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Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Posted by on 19/02/2018
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Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

Saudi Arabia to host first Arab Fashion Week

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is set to host in March its first ever Arab Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Council announced yesterday, overturning decades of draconian policies on arts and entertainment. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful heir to the Saudi throne, has been leading a drive to reform the country’s dependence on oil, including […]

A lawless Mexican region’s explosively colorful carnival

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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A lawless Mexican region’s explosively colorful carnival

A lawless Mexican region’s explosively colorful carnival

As two armored military vehicles patrol the streets of Tlaxcala, workers unload a pick-up truck full of enormous traditional masks for this lawless Mexican region’s explosively colorful carnival. Tlaxcala, which sits a two-hour’s drive east of Mexico City, is in the middle of a region that has become one of the Mexican authorities’ biggest security […]

From Maoist symbol to hipster accessory: Nepali shoes get revamp

Posted by on 17/02/2018
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From Maoist symbol to hipster accessory: Nepali shoes get revamp

From Maoist symbol to hipster accessory: Nepali shoes get revamp

 Long maligned as the footwear of choice for Nepal’s Maoist guerillas, Goldstar sneakers are undergoing a revival in the Himalayan nation-fast becoming a must-have hipster accessory. The humble $8 trainers were worn by insurgents during Nepal’s decade-long civil war, when just being seen wearing a pair was enough to wind up in prison accused […]

A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

Posted by on 14/02/2018
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A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

A-list gets in the popcorn at Calvin Klein

A-list stars Nicole Kidman, Lupita Nyong’o and Margot Robbie flocked to Calvin Klein on Tuesday, wading through popcorn to watch Raf Simons’s latest meditation on Americana, where firefighter meets prairie. The Belgian’s stewardship of the iconic US label, now into a second year, is one of the few bright spots in a New York Fashion […]

Drag queen caps unusually political Rio samba parades

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Drag queen caps unusually political Rio samba parades

Drag queen caps unusually political Rio samba parades

Brazil’s superstar drag queen Pabllo Vittar provided a flashy closing highlight in Rio de Janeiro’s final samba parades early yesterday, capping a carnival filled with unusually sharp criticism of the country’s leaders. The last six parades in the two-night extravaganza at the 72,000 capacity Sambodromo stadium began with the famed Unidos da Tijuca samba school […]

Couples make Valentine’s Day deposit in ‘Love Bank’

Posted by on 13/02/2018
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Couples make Valentine’s Day deposit in ‘Love Bank’

Couples make Valentine’s Day deposit in ‘Love Bank’

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine’s Day to make a “deposit” about their romance in a place dedicated to love stories. The “Love Bank” is the main attraction of an exhibition commemorating the world’s longest love poem, “Marina” by Slovak poet Andrej Sladkovic. Written in 1844, the 2,900-line long […]

Mayor’s backside and Dracula mark politicized Rio carnival parade

Posted by on 12/02/2018
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Mayor’s backside and Dracula mark politicized Rio carnival parade

Mayor’s backside and Dracula mark politicized Rio carnival parade

President Michel Temer as Dracula, crooked politicians, and a giant backside mocking Rio de Janeiro’s mayor set the tone for this week’s unusually politicized samba parades as the Rio carnival hits its peak. The Sambodromo parades, running through Sunday night and restarted yesterday, were as always a lush cocktail of glamor, eccentric costumes, pounding samba […]

Abayas only: NY show spotlights rise of modest fashion

Posted by on 12/02/2018
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Abayas only: NY show spotlights rise of modest fashion

Abayas only: NY show spotlights rise of modest fashion

Indonesian designer Vivi Zubedi made her New York solo runway show debut Sunday, wowing the crowd with her abaya-only collection as she hopes to capitalize on the growing market for modest, Muslim fashions. In September, she showcased her signature look in a joint show shared with other designers from her homeland. It went so well […]

Valentine’s Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

Posted by on 12/02/2018
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Valentine’s Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

Valentine’s Day a rosy opportunity for jobless Colombians

  Valentine’s Day is a crazy rush for Colombia, one of the biggest flower exporters in the world, resulting in huge demand for labor in greenhouses near Bogota. That’s how Rubiela Mendez and William Perez found themselves shivering in a cold they’d never known, preparing roses in a hangar 500 kilometers (300 miles) from their […]

Brazilian women say ‘No Means No’ at carnival

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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Brazilian women say ‘No Means No’ at carnival

Brazilian women say ‘No Means No’ at carnival

“No means no” is a new battle cry for Brazilian women mobilizing against assault at carnival, a raucous party whose free-wheeling atmosphere leaves women particularly vulnerable to unwanted sexual contact. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein episode that triggered the #MeToo campaign against harassment in the United States, Brazilian women are out in full […]

Siriano champions 10 years of diversity on NY runway

Posted by on 11/02/2018
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Siriano champions 10 years of diversity on NY runway

Siriano champions 10 years of diversity on NY runway

  Christian Siriano, a plus-size diversity advocate and red carpet designer who has dressed leading Hollywood ladies and Michelle Obama, celebrated 10 years in the business Saturday with a masterclass in the art of dressing women of all shapes and colors. Actresses Whoopi Goldberg and Meg Ryan sat in the front row for a fall/winter […]

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Posted by on 08/02/2018
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China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

China steps into New York Fashion Week breach

Chen Peng is only 26 years old and yet his wildly original puffer coats have already adorned the likes of Rihanna and Lady Gaga. He’s showing his latest collection in New York in a bid to conquer the world. “Everywhere,” he tells AFP backstage at his fashion show when asked where he would like people […]

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