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Fashion’s new mixology
Designer Alexander Wang has been at the forefront of the silhouette mixing phenomenon. For his Spring Summer 2018 outing, he ... ...



Milan designers see fall and winter as ‘Time for Change'

With social and political crises unsettling the globe, Milan Fashion Week was all about slogans this season. "Time For Change" has been a particularly dominant catchphrase, one the fashion world can expect to see branded across sweatshirts, waistbands and accessories next fall and winter.The ubiquity of the expression does not ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/16/18


Is premarital counselling really necessary?

“Marriage is not to be entered into lightly or without advice; that advice is the premarital counselling. As a rule, I don't embark on performing a ceremony until I am assured that some form of premarital preparation has taken place,” Dr Dunbar stated.“When two people of diverse backgrounds come together ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/08/18


Designer turns her grief into thriving pajama business

Three years ago Lauren Raja’s husband, Justin, died unexpectedly while the young couple was on vacation in Greece.“For months I lived in my sad, gray pajamas and sweats,” Raja said.These days, Raja has traded in her melancholy jammies for silky sleepwear splashed with polka dots and stripes, complete with a ... Read More ...
Posted on: 01/02/18


Phantom Thread

The golden age of haute couture—that most rarefied and costly of fashion, requiring dozens of seamstresses toiling over one dress for a small eternity, to be sold at a prohibitive cost to only the most wealthy—reached its peak in the 1950s. Holding sway over this most exclusive of butterfly worlds ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/21/17


Designer Ali Xeeshan teams up with UN Women to challenge child marriage in Pakistan

(Photo:bridesmaid dress)At this year’s Pantene Bridal Couture Week, the king of putting on a show, Ali Xeeshan, used his platform to shine a spotlight on the epidemic of child marriages in Pakistan.Hand in hand with UN Women, Ali’s finale had a young, school-aged girl dressed in a school uniform outfitted ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/18/17


The women fighting prejudice in the fashion industry

Now she's part of a growing campaign to get people sharing their experiences of abuse in the industry, through her group Women in Fashion."It really is dog-eat-dog in that environment," she says. "I'm trying to make it kinder."She, along with fashion models, tell Newsbeat why change needs to happen."Most of ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/14/17


Indebted Alitalia moves to change staff uniforms

Italian carrier Alitalia, grappling with debt and fighting to compete with low-cost rivals, announced Wednesday it has hired the Alberta Ferretti fashion house to redesign its staff uniforms, 18 months after new outfits were unveiled.The "special collection" will combine "elegance and convenience to ensure that all personnel, both ground and ... Read More ...
Posted on: 12/01/17


Stop worrying about matching jewelry

Move over matchy-matchy: Fashion’s trend for bold mashups of contrasting prints and colours is making its way into the world of jewelry.“Customers are increasingly interested in asymmetric jewelry, especially earrings,” said Natalie Kingham, buying director at fashion retailer MatchesFashion.com. Earrings, long a loving pair, are especially ripe for this look ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/25/17


A passion for fashion and all kinds of denim

East Rand entrepreneur Tshepo Mohlala has turned his passion into a thriving business.Mohlala, the founder of Tshepo The Jeanmaker Fashion House, was born in Lydenburg, Mpumalanga but grew up in Springs. He has been working on turning his denim enterprise into a powerful African fashion brand.Founded in 2015, the business ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/22/17


StyleCouncil Offers Hand-painted Originals as Prescription for ‘Fashion Sameness’

StyleCouncil, a textile design and service studio located in New York’s Garment District, has offered the fashion apparel market seasonal — and original — prints and collections for over three decades. Founder and president Joe Castaldo said the work is trend-driven, and is constantly changing and evolving.The company is also ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/17/17


Radhika Jones officially named Vanity Fair’s new editor

Conde Nast officially unveiled Radhika Jones as the new editor in chief of Vanity Fair, succeeding Graydon Carter who is stepping down after 25 years at the helm.In picking Jones, the publishing giant is banking on an editor with literary ties and experience developing digital businesses, but who has no ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/14/17


Muse Givenchy: style lessons from the inimitable Audrey Hepburn.

She was one of those about whom it is said, are born with a sense of style. Audrey Hepburn was not only a great actress but also a role model. Her wardrobe and in our days looks appropriate, stylish and relevant. She was the Muse of Hubert de Givenchy, created ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/10/17


‘People try to use your past to blackmail you. I won’t allow it’

At a big and ritzy Halloween party in New York two Saturdays ago, a lot of highly famous people dressed up as other highly famous people. Naomi Campbell, however, went as herself. Why deign to masquerade as some lesser being when you are already an internationally acknowledged apogee of fabulousness? ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/06/17


Fashion’s new mixology

Designer Alexander Wang has been at the forefront of the silhouette mixing phenomenon. For his Spring Summer 2018 outing, he sent out many looks where slips were fused with sweatshirt jumpers and denims were mixed with metallic studs. Balenciaga’s street cred was reaffirmed as the label fused a trench coat ... Read More ...
Posted on: 11/02/17


Kerry Washington and More Are Honored at the Fashion Group International’s Night of Stars Awards

On Thursday, Cipriani Wall Street played host to the Fashion Group International’s annual Night of Stars awards, which this year honored a glittering group of designers including Dries Van Noten, Thom Browne, Simone Rocha, Isabel Marant, and Rebecca Minkoff. Kerry Washington flew in from Los Angeles to be presented with ... Read More ...
Posted on: 10/28/17




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