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British designer Phoebe Philo quits fashion label Celine

British designer Phoebe Philo quits fashion label Celine.....»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerDec 23rd, 2017

Moncler, Coach and Calvin Klein: The brands that went co-ed in 2017

Moncler has become the latest fashion brand to adopt a co-ed approach to runway shows. The French-Italian label will kick off Milan Fashion Week on Feb. 20 with a catwalk presentation combining its menswear and womenswear collections, WWD reports. The move comes weeks after the label announced the closure of its Gamme Bleu and Gamme Rouge ready-to-wear lines, which were headed by designers Thom Browne and Giambattista Valli, respectively. Mixed-gender catwalk shows have become one of the key fashion trends of 2017, with multiple brands opting to merge their menswear and womenswear presentations. Earlier this month, it was revealed that British designer J.W. Anderson will be ski...Keep on reading: Moncler, Coach and Calvin Klein: The brands that went co-ed in 2017.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Boatneck: The detail seen at the royal wedding can be part of your closet

In case you missed it, there has been some drama surrounding Meghan Markle's wedding gown. British designer Emilia Wickstead claimed that the design was a copy of one of her gowns. She even posted side-by-side photos on Instagram. A post shared by Kensington Palace (@kensingtonroyal) on May 19, 2018 at 6:20am PDT Yes, both designs featured a boat neckline but that's nothing revolutionary. Just take a look at this Givenchy Vintage draped boat neck dress. It is from the Givenchy Archive 2000 and features long sleeves, just like Meghan's dress. Here's a quick fashion lesson. A boat neck or bateau neck "is a wide neckline that runs horizontally, front and back, al...Keep on reading: Boatneck: The detail seen at the royal wedding can be part of your closet.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 28th, 2018

‘I was so naive’: Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal

NEW YORK: The estranged British fashion designer wife of Harvey Weinstein claims she “never” suspected him of wrongdoing and was “so naive,” in her first interview since the Hollywood mogul’s downfall over sexual misconduct revelations. “There was a part of me that was terribly naive — clearly, so naive,” Georgina Chapman, 42, told Vogue in [...] The post ‘I was so naive’: Weinstein wife lifts lid on scandal appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

I was so naive : Georgina Chapman lifts lid on scandal

NEW YORK, USA – The estranged British fashion designer wife of Harvey Weinstein claims she "never" suspected him of wrongdoing and was "so naive," in her first interview since the Hollywood mogul's downfall over sexual misconduct revelations. "There was a part of me that was terribly naive – clearly, so naive," Georgina ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 11th, 2018

Fashion and environment: an uncomfortable fit for designer Stella McCartney

LONDON — The booming fashion industry is medieval in its approach to manufacturing and needs to modernize in order to radically cut the damage it is doing to the environment, British designer Stella McCartney has said. McCartney, known for her understated designs and refusal to use fur or leather in her work, said that while […] The post Fashion and environment: an uncomfortable fit for designer Stella McCartney appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 22nd, 2018

Fashion label dies with us, say Dolce and Gabbana

MILAN — Italian fashion icons Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana said last week that their famed Dolce & Gabbana label would die with them. “Once we’re dead, we’re dead. I don’t want a Japanese designer to start designing Dolce & Gabbana,” Gabbana, 55, said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The veteran […] The post Fashion label dies with us, say Dolce and Gabbana appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsApr 8th, 2018

Virgil Abloh takes over Louis Vuitton menswear

PARIS, France – American designer and celebrity DJ Virgil Abloh is taking over at Louis Vuitton, the brand said Monday, March 26 in a dramatic shake-up at the top of men's fashion. The appointment of rap star Kanye West's longtime creative director to the French luxury label shows the massive ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Head designer at French fashion house Lanvin leaves

PARIS — Lanvin designer Olivier Lapidus is leaving the French fashion house with immediate effect as part of a management shake-up, the firm said on Thursday. Lapidus’ departure comes a month after Chinese conglomerate Fosun became the majority shareholder in Lanvin, France’s oldest surviving couture label which has been facing financial difficulties. Lanvin Chief Executive […] The post Head designer at French fashion house Lanvin leaves appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 25th, 2018

Britain s Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise visit to London Fashion Week

LONDON, United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II and fashion matriarch Anna Wintour sat side-by-side on the front row of the catwalk on Tuesday, February 20, as the British ruler paid her first visit to London Fashion Week.  The Queen watched a show by young British designer Richard ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 21st, 2018

Herrera to bow out, pink carnations at Tory Burch

NEW YORK — New York Fashion Week day two saw first lady favorite Carolina Herrera signal the end of an era by stepping down from her four-decade-old label, while Tory Burch showcased breezy optimism in a sea of carnations for a post-#MeToo world. The Venezuelan-born 79-year-old Herrera said she had appointed US designer Wes Gordon […] The post Herrera to bow out, pink carnations at Tory Burch appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

