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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

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

Iconic Filipino Designer Pitoy Moreno Passed Away at 92

Binibining Pilipinas Charities announced that Jose "Pitoy" Moreno passed away yesterday afternoon at the Manila Doctor's Hospital. The iconic designer suffered from a heart attack at 2:48 p.m. Rappler reports that even if he was known to be 87, his grandson John Paul Cruz said that he was already 92. Pitoy Moreno was hailed internationally as the Fashion Czar of Asia with his works showing up in international publications like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. His signature terno was worn not just by people of society, but First Ladies, and even European royalty. It's sad to know that we have lost a fashion icon. Our condolences to his family! [Inquirer, Rappler, and ABS-CBN News] ...Keep on reading: Iconic Filipino Designer Pitoy Moreno Passed Away at 92.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News3 hr. 55 min. ago

Pitoy Moreno, top Filipino fashion designer, dies

via inquirer.net – Foremost fashion designer Jose “Pitoy” Moreno died on Monday afternoon at the Manila Doctors Hospital, where he had been confined for the past few years for debilitating ailments. A medical source said he died of a heart attack. Even in his late 80s, Moreno was a pillar Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated News5 hr. 42 min. ago

Pitoy Moreno, famed Filipino fashion designer, passes away

MANILA, Philippines - Fashion designer Jose "Pitoy" Moreno passed away on Monday, January 15 according to a report from Manila Bulletin . He was 87 years old. Moreno, called the Fashion Czar of Asia, was considered one of the country's top designers and known for popularizing the Maria Clara gown early in ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated News22 hr. 30 min. ago

Match Your Designer Wedding Dress with Your Desserts

If wearing a Vera Wang gown to your wedding isn't enough, you can now have your wedding cake designed by her too. The latest fashion and food collaboration we didn't know we needed is here. Vera Wang has teamed up with Ladure "to create a dreamy assortment of all-white, wedding-ready sweets." Vera Wang Pour Ladure includes designer desserts like coconut crme chantilly macarons, coconut and mango wedding cakes, and coconut and mango mini cakes. According to Elle, Vera was inspired by Paris, "Among my most memorable and enchanting experiences in Paris has always been Ladure, whether it was tea sandwiches, shopping with my mother, or taking my daughters for lunch in St. Ge...Keep on reading: Match Your Designer Wedding Dress with Your Desserts.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Versace family slam TV series on the designer’s murder

MILAN — The Versace family on Wednesday slammed a new television series on the murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, saying it was based on nothing more than “work of fiction.” The show, filmed largely at Versace’s Miami waterfront mansion where the stylist to the stars was gunned down in July 1997, is set to […] The post Versace family slam TV series on the designer’s murder appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 12th, 2018

Versace family slam TV series on designer’s murder

The Versace family on Wednesday slammed a new television series on the murder of fashion giant Gianni Versace, saying it was based on nothing more than "work of fiction". The show, filmed largely at Versace's Miami waterfront mansion where the stylist to the stars was gunned down in July 1997, is set to be released next week in the United States and Europe. "The Versace family has neither authorized nor had any involvement whatsoever in the forthcoming TV series... which should only be considered as a work of fiction", it said in a statement. "The company producing the series claims it is relying on a book by Maureen Orth, but the Orth book itself is full of gossip and specu...Keep on reading: Versace family slam TV series on designer’s murder.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2018

Outerwear and out there: London wraps up men’s fashion week

Gender fluid clothes, dartboards and bright orange; here are some of the trends and highlights from Men's Fashion Week in London, which wrapped up on Monday: Young talent Organizational reasons kept big names away from this edition --- Burberry presents its mixed male/female collection in February --- so the men's event went back to its roots by promoting young designers. London is the "capital of creativity," said Caroline Rush, the head of the British Fashion, which organizes the showcase. One example is MAN, an initiative by retailer Topman and non-profit Fashion East that helps develop new talent. This year, it supported the London debut of gender fluid design duo Art...Keep on reading: Outerwear and out there: London wraps up men’s fashion week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 9th, 2018

UK s Northern Ireland minister quits as May shuffles Cabinet

LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May started the new political year yesterday with a Cabinet shake-up, hoping to re-energize her government as negotia.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

Jude Macasinag’s bold, embellished works a hit at Tatler Ball, Artefino

  You can tell Jude Macasinag is a fashion designer. Check out the 18-year-old's Instagram account, note the details in the photos he takes with his camera, and the posts that show his richly embellished, boldly colorful creations. If a painter uses paints and brushes, Macasinag has sketches and his chosen medium---fabric. "I hardly watch TV nowadays but I've been catching up on 'Game of Thrones' whenever time permits," says Macasinag when asked what he likes to indulge in. "I think there's something about the series that's almost perfect. The actors, the plot... and, of course, the costumes."   Lack of style "I really knew I wanted to be a fashion des...Keep on reading: Jude Macasinag’s bold, embellished works a hit at Tatler Ball, Artefino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 30th, 2017

