For fashion bloggers, the real show isn't on the catwalk

08 Mar 2015
The catwalk parades at Paris Fashion Week and similar events might steal the global media limelight, but street style on the sidelines is the real star for a group of increasingly influential fashionista bloggers. These amateur snappers...

Fashion school scouts talent in orphanages

05 Feb 2015
 It's in the refugee camps and orphanages of Lebanon that Creative Space Beirut, a fashion school, looks for emerging talent for its three-year program taught by top Lebanese and international designers. Sarah Hermez, 28, founder...

The future is men's fashion, says Italian talent Pompilio

18 Jan 2015
He's wowing fashionistas at Milan Men's Fashion Week, and rising star designer Andrea Pompilio says this is just the beginning, with a host of young labels like his ready to revitalise the menswear industry. Italian-born Pompilio,...

South Africans keep Mandela's memory alive with tattoos

 AFP/File / by Stephanie Findlay | Tattoo artist Tiplo Tsotetsi puts the final touch to a tattoo representing Nelson Mandela and a bridge, on the upper back of Mpumelelo Masinga, at the Black and White Tattoo studio in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 27, 2014
04 Dec 2014
Mpumelelo Masinga takes a deep drag from his cigarette, his hand trembling with apprehension. Masinga is preparing to spend three hours at Black and White Tattoo Studio in Johannesburg getting Nelson Mandela's face tattooed on the...

Supermodel Naomi Campbell launches Ebola fashion pop-up

AFP | British supermodel Naomi Campbell poses as she arrives at the launch of the Fashion For Relief Pop-Up at Westfield in London on November 27, 2014
28 Nov 2014
British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday. Sporting a thick fringe and wearing a plunging grey dress, Campbell showed off party dresses, glittery...

Egyptian nominated for Miss World 2014

2014 Miss World contestant Amina Ashraf
27 Nov 2014
Nineteen-year-old Egyptian Amina Ashraf is contesting in the Miss World 2014 competition scheduled for 14 December in London.   “Currently a student, she would love a career as a travel writer or a retail buyer to satisfy her...

Ugandan designers seek cut of Africa fashion market

AFP/File / by Amy Fallon | Models present creations made of bark cloth material by fashion designer Jose Hendo during the first fashion week show held in Kampala, on November 15, 2014
26 Nov 2014
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda's emerging designers -- using a mix of local craft and global savvy -- are hoping to give them a run for their money. Fashion in the east African...

Beauty, social media power Kardashian sister to fashion fame

by Prune Perromat | By harnessing her natural beauty to the phenomenal power of social media Kendall Jenner (front)is rapidly emerging as the most prominent of a new generation of supermodels
20 Nov 2014
Her elder half-sister Kim Kardashian may have tried to "break the Internet" with a provocative nude photo shoot last week, but Kendall Jenner is taking a more conventional route to fame and fortune. The slender 19-year-old model...

Our Wedding Carnival: a fashion runway to spotlight Egyptian creation

15 Oct 2014
The 2014 Our Wedding Carnival lived up to its reputation as one of the biggest bridal events in Egypt, as hundreds of attendees trickled into Semiramis Intercontinental hotel this past summer to enjoy the latest local creations and go...

The Fashion Runway: Building Egypt’s fashion industry

22 Dec 2013
Egypt has bid farewell to the Fashion Runway Bridal Edition, which was held for the very first time in the Middle East at the luxurious Sofitel al-Gezirah hotel last week.   The two-day event was the largest in recent years, offering...