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Designer Westwood stages London fashion fracking protest

Fashion designer Vivienne Westwood brought models off the catwalk and onto the streets of London in an anti-fracking protest on Thursday......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonFeb 19th, 2018

Arts & Leisure: Punk memorabilia torched in fortieth anniversary statement

LONDON -- The son of Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood torched a wealth of punk memorabilia on Saturday in protest at official plans to celebrate the movement's 40th anniversary......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 27th, 2016

Opening this week

Kahit Ayaw Mo Na Directed by Bona Fajardo; stars Andrea Brillantes, Kristel Fulgar, Empress Schuck, Daniel Matsunaga Three young women---a fashion designer, a travel vlogger and an aspiring songwriter---cross paths in Samar, unaware that their momentous encounter may change their lives forever.   Mortal Engines Directed by Christian Rivers; stars Robert Sheehan, Hera Hilmar An enigmatic young woman may be the only hope of a postapocalyptic world, where the city of London has become a gigantic, mobile war machine.   The Possession of Hannah Grace Directed by Diederik Van Rooijen; stars Shay Mitchell, Grey Damon, Stana Katic An exorcism claims ...Keep on reading: Opening this week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2018

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

All those oh, so nears and more for England at World Cup

By Rob Harris, Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — They sing of alcohol and agony, and of all those oh, so nears. The anguished English now have another line to add to the lyrics of "Three Lions": Football's not coming home. There was no penalty heartache this time, like in the semifinals at the 1990 World Cup or 1996 European Championship. But a 2-1 loss to Croatia in extra time stopped England from reaching its first World Cup final since 1966. "It hurts a lot," England striker Harry Kane said. "It's going to hurt for a while." The fans sang of 30 years of hurt in 1996. Two years later, they refreshed it to 32. But the Lightning Seeds, an English musical act, stopped producing updates after that. It's now 52 years and counting. England came very close on Wednesday. For more than an hour, Gareth Southgate's young team led Croatia before the weary, aging opposition sprung back into life at the Luzhniki Stadium. Now, on their way to St. Petersburg for a third-place playoff against Belgium, there are just so many agonizing misses to replay in their heads. Kane. Jesse Lingard. Raheem Sterling. Chances to build on the lead secured by Kieran Trippier's free kick in the fifth minute. While Trippier did Bend it like Beckham for his goal, this generation of England players is far removed from the celebrity-obsessed David Beckham-era that straddled the millennium. They even managed to win a game on penalties, breaking the streak of five tournament shootout losses, in the round of 16. "Wasn't to be this time," British Prime Minister Theresa May wrote on Twitter amid the latest Brexit turmoil within her government, "but it's been a great journey that's made the country proud." There is a genuine sense of warmth between this squad and its followers. The apathy of just four years ago — when the 90,000-capacity Wembley Stadium was more than half empty — replaced by a newfound affection for the national team under Southgate. Fans could relate to players like Kane, Trippier and John Stones, who toiled through lower leagues to eventually reach the pinnacle of the game. The coach even became an unlikely fashion icon. "If we have brought joy back home, which I know we have," Southgate said, "that has been worthwhile." Tens of thousands packed into Hyde Park in central London to watch Wednesday's match, roaring in delight and flinging beer in the air when Trippier scored. Thousands more made the journey from England to Russia, packing into the Luzhniki after shunning the group stage. Even after Mario Mandzukic's 109th-minute goal, a young squad was saluted for exceeding expectations with its deep progress in this year's tournament. "They are still maturing and Croatia have some hardened warriors," Southgate said. "They have broken through a number of barriers over the last few weeks. We have made such strides with our supporters." And still they sang , long after the final whistle as midnight approached, about "drinking all your vodka." There are sorrows to drown, but this was not an embarrassment for England. No need to rip up the script that has seen England recover from the humiliation of being denied a place at the 2008 European Championship by Croatia with a coaching blueprint instilled through all age groups winning titles. Champions last year at both the under-17 and under-20 World Cups, collecting the main prize will have to wait at least until 2022. A timepiece at the national team's St. George's Park base has been counting down to the final in Qatar. It was compared to the Doomsday Clock when new leadership took charge at the Football Association. But Southgate has real optimism that his team can hit its peak in the Gulf in four years — from Kane up front to Jordan Pickford in goal. "It's clear to everyone the progress that's been made in terms of the level of performances and the quality of the group," Southgate said. "This is a thoroughly different journey." English soccer has now had its reset moment. The country came to Russia to regain respect. From the ignominy of the failure to win a game at the 2014 World Cup to the meek collapse against Iceland in the round of 16 at Euro 2016. "This team has taken us to a place that we never thought we would ever have imagined we would get," Gary Neville, England's assistant coach during the Euro 2016 campaign, said on British broadcaster ITV. "They have taken the nation with them." For all the playfulness in practice with rubber chickens, splashing around with unicorns in a pool and the sense this was a group of friends having fun on an extended summer vacation, there was always a steely, winning mindset. There should be tinges of regret about falling short at a World Cup where defending champion Germany was eliminated in the group stage, and Argentina, Brazil and Spain fell before the semifinals. England does not appear in semifinals very often. Southgate was in the last one 22 years ago. A post-match news conference after the loss to Croatia looked like the last place he wanted to be. "I'm trying to get the balance right," Southgate said, "of recognizing that tonight was a wonderful opportunity for us and you can't guarantee that those opportunities will ever come again." Football will come home in two years when Wembley Stadium stages seven games, including the semifinals and final, at the 2020 European Championship. Southgate has to find a way to get his team one step further than in Russia. Without just coming oh, so near......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 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

