South Korean grandmother become Youtube sensation for her makeup videos

SEOUL, South Korea (Reuters) — The granddaughter of Park Mak-rye, 70, now South Korea’s YouTube sensation, first uploaded videos of her five months ago on YouTube to help her preserve her memory in case she contracted dementia, which runs in the family. But they soon exploded in popularity amongst South Koreans in their 20s and 30s who are lapping up Park’s videos of her doing makeup, recreating looks of famous celebrities as well as travelling […]

Lagerfeld presents haute couture Chanel show

PARIS, France (AFP) — They call him the “kaiser,” and Karl Lagerfeld came as close as you can come to being crowned king of Paris on Tuesday when the French capital awarded the fashion designer its highest honor. The 83-year-old was given the Grand Vermeil medal by mayor Anne Hidalgo, who called the legendary German-born creator “an immense talent and a wonderful person.” “Paris loves you — you are Paris,” she told him under a […]

Custom-made clothes for all within reach says top designer

by Fiachra Gibbons Agence France-Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato claimed Wednesday that he has cracked a digital technique which could revolutionize fashion with mass made-to-measure clothes. “We can design every type and shape of garment to be a precise fit to the wearer’s figure,” he told AFP after showing his digitally created haute couture collection in Paris. The 31-year-old wunderkind has been working for six months on a new 3D clothes-making […]

Jinkee Pacquiao and walking on the streets of Australia in style

(Eagle News) — She walked down the streets like she was a model. While the Filipino boxing champion, Manny Pacquiao was busy preparing for his upcoming bout against Jeff Horn on July 2, his wife Jinkee appeared to have already nailed a modeling competition as she walked down the streets of Australia  in high fashion and style. Jinkee Pacquiao’s OOTD (outfits of the day) posted on her Instagram account instantly became blockbusters as netizens showered […]

‘Smart’ denim promises touchscreen tech clothes

by Anne-Laure Mondesert Agence France Presse PARIS, France (AFP) — A young man in a white T-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear. He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars. Riding through the streets of San Francisco, he occasionally taps or swipes his right hand over the left cuff of his jacket, as the […]

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 […]