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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

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

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

London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home

LONDON (AP) --- Victoria Beckham has brought her fashion brand home to London Fashion Week for the first time to mark a decade in the business. The former Spice Girl celebrated the brand she built up with a glamorous catwalk show early Sunday in an elegant gallery next door to her store in London's tony Mayfair district. The collection features some of her signature looks and greatest hits including masculine tailoring, wide leg and slim flare trousers and fluid, minimal backless gowns. After the show, Beckham kissed and hugged her husband, retired soccer star David Beckham, and her children, who sat among the guests and gave them a thumbs up.KM RELATED STORIES: Brig...Keep on reading: London Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham brings it home.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 16th, 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

Tom Ford kicks off New York Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week opened with a bang with a masterclass from Tom Ford, A-list models oozing subdued sophistication in neutral palettes with Tom Hanks and break-out rom-com star Henry Golding front row. The US city kicks off a month-long fashion merry-go-round in which editors, celebrities and influencers descend first on the Big Apple before jetting off to fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris. Everyone from the biggest names in the industry to fresh-out-of-college hopefuls will pack a frenetic schedule from Thursday to Sept. 12 as the Big Apple wilts under a late summer heatwave. Ford took a chill pill --- opening the spring/summer 2019 season by sending down the run...Keep on reading: Tom Ford kicks off New York Fashion Week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

LeBron James says in Kaepernick reference: I stand with Nike

By JOCELYN NOVECK, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Clutching his young daughter in his arms, LeBron James said he stands with Nike, a clear reference to the company's Colin Kaepernick ad campaign. The basketball superstar — and new Los Angeles Laker — made the remarks as he received an award Tuesday for both his style and his philanthropy from Harlem's Fashion Row. The fashion collective partnered with Nike for the New York event, both a fashion show and an awards ceremony that focused on diversity in the fashion world. The evening culminated in the reveal of the latest LeBron James Nike basketball shoe: a women's sneaker designed by three female African-American designers and inspired by strong African-American women. In emotional remarks, James paid tribute to the three women in his life — his mother, wife and 3-year-old daughter, Zhuri. He noted how his mother had raised him alone, and given him "a sense of pride, a sense of strength, a sense of no worry." "Because of you, Gloria James, I'm able to be in a position today where I can give back and showcase why I believe African-American women are the most powerful women in the world." The NBA star, who was wearing one of his favored shrunken-fit shorts suits by designer Thom Browne, called his daughter "my rock." "People always told me if you ever have a girl, she'll change you," said James, who also has two sons. "I was like, nobody's changing me, I'm a man." But she did, he said. "Not only did she change me, she's made me a better person," James said. "A more dedicated person, a stronger person, I guess a more sensitive person." Closing his remarks, he said he stood "for anybody who believes in change." He added: "I stand with Nike, all day, every day." Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, unveiled his first ad of the new campaign Monday. "Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything," it said. The new endorsement deal has sparked vigorous debate, with some fans expressing displeasure over the apparel giant's support of a player known for starting a wave of protests among NFL players against police brutality, racial inequality and other social issues. Some angry fans were even burning and cutting out the signature swoosh logos on their gear — and posting the results on social media. But Kaepernick and his Nike campaign, which marks the 30th anniversary of Nike's "Just Do It," received plenty of support from the fashion world in attendance Tuesday. Bethann Hardison, an activist for diversity in fashion and a former supermodel who was also honored by Harlem's Row, said she was happy with Nike's move. "It's such a divided situation in our world right now," she said of the negative reaction by some fans. "But I'm such a huge, huge, wholehearted supporter of Colin that I'm very proud that someone understands what he's done and (is giving) him some kudos." Prominent African-American designer Tracy Reese said she loved the new Nike campaign. "It was tastefully done," she said. "And really, this is the time to stand up for what you believe in. Colin Kaepernick has done that and I think that we need to follow his example and really go where the heart leads, instead of where everybody expects you to go." Also honored at the ceremony were Harlem streetwear designer Dapper Dan and stylist Jason Rembert. A fashion show highlighted the work of designers Kimberly Goldson, Undra Duncan and Fe Noel, who together helped create the new shoe......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 6th, 2018

