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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

Paul Syjuco seeks inspiration from female jewelry designers

  In the wake of Celine-gate, when the outcry over Hedi Slimane's decimation of Phoebe Philo's legacy generated probably more angry-mournful tweets than the last celebrity cheating scandal, everyone is now asking themselves: What next?   Everyone is looking to female designers to fill the Philo-shaped void in their hearts. And to seek refuge in the body-friendly, womanly sensibility of the former Celine director.   Now, people are turning to other female design voices and perspectives.   In the case of jewelry designer Paul Syjuco, he found himself inspired by the work of two women artists of the golden age of the Art Deco period: Suzanne Belp...Keep on reading: Paul Syjuco seeks inspiration from female jewelry designers.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 12th, 2018

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

Stella McCartney goes even greener with new charter and charity

Stella McCartney is doubling down on a cause that lies close to her heart: environmentally-friendly fashion. The British designer is set to launch a "United Nations fashion industry charter" in Poland on December 10 that will make the business case for sustainable fashion, reports Business of Fashion (BoF). McCartney made the announcement during a speech she gave on Thursday at the BoF's "Voices" event, where she also broke the news that she is launching "Stella McCartney Cares Green," a charitable initiative focused on environmental issues. "Everything is at stake," McCartney said of the charter, which will be unveiled at the COP 24 sustainability convention. "It's really a...Keep on reading: Stella McCartney goes even greener with new charter and charity.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

Maymay Entrata officially a model for prestigious Arab Fashion Week

Filipinos congratulated Kapamilya actress Maymay Entrata after it was announced that she would be a model for the Arab Fashion Week, considered the main international fashion event in Dubai. Dubai-based fashion designer Furne One shared the announcement in his Instagram account. One is the man behind Amato Couture, a fashion label that exclusively caters to elite Arab […] The post Maymay Entrata officially a model for prestigious Arab Fashion Week appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Fashion house Carven parts ways with Swiss designer Ruffieux

The French fashion label Carven, which is being acquired by a Chinese group after falling on hard times, said Monday that its Swiss designer Serge Ruffieux is leaving after less than two years as artistic director. The storied brand, created in 1945, was once a pillar of postwar chic as Carmen de Tommaso, who later went by Marie-Louise Carven, injected a fresh and joyous style into young women's wardrobes. It fell out of favor for several decades before enjoying a revival in the late 2000s, but it hasn't filed audited financial results for the past two years. The company's last published results, from 2015, showed a net profit of just 67,000 euros on sales of 49 million euro...Keep on reading: Fashion house Carven parts ways with Swiss designer Ruffieux.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Marc Jacobs relaunches iconic ‘Grunge’ collection with the help of Gigi Hadid

Marc Jacobs is coming at us with a blast from the past. The fashion designer has announced the launch of the 'Redux Grunge Collection 1993/2018,' a capsule fashion series marking the 25th anniversary of his iconic Spring 1993 'Grunge' collection for the US label Perry Ellis. The capsule famously saw the creative fired from the company after it was widely derided by fashion critics, but ultimately led to him launching the eponymous line that catapulted him to stardom. Now, refreshed for a 21st century audience, it is set to launch on November 15. "The 'Grunge' collection epitomized the first time in my professional career I was unwavering in my determination to see my vision com...Keep on reading: Marc Jacobs relaunches iconic ‘Grunge’ collection with the help of Gigi Hadid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

A runway show at LVMH’s Celine just shifted luxury’s landscape

PARIS — Star designer Hedi Slimane revealed his first collection for LVMH’s Celine brand in Paris Friday in the most anticipated runway show of September’s fashion weeks......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

Paris names its first street after a fashion designer

PARIS, France---In a city yet to name a back alley after Coco Chanel, Parisians stepped out Sunday to do their organic shopping at a street market named after fashion designer Sonia Rykiel. Hours earlier the city's mayor Anne Hidalgo -- something of a fashionista herself -- had declared Allee Sonya Rykiel open, with her label staging its Paris fashion week show between the twinkling lights of the market stalls. The "allee" is in the middle of a grand Left Bank boulevard where the late designer, who died in 2016, did her fruit and vegetable shopping. It is the first time the French capital has named any kind of thoroughfare after a fashion designer. To celebrate, Rykiel's ...Keep on reading: Paris names its first street after a fashion designer.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

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

What’s Audrey Hepburn doing in today’s café?

  For mother-daughter Rina Go and Nicole Thorp, food and fashion inevitably go together. These are two things they are most passionate about.   And that was how Nic's Caf (named after Nicole) started---a seamless fusion of fashion and food, visually and more. One enters their newly opened caf at Park Terraces, Makati, to see very chic interiors channeling the style icons of various generations such as Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn, alongside a huge mural by Ena Sison.   It is reminiscent of Parisian and New York cafs---a place with a cozy yet cosmopolitan vibe, designed by interior designer Ivy and Cynthia Almario.   The caf has indeed grown ...Keep on reading: What’s Audrey Hepburn doing in today’s café?.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018