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.
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An enormous part of a museum's success depends on its curators. At Paris's Palais Galliera fashion museum, curator Alexandre Samson has declared 1997 a year unparalleled in its influence on global fashion. It was the year Jean-Paul Gaultier designed the costumes for Luc Besson’s film "The Fifth Element", Comme des Garçons and Martin Margiela revealed iconic collections and Tom Ford embraced the porno-chic aesthetic at Gucci.
King Charles III marks his official birthday celebrations by riding horseback in a military parade — the first time a monarch has done this in almost 40 years. But what is 'Trooping the Color'?
This year's Tunis Fashion Week took place at the Museum of Carthage, a recent recipient of some hefty funding from the European Union. The setting for the 14th edition was chosen by event founder Anis Montacer. He's launching his own label, Outa, with a collection made from recycled plastic waste.
A Tunisian startup is refurbishing shoes and leather bags by adding a pop of color. Kenenti's aim is to reduce waste and inspire eco-conscious individuals.
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