S. African model revels in her albinism

Jun 28, 2015

S. African model revels in her albinism

Thando Hopa grew up in the shade, her porcelain skin protected by long sleeves and sunscreen until the day the South African decided to fight prejudice against albinos by becoming a model. Petite and born with an inherited depigmentation of her skin from head ...

Now in: underarm hair for women

Jun 18, 2015

Now in: underarm hair for women

by Leanne Italie

On social media and red carpets, from New York to China, hairy underarms are having a mainstream moment. Women are proudly showing off their growth on Instagram and YouTube, and it is not just Miley Cyrus anymore. Jemima Kirke of “Girls” flashed her fair-colored ...

Versace makes return to Tokyo

Apr 30, 2015

Versace makes return to Tokyo

by Danielle Demetriou

It is a fashion house that has long been the sartorial antithesis of subtle — as reflected in its bold designs, sexy silhouettes, splashes of hot colors and abundance of gold. So it may come as some surprise to learn that the Italian luxury ...

Mar 17, 2015

France likely to pass bill banning super-skinny models

The French government is likely to back a bill banning excessively thin fashion models as well as potentially fining the modelling agency or fashion house that hires them and sending the agents to jail, the health minister said on Monday. Style-conscious France, with its ...

Japan blocked record number of imported fakes in 2014

Mar 4, 2015

Japan blocked record number of imported fakes in 2014

Customs officers intercepted a record 32,060 cases of fakes and other items violating intellectual property rights in 2014, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. The number, which increased 14.0 percent from 2013, marked a record high for the third straight year, the ministry said, adding ...

U.S. court backs family over Bob Marley T-shirts

Feb 22, 2015

U.S. court backs family over Bob Marley T-shirts

A U.S. court has sided with Bob Marley’s family, which sued a company that sold shirts depicting the reggae legend, in a case with potential ramifications for merchandise of other deceased stars. The estate of the Jamaican icon had filed a suit after low-cost ...

Models strut in 'washi' garments to celebrate UNESCO listing

Feb 12, 2015

Models strut in 'washi' garments to celebrate UNESCO listing

A town in Saitama Prefecture known for its “washi” industry has held a fashion show featuring garments made from the traditional handmade paper to celebrate its addition to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List last November. The show Wednesday in the town of Ogawa, co-organized ...

Smith, Pharrell lead Grammys, Perry spotlights domestic abuse

Feb 9, 2015

Smith, Pharrell lead Grammys, Perry spotlights domestic abuse

British soul singer Sam Smith and R&B singer-producer Pharrell Williams led the early winners at Sunday’s Grammy awards, while Katy Perry and President Barack Obama teamed up to take a stand against domestic violence at the music industry’s top awards. Minutes before Perry’s performance ...