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#MeToo personal for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume designer

Posted by on 18/10/2018
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#MeToo personal for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume designer

#MeToo personal for ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ costume designer

From the United States to Argentina, by way of Ireland and Poland, the red habit and white bonnet synonymous with “The Handmaid’s Tale” have become a powerful symbol of the #MeToo movement. Yet its potency has come as a shock to 54-year-old costume designer Ane Crabtree, the creator of the now iconic outfit for the […]

Princess Eugenie shows off back scar in Peter Pilotto wedding dress

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Princess Eugenie shows off back scar in Peter Pilotto wedding dress

Princess Eugenie shows off back scar in Peter Pilotto wedding dress

Hollywood stars joined Queen Elizabeth and her family for Britain’s second major royal wedding this year, as the monarch’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie married wine merchant Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie, 28, daughter of the queen’s third child, Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, tied the knot with Brooksbank, 32, in a traditional […]

Catholic ‘heavenly’ fashion breaks NY Met record

Posted by on 13/10/2018
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Catholic ‘heavenly’ fashion breaks NY Met record

Catholic ‘heavenly’ fashion breaks NY Met record

It was the ambitious New York exhibition that brought together haute couture and Vatican treasures, treading delicately so as to keep the Catholic Church on side, and it appears to have paid off. The Metropolitan Museum of Art said Thursday that 1.66 million visitors flocked to its 2018 Costume Institute show, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and […]

On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

Posted by on 11/10/2018
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On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

On the scent: India mulls Calvin Klein to lure man-eating tigress

Deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat MUMBAI: Indian rangers hunting a man-eating tiger are considering deploying an unusual weapon to lure the big cat-Calvin Klein cologne, an official said yesterday. A major operation to kill or capture the tigress, which is suspected to have killed up to 13 people in India’s western […]

Ukraine’s fashion prodigy Belinskiy conquers Paris

Posted by on 07/10/2018
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Ukraine’s fashion prodigy Belinskiy conquers Paris

Ukraine’s fashion prodigy Belinskiy conquers Paris

Long considered Ukraine’s most promising young fashion designer, Anton Belinskiy now jokes he cannot afford his own clothing as he prepares to present a collection at Paris Fashion Week. The 31-year-old comes from a young generation of creatives in the ex-Soviet country which has been locked since 2014 in a bloody conflict with pro-Russian separatists […]

Bangladesh seeks revival of silk industry

Posted by on 04/10/2018
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Bangladesh seeks revival of silk industry

Bangladesh seeks revival of silk industry

Bangladesh’s silk industry is one of the oldest in the world, with farmers in the northwestern border district of Rajshahi producing some of the most sought-after silk yarns. They specialize in high-quality mulberry silk-widely known as Bengal or Rajshahi silk-produced by the larvae of moths fed on fresh mulberry leaves and used for luxurious items […]

Black is back: top trends at Paris fashion week

Posted by on 03/10/2018
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Black is back: top trends at Paris fashion week

Black is back: top trends at Paris fashion week

As Paris women’s fashion week ends Tuesday, AFP looks at some of the major trends from the spring-summer 2019 catwalk collections: Black is the new black Spring-summer is supposed to be about bright colors, prints and flouncy flowers. No longer if a deeply sombre Paris fashion week is any barometer. The last nine days has […]

Lagerfeld takes Chanel to beach for his second youth

Posted by on 02/10/2018
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Lagerfeld takes Chanel to beach for his second youth

Lagerfeld takes Chanel to beach for his second youth

Karl Lagerfeld took Chanel for a paddle in the sea yesterday, creating a huge beach with real waves for his joyously zingy Paris fashion week show. The 85-year-old produced a winningly youthful collection to lift the spirits of jaded fashionistas on the last day of the packed nine-day schedule, which ends a marathon month of […]

Tie-dye jumpsuits for spring at Stella McCartney fashion show

Posted by on 01/10/2018
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Tie-dye jumpsuits for spring at Stella McCartney fashion show

Tie-dye jumpsuits for spring at Stella McCartney fashion show

Jumpsuits were the order of the day at Stella McCartney’s catwalk show during Paris Fashion Week on Monday, with skin-tight floral numbers contrasting with more laid back, wide-legged boilersuit styles in white and blue tie-dye prints. The spring and summer 2019 collection is the first since the British designer said she was buying back full […]

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards ‘moderation’

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards ‘moderation’

Saudi Arabia embraces yoga in pivot towards ‘moderation’

In a sparse, wood-floored studio, Saudi women squat, lunge and do headstands. Even a year ago, teaching these yoga postures could have rendered them outlaws in the conservative Islamic kingdom. Widely perceived as a Hindu spiritual practice, yoga was not officially permitted for decades in Saudi Arabia, the cradle of Islam where all non-Muslim worship […]

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Posted by on 30/09/2018
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Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Topless, singing Serena sparks internet breast cancer stir

Tennis superstar Serena Williams caused an internet sensation Sunday by posing topless for a video while singing “I Touch Myself” to raise awareness for breast cancer. In the Instagram video, Williams covers her breasts with her hands while singing a version of Australian band The Divinyls’ 1991 hit in support of Breast Cancer Network Australia. […]

The End of Plastic: Eco-fashion becomes catwalk reality

Posted by on 27/09/2018
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The End of Plastic: Eco-fashion becomes catwalk reality

The End of Plastic: Eco-fashion becomes catwalk reality

  It may have been a long time coming, but eco-fashion is no longer a hippie pipe dream. Biker jackets made from pineapple leaves and leather tanned with olive extract rather than hugely polluting chemicals are now within reach, experts say. Everyone from young avant garde designers to the big-name brands are racing to hop […]