London museum to honor fashion giant Azzedine Alaia with 2018 show

LONDON — French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honored by London’s Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on Nov. 18 at the age of 77. Azzedine Alaia: The Couturier will run from May 10 to Oct. 7, showcasing more than 60 pieces personally selected by the iconic designer. “Azzedine […] The post London museum to honor fashion giant Azzedine Alaia with 2018 show appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsDec 17th, 2017

Your guide to shopping at Artefino

The Artefino holiday pop-up bazaar ongoing at Rockwell is a good source of new artisanal finds and emerging design brands. So it's no surprise that start-up style entrepreneurs are making a killing. The lowly bayong becomes a fashion item with pearls by Jude is Jude. Fabric remnants turn into cushioned buttons for vests and stools by Good Luck, Humans. Artefino has also transformed into a showcase for a designer collection. Italy-trained Rhett Eala has produced a "Pinoy Chinoiserie" collection of floral hand-painted gazar skirts, shifts and blouses in printed brocade. On Dec. 18, creative director Luis Espiritu is launching his footwear collection in collaboration with ...Keep on reading: Your guide to shopping at Artefino.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 13th, 2017

LOOK: Russia’s bet to Miss Universe 2017 dazzles in Michael Cinco gown

Miss Russia may not have made it to the Top 16 of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant, but she looked stunning in a ruby red gown by the Filipino fashion designer Michael Cinco. The Dubai-based designer shared in his Instagram account on Thursday whatKseniya Alexandrova could have worn if she advanced to the pageant's semi-finals. Cinco shared that his creation was made of tulle with Swarovski crystals, pearls and paillette. "Sad that she didn't make it to the semi-finals to show this stunning couture gown but still she looks amazing...," Cinco said. Fitting with the stunning Miss Russia KSENIYA ALEXANDROVA @kseniyaalexandrova for her final gown in Miss Universe 2017...The rub...Keep on reading: LOOK: Russia’s bet to Miss Universe 2017 dazzles in Michael Cinco gown.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 1st, 2017

Sarah Jessica Parker shows off New York pop-up store

Pop-up stores are becoming a serious fashion trend this holiday season, and now Sarah Jessica Parker is getting in on the action. The actress, fashion icon and budding designer was kept busy over the Thanksgiving weekend, thanks to the opening of her debut 'SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker' temporary boutique in New York. The store, which is located on 6 West 52nd Street, launched on Black Friday for a 10-day run through December 3, with Parker taking to Instagram to show a video clip of the crowd queueing down the block on the opening morning. Instagram photos and videos posted by the star in the run up to the pop-up's launch reveal a fun, shoe-focused retail space that C...Keep on reading: Sarah Jessica Parker shows off New York pop-up store.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2017

IN PHOTOS: The national costumes at Miss Universe 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The 92 candidates of the Miss Universe 2017 pageant showed off their respective national costumes last Saturday, November 18 (broadcast a week later, early Sunday, November 26 in Manila). The Philippines' bet Rachel Peters showed off the gold sarimanok ensemble by fashion designer Val Taguba. ( LOOK: Rachel Peters' national costume for Miss Universe 2017 )   Asian ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Rachel Peters felt betrayed over leaked photo of evening gown

MANILA, Philippines – Fashion designer Val Taguba spoke up on the leak of the supposed evening gown that Miss Universe Philippines 2017 Rachel Peters will reportedly wear on coronation night. On November 23, Rachel took to her Instagram stories to air her disappointment after photos of the alleged gown surfaced ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 25th, 2017

You May Have Overlooked This One Detail About the Met Gala 2018

Recently, the Costume Institute caused an uproar as they announced that the next year's theme will focus on Catholicism. Entitled "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination," the fashion exhibit will feature pieces like a Chanel wedding gown inspired by a communion dress and a Valentino gowns inspired by paintings of monk's robes. They will also feature holy garments which will be separate from the designer pieces. That alone would create a debate among the liberal and conservative Catholics. However, another issue came to light regarding the designers featured. According toThe New York Times, majority of them were raised Catholic and Western descent. It will include b...Keep on reading: You May Have Overlooked This One Detail About the Met Gala 2018.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2017

LOOK: Rachel Peters national costume for Miss Universe 2017

MANILA, Philippines – To kick off the Miss Universe festivities, the ladies showed off their national costumes on Saturday, November 18 in Las Vegas, USA. The Philippines' bet Rachel Peters wowed the audience as she walked the Vegas runway in her gold sarimanok ensemble by fashion designer Val Taguba. Val ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 19th, 2017