French brand features face of Egyptian actor as theme for their collection

Monday, 19 March 2018

A french brand has featured a character played by Egyptian actor Mohammad Ramadan as its theme for their new collection. 'Artfully' unveiled jackets with pictures showing the face of Refaie el-Desouki, a role Ramadan played in his series “Al-Ostora,” aka ‘The Legend.’ It quickly emerged as one of the most watched TV series in Ramadan 2016. Al-Ostora's popularity became a social phenomenon with many young people imitating the look of El-Desouki. Ramadan tweeted some of ...

Finding the courage to live your life, your way

Monday, 19 March 2018

I was ten years old when I looked into the mirror one day after being bullied at school and said to myself “You’re too plain and there’s nothing special about you. You’re not gonna amount to much.” With an incredibly warm family, who has embraced me at my best and at my worst, I now find it difficult to link the source of these poisonous thoughts to some random bullying. It was deeply rooted in my subconscious mind because I remember having this conversation with ...

Givenchy, tower of French fashion and tailor to the stars, dies at 91

Monday, 12 March 2018

French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, an aristocrat who founded the house of Givenchy in the 1950s, becoming famous for dressing the likes of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Grace Kelly, has died at the age of 91, the Givenchy label said on Monday.A commanding presence in fashion from the moment he presented his first collection in Paris at the age of 24, Givenchy became synonymous with elegance and an insouciant glamor. He designed the black dress Audrey Hepburn wore in “Breakfast at ...

France’s Macron mingles with fashion royalty in bid to woo designers

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Nowhere is fashion a bigger business than in France - and President Emmanuel Macron intends to keep it that way.Designers from France’s Jean Paul Gaultier to Lebanon’s Elie Saab descended on the Elysee Palace for dinner on Monday, as Macron sought to further boost one of the country’s most profitable sectors with an appeal to brands from far and wide.The gala, coinciding with Paris Fashion Week, was the latest effort by 40-year-old Macron, who came to power last May, to try and ...

WATCH: Ugly Models, an agency of extraordinary ‘characters’

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Long necks, large chins, flapping ears, crooked noses: welcome to Ugly Models, a London modelling agency of a different stripe, where imperfections are celebrated. Fashion Week opens in the British capital Friday, and among the legions of models strutting down the catwalk, several will come from Ugly. They make eye-catching additions to the perfectly honed or androgynous models that typically feature at fashion's annual showcase in London. "It's celebrating diversity really and it's ...

Gigi Hadid reveals details about her disease after being called ‘too skinny’

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

American-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid was forced to talk more about her autoimmune disease after being called “too skinny” by critics.In 2016 Hadid announced that she was suffering Hashimoto, an autoimmune condition in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own tissues and is more common in women than men.Hashimoto's is an incurable disease and causes a litany of unpleasant symptom, but it must be treated as it can lead to other health problems.She recently ...

Carolina Herrera to bow out as chief designer of her fashion label

Saturday, 10 February 2018

It was another goodbye for New York Fashion Week on Friday with the announcement that Carolina Herrera, queen of elegance and favorite of US first ladies, is stepping down as chief designer of her eponymous label.The Venezuelan-born 79-year-old said she had appointed US designer Wes Gordon to take over as creative director after she takes the bow at her fall/winter 2018 fashion show at the Museum of Modern Art in Manhattan on Monday.But if she's waving goodbye to the runway, she insisted in an ...

WATCH: African catwalk models step into the spotlight

Saturday, 20 January 2018

At this modelling agency in Abidjan, trainees pay 23 euros a month to learn how to strut their stuff. It's an investment they hope will pay off. Fatim Sidime, director of modeling agency in Ivory Coast, said "Today, with all this excitement and the whole revolution around African fashion, you have models who might have two or three shows a month, and we know they'll be paid more than the minimum wage for them. That means that they're probably getting around double the pay of the average ...

After ‘monkey hoodie’ scandal, H&M hires diversity leader

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Swedish low-cost fashion brand H&M says it has appointed a diversity leader after having been accused of racism over an ad showing a black child dressed in a hoodie reading “coolest monkey in the jungle.”H&M said late Tuesday on its Facebook page that the group’s “commitment to addressing diversity and inclusiveness is genuine, therefore we have appointed a global leader, in this area, to drive our work forward.”The Stockholm-based company reiterated that ...

The 10 best looks from Dubai Modest Fashion Week

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

It was only a matter of time before it arrived here. Following the hugely successful Istanbul Modest Fashion Week in 2016, followed by London Modest Fashion Week last April, Dubai Modest Fashion Week (DMFW) finally made its debut this month – although it actually took place over two days at the Burj Park, and not across a whole week as the name suggests. Attended by hundreds of influencers, emerging and established brands and buyers, the event showcased a number of collections by rising ...

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