JANE MCFARLAND’S OCTOBER FASHION ROUNDUP

From trenches with a twist and Danse Lente’s sellout bags to fashion’s power couples, our fashion director on what’s buzzing in the world of fashion this month. This season’s It bag Every blogger worth her salt was carrying a Danse Lente Johnny bag during fashion week, and the London label has since sold out. Nothing whets the appetite of the fashion pack like a waiting list, and the bag is back to order this week. £320; danselente.com Trenches with a twist Black trench, £1,100, and tartan trench, £870, Wanda Nylon; matchesfashion.com Johanna Senyk,…

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Students with disabilities exempted from paying fees in Odisha schools

The Odisha government has decided to exempt fees for students with disabilities, in government and government-aided educational institutions, in order to motivate them for higher education. The secretary to the higher education department has written letters to all higher educational institutions to implement the government’s decision immediately, said Ananta Das, Higher Education Minister. “The differently-able students like blind students who use Braille for studies, hearing impaired and dumb students, orthopaedically handicapped students with disability more than 75 per cent will be exempted from tuition fees and examination and certificate fees…

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Can Paul Andrew Fix Ferragamo’s Fashion Problem?

Well, that was fast. A year after announcing a great fashion experiment — not one but three design directors: a different talent for women’s wear, men’s wear and footwear — and not quite two weeks after a critically savaged ready-to-wear show, Salvatore Ferragamo has decided that maybe a trio of designers for a single brand was one designer too many. As of Thursday, Fulvio Rigoni, the women’s design director, has left the company, and Paul Andrew, formerly design director of footwear, has been named creative director, women’s collections. He now has responsibility for…

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How social media is making luxury fashion available to everyone

A number of shows at London Fashion Week trialled a system where clothes are made available for sale immediately after appearing on the catwalk. Gigi Hadid modelled the outfits she’d collaborated on with designer Tommy Hilfiger in Camden. The brand is one of five which used the “see now, buy now” model. It’s a big change for high fashion brands. They typically take six months to make collections available to buy but social media’s shifted all that. Image captionBella Hadid also walked the Hilfiger show, which was heavy with American…

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Serving Those The Fashion Industry Ignores

Heath Fradkoff Jeff Hansen (left) and Peter Manning design apparel for a cohort of retail consumer with limited options: ‘not so tall’ men. A good rule of thumb for any entrepreneur is to address the needs of those who feel they have been ignored. For Peter Manning, that meant addressing his own. Manning, founder of the eponymous New York-based clothing company, is targeting a clientele he can relate to: the 30 million men in the U.S. whose height does not exceed 5 feet, 8 inches; a demographic ill-served by most…

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Fashion giants LVMH and Kering ban size zero models

FILE PHOTO: A model presents a creation by French designer Lea Peckre as part of her Spring/Summer 2015 women’s ready-to-wear collection during Paris Fashion Week September 23, 2014. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – French fashion companies Kering and LVMH will stop hiring excessively thin models worldwide under a new charter developed in response to continued criticism the industry encourages eating disorders. France banned ultra-thin models under a 2015 law though it only stipulated models needed a doctor’s note attesting to their health based on age, weight and body shape….

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Beautiful Romantic Love and Wedding Quotes to Use As Part of Your Wedding Ceremony

Wedding quotes should be romantic and meaningful. You will want to choose quotes that capture the love between you and your spouse. There are literally hundreds of romantic quotes for a wedding so how do you know which ones to use? When it comes to choosing love quotes for wedding vows and so forth, you want to use something meaningful to your relationship. You should think about why you love your partner and what kind of life you want to build together. You might feel overwhelmed, which is why we…

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Fashion’s Space Race: Why The Spacesuit Is A Huge Future Branding Opportunity For Designers

The mock rocket launch at Chanel’s fall 2017 Paris Fashion Week show (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images) Space travel has long been a source of inspiration to the fashion industry. When the space race between the Soviet Union and the US was underway in the 1960s, it influenced designers including Paco Rabanne, Courrèges and Pierre Cardin into all manner of both sculptural and streamlined looks. High fashion houses since have regularly referenced everything and anything related to the galaxy, the fantasy of its contents and the way in which we…

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Evergreen fashion

Madhu Jain unleashes new possibilities in hand-woven bamboo silk ikat For over a decade, veteran couturier Madhu Jain has been experimenting with bamboo by combining the fibres of the evergreen flowering plant with other existing yarns to create classy women’s wear outfits. An exhibition featuring an eclectic mix of outfits from her maiden collection of bamboo silk ikat was inaugurated at Ogaan in Hauz Khas Village in Delhi by the Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi recently. “For over 15 years I have been experimenting with developing the…

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These Wildly Eccentric—And Influential—Fashion Trends Rocked Woodstock

  “Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levi’s to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages,” William S. Burroughs once opined. If it is difficult to imagine the curmudgeonly Burroughs, patron saint of the beat movement, enjoying himself at a music festival—he was invariably clad in a three-piece suit and a felt Homburg hat—the grumpy old man was nevertheless onto something. The beatniks of the 1950s, with On the Road author Jack Kerouac as their spiritual master, did indeed give rise to that million pair of…

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