It's only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli's collection, but they carry a powerful message: "Not your habibti", or darling. She sees the clothes as helping empower Palestinian women facing unwelcome male attention in public. "When a woman […]

Australia's prime minister laughed off a clumsy attempt by aides to Photoshop him wearing snazzier, and markedly cleaner, footwear on Wednesday, saying he was perfectly happy with his battered old kicks. A snap of Scott Morrison with his family -- which featured as the banner heading on the prime minister's […]

American fashion photographer Bruce Weber, who was accused of sexual harassment by a former model last year, faced five more accusations on Friday. Weber, who worked for Vogue and helped forge the image of such brands as Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and Abercrombie & Fitch, had been accused of molesting […]

Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms. Tucked away in the historic San Frediano neighbourhood in Florence, L'Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in 1786 and […]

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018: - January - - 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. - 27: Ingvar […]

New York - Just opened at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, the exhibit “Fabric in Fashion” demonstrates the journey from fiber to fabric to fashionable garment through a collection of garments, film footage and flat fabric swatches. Curated by Elizabeth Way and celebrating two and a half […]

REVIEW“Before the 20th century, stylish women who consumed Western fashion were well-versed in cloth. They could easily distinguish between fibers and weaves and were knowledgeable about the origin, quality and costs of the fabrics they wore.” So reads the introductory statement in the Fashion Institute […]

After Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and New York, Louis Vuitton has brought its exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” to Shanghai. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the expo tells the history of the label from 1854 to the present, from trunk maker to fashion house. It occupies 15 rooms, each dedicated to a chapter in […]

A new exhibition at Moscow’s Kremlin Museum is celebrating Bvlgari’s jewelry creations over more than a century. Founded in 1884 in Rome, the jeweler is now owned by French luxury conglomerate LVMH. More than 500 Bvlgari pieces ranging from the late 19th century to the 1990s are on display in the Assumption […]

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gus van Sant is set to adapt and direct a movie called Prince of Fashion, according to cinema news website Deadline Hollywood. Starring Will Ferrell in the main role, the movie is based on Michael Chabon’s GQ article “My son, the Prince of Fashion”, which follows the journalist’s […]

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