Creative directors more involved than ever

04 May 2016
The role of creative director for a fashion house has changed — and it’s no small change. Today’s creative directors are as likely to be concerned by Instagram and store layout as they are by form and fabric.   Some...

Halal makeup: Muslim beauty without the beast

A new US study has shown that switching to more natural cosmetics for just a few days is enough to significantly lower the levels of hormone-disrupting chemicals in teenage girls. 
19 Apr 2016
A bearded imam may have seemed out of place at this week's In-Cosmetics expo in Paris, an annual showcase for the world's leading beauty and personal care products. But Shaikh Ali Achcar's presence points to a growing demand...

A model first: woman with Down Syndrome stars in beauty campaign

11 Apr 2016
Hair care line Beauty & Pin-ups is changing the face of beauty with Katie Meade, the first woman with Down syndrome to star in a beauty campaign. The 32-year old is the face of the company's hair rescue masque called "Fearless...

Kylie Jenner makes a mini movie, brings lip gloss back

Glosses by Kylie Jenner screenshot video
02 Apr 2016
She is queen of the matte lip, but Kylie Jenner has declared gloss back in fashion.   The teen has unveiled a brand new collection of lip glosses to add to her beauty empire Kylie Cosmetics' growing portfolio.   In typically...

How to get the latest beauty look: the bleached brow

Russian model Irina Shayk presents a creation by Givenchy during the 2016-2017 fall/winter ready-to-wear collection on March 6, 2016 in Paris
27 Mar 2016
If there was one overriding beauty trend that dominated the Autumn/Winter 2016 catwalks, it was that of the bleached brow.   No longer, it seems, is the strong, dark, tapered brow brought to us by Cara Delevingne the go-to high...

H&M builds on history with new Conscious Collection

Julia Restoin Roitfeld for the 2016 H&M Conscious Exclusive Collection
20 Mar 2016
April 2016's Conscious Exclusive Collection from H&M aims to honor both sustainable clothing practices as well as a new exhibition at Paris's Museum of Decorative Arts.   "Fashion Forward — 300 Years of Fashion...

Boys in pink: genderless fashion goes big in Japan

Models display creations by Japanese designer Tsukasa Mikami at the 2016 Fall/Winter collection show
16 Mar 2016
No stranger to barrettes, bows and beauty products, Japanese Instagram icon and model Genking is a proud flag bearer for “genderless” fashion in which young men adopt unequivocally feminine styles and challenge traditional...

Willow Smith, 15, becomes new face of Chanel

Singer Willow Smith poses before attending the Chanel Fall/Winter 2016/2017 women's ready-to-wear collection show in Paris, France, today. Smith is now the luxury brand's youngest 'trendsetter'. – Reuters pic, March 9, 2016.
10 Mar 2016
Willow Smith, the 15-year-old daughter of US actor Will Smith, was named Tuesday as an ambassador for French fashion house Chanel.   The actress and singer, who made her screen debut at seven in the 2007 film "I Am Legend"...

Self-heating coat, one giant step for fashion-kind

French label Courreges hails 'an era when the garment will come alive'
04 Mar 2016
On the day an astronaut returned to Earth after 340 days in space, Paris fashion took another small step for mankind.   Behold, the self-heating overcoat.   The French label Courreges announced the dawn of the "new era...

Bold, colorful prints kick off Paris Fashion Week

A model presents a creation by designer Samuel Drira as part of his Fall/Winter 2016/2017 women's ready-to-wear collection show for Nehera in Paris, France, March 1, 2016.
02 Mar 2016
After fashion weeks in New York, London and Milan, Paris stepped onto the seasonal catwalk on Tuesday, with Dutch designer Liselore Frowijn among the first to present her fall collection in the French capital.   Paris, home to world...