LAUNCH DAY! BIGGEST NAMES IN FASHION TIED UP IN KNOTS FOR ELEPHANTS

In September Save the Elephants launched a global social media campaign to raise money for the Elephant Crisis Fund called #KnotOnMyPlanet. We co-founded the Elephant Crisis Fund with the Wildlife Conservation Network to support the most innovative and urgent actions by a coalition of organisations dedicated to ending elephant poaching. To date we’ve supported 40 partners in more than 100 projects and have had some great successes, but big challenges remain. In partnership with leaders across the fashion industry, the Clinton Global Initiative, and Tiffany &Co, we have launched the #KnotOnMyPlanet campaign in homage to one of the…

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Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif names Lt Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as new army chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s prime minister on Saturday picked Lieutenant General Qamar Javed Bajwa to replace outgoing army chief Raheel Sharif+ , a popular military leader credited for improving security and driving back Islamist militant groups, his spokesman said. The army chief is arguably the most powerful person in Pakistan, with the military having ruled the country for more than half its 69-year history since independence from Britain. General Bajwa will likely take charge of the world’s sixth-largest army by troop numbers in a formal handover on Tuesday, when General Sharif, who…

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Fashion Election: CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Names 2016 Winners

The votes were tallied — no, not those votes. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund elected its newest winners, Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock of Brock Collection, the recipients of $400,000 and a year of mentorship. The two runners-up were Stirling Barrett of Krewe du Optic and Adam Selman, who received $150,000 each. The announcement came Monday night at the CFDA/VFF’s 13th annual gala held at Spring Studios. Winners and runners-up were chosen by the competition’s judging committee, which included Ken Downing, Mark Holgate, Steven Kolb, Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, Marcus…

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Paris Fashion Week, Day 6: The Big Names Come Out

A handful of big names come out Sunday, for one of the biggest back-to-back days since the start of Paris Fashion Week. And as a bonus, it’s Sunday — so no traffic! Here’s what to look for: Photo Valentino, spring 2016 collection. CreditPatrick Kovarik/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images • A new (and not-so-new) Valentino. Pierpaolo Piccioli is the new creative director of Valentino — and also the old creative director of Valentino. For years, Mr. Piccioli split the job with Maria Grazia Chiuri, with whom he worked for a long…

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