From ‘happily ever after’ to hell – CNN News

Islam and Ahmed met online, looking for their &'8220;happily ever after&'8221; through a Muslim dating site. But instead of bringing love and contentment, their marriage left Islam trapped in a living nightmare. Fast forward four years &'8212; and three husbands &'' and she and her two small children are caught in limbo in northern Syria. Islam Mitat is from Morocco; Ahmed Khalil was originally from Kabul in Afghanistan, but had moved to the UK and become a British citizen by the time they met on Muslima.com. Mitat dreamed of a career as a fashion designer, and saw a British husband as a way out of her drab existence in the Moroccan town of Oujda, near the Algerian border. Months after their first online encounter, Khalil traveled to Morocco with a woman he said was his sister. He met Mitat's family, and proposed marriage, showing them bank statements to prove his intentions were serious. &'8220;He was a normal person,&'8221; Mitat recalls, though she says he did make her swap her regular choice of clothing &'8212; tight jeans and t-shirts &'' for long dresses. After they were married, the couple traveled to Dubai, and from there to Jalalabad in Afghanistan to meet Ahmed's family. Mitat says she only stayed in Afghanistan for a month, because of the security situation there, before returning home to Morocco. Khalil went back to Dubai, but shortly afterward he called her with news. &'8220;He told me had a job in Turkey,&'8221; she says, &'8220;and we're going to go for a holiday too, me and him.&'8221; The &'8220;holiday&'8221; got off to a strange start. Instead of heading to a resort or a hotel, the couple flew to Gaziantep, on southern Turkey's border with Syria. A certified copy of Ahmed Khalil's passport shows his birthplace as Kabul in Afghanistan. A man who spoke only Turkish drove them to a house full of men, women and children. The women and children were in one room, the men in another, Mitat says. She was confused, and asked the other women where they were going. &'8220;We're going hijra,&'8221; they explained. To Syria. Hijra was the journey of the Prophet Muhammad and his followers, the fledgling Muslim community, from Mecca to Medina in 622 to escape persecution. In a modern context, it signifies escape from the tyranny of the enemies of Islam to the realm of the faithful. &'8220;When we were in Dubai he told me, 'I have for you a surprise, but I will give it to you in Turkey.' This is the surprise: to go in Syria,&'8221; she says. When she objected, Khalil's response was blunt. &'8220;You are my wife and you have to obey me,&'8221; she says he told her. Mitat says she wanted to tell Turkish border officials about her predicament, but says that as she and the others approached the Syrian border, the guards opened fire so they ran into Syria. When asked about the incident on the border, a Turkish police spokesman said he could not share information about individual cases. Once inside the country, they headed to the nearby town of Jarablus, to a guesthouse for &'8220;muhajarin&'8221; &'8212; those who were making hijra to the so-called caliphate &'' like them. Mitat says the place was packed with people from &'8220;everywhere&'8221; &'8212; the UK, Canada, France, Belgium, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria and Saudi Arabia. No sooner had they arrived, than Khalil was sent off for a month of military training, leaving Mitat, who was now pregnant, behind. Once he'd been trained, ISIS sent Khalil to fight. He was killed on his first day, in the battle of Kobani. After his death, Mitat says she was terrified and didn't know what to do; banned from talking to ordinary Syrians, she was forced to stay within the muhajirin community. She moved in with her husband's brother and his family, who had also traveled to Syria, but when her brother-in-law was killed too, ISIS moved her into a guesthouse, where she stayed until her son, Abdullah, was born. As Kurdish fighters closed in, ISIS told Mitat she had to marry again and get out of the area to safety, so she wed a friend of her first husband, a man known as Abu Talha Al-Almani (his name means &'8220;the German&'8221;). He took her to Manbij, northeast of Aleppo, before moving again, this time to Raqqa as Kurdish forces closed in. A month after they got there, Mitat says she divorced Abu Talha because he wouldn't let her leave the house. She says fear played a major role in her decision not to leave immediately. Islam says she was told that other people who tried to leave had their children taken away, or were forced into weeks of intense Islamic studies. All the while, Mitat was trying to escape with little Abdullah. ISIS did its best to keep her and other muhajarin away from local Syrians who might help them, and smugglers hesitated to help, because they faced execution if caught. Others asked exorbitant fees &'8212; as much as USD $5,000 &'8212; according to Mitat. Eventually ISIS compelled her to marry for a third time, this time to a man who Mitat describes as a gentle soul, called Abu Abdallah Al-Afghani. This name &'' given to him by ISIS &'8212; indicates he was of Afghan origin. Mitat, though, says he was Indian, and that his mother lived in Australia. She says he [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsApr 26th, 2017

