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Fashion Forward attracts GCC fashionistas

Last week, Dubai’s crème de la crème, socialites and fashionistas put on their fancy towering heels, with even fancier purses and edgy outfits and headed to the luxurious Madinet Jumeirah ballrooms, racing with their pointed heels to be seated front row (FROW, as termed by the fashionable crowd) at the continuously growing fashion event “The Fashion Forward”.

Who is Kate Middleton’s mystery fashion designer?

Fashion designers the world over would give anything to put their name to the Duchess of Cambridge’s wardrobe. It’s one of the industry’s ultimate jackpots: free, global exposure of their...

Project REACH debuts cultural fashions

Project REACH Fashion Show hit the runway yesterday to showcase different cultures on campus. The fashion show, sponsored by African Students Association, was at 6 p.m. yesterday in the old bowling alley area of the Campus Center.

Fashion party to honor founding members of UGA modeling group

A fashion spectacle will be held Thursday as The Agency plays host to an end-of-the-semester party at Nuci's Space.

Prestwich and Whitefield slimmers' catwalk show

A FASHION show with a difference is taking place in Prestwich – because the catwalk models will all be slimming sensations.

Designers return to childhood Disney memories for charity

Chantal Thomass presented a sketch inspired by "101 Dalmatians" for Disney's art exhibit and auction benefitting the non-profit La Source. Disney France has invited around 20 fashion designers and visual artists to explore the theme of "Bad for Good" ("Le Mal pour le Bien") through a series of works that will be exhibited in Paris and sold at auction for charity. Once again this year, Disney France is renewing its tradition of partnering with designers and artists for a charity fundraiser. For the first time, participating artists were asked to create a work on the theme of "Bad for Good," presenting a very personal vision of the theme and calling to mind the iconic villains of Disney films through the ages. Chantal Thomass, Christian Louboutin, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix, Anne-Valérie Hash, Manish Arora, Kobi Levi, Laurent Pernot and Martin Grant are among the talents who contributed sketches and other works that bring their childhood memories to life.

Reality Show Stars, Fashion and Fun at Michigan International Women’s Show Opening Thursday, May 1 in Novi

Food, fashion and fun for mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends at the nineteenth annual Michigan International Women’s Show, May 1 - 4 with shopping, cooking, fashion shows, makeovers and entertainment. Meet Patti Stanger from Bravo’s reality series “The Millionaire Matchmaker” and experience hundreds of exhibitors displaying cosmetics, fragrances, lingerie, purses, shoes, gifts, décor ...

Calvin Klein's sweet scent of success goes back to the future

Obsession sweatshirt stays on trend along with some tasteful retro-cool classics at the Milan autumn/winter fashion show Guests at the Calvin Klein autumn/winter menswear collection in Milan on Sunday arrived to find bottles of Obsession on their seats, the designer's perfume first released in 1986. It was a hint of what to expect on the catwalk. Sweatshirts appeared throughout the show ...

The Fashion Industry Commemorates One-Year Anniversary of the Rana Plaza Disaster

This Thursday's Copenhagen Fashion Summit marks the one-year anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster at the Bangladeshi garment factory. To honor and commemorate the victims, Copenhagen Fashion Summit has invited a Bangladesh Accord executive director to speak about the solutions being implemented to avoid another disaster. The world's largest and most important event on CSR and sustainability in ...

Illness spoils 'Royals' singer Lorde's Australian tour

New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde performs at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio Ailing Grammy award-winning New Zealand singer Lorde has postponed her Australian tour this week after doctors advised she needed immediate rest and recuperation, her promoters said on Tuesday. Teenager Ella Yelich-O'Connor, who uses her stage name Lorde, has been touring North and South America over the past few months and played at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the Easter weekend. She was due to kick off the seven-concert Australian leg of her world tour in Melbourne on Thursday.

Shanghai Fashion Week 2014

Negara Asia juga pamer kreatifitas di bidang fashion. Setelah dari China Fashion Week, kini saatnya Shanghai Fashion Week yang beraksi. Dari pagelaran busana Eropa, sekarang Asia pun turut meramaikan tren fashion dunia. China menjadi salah satu negara di Asia yang menjadi pusat mode juga ternyata. Negara penghasil sutra ini memiliki beberapa fashion week. Setelah sebelumnya... The post Shanghai ...

Students to strut their style for fashion week

Each spring, Miami University students can take part in a fashion show put on by the Miami University Club of Fashion and Design ( MUCFD ). This year, the show promises to be bigger and better than ever with events from April 28 to May 2, ending with the largest fashion show to date on May 3.

