Hunt for Shoppers: Luxury Brands Raising Stakes on Instagram
2019-06-07 16:10:35 UTC
PARIS (Reuters) - Big-spending luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are splashing out on everything from dance-fuelled fashion shows to teams of advisers as they target social media platforms in the hunt for young shoppers.
Without the entry barriers of magazine advertisi...
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw
2017-12-03 08:06:38 UTC
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year’s World Cup in Russia were given navigable paths to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain having reason to feel reasonably optimistic after Friday’s draw.
<blockquote><h2>2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Final Draw</h2>...
Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
By Giulia Segreti | MILAN
Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.
As with his Emporio line, shown on Friday, the designer brought to life his creation...
Gone With The Wind: Dress worn by Vivien Leigh sold for $137,000
2015-04-19 04:31:43 UTC
(Reuters) - A gray and black dress worn by Vivien Leigh in her role as Scarlett O'Hara in the classic 1939 film "Gone with the Wind" sold for $137,000 at an auction in California on Saturday.
The outfit, featuring black appliques, was one of more than 150 items from the film up for auction by ...
Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
2015-04-03 18:32:13 UTC
(Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday.
The move by France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, comes afte...
New fashion museum exhibit documents Lauren Bacall
2015-03-14 07:38:06 UTC
New York (AP) – On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as “The Look,” but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as “studied carelessness.”
Now, more than six months after her death, student curators at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology ha...
Fashion designers Dolce & Gabbana sentenced to 18 months prison for tax fraud
2014-05-04 07:57:42 UTC
AN Italian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a tax fraud conviction for Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the founders of the world-famous fashion label Dolce & Gabbana, sentencing them to a suspended 18-month jail term.
The designers stood accused of failing to pay tax on income of $277 milli...
London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy
2014-03-19 07:49:00 UTC
LONDON (AP) — There's London. And then there's the rest of the U.K.
A tale of two Britains has increasingly emerged since the Great Recession. While the government trumpets the country's recovery from the financial crisis and its status as the world's fastest-growing developed economy, the rhe...
Back to the Future fashion: this season's big trend
2014-03-14 07:20:39 UTC
That the film Back to the Future is being cited as a key fashion inspiration this season, just shy of 29 years since it was released, will come as no surprise to any fans of the film or, indeed, of fashion. The fashion industry has always been fond of rehashing – sorry, I mean paying homage to – ...
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern China, according to Lagerfeld and the Sociedade de Jog...
Mary Quant's Miniskirt Changed the World
2014-02-11 07:03:10 UTC
<h3>'A mini-skirt was a way of rebelling': British stylist Mary Quant, who will soon celebrate her 80th birthday, is credited with inventing the above-the-knee skirt that has become a wardrobe staple. Coco Chanel may have said they were 'just awful,' but the mini-skirt revolution kicked off in th...
Wang lures fashionistas to Brooklyn Navy Yard
2014-02-09 20:45:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — There are hip fashion shows. And then there are fashion shows that seek nothing less than to redefine just how hip a fashion show can be.
How else to describe a designer who can get crowds of the most discerning fashionistas to leave Manhattan on a frigid Saturday night in Febr...
Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
2014-01-22 10:03:55 UTC
Here are some key moments:
CHANEL'S COUTURE SPORTS CLUB
It was not your run-of-the-mill Paris sports club. It was Chanel haute couture.
At Karl Lagerfeld's dazzling "Cambon Club" show, he boldly mixed the couture designs associated with Coco Chanel's fashion empire at 31 rue Cambon, with...
Growing trend for 2014: Orchid as top color
2013-12-05 06:25:58 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.
It follows this year's pick of emerald green.
Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a color-wheel contrast to green, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive direct...
Forevermark Reveals Iconic Image for New Diamond Collection
2013-11-21 20:04:12 UTC
Forevermark developed an iconic image, which will be used in national advertising campaigns in print and online, to target affluent consumers and introduce the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection.
The iconic image (pictured) was created to illustrate what Forevermark considers to be a ...
Luxury jewelers, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels Open at Americana Manhasset
2013-11-09 11:47:26 UTC
IBEX Construction completed the Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier boutiques at the Americana Manhasset Mall on Long Island, New York in time for the luxury jewelers to open ahead of the Christmas season. Callison designed the two new jewelry boutiques.
Van Cleef & Arpels opened recently as part...
Milan fashion week celebrates homegrown creativity
2013-09-20 04:19:13 UTC
MILAN (AP) — Milan is seeking to reclaim its fashion pre-eminence with a re-energized fashion week not only through strong messages from the runways but concrete acts of to enhance the city's prestige.
Fendi unveiled a new flagship store on via Montenapoleone, Kate Moss was on hand to launch a...
Simple looks are deceiving at NY Fashion Week
2013-09-07 23:31:20 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The simple things can be the hardest to do in fashion, because you have to do them well.
Take the white shirt. Designers Peter Som and Max Azria both said a plain white button-down shirt is their favorite thing to see on a woman, and versions of it have been on nearly every cat...
Designer calls for a halt to fashion week's celebrity circus
2013-09-03 06:50:57 UTC
Oscar de la Renta halves his guest list for show in New York as critics say too many poseurs crowd the runways.
Some of America's most prominent fashionistas are calling time on the overcrowding, demand for endless "newness" and general hoopla that has become an obsession in the industry.
Burberry showcases latest menswear in London
2013-06-18 17:22:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British luxury brand Burberry has showcased its latest menswear designs in London after a decade in Milan.
The move brings the brand's menswear division in line with its more profitable womenswear branch, which has led the London Fashion Week circuit for the past few seasons.
Prominent pavilions at the Venice Biennale
2013-06-02 05:20:07 UTC
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The 55th Venice Biennale, the world's most prestigious art fair, features national pavilions from 88 countries, 10 presenting work for the first time — including the Vatican. No official theme ties together the pavilions, but several ideas are emerging as favorites, inc...
Milan prosecutor seeks jail time for Dolce,Gabbana
2013-05-29 17:30:19 UTC
MILAN (AP) — A Milan prosecutor is seeking a 2 year and six month sentence against the designing duo Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for failing to declare 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) in income to tax authorities.
Prosecutor Gaetano Ruta told a court during closing arguments Wednesday ...
Over There is now Over Here
2013-05-28 05:48:15 UTC
San Francisco (DiaalNews) — In the wake of the unthinkable tragedy that was the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a tragedy nearly equal to the WorldTrade Center in scope of death and far more sinister because it was entirely preventable, we western shoppers are obliged to think about the proper r...
Ralph Lauren's 4Q profit rises 35 pct
2013-05-24 04:48:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Ralph Lauren Corp. reported a 35 percent increase in fourth-quarter profit as the luxury retailer benefited from lower cotton prices and cost controls.
But the seller of Polo and other brands saw its stock fall Thursday because its revenue fell below Wall Street expectations ...
Dior presents cruise fashions amid stars in Monaco
2013-05-20 04:28:03 UTC
MONACO (AP) — The glittering star power of Cannes migrated up the coast to Monaco for front-row seats at Dior's colorful, sexy cruise fashion show.
With the Mediterranean Sea the picturesque backdrop, Dior showcased its 2014 collection on Saturday night. It was a wet, cold and generally ...