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

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

Filipino designer John Herrera shows collection at the London Fashion Week 2016

Filipino designer John Herrera shows collection at the London Fashion Week 2016.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  pepRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

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

City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream…

City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream fashion designer, FRANCIS LIBIRAN. On this beautifully adorned blush-themed runway inspired by a bridal cake, we showcase Francis’ dreamy pastel collection. Each piece is a timeless creation, exquisitely crafted to make every bride fall in love. #DreamWeddingsAtCOD #cityofdreamsmanila Source link: City of Dreams Manila has collaborated with the renowned and every bride’s dream….....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

LOOK: Juliana Gomez walks the runway at Randy Ortiz ‘milestone’ show

Juliana Gomez, the unica hija of Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez and Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, looked nothing short of radiant as she walked down the runway for Filipino fashion designer Randy Ortiz's milestone show. The fashion-cum-art show "Randy O 30: Homage" was held last Nov. 26 at The Peninsula Manila's Conservatory, and saw the likes of the spawn of seasoned models---children of Wilma Doesnt, Tweetie de Leon Gonzalez, Hans Montenegro, among others---down the catwalk. Juliana was among those who also strutted down the runway and shared the moment on her Instagram on Nov. 27. In her post, she can be seen wearing a black gown and minimal makeup and jewelry as she looked ahead. "...Keep on reading: LOOK: Juliana Gomez walks the runway at Randy Ortiz ‘milestone’ show.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

LOOK: Maymay Entrata graces Arab Fashion Week

MANILA, Philippines – Young actress Maymay Entrata graced the catwalk of the Arab Fashion Week on Wednesday, November 21 as she led models wearing Filipino designer Furne One's creations. Maymay, winner of Pinoy Big Brother Lucky 7, earlier said that she was invited to the casting and had always wanted ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2018

Saoirse Ronan is majestic in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’

  LOS ANGELES---In a fitting nod to her title role in "Mary Queen of Scots," Saoirse Ronan walked into a meeting room at The London Hotel in West Hollywood wearing shoes with Elizabethan ruffles.   "Very queen-like," the young actress quipped as she took off one shoe (the pair was custom made by designer Ada Kokosar) and momentarily displayed it on the table.   Following her 2018 Golden Globe best actress win for "Lady Bird," Saoirse is in top form again in director Josie Rourke's film adaptation of John Guy's book, "Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart." Saoirse is compelling as the iron-willed Mary Stuart who has to deal with seemingly endless ...Keep on reading: Saoirse Ronan is majestic in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Rajo Laurel hopeful Maymay Entrata will wear his design

Rajo Laurel remains patient as he waits for the day Maymay Entrata will walk down the catwalk wearing one of his creations. The fashion designer congratulated Entrata for her participation in the Arab Fashion Week by setting aside a Hello Kitty plush toy along with a handwritten message and sharing a snapshot of the items in a Nov. 20 tweet. Laurel wrote, "Sending you some Hello Kitty love! I know you love Hello Kitty... Still praying that you will one day walk in my fashion(?) show... till then sending you more admiration." Surprised and elated at the unexpected gift, Entrata shared the snapshot on her Instagram Stories on Nov. 20, with a reply. The actress apologized t...Keep on reading: Rajo Laurel hopeful Maymay Entrata will wear his design.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 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