The Golden Era of ‘Fashion Blogging’ Is Over

Until about a decade ago, there had always been an unwritten protocol when seated in the front row of a fashion show. Do not lean forward. Keep your legs tucked neatly under your seat, your handbag out of camera range, and any papers discreetly in your lap. Maintain a poker ... More »

Siempre Mujer Magazine Sponsors Best Use of Color Award at 2014 Fashion Institute of Technology The Future of Fashion ...

NEW YORK, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Siempre Mujer magazine, the largest beauty, fashion, and lifestyle magazine for Latinas, today announced that Editor-in-Chief Maria Cristina Marrero will join a prestigious panel of judges to select the winner of the second-annual Siempre Mujer-sponsored Best Use of Color Award for The Future of Fashion, the Fashion Institute of Technology's (FIT) annual ...

Fashion Magazine Of The South Goes National

ATLANTA, April 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Eidé Magazine , an award-winning, high-fashion and lifestyle magazine spanning the Southern region of the U.S., launches its print Spring 2014 issue at Barnes ...

Fashion apprentices shun uni and head straight to work

On-the-job learning is proving a popular choice for students who want to dodge tuition fees and theory-based study Debt-averse students are shying away from tuition fees of £9,000 a year, and opting instead to try apprenticeships as a way to get the skills they need to find work. The fashion industry, where practical experience is often preferred to a degree qualification, is one sector that ...

Jimmy Choo finds right fit with sole couture line

Malaysian designer Jimmy Choo holds his one-off set of shoes using materials from Japan's Fukushima area on April 18, 2014 Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Haute couture shoemaker Jimmy Choo says he is happy to focus on his own exclusive footwear line, amid reports the famous brand bearing his name -- but with which he is no longer associated -- could be set for a flotation worth $1.7 billion. I still carry on my couture, they still carry on the Jimmy Choo ready to wear," he said in an interview with AFP. "Now and then when I am in London, I will call the CEO (Pierre Denis) and have a tea with him and talk about what we're doing. Having earlier established himself as a bespoke shoemaker in London, Malaysia-born Choo founded the brand in 1996 with British socialite Tamara Mellon.

Victoria's Secret fashion show to be held in London this year

Men of the UK rejoice! The hottest fashion show of the year will be held in your country!

Buying High Fashion for Less

By Balkish Rosly The world of fashion is so powerful that one would kill to own the titillating Chanel’s 2.55 or a Proenza Schouler’s PS1. Still, the current price hike and economy woes disturb even the chic-est designer clad fashionista … Continue reading

Students prepare for fashion show to benefit veterans

SPARTA — For just the second time in nine years, the annual Sussex County Technical School gala fundraiser and fashion show will be held to benefit the Northern New Jersey Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Men's fashion in 2014: what's there for the man over 40?

Is any of the menswear seen on the fashion show catwalks this month suitable for the older man? The year started with menswear fashion shows in London and Italy. As usual, we've been treated to images of young models on the catwalks in clothes that many older men wouldn't wear, even if the alternative was nakedness. In my search for style as a man in his 50s, documented on my blog Grey Fox , I ...

Fashion retailers eye up image-recognition apps for smartphones

Software from firms such as Snap Fashion and Style-Eyes lets shoppers upload photos of clothing and link to relevant stores Continue reading...

Jimmy Choo creates Fukushima shoes line

Jimmy Choo (right) with his son, Danny Choo after his lecture "Creativity Through Skills" in Fukushima city on April 18, 2014 Fukushima (Japan) (AFP) - Designer Jimmy Choo unveiled a one-off range of shoes in Japan on Friday, made using materials and techniques native to the disaster-hit Fukushima area, in a bid to boost the profile of artisans there. Choo was inspired to come up with the creations after visiting workshops in the area, which is struggling to overcome the tsunami-sparked nuclear catastrophe that hit in 2011.

Coachella: Stars are fashion brands' ticket in

Fashion brands scramble to get their wares on celebrity Coachella regulars like Kate Bosworth, Vanessa Hudgens, Alessandra Ambrosio. It can set the stage for bigger sales. This spring, Lana Del Rey's stylist, a hirsute Brit who goes by the moniker Johnny Blueeyes, ventured to the Fashion District in downtown Los Angeles to pick out free things for his client.

Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater

Robert De Niro waves upon arriving for the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival opening night screening of 'Time Is Illmatic' in New York By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new work for the New York City Ballet and a global tour of "Richard III," documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival give viewers the film equivalent of a backstage pass. "Dior and I," which opens on Thursday, follows creative director Raf Simons, 46, as he prepares his first couture collection for Christian Dior, and uncovers similarities between the Belgian designer and the French founder of the famous Parisian fashion house. "There were all these uncanny things," said New York-based, French-born director Frederic Tcheng about the two men, both shy, reserved and inspired by the arts. Using voiceover excerpts from Dior's 1956 memoir "Christian Dior & I," Tcheng introduces viewers to Dior, both the man and the fashion house he created.

Exclusive: 'Leopard King' Cavalli nears 450 million euro sale to Permira - sources

Cavalli acknowledges the audience at the end of his Spring/Summer 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week By Pamela Barbaglia and Sophie Sassard LONDON (Reuters) - Italian designer Roberto Cavalli is in advanced talks to sell a majority stake in his eponymous fashion house to London-based buyout firm Permira in a sale worth about 450 million euros ($621 million), four sources close to the deal told Reuters. A sale would mark the end of more than 40 years on the haute couture scene for Cavalli, known as "The Leopard King" for his animal prints colorfully cast in leather, silk and velvet. And it would demonstrate once again the appeal of Italian family-owned fashion firms for investors after rival label Versace sold a 20 percent stake to U.S. private equity firm Blackstone for 210 million euros in February. An agreement between Permira and Cavalli could be reached in the coming weeks after the 73-year-old designer, rarely seen without his large sunglasses and cigar, dropped his reluctance to ceding a controlling stake, the sources said.

Don't have a Pucci scarf? Brand's new 'Scarfie' app lets you pretend you do

Emilio Pucci 'Scarfie' app Luxury Italian fashion brand Emilio Pucci has launched its first mobile app, celebrating the label's signature accessory, the printed silk scarf. Scarfie is a playful twist on the selfie social media trend, letting users take photos of themselves and then personalize the image with the addition of a Pucci scarf. Pucci is curating a specially selected portion of the stylish snaps to publish on its new, dedicated Tumblr page at Pucci is by no means the first fashion label to dip its toe into the unstable waters of offbeat apps: last month designer Karl Largerfeld launched a quirky emoji app called emotiKarl, featuring ideograms inspired by the fashion world.

A gay artist will get his images on stamps in Finland

Finland's postal service will honor "Tom of Finland" with stamps taken from his work - homoerotic drawings of muscular men wearing tight, black leather uniforms, when they wear anything at all. The stamps, which will be issued in September, are based on the drawings of Touko Laaksonen, better known by the pseudonym "Tom of Finland," who split his time between Finland and California. "Tom of Finland is considered one of the most well-known Finnish artists around the world," Finnish postal service Itella said in a statement issued this week regarding Laaksonen, who died in 1991. "His emphatically masculine homoerotic drawings have attained iconic status in their genre and had an influence on, for instance, pop culture and fashion." Graphic artist Timo Berry, who designed the sheet of three stamps, said they portray a sensual life force and being proud of oneself.

Desigual names Adriana Lima as brand ambassador

Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima has become Desigual's first global spokesmodel. The Spanish apparel brand is celebrating its 30th anniversary by hiring world class supermodel Adriana Lima. The tie-up does not come as a surprise, as the 32-year-old model walked the runway for Desigual in July during Fashion Week in Barcelona. Announcing the news, the brand declares that it sees Lima as the embodiment of its slogan "La Vida es Chula" ("Life is Cool"). "Adriana will be an excellent 'la vida es chula' ambassador because she reflects our values and represents Desigual women who are confident, optimistic and full of life.

Burberry opens new Shanghai flagship

Burberry's Kerry Centre Flagship in Shanghai The London-based luxury brand has opened a new flagship store in Shanghai, its largest in China so far and the first in the country to feature the Burberry Beauty room concept.  Located in the city's Kerry Centre in Shanghai's Jing An district, it's the British brand's eighth location in the city. Open from Monday, the store will get an official launch with an event on April 24 designed to bring London to Shanghai with an immersive digital Burberry experience.  With the full Burberry lines in-store, there's a dedicated watch area, and the first in-store Burberry Beauty room in China.

