Africa's two-yearly fashion fest in Niger is to feature emerging designers from South Africa and Mozambique at the southern tip of the continent, to stylists from Uganda, Ethiopia and Morocco, organisers said Tuesday, July 17th.
Iran warned that its police will enforce a drive against clothing deemed unIslamic with renewed vigour this month by doubling the number of forces assigned to check up on lax dressing, local media reported.
Ten years to the day after his murder at the age of 51, Italy's fashion capital will pay tribute to Gianni Versace on Sunday, July 15th with a glittering ballet performance at Milan's La Scala opera house.
Efforts to draw up a French fashion industry charter to keep ultra thin models off catwalks, magazines and advertising posters have made no progress since May, when France elected a new government, industry sources said Friday, July 13th.
A notorious Beijing counterfeit-goods emporium has ousted 150 merchants in its latest anti-piracy sweep, state media said Friday, July 13th, but fake goods with foreign brand names remained openly available.
Fifteen models were kicked out of a Rome fashion show late Tuesday, july 10th for being too thin, sparking new debate on anorexia in the fashion industry. "I asked that girls with abnormal measurements shouldn't work ...(and) had to fire 15 who were under (French) size 36 (US size eight)," Raffaella Curiel told reporters.
The $1.5 billion, S-shaped bridge that will link Ningbo and Shanghai is graceful testimony to the huge sums that China is investing in infrastructure to keep raising the potential of the world's fourth-largest economy.