Why high fashion Is Important to the U.K. economy
14 September 2018 | 5:13 am
Stephanie Phair, chair at British Fashion Council and chief strategy officer at Farfetch, discusses the effects of Brexit on the U.K. high fashion industry and what luxury brands mean to the nation's economy.
17 Jul 2022
This year's ready-to-wear winter collections are all about love and seduction: the delicate balance between what's shown and what isn't. Vaquera has found inspiration in the iconic black latex jumpsuit worn by Maggie Cheung in the 1996 film "Irma Vep" directed by Olivier Assayas. Victor Weinsanto, meanwhile, showcases an extravagant corset-and-cape look for "Emily in Paris" star Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu. Finally, the Love Brings Love exhibition offers a moving homage to late iconic designer Alber Elbaz.
23 Jul 2022
Victoria Beckham and Zimmermann are joining the official calendar of Paris Fashion Week next season, along with nine other labels.
After a five-month, around-the-world odyssey, 17-year-old Mack Rutherford landed in Bulgaria. In doing so, he enters the record books as the youngest pilot to chart a course around the globe.
Boris Johnson is soon to leave Downing Street for the last time. According to a recent Ipsos survey, the British public rank him as the country's worst performing postwar leader. Johnson will be forever remembered as one of the men behind Brexit and as a PM who attended illegal parties at Downing Street during lockdown. But some Conservatives are already nostalgic for the leader they affectionately call "Boris". FRANCE 24's Julien Sauvaget and Clovis Casali report from across the UK on Johnson's divisive legacy.
We look at the front pages of the UK's main newspapers as Liz Truss takes over from Boris Johnson as British prime minister. Many of the Conservative-supporting papers focus on Truss's message that she will "deliver" as the country reels from a series of crises. One tabloid, the Daily Star, calls this the "end of an error", referring to Johnson's hapless hold on power. Another tabloid, the Labour-supporting Daily Mirror, dismisses Truss's leadership victory as just the "same old Tories".
In spite of their difficult colonial past, India and Pakistan had a cordial relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. She is seen as a monarch who pursued the policy of "noninterference" during her 70-year-reign as queen.
Briton Sanjay Shah is accused of running a scheme to make double tax reclaims in Denmark worth $1.7 billion. The so-called Cum-Ex scandal has been investigated for years in several European countries.
Started by former model Valérie Ka, the Africa Fashion Up contest highlights African talent and puts the continent’s social and economic priorities centre stage. This year’s winners hail from Ivory Coast, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya and Congo Brazzaville and will be mentored by Balenciaga and France's HEC Paris Business School. The Grand Prix was shared between South Africa's energetic Jacques Bam and laid-back Kenyan designer Muyishime Edi Patrick. We take a closer look.
"The most sustainable garment is one you keep for the rest of your life." Livia Firth, co-founder and creative director of Eco-Age, says the fashion industry has been turned upside down by the #fastfashion business, but that consumers and designers can reverse the trend. "The world has been addicted to consuming, like we've been addicted to sugar. We now have to wean ourselves [off that trend] and understand that it's not necessary to constantly change our wardrobe. In the long term you actually save a lot of money," she tells FRANCE 24.
From Balmain's "music festival" runway show featuring iconic pop star Cher, to all eyes on the collection of Jean-Paul Gaultier's protégé Victor Weinsanto, FRANCE 24's Jennifer Ben Brahim brings us the highlights from Paris Fashion Week's spring/summer 2023 collections.
Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us more about the 33rd edition of the Dinard Film Festival, in which all three prizes went to the same movie: "Emily", a new take on Emily Brontë. But first, we look at a video of leading French actresses cutting their hair in a show of solidarity with Iranian women, who have been protesting over the death in custody of Mahsa Amini.
British Vogue has marked the death of the Queen by releasing a special cover in royal purple. The November issue of the fashion magazine will be blank apart from the words Her Majesty The Queen and the dates 1926-2022.
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France has received a request from the Burkinabe military junta to withdraw its troops from the Sahel country and will do so within a month. The success of the counterterrorism operation has been limited, experts say.
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New Delhi has banned sharing links and clips to a BBC film about Prime Minister Modi. Now universities are cracking down on students trying to screen it.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges. Finally, faced with about 15,000 tonnes of "e-waste" dumped in landfills every year, Rwanda is focusing more resources on recycling old smartphones.
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The former US president had been blocked from the social media platforms since the January 6, 2021 insurrection. Meta said it was taking measures to prevent "repeat offenders" from violating its rules.
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The Rwandan government says it had to take "defensive measures" after a Congolese combat plane violated its airspace. The Democratic Republic of Congo says the incident amounts to an "act of war."
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Russia's repeated assaults on Ukraine's energy grid has forced many cities to roll out power cuts to save energy. In the capital Kyiv, city authorities have restricted public lighting at night - with serious consequences for people out on the streets.