Victoria's Secret show going to London

Candice Swanepoel and Adriana Lima announce the news in London This year, the brand will be leaving the Lexington Avenue Armory in New York City, which has hosted the show over the past four years, and setting up camp in London.  The news was announced Tuesday in London at the Victoria's Secret Bond Street store by Brazilian model Adriana Lima and fellow "angel," South African Candice Swanepoel.  The London show will take place on December 2 at London's Earls Court. 

Texas woman sentenced to life in stiletto-heel killing

By Amanda Orr HOUSTON (Reuters) - A Texas jury sentenced a woman on Friday to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the 5-1/2-inch stiletto heel of her shoe during an argument after an alcohol-fueled night out last year. Ana Trujillo, 45, was convicted on Tuesday of killing University of Houston professor Stefan Andersson, 59, who had been stabbed about two dozen times in the face and head during an altercation at his upscale condominium. "I didn't mean to kill him," Trujillo told Judge Brock Thomas after hearing the sentence. Jurors took less than two hours to convict Trujillo of murder and the same jury deliberated for several hours on Friday before deciding that she should serve life in prison.

Move over, Mum: Prince George is new fashion icon

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge holds Prince George during a play session with other parents and babies in Wellington on April 9, 2014 Just months ago it was his mother's fashion choices that sparked a buying frenzy -- but with just one pair of mini-dungarees Prince George appears to have stolen her fashion limelight. When the eight-month-old future king crawled about in a playgroup in Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday for what was billed as his first major public engagement, his outfit sold out within hours -- the same effect that his mother Catherine has had in the past. "In today's fashion climate what your children wear says as much about you as it does them," Estelle Lee, editor-in-chief of Baby and Me, a magazine for new parents, told British newspaper The Times. Two days ago, George's kangaroo-themed toy bag that was carried by his father Prince William as they arrived for their tour Down Under prompted a rush of orders on the website of the Australian Koala Foundation.

Sydney fashion week: looks from day 3

Lan Yu Here's more of the action from day 3 of the shows at the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, currently taking place in Sydney. 

Sao Paulo Fashion Week style trends

Models present creations by Melissa during the 2015 Summer collections of the Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on April 4, 2014 Cool metallic colors, down-played animal prints, sheer shorts and radiant makeup were just some of the styles spotted at Sao Paulo Fashion Week. Eye-popping geometric patterns were the week's strongest style trend, Daniela Falcao of Brazilian Vogue told AFP. Diamond shapes and straight or curved lines were very much on view, notably in the Osklen, Ronaldo Fraga, Teca and Lolitta collections. Turquoise took the prize on the color front.

Woman celebrates love, freedom, and joy by wearing a wedding dress every day for the past 10 years

In celebration of the happiness her wedding day brought, 47-year-old Xiang Junfeng wears a wedding dress every day and has been for the last ten years.

The Deadliest Fashion Trends

The Deadliest Fashion Trends Some trends are to die for, while others may actually kill you. From the Muslin Disease to chopines and fashion braces, a look at the deadliest fashion trends throughout history.

Nicole Kidman totally transformed in latest Jimmy Choo campaign

Nicole Kidman is the face of Jimmy Choo for the fourth season in a row. The world-famous Australian actress looks at least 20 years younger in the new Pre-Autumn/Winter campaign from Jimmy Choo. Scantily clad, Nicole Kidman barely looks like herself in the images, which seem to have been heavily edited. After transforming into a redhead in a campaign shot by Mikael Jansson and showing her sensual side for photographer Sølve Sundsbø, the 40-something is hardly recognizable in these images taken by Willy Vanderperre. Nonetheless, Kidman looks glamorous and rebellious, wearing a white blazer with black and silver boots, in line with the rock 'n' roll aesthetic of the Jimmy Choo pre-fall collection.

Wedding dress on the tight side? 5 foods to avoid

While raw veggies are a great way to stay healthy and slender in the weeks leading up to a wedding, they are best avoided on the big day itself. Altered and carefully placed on its hanger, your wedding dress is ready and waiting for you. But will your measurements be the same on the big day?

Prosecutor: overturn Dolce, Gabbana conviction

MILAN (AP) — A Milan prosecutor has asked an appellate court to overturn a tax fraud conviction and jail sentence against designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.

Rihanna to be honored with CFDA Fashion Icon award

Rihanna to be honored with CFDA Fashion Icon award Rihanna earned an icon award at the American Music Awards last year. Now she's receiving a similar honor from the fashion world. The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Inc., announced Monday that ...

How Oscar Made Me a Supermodel

How Oscar Made Me a Supermodel Oscar de la Renta is so much more than a fashion genius, he is also a mentor and friend to many in the industry. Model Karlie Kloss reflects on her friendship with the iconic designer.

