Young Ethiopian designers inspired by old fabric
30 May 2019 | 6:33 am
At a recent fashion show in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian designers showcased a range of clothes made from "Faaya Aada," a traditional cotton cloth woven by hand.
Models wearing outfits inspired by healthcare professionals walk down the runway as part of a show during the China Fashion Week in Beijing. The 'Heroes in Harm's Way' collection is designed by the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and Dishang Group.
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Models walk the runway with the Eiffel Tower in the background as Yves Saint Laurent's live show returns to the Paris Fashion Week. The live shows follow similiar returns at London, Milan and New York fashion weeks this year, after much of the designer world moved online last year thanks to Covid.
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Dubai's Expo-2020 opens for visitors, during which the United Arab Emirates hopes to welcome about 25 million guests, as it is considered the first universal exhibition held in the Middle East and the largest event globally since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Peter Nygard, one of one of Canada's wealthiest people, could face sex-trafficking charges in the US. Canadian authorities, meanwhile, are now adding separate charges of their own.
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Top Taiwanese designers showcase their spring-summer collection at the opening show of Taipei Fashion Week. The event is organised and sponsored by the government to help promote local designers.
Last performance dress among Amy Winehouse memorabilia on display in NYC before Beverly Hills auction
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