Winter menswear 2022-23: An ode to activism, architecture and artistry
31 January 2022 | 3:24 pm
Without a doubt, Louis Vuitton's collection was this year's most hotly anticipated runway show. It was dedicated to the late Virgil Abloh, the label's visionary creative director, who died of cancer in November 2021 at just 41. Covid-19 meant programming was a little lighter than usual, but a host of young labels also managed to put on shows: EgonLab, Georges Wendell and Lukhanyo Mdingi made a particularly good impression, while Kim Jones at Dior Homme put on one of the most beautiful shows of his career. FRANCE 24 takes you to the catwalks at Paris Fashion Week.
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What's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a border? It may be the infamous border wall in the United States, the barbed wire fencing used in several European countries, or simple border posts with armed guards - all used to keep migrants out. The vast majority of the world's borders are actually relatively nondescript, often even beautiful. That's what photographer Valerio Vincenzo reveals in his photography book borderline. He joined Erin Ogunkeye on Perspective.
4 Mar 2022
Sheltering in their homes in Kyiv and Baryshivka, Ganna from the Dakh Daughters cabaret troupe and rapper Alyona Alyona speak to us about the cultural sector's role amid the war in Ukraine. The Dakh Daughters' participation in an upcoming theatre production in France is now hanging in the balance; Ganna tells us why the all-female punk cabaret has always dealt with politics and current events in their performances. And as one of the only rappers to write and perform in her mother tongue, Alyona Alyona explains how her Ukrainian cultural identity has become an important facet of her music.
6 Mar 2022
Malawian activist Gloria Majiga-Kamoto's efforts helped push the country's government to enforce a ban on thin plastics in 2019. And she hasn't stopped there. Improving national waste management is next on her agenda.
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Narendra Modi set lofty climate goals at the COP26 climate conference. But his government has also watered down India's environmental rules, used protected lands for industrial purposes and stifled environmentalists, including 23-year-old Disha Ravi. In 2019 she launched the Indian wing of Fridays For Future, the movement inspired by Greta Thunberg. She was also arrested in 2021 for sedition and conspiracy over a document connected to India's farmer protests. She joins us on Perspective.
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In Uganda, septuagenarian conservationist Tom Mboijana maintains a private forest and has gone to court to reduce pollution caused by road construction.
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Rising homelessness is a worldwide problem that has been exacerbated by the pandemic. An exhibition in Hamburg is looking at how to deal with the crisis.
A new trend? Fashion houses like Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Yves Saint Laurent now want the architecture of their buildings to represent their work. Rudy Ricciotti designed Chanel’s new headquarters in Paris.
From Ben Affleck starring alongside Matt Damon and Viola Davis in Nike's Air Jordan origin story "Air", to French favourite Leila Bekhti's new film "Loving Memories" and the 50th screen adaptation of French author Alexandre Dumas's 1844 novel "The Three Musketeers" with Vincent Cassel, Romain Duris and Eva Green, Eve Jackson brings you the latest movie news.
Deja Foxx, 23, has just been awarded the Global Citizen Prize for her activism on women's reproductive rights. Deja first came to prominence at just 15 years old, when she challenged a Republican senator in Arizona over the right for women to have free access to birth control pills. Since then, she has worked as the youngest ever strategist and influencer on the election campaign of US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Of all the Renaissance-era castles that adorn France's Loire Valley, the Château de Chenonceau is perhaps the most refined. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it attracts almost a million French and foreign tourists every year. This success keeps a hundred employees busy at Chenonceau: ensuring the safety of the premises, restoring works of art and composing the bouquets that decorate the corridors. FRANCE 24 takes you behind the scenes of this beautiful château.
Africa's shrinking space for press freedom and a growing mistrust in state institutions are pushing some journalists into activism.
LGBTQ activists are trying to counter the conservative narrative that suggests homosexuality has no place in Muslim culture. There's plenty of evidence in regional history that says otherwise.
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The Netherlands has announced the closure of the Groningen gas field, where extraction has been blamed for earthquakes that have severely damaged homes and other nearby buildings. Also in this edition: the UK awards its top defence firm a £4 billion contract to build nuclear submarines, and Chinese craft brewers celebrate the lifting of tariffs on Australian barley.
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From Thailand to Mallorca, local ecosystems have suffered under the weight of mass tourism. Can visitor number limits and sustainable practices help restore the balance?
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Madrid is hosting a conference with climate leaders before COP28 in Dubai, as the European Union races to firm up a plan to cut harmful emissions.
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France declares war on bedbugs—and so far the bedbugs are winning. Paris is at war with bedbugs. A rash of bedbug sightings across France is causing paranoia among travelers and becoming a sore spot for the government as Paris prepares to host the Olympics next year.