Chanel turns itself into a giant supermarket for fashion week

German designer Lagerfeld and model Delevingne appear at the end of his Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show for French fashion house Chanel at the Grand Palais transformed into a "Chanel Shopping Center" during Paris Fashion Week Most designers try to make consumers dream at their fashion shows, but Karl Lagerfeld sought to bring them back into real life by presenting his latest collection in a spoof Chanel supermarket. "For me the supermarket is the pop art of today," Lagerfeld said on Tuesday after the show, admitting he rarely went to supermarkets himself. Pushing brightly colored trolleys and pretending to exchange gossip, models picked up products with tongue-in-cheek labels such as Coco beer bottles, Chateau Gabrielle white wine and Chanel crémeuh - or creamoo - milk. Others carried metallic baskets adorned with Chanel's iconic handbag chains.

Paris fashion week zips up, flounces, and soars to outer space

Models Cara Delevingne and Joan Smalls present creations by British designer Stella McCartney as part of her Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Designers at Paris fashion week mixed spectacle and showbiz to swing the fashion spotlight away from Hollywood's Oscars, with enough zippers, fringing and space-age chic to keep the photographers busy. Under the ornate ceiling of the Opera Garnier on Monday, British designer Stella McCartney presented sinewy zippers embroidered into parkas and sweaters in a collection with a 1970s vibe.

Grey skies don't deter Rihanna at Paris fashion week

Singer Rihanna poses before the Lanvin Fall/Winter 2014-2015 women's ready-to-wear collection show during Paris Fashion Week By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Rainy skies did not deter the fashionistas from gathering this week in Paris - with singer Rihanna this season's front-row "It" girl - as the Fall/Winter ready-to-wear collections promised cold weather looks to warm the iciest of hearts. As winter refused to say goodbye in the City of Light, Dior head designer Raf Simons resuscitated his "flower woman" on Friday, this time sheathing her in doubled-breasted power suits with white laces up the sides. Still, the audacious fabric and colour combinations, such as emerald green and fuchsia, kept fans of the house of Dior buzzing, and Rihanna, who sipped champagne from the front row at Lanvin the night before, slipped backstage to schmooze with Simons. Designer ready-to-wear, or pret-a-porter in French, is an 85-billion-euro ($116 billion) global business, according to Euromonitor, and the fashion week that runs from Tuesday through to March 3 is a major advertising weapon for brands.

PARIS: Rihanna eyes up French fashion industry

PARIS: Rihanna eyes up French fashion industry She may sing "Please Don't Stop The Music," but the music at the Balmain show had well and truly stopped when seven-time Grammy Award-winner Rihanna sneaked in the back door, after everyone had ...

Rihanna eyes up Paris fashion industry

PARIS: Rihanna eyes up French fashion industry She may sing "Please Don't Stop The Music," but the music at the Balmain show had well and truly stopped when seven-time Grammy Award-winner Rihanna sneaked in the back door, after everyone had ...

Fantasy and furs draw Milan fashion week to positive end

Models present creations from the Dolce&Gabbana Autumn/Winter 2014 collection during Milan Fashion Week By Isla Binnie MILAN (Reuters) - Hooded models walked in an enchanted forest and fox-fur mixed with lambskin on Milan's catwalks on Sunday as the city's women's fashion week drew to an end in a positive mood. A frosty oak tree rose from beneath the stage in a flurry of snow at Dolce and Gabbana before models glided out in clothes stitched with squirrels, foxes and childlike flowers. Salvatore Ferragamo showed a textured collection of furry coats, metallic dresses and leopard-print skirt suits for autumn and winter, in a startlingly bright white room. As Italy installs a new government and struggles to emerge from recession, the national chamber of fashion (CNMI) is strongly promoting a sector it forecasts will earn 62.5 billion euros ($85.63 million) in revenue in 2014.

Milan Fashion Week: Marni seized by Nomadic spirit

A model wears a creation for Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu) MILAN (AP) — Hilary Swank, Eva Herzigova and Monica Bellucci gave Milan Fashion Week a burst of star power on Sunday, the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week that featured preview collections for next fall and winter by Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni, Marni and Ferragamo. And one young designer found his pot of gold.

Dolce&Gabbana, a Sicilian fairytale

Models on parade at the end of the Dolce & Gabbana women's Fall-Winter 2014-15 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu) MILAN (AP) — Never has little Red Riding Hood been so fashionable.

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