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29 May
In just a couple of decades, collaborations have opened up a world of possibilities for the world of fashion, with consumers now attuned to the letter X that indicates the marriage of two brands. High-profile collaborations include Prada x Raf Simons and Gucci x Balenciaga, but younger labels are also getting in on the action, as we've seen with La Draft Paris x Apnée. Commercial success is often a given, but the best fusions happen when the brands involved have a shared vision. We take a closer look.
23 May
He was exuberant, creative and undeniably eccentric. But he was also fundamentally curious – and loved nothing more than asking questions. Designer and stylist Alber Elbaz worked at Guy Laroche and Saint Laurent before going on to be creative director at Lanvin for 14 years. In January 2021, he launched his latest project, AZ Factory – the fruit of his desire to democratise fashion. He passed away just a few months later, aged 59, after contracting Covid-19. We take a look back at his legacy.
1 May
Fifteen year-old Esohe Ozigbo is part of a group of youth that take part in community clean-ups, tree planting programs, and ''trashion shows'' in Lagos.
19 Apr
Barbara Blanchard is a business owner on a mission. Her belief in the importance not only of diversity but also inclusion infuses everything she does. In the 1990s she helped put on a groundbreaking fashion show with Lamine Kouyaté, founder of the label Xuly Bët, casting 100 Black models at a time when diversity simply wasn't on the industry's radar. Today, she offers diversity training to companies, while also working as a talent agent and running a fashion label devoted to women's football. We went to meet this exceptional woman.
17 Apr
Designer Rana Bacaloni says the arts products and decorations she creates aim to help Muslim Americans feel they "belong" in the US during the Muslim holiday Ramadan. Jomana Siddiqui, an influencer and creator of ModernEID, says she seeks to create products "her generation" can use.
17 Apr
Barbara Blanchard is a business owner on a mission. Her belief in the importance not only of diversity but also inclusion infuses everything she does. In the 1990s she helped put on a groundbreaking fashion show with Lamine Kouyaté, founder of the label Xuly Bët, casting 100 Black models at a time when diversity simply wasn't on the industry's radar. Today, she offers diversity training to companies, while also working as a talent agent and running a fashion label devoted to women's football. We went to meet this exceptional woman.
10 Apr
Worried about reports of rising domestic violence during lockdown, Polish teen Krysia Paszko came up with a website which on the surface looks like a cosmetics shop, but actually is a virtual helpline offering victims covert help. With families cooped up together under stress, one abuse hotline saw a 50% hike in calls during Poland’s first lockdown. But despite helping hundreds of people and winning 10,000-euro ($12,000) EU award for the page, Paszko says there is a long way to go to safeguard victims.
10 Apr
Young Cape Verde entrepreneur Edmara Cunha uses her artistic flair to give the traditional ragdoll a new look — and her business acumen to help pay for her studies.
9 Apr
Mrs. World has been freed after being charged with intimidation and assault after a fight with the winner of the Mrs. Sri Lanka beauty pageant. Divorcees are ineligible to compete, she had argued.
9 Apr
Sri Lankan Mrs. World released on bail following chaos at Sri Lankan beauty pageant
2 Apr
The pandemic has transformed way we consume and experience fashion. The latest Paris Fashion Week was entirely digital. For the first time in the event's history, proceedings kicked off with the work of students from the Paris-based French Institute of Fashion (IFM), who see their creations through the prism of cultural and political significance. Meanwhile in Johannesburg, South African designer Thebe Magugu is dedicated to reviving the "blaxploitation" cultural movement of the 1970s.
30 Mar
A growing number of international brands are facing a backlash in China over their support for Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang Province. H&M, Nike, Adidas and Burberry are among the fashion labels to say they will no longer use cotton from the region, because of concerns about forced labour there. Allyson Stewart-Allen of International Marketing Partners says customers and employees are increasingly calling on companies to take a stand on social and environmental issues. Also in the show: traffic begins flowing through the Suez Canal after a week-long blockage.

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