Marc Jacobs sparkles as NY Fashion Week wraps up

by Jennie MATTHEW | Model Karlie Kloss displays the fashion of Marc Jacobs during New York Fashion Week
17 Sep 2016
Marc Jacobs, the creme de la creme of American designers, brought New York Fashion Week to a glittering finale Thursday, delivering a must-see show starring multi-colored dreadlocks and towering platform boots.   In keeping with the...

London Fashion Week puts brave face on Brexit

Models present creations at the Alexander McQueen catwalk show at London Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2016 in London, Britain February 21, 2016.
17 Sep 2016
British fashion put a brave face on Brexit Friday as it began its first catwalk shows since the vote, citing a surge in sales on the weak pound despite fears that leaving the EU will hit exports and increase costs.   "It might...

History made in New York as one designer shows the first-ever collection to feature hijabs in every look

History made in New York as one designer shows the first-ever collection to feature hijabs in every look
16 Sep 2016
A Muslim designer made history at New York Fashion Week by showing the first-ever collection to feature hijabs in every outfit.   Anniesa Hasibuan, an Indonesian designer, included colorful headscarves in silver, gold and pink in her...

New plastic clothing material could keep people cool

Could a new textile be the key to keeping people living in hot climates cool without using air conditioning? - AFP Relaxnews

05 Sep 2016
American researchers have created a low-cost textile made of a plastic base that could cool the body when woven into clothing.   The engineers suggested in the US journal Science that the textile could become a way to keep people...

'Burkini' bans good for sales: Australian designer

Models clad in burqini swimsuits pose for photos with Australian-Lebanese designer Aheda Zanetti (C) in western Sydney on August 19, 2016. - AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN

29 Aug 2016
Burkini bans in France have boosted sales and interest in the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit, particularly from non-Muslim women, the Australian credited with creating the design said on Tuesday. The burkini has sparked huge controversy in...

Get Jasmine Tooke’s girly summer look

Jasmine Tooke's summery highlights are seen in this selfie posted on her Instragram account. — Picture courtesy of Jasmine Tooke's Instagram account
30 Jul 2016
Brace yourselves for a summer of Instajealously — the fashion world has officially gone on vacation. But as the stars kick back and enjoy the good life, their social media updates are gold for updating your summer beauty look. Today...

Out of fashion: how men could fall off the catwalk

Models display creations by Japanese designer Tsukasa Mikami at the 2016 Fall/Winter collection show
20 Jun 2016
Men are in danger of falling off the catwalk in Europe.  Menswear shows, traditionally held months before the women hit the runways later in the year, are being slowly airbrushed from the fashion industry's calendar and folded...

H&M calls in Caitlyn Jenner and the Swedish Olympic Team for new sportswear line

H&M is Caitlyn Jenner's latest product endorsement. 
18 Jun 2016
H&M has revealed the details of its new sportswear line 'For Every Victory', along with a glimpse of its campaign featuring Caitlyn Jenner.   The high-fashion collection, which was developed in collaboration with the...

Jac Jagaciak joins Frida Gustavsson to front new Nina Ricci fragrance campaign

Jac Jagaciak joins Frida Gustavsson to front new NinaRicci fragrance campaign
11 Jun 2016
TEN years after launching its iconic "Nina" perfume, the Parisian luxury label has a new scent in store, billed as an echo, a reflection of the original, sitting alongside it as a complementary facet. The blonde model Frida...

L’Oréal Paris makeup expert talks Cannes glam

L’Oréal Paris expert make-up artist Karim Rahman. 
15 May 2016
With the Cannes Film Festival in full swing since Wednesday, May 11, all eyes are on the red carpet as stars walk the steps of the Palais des Festivals each evening. While designer dresses usually grab all the attention, beauty looks also...