Curves rule the Lagos catwalk
Oct28

Curves rule the Lagos catwalk

Karl Lagerfeld once sniffed that “no one wants to see curvy women” on the runway, but a wave of Nigerian designers are proving him wrong.The opening night of Lagos and Fashion Design Week on Wednesday featured five designers showcasing plus-size collections in a defiant celebration of all things curvy. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if he was in Africa, he probably wouldn’t make that...

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Drenched in fashion: It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo
Oct18

Drenched in fashion: It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo

It’s raining kimonos in Tokyo. US-based Japanese heavy-metal superstar Yoshiki kicked off Japan Fashion Week by sending models down the runway in sexy, reimagined kimonos drenched in a downpour Monday. It may not be high fashion to purists, but such is the fame of the dyed-blonde, androgynous-looking co-founder of rock band X Japan that he opened the latest edition of Tokyo’s twice-yearly style bonanza. Music fans, the...

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An end to fashion elitism? Not in Milan
Sep27

An end to fashion elitism? Not in Milan

Social media are being credited with democratising the landscape of fashion in London and New York. But in Milan’s swankiest shopping street, an end to the industry’s ingrained elitism, with its invitation-only events and cosy tribalism, still seems a long way off. Via Montenapoleone, home to the flagship stores of the cream of Italian design, is where the conceptual currency of the catwalks is converted into hard cash....

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Fila, Jason Wu to release collaborative fashion line
Aug11

Fila, Jason Wu to release collaborative fashion line

Celebrated fashion designer Jason Wu has teamed up with the Hong Kong arm of sports brand Fila to create a new collection that “brings the 1960s into the modern world”. The “Fila x Jason Wu” line, defined by its unique combination of asymmetrical cuts, fabrics, and patterns that blend vintage Fila styles with contemporary silhouettes, will include both men’s and women’s apparel and will be available this fall at select retail...

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Fashion ‘Detox’ Catwalks: Towards Sustainable Textile Production
Jun25

Fashion ‘Detox’ Catwalks: Towards Sustainable Textile Production

When you see a beautiful shirt on a fashion model or in a shop window, you ask yourself: shall I buy it? Can I afford it? But before deciding, there is another question to be answered: How much damage to the environment did the company cause in manufacturing the clothing? The textile industry has a background of polluting water and causing deforestation when producing and using fabrics and leather. But over the last years, many...

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