January 24, 2020

The LYCRA Company, a global leader in developing innovative solutions for the apparel industry, will showcase the most ground-breaking line up of innovations at ISPO Munich in years. Attendees can learn about new LYCRA® FitSense™ technology, LYCRA® MyFit™ fiber, LYCRA® EcoMade fiber and Planet Agenda, The LYCRA Company’s sustainability platform.

“We are very excited to showcase our latest innovations for activewear, sportswear and athleisure apparel at ISPO,” said Julien Born, President, Apparel, The LYCRA Company. “We look forward to working with brands, and their supply-chains, to create offerings"...

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January 23, 2020

Blow out the pink candles and make a wish—in 2020, Mary Kay Inc. will celebrate milestone anniversaries in some of its most important markets around the globe. The iconic Mary Kay Ash, with humble roots in small town, Texas, founded her namesake brand in 1963. The brand quickly developed into a worldwide phenomenon with millions of independent beauty consultants in nearly 40 countries. While beauty trends come and go, Mary Kay owes its staying power to something that never goes out of style: female empowerment and a greater purpose to do good.

“While our innovative skin care, on-trend color cosmetics, fragrances and body care products"...

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January 21, 2020

He has long been known for his opulent designs, many of which are seen on A-list celebrities. But less is known about what goes into the making of Michael Cinco’s lavish creations: a video posted by the Filipino designer on his Instagram page, featuring seven people transporting a wedding gown for the final fitting, has garnered quite a bit of attention.

The caption of the post reads: “It takes a village just to transport a three-metre couture wedding gown from the studio to the client’s final fitting.”

The sparkling Swarovski-studded gown features"...

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January 20, 2020

It’s the oldest cliche in the book. When women are pregnant, they are expected to look bigger than they usually do, and are accepted as such. However, after giving birth, there are misconceptions that women’s bodies miraculously bounce back to their pre-pregnancy sizes within a few weeks, while many are unaware that breastfeeding can be the cause of wardrobe malfunctions aplenty. Accordingly, most new mums are hardly prepared for the fact their pre-pregnancy wardrobe may be off limits for as many as two years, and that their pregnancy and post-pregnancy wardrobes will require a major makeover.

Maternity bras and swimwear


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January 20, 2020

Against the lapping waves of the Gulf, four chief executive officers greeted a gathering of journalists, retailers, and collectors, welcoming them to the first-ever LVMH Watch Week.

Stephane Bianchi of TAG Heuer (and the head of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE’s watch group) was joined by Ricardo Guadalupe of Hublot, Julien Tornare of Zenith, and Bulgari’s Jean-Christophe Babin on Monday as the four spoke of friendship among the brands and a group identity apart from the mass of watchmakers that will muster together to show new timepieces at the Baselworld watch expo later in the year.


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January 18, 2020

Shoppers enter the Old Navy store in Broomfield, Colorado. — Reuters
NEW YORK: Gap Inc on scrapped its plan to spin-off Old Navy and said it would instead work to stem dropping sales, while fewer discounts during the holiday season helped full-year earnings, sending its shares up about 4 per cent.
The move came as a surprise as just two months ago the company had stuck to its plan to separate despite several analysts calling for the strategy to be canned due to weak sales and the abrupt exit of Chief Executive Officer Art Peck. Peck unveiled the plan in February last year when Old Navy was a bright spot for the company, which was struggling with out-of-fashion apparel at its Gap brand.

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January 15, 2020

Pitti Uomo, the world’s largest menswear trade show and the first big event on the fashion calendar, was held in Italy last week. More than 30,000 visitors from about 50 countries headed to an ancient fortress in Florence to trawl more than 1,200 stalls offering the trendiest and finest in men’s clothing and accessories. But beyond the exhibition halls is a street-style extravaganza where visitors strut and designers showcase their respective vision for men’s fashion this year.

Guys, take your cues from surprising silhouettes, delightful kicks of pattern or any of these dozen looks, as seen on guests at Pitti Uomo, as well"...

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January 13, 2020

Tommy Hilfiger, which is owned by PVH Corp. [NYSE: PVH], announces the six finalists in the 2019 Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Frontier Challenge. Now in its second year, the global program aims to support entrepreneurial start-up and scale-up businesses developing solutions that promote inclusive and positive change in fashion. The selection of finalists is a next step in the journey to identify and champion innovative opportunities that support the advancement of the industry. On February 13, 2020,"...

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January 12, 2020

The 77th Golden Globe Awards got off to a sparkling start on Sunday, January 5, with the who’s who of Hollywood on top of their style game. All the international bigwigs of the design world were represented and, as is increasingly commonplace, so were Middle Eastern designers, in particular those from Lebanon. Elie Saab dressed Game of Thrones actress Rose Leslie in an emerald-green number; Peaky Blinders star Annabelle Wallis stunned in a voluminous ballgown by Zuhair Murad; and The Vampire Diaries star Kat Graham wore a siren red Georges Hobeika.

There’s seldom a red-carpet event any more that doesn’t see celebrities wearing"...

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January 7, 2020

Awards ceremonies are not just a chance for womenswear designers to show off their finest work, oh no.

Tailors and menswear labels alike also have the chance to dress some of Hollywood's most famous names – and while red carpets of the past may have been a sea of black suits, times are changing.

And, judging by the selection at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 5, texture menswear is going to be anything but boring this year.

From a rich green suit worn by Jason"...

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