Jan 4, 2015

Clothing industry plans new tag to flag premium Japanese goods

The apparel industry plans to attach a special tag to “genuine” Japan-made clothing to differentiate items made with high skill from cheaper products made in China, sources said. “The apparel industry has focused only on selling products cheap. But we hope this move will ...

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

Jan 3, 2015

Luxury fashion takes on fitness technology

by Leanne Italie

Luxury fashion is making inroads in wearable tech as more designers try their hands at developing smart, stylish accessories and clothing aimed at tracking performance and health, or simply making connected lives easier to manage. “We actually think the fashion industry should be in ...

Fashion 2014: bold booty or sheer reveal?

Dec 26, 2014

Fashion 2014: bold booty or sheer reveal?

by Leanne Italie

Skin was definitely in, but was 2014 all about the big, bold booty or a sheer reveal up top? On runways, Marc Jacobs sent up-and-comer Kendall Jenner out during February’s New York Fashion Week with nipples clearly visible under a taupe knit top. Christian ...

Mother insists child supermodel is sheltered from fame

Dec 26, 2014

Mother insists child supermodel is sheltered from fame

Kristina Pimenova has been dubbed “the most beautiful girl in the world,” but her mother says the 8-year-old Russian supermodel is completely ignorant of her worldwide fame. On catwalks since the age of 3, Kristina, who models for Armani and Roberto Cavalli, is famed ...

L.L. Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic 'duck boot'

Dec 5, 2014

L.L. Bean struggles to meet demand for iconic 'duck boot'

Whether due to “lumberjack chic” or old-school utility, demand for L.L. Bean boots is surging — so much so that some customers will have to wait until February to get their holiday purchases. A backlog of 60,000 boot orders could grow to 100,000 by ...

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

Nov 25, 2014

Metrosexuals be gone: Europe is agog for beards

Jakub Marczewski grew a beard six years ago because he was too lazy to shave. Now he finds himself in the middle of a global trend. The 21-year-old got his hair and beard trimmed at a new shop with a hip retro vibe, the ...

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

Oct 25, 2014

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo: packing a punch

by Misha Janette

The womenswear showcased during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo marched to its own beat, with eye-opening collections coming from far-flung ends of the fashion spectrum. From stark minimalism to ’80s idols, the collections delivered a pinata of fashion treats, and since the seasons change faster ...