America's independent fashion designers embraced by incoming administration
America’s fashion industry, particularly its independent designers, look set to be embraced by the incoming Biden Harris administration, with bold fashion choices making headlines. First Lady Dr Jill Biden wore a purple coat along with matching facemask from Jonathan Cohen, a young luxury ready-to-wear label based in New York, at a send-off...
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Fashion: an artist's canvas in a post-pandemic world
The marriage of art and fashion is not only going strong, it’s renewing its vows. The annals of fashion history are peppered with the biggest names in art: Salvador Dalí sparked the imagination of Schiaparelli in the 30s, Piet Mondrian inspired Yves Saint Laurent in 1965, Louis Vuitton partnered with Takashi Murakami in 2007 and Alexander...
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V&A Museum plans African fashion exhibition for 2022
London’s V&A Museum has announced that its major fashion exhibition opening in 2022 will celebrate the “irresistible creativity, ingenuity and unstoppable global impact of contemporary African fashions”. The exhibition, entitled ‘Africa Fashion’ will be curated by Dr Christine Checinska, the museum’s new curator of African and African Diaspora...
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Alber Elbaz’s AZ Factory partners with Farfetch and Net-a-Porter
Alber Elbaz is making his long-awaited return to fashion as an invited guest member of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode with his joint venture with Richemont, AZ Factory. In a statement, AZ Factory said it will present its first product stories as part of Paris Haute Couture Week on January 26 at 8pm CET, which will then go to...
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Prada drops Chinese TV star amid surrogacy scandal
Luxury fashion house Prada has cut ties with a popular Chinese actress amid claims that she abandoned her children born to surrogates abroad after breaking up with her boyfriend. Surrogacy is illegal in China, where the practice was banned in 2001, but it is not uncommon for wealthy Chinese couples to pay women based abroad large sums to carry...
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Elie Saab drops out of Couture Week
Paris Couture Week will be missing one of its star designers. Elie Saab has decided to drop out of Paris Couture Week due to Lebanon imposing a strict lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. In the interest of protecting his 400 person team, the label’s CEO, Elie Saab Jr., has postponed the collection. “The haute couture collection is...
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