pieces on prominent display at Art Basel. “It’s a trade fair, isn’t it? People are shopping,” she said in an interview at the largest contemporary art fair on the planet, which opened to the […]

Shorn or Hairy – Female underarms having a mainstream moment

Posted by on 16/06/2015
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Shorn or Hairy – Female underarms having a mainstream moment

Shorn or Hairy – Female underarms having a mainstream moment

Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

Posted by on 15/06/2015
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Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

Cuban artist puts on hair competition to bolster black pride

A young Afro-Cuban performance artist transformed a Havana cultural center into the stage of a black hairstyle competition this weekend in a rare public commentary on racial beauty standards in Cuba, where prejudice remains widespread and largely undiscussed. Politics, particularly detente with the US, is a common subject matter at this year’s international art fair. […]

Ramadan inspired styles for your home now available at Home Centre

Posted by on 15/06/2015
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Ramadan inspired styles for your home now available at Home Centre

Ramadan inspired styles for your home now available at Home Centre

Every year the Holy Month of Ramadan brings with it the spirit of tradition, togetherness and generosity as millions of families across the region unite in a time for reflection and commemoration. Home Centre, the region’s leading home retailer, aims to recreate the warmth and richness of the festive season with its new range of […]

Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

Posted by on 11/06/2015
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Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

Shoes and sacrifice: London exhibition explores footwear fashion

For centuries, women and sometimes men have squeezed their feet into tiny shoes or balanced on towering heels to feel sexy, empowered and to show their wealth and status. Now their sacrifice is being celebrated in a new exhibition, ‘Shoes: Pleasure and Pain’, which opens at the V&A museum in London on Saturday. From a […]

Czech village spins retro vinyl records comeback

Posted by on 10/06/2015
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Czech village spins retro vinyl records comeback

Czech village spins retro vinyl records comeback

A small Czech village has become a centre of the global boom in retro records as antiquated vinyl-pressing machines turn out the tunes of rock stars from Madonna to the Rolling Stones. Despite the rise of CDs and digital music, a local company GZ Media decided to hold onto those old machines-which are now paying […]