Adidas bets on recycled material ‘to combat ocean plastic’

FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany (AFP) – German sportswear giant Adidas said Tuesday more than half of the polyester used in its products this year would come from recycled material, including millions of shoes made from plastic waste. In 2020, the share of recycled polyester in Adidas products will “exceed 50 percent for the first time”, the company said in a statement. By 2024, Adidas “is committed to using only recycled polyester” across its entire range of […]

Vintage fashion: senior models bridge S. Korea’s age divide

by Claire LEE SEOUL, South Korea (AFP) — Aged 70 she was working 20 hours a day in a hospital just to make ends meet. Now at 75, Choi Soon-hwa is an unlikely fashion star and model in South Korea, one of a handful of seniors who have become social media and fashion celebrities in a country where intergenerational conflict is mounting as the population ages. “I think of having this job at this age […]

A good yarn: Russia’s Insta-grannies take knitting skills online

by Marina KORENEVA Agence France Presse SAINT PETERSBURG, Russia (AFP) — Elderly women across Russia are often seen selling their hand-knitted wares on pavement corners for a few rubles to supplement meagre pensions. Now a new Instagram project aims to change the public perception of their homely skills by promoting “granny chic” and help the women sell their knitted mittens, socks and other items online. Grandmother and participant Nina Lozhkova said she’d long wanted to […]

Age no barrier for China’s senior catwalk models

by Lianchao LAN Agence France Presse SHANGHAI, China (AFP) — Wearing a bright floral ensemble with her short hair dyed blonde, Chinese model Ma Yinhong struts a Shanghai catwalk with a style and swagger that belie her 56 years. She made her modelling debut just two years ago and is already in demand, working for leading fashion brands such as Dolce & Gabbana. Ma is one of a growing number of older models sought after […]

Celebrity designers team up with PHL Red Cross for “Tintura de Malabon” fashion show for Malabon indigents

  Celebrity designers and models collaborate with the Philippine Red Cross for a fundraiser fashion show, “Tintura de Malabon: A Revival,” on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. to be held at the Solaire Grand Ballroom in Paranaque City. The fund-raiser was conceptualized to provide relief to families in Malabon affected by typhoons and to assist indigent patients in need of blood products. The fashion show for a cause is spearheaded by PRC-Malabon City Chapter Chairman […]

Ivanka Trump announces closure of fashion brand

  by Jennie Matthew Agence France Presse NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Ivanka Trump announced Tuesday that she was closing her eponymous fashion brand, following a firestorm of criticism about potential conflicts of interests and flagging sales fueled by a political backlash. The 36-year-old, who has been frequently photographed wearing shoes from her namesake label, stepped away from the company to work in the White House as an advisor to her father, President Donald […]

Dior bans Instagram bling at Paris haute couture week

by Katy Lee and Anne-Laure Mondesert © Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) – Fashion powerhouse Dior brushed aside the whims of the Instagram generation with its deliberately low-key new haute couture collection Monday, arguing that the world’s most expensive clothes don’t need to shout about it. Designer Maria Grazia Chiuri said she wanted the French label’s latest prestige range to glorify classic craftsmanship rather than the flashy designs that rack up “likes” on social media. […]

Kate Spade was under treatment for depression, anxiety: husband

NEW YORK, U.S (AFP)- Designer Kate Spade, who committed suicide in New York this week, had been treated for depression and anxiety for five years, her husband said Wednesday. “She was actively seeking help for depression and anxiety over the last five years, seeing a doctor on a regular basis and taking medication for both depression and anxiety,” her husband Andy Spade said in a statement carried by The New York Times. It was a […]

Watch: Meghan’s wedding dress designer says Duchess of Sussex was “so genuine, warm” on dress collaboration

  The designer of the elegant wedding dress of Meghan Markle, British designer for Givenchy Claire Waight Keller, said that the Duchess of Sussex was “genuine and warm” and “an absolute joy” to work with. In an interview with Agence France Presse, Clare Waight Keller, a British designer who last year became the first female artistic designer of Givenchy, also observed that Meghan was a strong woman who knew what she wanted. “She is exactly […]

Sculpted simplicity: Givenchy designs Markle’s wedding dress

    WINDSOR, United Kingdom (AFP) — Meghan Markle wore a boat-necked, sculpted white dress for her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday, designed by Clare Waight Keller for French fashion house Givenchy. Here are some of the key details of the dress and accessories seen at the wedding: – Designer – Clare Waight Keller is a British designer who last year became the first female artistic designer of Givenchy, but has also worked for […]

Presidential granddaughter in her glitzy grad ball gown

(Eagle News) — Isabelle Duterte once again surprised the public with her glitzy Michael Leyva silver gown on her graduation ball at San Beda Alabang. Presidential granddaugther @isabelleduterte in custom #michaelleyva for Graduation Ball ❤️❤️❤️ make up by: @winnramos hair by: @mamabongga #michaelleyvamanila ❤️❤️❤️ A post shared by Michael Leyva (@michaelleyva_) on May 15, 2018 at 6:29am PDT On Tuesday, Isabelle shared a photo of her look on her Instagram account where she wrote “grad […]

Canadian style takes center stage at Toronto Fashion Week

  TORONTO (Eagle News) — For two weeks, Toronto, or more specifically, “One Yonge” will become the heartbeat of Fashion in Canada as iconic and emerging designers showcase their latest collections. The event shines the spotlight on both men’s and women’s fashion with Toronto Men’s Fashion Week running from March 5 to 11 and then at the same venue at 1 Yonge Street in Tornonto, Women’s Fashion Week runs from March 12 to 17. Toronto […]