Pride and pique as Louboutin takes Pakistan chappal global
26 April 2019 | 3:08 pm
Famed for luxury red-soled stilettos, French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has taken inspiration for a new sandal from Pakistan's tribal frontier, sparking claims of cultural appropriation along with grins from grizzled Pakistani cobblers.
12 Mar 2020
In this edition of Across Africa we take you to eastern Ethiopia where refugees from kenya's Kakuma camp are finally coming home motivated by recent political and economic reforms. We also head to Angola where the country is tempting more lovers of its romantic Kizomba dance. Finally, we speak to Thebe Magugu, South African designer and 2019 LVMH prize winner as he exhibits for the first time at Paris Fashion week.
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Hand-washing to combat the spread of coronavirus is the order of the day, but it's an unaffordable luxury for millions in war-ravaged Yemen where clean water is dangerously scarce.
2 May 2020
The king of Thailand is enjoying life at a luxury hotel in Germany, while his subjects back home are suffering under coronavirus. But criticizing the monarchy is outlawed, despite the king's "embarrassing" behavior.
26 May 2020
Unsurprisingly, classic French label Chanel is the most popular designer brand on the red carpet at Cannes. France's premiere film festival is also where we can expect to see masterful new designs from fashion houses including Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad, and Georges Hobeika.
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Fahim Saleh, the entrepreneur who founded Gokada, has been murdered in his luxury New York City apartment. Police detectives in New York disclosed that Saleh's body was found decapitated and dismembered with an electric saw.
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Baffled by the origins of Burberry jacket she can't remember buying, Chen Rui concedes it was time to call in the experts to manage her out of control luxury wardrobe.
15 Jan 2021
To mark the anniversary of Coco Chanel's death on January 10, 1971, fashion expert Jessica Michault and Eve Jackson take a look at the French designer's greatest styles, the fashion empire she created and her not-so fashionable links with the Nazis.
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Belgischer Designer eröffnet digitale Fashion Week
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Sales of premium "pata negra" dry-cured hams, the "caviar" of Spanish charcuterie, have suffered as restaurants and hotels have closed and celebratory events where it is usually eaten have dwindled due to the pandemic. And that has pushed down the value of the 13,000 Iberico pigs raised each year in the sparsely-populated region of Extremadura in southwestern Spain.
8 Mar 2021
In South Africa, a luxury railway route links coastal Cape Town with the interior capital city Pretoria. The trip, completed across two days aboard the so called 'Blue Train', is renowned for its opulence and 5-star service. Previously, it was primarily accessible to overseas tourists. But now, after significantly lowering the prices, more South Africans have been taking the trip, after international tourism declined due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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At the National Museum of Korea in Seoul, models showcase creations designed by Park Youn-hee during a pre-recording for the 2021 Fall/Winter Seoul Fashion Week, which is to be held online this year due to the pandemic.
2 Apr 2021
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.
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