Fashion icons light up NY’s Empire State Building

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — New York’s famed Empire State Building lit up with sky-high iconic fashion photographs after nightfall on Wednesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of style magazine Harper’s Bazaar. Beginning at 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Thursday) and slated to run until midnight, the north side of the building flashed iconic shoots and cultural moments from the pages of Harper’s into the New York skyline. Among reproductions of the glossy pages set […]

Posh on a budget: Victoria Beckham teams up with Target

by Jennie MATTHEW Agence France Presse NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — The Victoria Beckham clothing range for Target is flying off the shelves, the latest high-fashion, high-street collaboration seeking to widen market appeal — even if not everyone is impressed. From Missoni for Target to Versace for H&M and Kate Moss for Topshop, designers on both sides of the Atlantic have for years promoted limited-edition collections at affordable prices as an effective marketing strategy […]

Trending footwear made from recycled water bottles

SAN FRANCISCO, United States (Reuters) — A San Francisco-based start-up company is producing shoes made of recycled water bottles responsibly sourced rubber and stars like Gwyneth Paltrow are loving the Eco-friendly fashion trend. The idea of developing a line of woman’s flats from recycled water bottles is the brainchild of two men, Roth Martin and Stephen Hawthornwaite who, up until 4 years ago, didn’t know the first thing about shoes and now have a thriving […]

Japan fashion’s ‘lost in translation’ challenge

by Jennie MATTHEW Agence France Presse TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — He’s been hailed a “fresh new voice” by Vogue, won admiration from Giorgio Armani and bagged an award: Mitsuru Nishizaki is hot fashion talent in Japan. But that doesn’t guarantee international stardom. Loud applause and uncharacteristic cheers erupted from the usually restrained Japanese fashion crowd at the 38-year-old’s packed autumn/winter 2017 collection for brand Ujoh at Tokyo Fashion Week. The models strode out to upbeat […]

London Fashion Week showcases Filipino Designer’s 2017 Collection at Fashion Scout

    By Love Ann Sison EBC London Bureau (Eagle News) — London Fashion Week brought fresh new collections from multi-award winning Filipino designer, Happy Andrada, at Fashion Scout which is United Kingdom’s largest fashion showcase for emerging & established design talent. It was held on February 18 at Freemason’s Hall, one of the finest art-deco buildings in the UK and popular for its fine backdrop for fashion shows. Sophisticated models gracefully walked the runways […]

McCartney gives fashion gentle leathering over animal skins

by Fiachra GIBBONS Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Fashion designer Stella McCartney claimed that fake leather was now as good as the real thing Monday as she charged into the animal cruelty debate that dogs the fashion industry. With fur making a comeback on Paris fashion week catwalks, the British designer known for her label’s ethical principles showed coats and suits made with high quality synthetic suede and leather, which she dubbed “skin-free […]

Milan Fashion Week wraps up with Armani’s colorful collection

MILAN, Italy (Reuters) — Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colours as he brought to a close six days of catwalk shows and events at the Milan Fashion Week on Monday (February 27). The 82-year-old designer brought his creations to life with ruby and deep reds, purple, orange, emerald green, turquoise, petrol and electric blue, as well as multicoloured polka dots as he had already done in his Emporio line, presented on […]

Versace gets political with defiant defense of feminism

by Ella IDE Agence France Presse MILAN, Italy (AFP) — Italy’s fashion queen Donatella Versace sent a message to women everywhere Friday with a show that screamed defiance at attempts to turn back the clock on feminism. Supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendell Jenner and Behati Prinsloo strutted on a runway with athletic  autumn-winter 2017 looks that positively oozed glamor. “This is a collection about the power of women, and women who know how to […]

Asian designers go big at Milan Fashion Week

by Ella IDE Agence France-Presse MILAN, Italy (AFP) — Milan Fashion Week kicks off Wednesday with luxury giants from Versace to Prada sharing the stage with hot up-and-comers from Asia. Gucci opens six days of catwalk creativity, following earlier fashion weeks which throbbed with politics — New York runways flush with anti-Donald Trump protests, and Brexit-battered London. The Florence-based company’s head of design, Alessandro Michele, is signing up to the co-ed trend and will show […]

British designer Waight Keller to quit Chloe

PARIS, France (AFP) — British designer Clare Waight Keller is to quit Chloe after six years, the French fashion house said Monday. The creator, who turned Pringle of Scotland from a rather staid knitwear maker into a fashion brand, has also helped push up sales at Chloe, best known for its floaty, romantic, 1970s-influenced clothes. Chloe said that since Waight Keller’s arrival the label has “enjoyed remarkable momentum and global development. “Her lightness of touch […]

Melania Trump stuns in first lady fashion stakes

  WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — First Lady Melania Trump stunned fashion watchers by donning a sleek, off-the-shoulder cream dress with a daring thigh-high slit to dance with President Donald Trump at the inaugural balls. Her column dress, finished with a sculpted ruffle that cascaded down the front of the gown and cinched at the waist with a red ribbon, won praise for being fresh, modern, elegant and yet understated. She won rave reviews for […]

Massa close to Williams return – media reports

(REUTERS) – Formula One’s post-season shake-up took another spin on Tuesday (December 20) as Valtteri Bottas moved closer to Mercedes and Felipe Massa’s retirement looked to be coming to an end. Canadian Lance Stroll, still just 18, will be making his race debut but his team mate remains uncertain following the surprise retirement of Mercedes’ newly-crowned world champion Nico Rosberg. Bottas, who has been at Williams since 2013, is the favourite to replace Rosberg as […]