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 ...

Hours of preparation make perfect for model Rei Hamada

Oct 23, 2014

Hours of preparation make perfect for model Rei Hamada

Plumes of hair spray create a suffocating cloud over a group of fashion models waiting to be beautified in a room overlooking Tokyo’s trendy Shibuya district. A full eight hours before Rei Hamada is set to grace the catwalk at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo ...

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

Oct 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably ...

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Oct 19, 2014

Gehry's Vuitton art museum to set sail in Paris

Billowing sails of glass will join the Eiffel Tower and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart as permanent fixtures of the Paris skyline this month when the new Louis Vuitton contemporary art museum, designed by Frank Gehry, opens to the public. Thirteen years in ...

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

Sep 4, 2014

Acid attack photo shoot gets India's attention

A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims to disfigure or blind them, often because ...

Aug 22, 2014

New fashion trends look to squeeze out skinny pants

by Selina Wang

It shouldn’t be hard to kill skinny jeans. After all, women love and loathe them in equal measure. Three years ago, clothing merchants tried to snuff out the trend with flares. Now, chains — from mass market Gap Inc. to luxury-leaning Bloomingdale’s — are ...