Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Jun 15, 2016

Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets, underwear and T-shirts. Now the 17-nation, 1,734-store retailer is on a quest to beat Western ...

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

Jun 7, 2016

'Toile de Jouy, Printed Textiles from France'

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June 14-July 31 The French term “toile de jouy” translates as the “cloth from Jouy-en-Josas,” a chintz-producing town in the south-west suburbs of Paris, and it refers to a specific style of textile that was used for both clothing and furnishings. These monochromatic printed ...

Bollywood actress to shoot Japan calendar to boost tourism

Apr 9, 2016

Bollywood actress to shoot Japan calendar to boost tourism

Bollywood actress Evelyn Sharma said Friday that she, along with Miss World Japan 2015, Chika Naka-gawa, will appear in a 2017 calendar featuring photos taken at tourist sites around the nation as part of a project to attract more Indian tourists to Japan. In ...

Stitches in time make fashion sublime

Mar 29, 2016

Stitches in time make fashion sublime

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All artistic practices inevitably borrow from the past, but fashion, in particular, seems to revel in revivals. Whether skillfully appropriated or brazenly duplicated, the familiar frequently finds its way back to the runway, be it in 1940s wide pants, ’50s flared skirts, ’60s babydoll ...

Boys in pink: Tapping the 'genderless' fashion market

Mar 18, 2016

Boys in pink: Tapping the 'genderless' fashion market

No stranger to barrettes, bows and beauty products, Instagram icon and model Genking is a proud flag bearer for “genderless” fashion in which young men adopt unequivocally feminine styles and challenge traditional norms. Although women around the world have taken to menswear in droves ...