SNEAK PEEK: First look at the Kenzo x H&M collection

MANILA, Philippines After announcing their latest designer collaboration in May, H&M has released the first photos of the Kenzo x H&M collection . The colorful photos show young artists and creatives in the fashion label's signature bright tiger pri.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 27th, 2016

Designer showcases Panay fabrics at London Fashion Week

Filipina fashion designer Audrey Rose Dusaran-Albason from Iloilo gave rightful recognition to the fabrics of Panay Island during the recent 2018 London Fashion Week. Designer showcases Panay fabrics at London Fashion Week Filipina fashion designer Audrey Rose Dusaran-Albason from Iloilo gave rightful recognition to the fabrics of Panay Island during the recent 2018 London Fashion… link: Designer showcases Panay fabrics at London Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 24th, 2018

Indonesian Roby Dwi Antono and Filipino Maxine Syjuco’s surreal worlds collide

This September, the surreal worlds of two internationally awarded artists collide in the two-man exhibition, "Criminal Lullabies," at Galerie Stephanie. Antono, the Indonesian pop surrealist whose collectors include Japanese contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and American fashion designer Jerry Lorenzo, collaborates with neo-surrealist painter, poet and performance artist Syjuco to explore their individual styles that subvert expectations, find light in darkness and employ children to depict truths of the world. ---CONTRIBUTED "Criminal Lullabies" will have an opening reception on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m., at Galerie Stephanie, 4/F Shangri-La Plaza East Wing, Mandaluyong City. ...Keep on reading: Indonesian Roby Dwi Antono and Filipino Maxine Syjuco’s surreal worlds collide.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Darren Criss first Fil-Am to win major Emmy prize

  LOS ANGELES --- Darren Criss won best actor in a limited series or movie for his performance in "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story" in the 70th Prime-time Emmy Awards held on Monday (Tuesday morning in Manila) at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.   Criss, whose mother Cerina Criss is from Cebu, became the first Filipino-American to win a lead actor Emmy trophy for his widely acclaimed portrayal of Andrew Cunanan, who killed fashion designer Gianni Versace and four other men in 1997.   The 31-year-old actor bested five others --- Antonio Banderas ("Genius: Picasso"), Benedict Cumberbatch ("Patrick Melrose"), Jeff Dan...Keep on reading: Darren Criss first Fil-Am to win major Emmy prize.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

US fashion label Henri Bendel to close after 123 years

Upscale U.S. fashion label Henri Bendel --- known in recent years for its luxury handbags and shoes --- will shut down in January after 123 years in business, parent company L Brands has announced. The Bendel website and all of the label's 23 stores in the United States, including the flagship location on New York's Fifth Avenue, will remain open through the holiday shopping season, L Brands said in a statement. But from the start of 2019, the parent company said it will put its focus on the group's more profitable labels. "We are committed to improving performance in the business and increasing shareholder value," L Brands chairman and CEO Leslie Wexner said in a statement ...Keep on reading: US fashion label Henri Bendel to close after 123 years.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 15th, 2018

LOOK: Paolo Ballesteros designs terno for Mutya ng Pilipinas candidate

MANILA, Philippines – Actor Paolo Ballesteros, known both here and abroad for his makeup transformations, has added another title to his collection: fashion designer. On Tuesday, September 11, the Eat Bulaga host shared on Instagram a terno he designed for Mutya ng Pilipinas 2018 candidate Agatha Romero. He said he's been designing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 12th, 2018

Catriona Gray’s runway walk in New York subject of witty praises from fans

Filipinos had a new form of expressing pride when Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray walked the runway for designer brand Sherri Hill during the New York Fashion Week. Gray was one of the models who presented Sherri Hill’s stunning evening dresses at the Gotham Hall on September 7 (September 8 in Manila) and got to […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 11th, 2018

From Mexico, Pampanga to China... Bank, Pinoys congratulate Catriona Gray for walking NYFW runway

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe Philippines 2018 Catriona Gray debuted  on New York Fashion Week on Friday, September 7 and as expected, the internet was abuzz after she walked the runway for formal evening wear designer Sherri Hill.  But it was a different kind of buzz over the weekend as fans of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 9th, 2018

Tom Ford looks back on his career with leather and lace

NEW YORK (AP) --- Gigi Hadid took a dramatic twirl on the runway and Cardi B took a seat on Tom Ford's front row as he kicked off New York Fashion Week with a ready-to-wear collection that was both romantic and hard-edged. The spring-summer looks for all genders had the designer looking back on his long career to the simplest reason he got into the business in the first place: "I wanted to make men and women feel more beautiful and to empower them with a feeling of confidence," he said in show notes. "I feel that fashion has somehow lost its way a bit," Ford explained. "I did not want to make clothes that were ironic or clever, but simply clothes that were beautiful." Ford m...Keep on reading: Tom Ford looks back on his career with leather and lace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018