Mourinho enters calm spell as Man United wins 2-0 at Burnley

LONDON (AP) — After the furor that followed straight Premier League defeats for Manchester United, Jose Mourinho's team produced a routine 2-0 victory over Burnley on Sunday. Romelu Lukaku's first-half double put United in control before the second half briefly took a dramatic turn when Burnley goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Paul Pogba's penalty kick and substitute Marcus Rashford was sent off for violent conduct only 11 minutes after coming on. "Even with 10 men for 15 minutes the team was the team that had the chances to score," Mourinho said. "We are all very happy that the boys can go for their international week with the feeling (of winning)." Tottenham, which set alarm bells ringing at Old Trafford by winning 3-0 there six days ago, was unable to carry that momentum to Watford, which came from behind to secure a 2-1 victory at Vicarage Road. Watford has won all four of its Premier League games and joins Liverpool and Chelsea with a maximum total of 12 points at the top of the table. Arsenal, meanwhile, joined United on six points as it secured a first away victory under Unai Emery with an entertaining 3-2 win at newly promoted Cardiff. After storming out of his news conference following United's defeat to Tottenham, demanding "respect, respect" from the media, Mourinho was much calmer ahead of his side's trip to Burnley, and the approach may have brought rewards on the field. Mourinho will have been especially pleased by United's improved defensive performance as it claimed a first clean sheet of the league season. Both the Portuguese and his squad will enter the international break with confidence that United's worst Premier League start for 26 years is firmly behind them. SMALL DRAMAS The only dramas for United this time concerned Pogba's penalty miss and Rashford's red card, but Mourinho wasn't critical of either. After Rashford was fouled in the box, Pogba — who has already scored two penalties this season — had his spot kick saved by Hart. "I never blame a player for missing penalties," Mourinho told BBC Sport. "I blame the ones who refuse to go up there. Paul's scored some good ones for us." The frustration of the penalty miss appeared to affect Rashford more than Pogba and within a minute of the miss the England striker had been sent off. Burnley defender Phil Bardsley tackled Rashford before kicking him in the aftermath of the challenge. Rashford attempted to take matters into his own hands, pushing his forehead into Bardsley's face, and was sent off. "I would say it was naive," Mourinho said. "It was a kid and a very experienced man. Bardsley's been in the game for 20 years and Marcus is a naive boy." SPURS STUNNED With Tottenham having taken the headlines last round with a statement victory over Manchester United, some seemed to forget that both teams held perfect records as Spurs made the short trip to face Watford on Sunday. By the end, there was only one perfect record to talk about — Watford's. The win for Javi Gracia's team was made all the more impressive by the fact Spurs took the lead shortly after halftime, as Abdoulaye Doucoure found his own net as he attempted to clear Lucas Moura's cross. The usually reliable Spurs defense would have been confident of seeing out victory from there, but was undone in the simplest fashion. Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart both headed in set pieces in the space of seven minutes to turn the match around and keep Watford level with Liverpool and Chelsea at the top of the table. GUNNERS DUO STRIKE It's still early days in Emery's reign as Arsenal manager, but Sunday's win at Cardiff may prove a pivotal moment for the Spaniard. For the first time this season he opted to include both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in his starting lineup and was rewarded with a first away victory in the Premier League. While there are still major defensive concerns for Arsenal, the play of the strike duo suggests Emery has a combination that will cause problems for any defense. Shkodran Mustafi gave Arsenal an early lead before Victor Camarasa leveled with Cardiff's first goal of the season in first-half stoppage time. Aubameyang struck after the break as Lacazette flicked the ball into his path, allowing the Gabon forward to find the bottom corner from outside the box. However, Arsenal was pegged back once more as Danny Ward headed the home side level with 20 minutes remaining. Not to be denied, the inspired Lacazette hit an unstoppable effort in at the near post with nine minutes remaining to finally see off Cardiff, which is still looking for a first win of the season......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

Robotic models set to storm catwalk in London

Image: webphotographeer/Istock.com via AFP Relaxnews Could robots be the supermodels of the future? Robotics company OhmniLabs has teamed up with two fashion houses to test out the concept in the r.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Asian Games: PH golfer Yuka Saso wins gold medal in dramatic fashion

Philippine bet Yuka Saso delivered the country’s second gold medal after conquering the women’s individual golf competition in the 2018 Asian Games Sunday at Pondok Indah Golf and Country Club in Jakarta. Saso flourished in the crucial stages, delivering on an eagle in the 18th hole to finish with a -13 overall score after 18… link: Asian Games: PH golfer Yuka Saso wins gold medal in dramatic fashion.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Fiber Fashion shines the spotlight on Ilonggo designers

By: Bombette G. Marin THE Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair on August 24-26, 2018 at SM City Iloilo Northwing, will feature the following designers: DARYL AMAR. The Leon-based designer is known for his elegant designs. In his second year as featured designer for the annual Indigenous Fiber Fashion Fair, Amar will present his collections for Prima in […] The post Fiber Fashion shines the spotlight on Ilonggo designers appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 23rd, 2018

Ellen DeGeneres turns fashion designer for Walmart

Ellen DeGeneres has teamed up with the retail giant on EV1, a womenswear line that is set to make its debut on Sept. 10. Further pieces will be released seasonally. Featuring "nearly 60 items," the series will span denim separates, t-shirts, footwear and accessories priced at $30 or less, and available in an inclusive range of sizes. "Adorableness," said DeGeneres of her latest project in a statement. "Is that a word? The biggest inspiration was actually inclusiveness. That's definitely a word. EV1 promotes kindness and love and diversity. We wanted it to appeal and be available to as many people as possible. Plus, it really is adorable." "Designed to be effortlessly stylish...Keep on reading: Ellen DeGeneres turns fashion designer for Walmart.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 16th, 2018

An olfactory affair

Renowned French fashion designer Thierry Mugler recently introduced his newest fragrance called “Aura Mugler.”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 9th, 2018