It’s official: Maymay Entrata to walk in Arab Fashion Week 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Maymay Entrata’s modelling dreams are about to come true. The young actress will be walking in the prestigious Arab Fashion Week in Dubai this November. Maymay will be wearing designs from AMATO Couture by designer Furne One. The young actress posted about the news on Instagram, saying, “Isang malaking ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

Federer advances to record-extending 15th ATP Finals semi

By Sam Johnston, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer advanced to the last four of the ATP Finals for a record-extending 15th time with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kevin Anderson on Thursday. Six-time champion Federer needed only a set to advance and produced his best performance at the season-ending tournament to end the round-robin stages with a 2-1 win-loss record. Dominic Thiem's 6-1, 6-4 victory over Kei Nishikori earlier had left Federer with a modest task and ensured that Anderson became the first South African ever to reach the semifinals. Federer looked as if he was about to give up a break advantage for the second time in as many service games when he dropped to 0-40 attempting to close out the opening set at 5-4, but the 20-time Grand Slam champion found his first serve when it mattered most to hold. Anderson hadn't faced a break point in winning his first two matches. Federer, though, broke him twice more in the second set to claim top spot in the group and likely avoid a semifinal meeting with top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Having struggled in an opening loss to Nishikori and relied mainly on his serve when defeating Thiem, Federer finally found some timing with his ground-strokes to apply consistent pressure on Anderson's serve. The previously impenetrable Anderson serve wilted, with two double faults gifting Federer a 4-3 lead. Much to the surprise — and disappointment — of the partisan crowd at the O2 Arena, the Swiss great handed the break straight back with a series of errors. However, Federer steadied himself and made a delicate drop volley to break once more in the following game, before eventually closing out the set to maintain his record of having only missed the semifinals once in 16 appearances at the tournament. Federer lost just four points on serve in the second set. He used a backhand slice to break for 4-3 and the same shot brought up two match points at 3-5, 15-40. Having saved a match point on his way to securing a five-set quarterfinal victory over Federer at Wimbledon, Anderson threatened another comeback as he won a 21-shot rally to get back to deuce, but there was to be no repeat this time. Two more Anderson forehand errors ended the match and Federer won the group by virtue of their head-to-head record. With Djokovic clear favorite to top his group, which concludes Friday, Federer has boosted his chances of avoiding the in-form Serb until the final......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Filipino designer la Coca a finalist in Brisbane Fashion Runway

  Filipino designer la Coca clinched a spot as finalist of Brisbane Fashion Runway's Designer of the Year after presenting six exclusive looks last October 27 in Tivoli, Brisbane.   La Coca's runway look showcased a play on the "classic silhouettes blended with exuberant details, surrealistic dimensions, and lots of volume."   "Filipino creativity and talent in fashion design is truly world class and we are starting to receive a lot of attention in Australia," said Charg d' Affaires Jim Tito B. San Agustin of the Philippine Embassy in Australia in a statement on Monday.   "We are proud to have Ia Coca showcase his fine work at the prestigious ...Keep on reading: Filipino designer la Coca a finalist in Brisbane Fashion Runway.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

Uniqlo launches collaboration with designer Alexander Wang

JAPANESE RETAILER Uniqlo has launched its latest collection of HEATTECH underwear, this time done in collaboration with American fashion designer Alexander Wang......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018

Will Ferrell, Gus Van Sant team up for ‘Prince of Fashion’

On the cusp of his mainstream breakthrough, comic actor Will Ferrell appeared in fashion spoof "Zoolander" as cruel designer Mugatu. Now he's to return to the world of haute couture with acclaimed drama director Gus Van Sant. A2016 GQ articleabout a father and son trip to Paris Fashion Week is being turned into a feature film, courtesy of director Van Sant and lead actor Ferrell. Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon wrote the story after accompanying his son to the fashion mecca festival and, despite being an outsider, experienced the event through his son's enthusiasm, knowledge and celebrity introductions. The article recounted how Chabon's 13-year-old son, Abe,...Keep on reading: Will Ferrell, Gus Van Sant team up for ‘Prince of Fashion’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 11th, 2018