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Five things to know about Versace

The fashion giant is reportedly being sold to Michael Kors

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Milan men’s fashion week shows its feminine side

Italian fashion houses Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna kicked off Men’s Fashion Week in Milan on Friday with a rather feminine feel. After London Men’s Fashion Week wrapped up on Monday, Milan picked up the reins, with 28 ready-to-wear shows to reveal the Spring-Summer 2019 lines. But the women are muscling in to Milan men’s…

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For beauty contest, age is not an issue for Brazilian seniors

Brazilian Rosalia Pereira had two reasons to celebrate Thursday: her miraculously rekindled true love 40 years to the day after their first date and being crowned Sao Paulo’s senior beauty queen. “Today is even more special because of this,” the 62-year-old said after winning the beauty contest, which aims to give the elderly a bit…

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Sports abayas turning into new normal for Saudi women

JEDDAH: Colourful and oozing defiance, a sports-friendly version of the abaya gown was once considered a symbol of cultural rebellion in conservative Saudi Arabia, but it is fast becoming the new normal. Pictures of female athletes running in the garb in the Red Sea city of Jeddah went viral last month, setting off a new…

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British fashion house Burberry appoints new chairman

LONDON: British fashion house Burberry on Friday appointed Gerry Murphy, currently chairman of Tate & Lyle, as its new chairman, completing a series of changes at the top of the company in the past year. Murphy, who is also chairman of Blackstone Group International Partners LLP, Blackstone’s principal European entity, will take up the role…

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UK designer Christopher Raeburn transforms the unexpected

After a childhood building tree houses and robots, British designer Christopher Raeburn has made a career out of transforming unusual materials — including parachutes — into clothes ready for the catwalk. More than a decade since graduating from London’s prestigious Royal College of Art, Raeburn has made a name for himself with streetwear fit for…

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Story of courage: Disabled autistic boy becomes designer

CERNOSICE: The toy cars, double-deckers, stuffed toys and pillows on his bed are meticulously ordered into neat rows, but Matej Hosek still inspects his room with a frown, looking for shortcomings. He pushes one car back by a millimetre with satisfaction, then opens a folder with dozens of transport maps he has drawn as part…

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Fawad Khan reveals future plans

Riding on a wave of consecutive successes in cinematic world, Actor Fawad Khan unveiled his future plans indicating he is weighing options to enter the television world once again.  Talking to Naya Din anchorperson Ali Arif, he said he is making plans also to embark into the production world. Watch what else he said.

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This child wrote to Zara, asking to model for their boy’s section

NEWS DESK: A seven-year-old girl has written to Zara asking to model for their boy’s section because she thinks girls should be encouraged to wear the range too, reported The Independent. Seven-year-old Eliza Brichto sent a handwritten letter to the fashion retailer offering to model for them and explained that she’s their number one fan….

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Ten fashion takeaways from New York Fashion Week

NEW YORK: New York Fashion Week wrapped Wednesday with more departures in the offing, a striking taste for demure hemlines and empowerment dressing for women in a post Harvey Weinstein, MeToo world. As the global style bandwagon shifts to Europe, with London Fashion Week kicking off on Thursday before moving onto Milan and Paris, here…

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Exhibition of needlework bridal dresses held in Islamabad

The old fancywork of embroidery including needlecraft of Kora, Dubka, and Hammerwork is still popular. The latest needlework designs of bridal dresses continue to enthrall the fashion-savvy women. Watch the video report on exhibition of bridal dresses in Islamabad.

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Most people are pronouncing Versace wrong

NEWS DESK: Donatella Versace just revealed to Vogue that much of the fashion industry, and the world, has been pronouncing her last name, and brand, incorrectly, reported The Independent. The Italian designer discussed the faux pas during an episode of Vogue’s “73 questions,” after she was asked what Italian word she wishes English speakers would stop…

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Here’s everything you should know about mineral make-up

NEWS DESK: Navigating the world of beauty can feel like a minefield at times, especially when it comes to grasping the laundry list of explicatory terms products are stamped with, reported The Independent. One of which being mineral make-up. If you’re aware of it, it’s likely that you associate mineral make-up with cakey, chalky foundations…

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Here’s why teeny-tiny sunglasses are officially in

NEWS DESK: They might not be entirely practical in terms of UV protection but teeny-tiny sunglasses are officially in, reported The Independent. Summer is a way off yet but time in preparation is never wasted – especially when it comes to snapping up the hottest trends straight off the catwalk. And, as rapper-turned-fashion designer Kanye…

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Kendall Jenner sparks anger for wearing fur coat

NEWS DESK: Kendall Jenner has sparked outrage for wearing what looked like a fur coat during Milan Fashion Week, reported The Independent. The reality TV star, who was recently crowned the world’s highest-paid model, prompted a backlash after she appeared on the DSquared2 catwalk on Sunday with the gigantic jacket covering a satin print dress….

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Paris fashion house breaks 112-year record with huge turnout

PARIS: More than 700,000 people flocked to a record-breaking Paris exhibition dedicated to the Christian Dior French fashion house, its organisers said Monday. The six-month-long show which ended on Sunday was the most popular ever held at the city’s Museum of Decorative Arts, with visitors queuing for an average of four hours to see some…

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Shocked mother hits out at fashion brand for sexist washing instructions

NEWS DESK: A shocked mother has hit out at fast-fashion brand Missguided after discovering washing instructions inside her daughter’s hat that suggest “mum will do the washing”, reported The Independent. Sian Robson, 52, from Ashford, Kent, was shown the sexist label by her 13-year-old daughter, Caitlin, and has since called the brand out on Twitter…

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New York Fashion Week extends to 10 days in February

NEW YORK: New York Fashion Week will morph into a 10-day style fest next February, with a men’s event being tagged onto the front of the flagship women’s shows, organizers confirmed Wednesday. Men’s fashion week will “abut the women’s schedule” in a bid to streamline the international fashion schedule, the Council of Fashion Designers of…

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Here is how Lahori youth get tattoo

Tattoo is increasingly becoming a fad with the new generation in Lahore. The youths are overly inclined to get tattoo on their bodies. However, the substandard equipment are being used for the service in return for only Rs.50 by roadside. Know more from Zarmina Khan.

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Fairies, brides in black descend on Arab Fashion Week

DUBAI: Fairies, brides in black and hand-knit dolls take the runway in Dubai this week for the fifth Arab Fashion Week, a five-day affair focussed on instantly available “ready couture” and pre-collections. At the opening shows Wednesday night, ballgowns and evening gowns appeared in full force, with Lebanese designer Saher Dia showcasing a collection inspired…

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Teenager with Down’s Syndrome set to make catwalk debut

NEWS DESK: A teenager with Down’s Syndrome is set to make her catwalk debut at Belfast Fashion Week, reported The Independent. Kate Grant, from Cookstown in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, hit the spotlight when her mother Deirdre posted an image of her on Facebook. Here, she explained her daughter’s desire to work in the fashion…

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