Ferrari launches itself as a lifestyle brand with new luxury fashion line, targeting youth unaware of its automobile legacy
Fashion & Trends

Ferrari launches itself as a lifestyle brand with new luxury fashion line, targeting youth unaware of its automobile legacy

Models walked along the halted production line in a symbolic gesture that underlined the creative interplay between Ferrari’s long lineage of sleek, curved automotive bodies and the fashion line by creative director Rocco Iannone, strong on structured outwear contrasting with fluid, bright printed silks in Ferrari red, Scuderia yellow and electric blue.

How Medieval England's trend for pointy shoes often led to bunions and broken bones
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How Medieval England's trend for pointy shoes often led to bunions and broken bones

The archaeological and the historical record suggests that this new fashion item was widely adopted by England’s medieval society and that, by the late 14th century, almost every type of shoe was at least slightly pointed, even in children.

Christie's to hold sale of creations by designer L’Wren Scott; collection to include pieces worn by Mick Jagger, Penelope Cruz
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Christie's to hold sale of creations by designer L’Wren Scott; collection to include pieces worn by Mick Jagger, Penelope Cruz

Scott was known for her elegant creations in lush fabrics; among her many influential customers was former first lady Michelle Obama.

Scrubs in style: How fashion designers are catering to healthcare workers' needs, tastes by creating medical garments
Arts & Culture

Scrubs in style: How fashion designers are catering to healthcare workers' needs, tastes by creating medical garments

As dress codes are being re-evaluated everywhere, including at financial institutions and schools, why should medical workers be exempt?

As North Korea denunciates skinny jeans, a look at the garment's symbolic importance, political journey over the years
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As North Korea denunciates skinny jeans, a look at the garment's symbolic importance, political journey over the years

Whether banning Western fashion in the Soviet Union or the burqa in France, political control over what we wear has always been controversial. But what is it about skinny jeans that apparently inspires a ban by North Korea today?

Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla and the idea of India: How the designer duo came to embody the nation itself
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Abu Jani, Sandeep Khosla and the idea of India: How the designer duo came to embody the nation itself

Like Saleem and Shiva, the hero and anti-hero of Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children, Abu and Sandeep are both players in and witness to India’s shifting sands.

Milan Men's Fashion Week: Armani, Dolce & Gabbana to be part of mostly digital event
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Milan Men's Fashion Week: Armani, Dolce & Gabbana to be part of mostly digital event

Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana and Etro plan to present live shows with guests during fashion week.

Drones, an Anna Wintour puppet, projections: Inside brands' experiments with tech for fashion weeks
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Drones, an Anna Wintour puppet, projections: Inside brands' experiments with tech for fashion weeks

In 2014, Fendi sent three drones down the runway to film a show. The move created excitement, but also raised concerns related to hyper-surveillance.

The joy of Eurovision fashion: Vegas-style silver, campy aesthetic, and above all, fun, feel-good style
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The joy of Eurovision fashion: Vegas-style silver, campy aesthetic, and above all, fun, feel-good style

Eurovision 2021 opened up the stage to a parade of ridiculous outfits that were nevertheless worn with so much exuberance that it was a great reminder that sometimes just the freedom to express your own taste should be the goal.

Angela Missoni resigns after 24 years as creative director of eponymous Milan fashion house
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Angela Missoni resigns after 24 years as creative director of eponymous Milan fashion house

Design director Alberto Caliri, who has worked alongside Missoni for 15 years, will take over the creative role for an interim.

Valentino announces decision to abandon use of real fur: 'Stance is perfectly in line with values of our company'
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Valentino announces decision to abandon use of real fur: 'Stance is perfectly in line with values of our company'

The decision follows a growing number of big fashion names renouncing the use of animal fur, including Armani, Prada and Gucci.

As sneaker sales spike during lockdown, a look at the footwear's journey from functional to cultural icon
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As sneaker sales spike during lockdown, a look at the footwear's journey from functional to cultural icon

The lucrative sneaker resale market has created a new cult of sneaker enthusiasts who through entrepreneurial spirit are generating significant hype along with personal income.

A confluence of craft: Sujata Keshavan’s Varana wants to dress the world in handmade Indian textiles
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A confluence of craft: Sujata Keshavan’s Varana wants to dress the world in handmade Indian textiles

Varana launched in London’s swishy Mayfair neighbourhood in 2017. It was started by Sujata Keshavan, who previously ran India’s leading graphic design firm Ray + Keshavan.

Appropriated by fashion brands as a 'desert scarf', the keffiyeh remains powerful symbol of Palestinian resistance, solidarity
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Appropriated by fashion brands as a 'desert scarf', the keffiyeh remains powerful symbol of Palestinian resistance, solidarity

As much as fashion brands remove the political edge from powerful cultural symbols, the reality will not allow for it to happen. The keffiyeh will continue to be a reminder to the world that Palestine continues to be unfree. That Palestinians exist, that they resist.

Gucci marks 100 years with exhibit on Alessandro Michele code-breaking
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Gucci marks 100 years with exhibit on Alessandro Michele code-breaking

The exhibition will be reproduced in seven cities, including Shanghai, Tokyo, Sydney and Seoul.

As Bodice turns 10, designer Ruchika Sachdeva shares her approach to luxury and the design process
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As Bodice turns 10, designer Ruchika Sachdeva shares her approach to luxury and the design process

In a country where high-end fashion is largely associated with occasion wear, Sachdeva offers an alternate approach to luxury: stripping off ornamentation to focus on pain-staking construction and harnessing Indian artisanal techniques to create utilitarian, comfortable garments that can be worn forever.

How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts
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How India's small, homegrown fashion brands are stepping up to raise essential funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

From amplifying COVID-relief resources for oxygen, ICU beds, plasma, and medicine on Instagram to donating up to 100 percent of their sales to organisations working on the ground to provide aid to those affected, fashion is positioned to help.

How Rahul Mishra applied his doctrines of mindful luxury to the fully sustainable home he's building in Uttarakhand
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How Rahul Mishra applied his doctrines of mindful luxury to the fully sustainable home he's building in Uttarakhand

What really makes Mishra stand out is his Gandhian philosophy: India belongs in its villages. His high-fashion brand is built on the belief system of supporting villages and their ways of living.

Continuing its rebellion against traditional fashion calendar, Saint Laurent presents winter collection as short film
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Continuing its rebellion against traditional fashion calendar, Saint Laurent presents winter collection as short film

In April 2020, Saint Laurent announced that it would skip Paris fashion week that year. And it has not returned, with its latest winter collection again delivered as an online short film outside of any normal timetable.