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British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton

Posted by on 17/01/2018
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British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton

British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton

British designer Kim Jones is to quit Louis Vuitton after he shows his final men’s collection for the label on Thursday, the brand said yesterday. His departure from one of the plum jobs in men’s fashion is likely to set off a fresh round of musical chairs, with speculation mounting that he may be on […]

Fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week

Posted by on 16/01/2018
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Fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week

Fanciful Fendi close Milan Fashion Week

And in a flash, it was over. The Milan Fashion Week devoted to fall and winter menswear for 2018-19 was abbreviated this year into a super-slim long weekend that ended Monday. Many fashion houses opted to fold their previews for men into their womenswear shows scheduled for next month. Others decided to go with more […]

No fur during Milan Fashion Week

Posted by on 15/01/2018
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No fur during Milan Fashion Week

No fur during Milan Fashion Week

Animal rights activists made their presence known during Milan Fashion Week, with several dozen attempting to block access to the Marni preview. The show went on, running late as the fashion world is wont with or without protests. One fur-wearing fashionista endured a shower of verbal abuse as he ducked into the show at the […]

Dolce & Gabbana’s royal flush wows Milan Fashion Week

Posted by on 14/01/2018
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Dolce & Gabbana’s royal flush wows Milan Fashion Week

Dolce & Gabbana’s royal flush wows Milan Fashion Week

Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana put on a show fit for a king Saturday with its regal-inspired men’s range modeled by some of the scions of the social media age in Milan. The show, “King’s Angels”, featuring sharp tailored suits embellished with patterned lapels and gold embroidery, took place under an enormous crown with […]

North Korea’s ‘army of beauties’ set to invade South

Posted by on 11/01/2018
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North Korea’s ‘army of beauties’ set to invade South

North Korea’s ‘army of beauties’ set to invade South

Chosen for their good looks and sharp moves, North Korea’s female cheerleaders are a marked contrast to the regime’s menacing nuclear ambitions. Dubbed the “army of beauties” in South Korea, the young North Korean women mostly in their late teens or early 20s-have attracted huge publicity whenever they have been sent to the South. North […]

Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates with an enchanting event: Diamond Breeze

Posted by on 10/01/2018
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Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates with an enchanting event: Diamond Breeze

Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates with an enchanting event: Diamond Breeze

Van Cleef & Arpels celebrates the holiday season with an enchanting event: Diamond Breeze. The event which started from mid-November 2017 and still continue to mid-January 2018. This year’s edition showcases pieces adorned only with diamonds – among them new Lotus creations and the sparkling flowers of the Frivole collection. Evoking the beauty of a […]

Rio counting down to carnival under party-pooper mayor

Posted by on 09/01/2018
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Rio counting down to carnival under party-pooper mayor

Rio counting down to carnival under party-pooper mayor

Rio’s annual carnival is seen as a money-making extravaganza for the city. But evangelical Mayor Marcelo Crivella isn’t a fan and slashed funding for next month’s parade, forcing samba schools to cut their cloth accordingly. Before his bombshell announcement in June that he was halving the budget of some $7 million, newly-elected Crivella broke with […]

Dior Paris fashion exhibition breaks 112-year record

Posted by on 08/01/2018
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Dior Paris fashion exhibition breaks 112-year record

Dior Paris fashion exhibition breaks 112-year record

More than 700,000 people flocked to a record-breaking Paris exhibition dedicated to the Christian Dior French fashion house, its organizers said yesterday. The six-month-long show which ended on Sunday was the most popular ever held at the city’s Museum of Decorative Arts, with visitors queuing for an average of four hours to see some of […]

British Vogue features first transgender woman

Posted by on 07/01/2018
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British Vogue features first transgender woman

British Vogue features first transgender woman

Paris Lees became the first openly transgender woman to feature in British Vogue fashion magazine on Friday, marking a step towards a “more tolerant society”, said the broadcaster and model. Lees dons a sleek, black dress designed by Yang Li and strikes a pose among a group of women ranging from politicians to online bloggers, […]

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump

Posted by on 27/12/2017
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Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump

Turning e-waste into art at Ghana’s toxic dump

People think we are bad because they think we are mad persons Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world’s largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground. “It’s survival and dystopia,” says the 21-year-old British-born Ghanaian, surveying the stretch of wasteland around him as dense […]

Tattooed and proud: Chinese women peel away stigmas

Posted by on 26/12/2017
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Tattooed and proud: Chinese women peel away stigmas

Tattooed and proud: Chinese women peel away stigmas

Once the mark of criminals or sex workers, for centuries tattoos have been stigmatized in China but the growing influence of celebrity culture is changing all that-particularly for women. Nowhere is the trend more evident than in Shanghai, China’s most cosmopolitan city and recently dubbed “China’s tattoo hub” by the country’s state media. Body art […]

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

Posted by on 20/12/2017
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Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

Chinese firm turns panda poop into toilet paper

When life gave one Chinese company giant panda poop, it decided to make paper-and profits. The Qianwei Fengsheng Paper Company in southwest Sichuan province has teamed up with the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda to recycle the animal’s faeces and food debris into toilet paper, napkins and other household products, state […]