In 3 Looks, Alia Bhatt Shows That She Owns The Desi Look

Fresh off the success of her movie Raazi and now shooting for her upcoming movie Kalank, Alia Bhatt has a lot going on for her. Of course, we haven’t forgotten the rumours of her dating Ranbir Kapoor but we are still processing that one. And through all this, Alia still finds time for things like an outing with Ranbir and family, chilling with friends. Oh, and more than enough time to give us some serious style goals. But really, what else is new? From the girl who Sonam Kapoor on Koffee With Karan once said…

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V&A launches Quant appeal for exhibition on 60s fashion pioneer

 Models wearing Mary Quant designs in 1967. Photograph: Keystone-France/Thames & Hudson The demure Peter Pan collars and teeny tiny skirts, wet-look plastic dresses and hot pants, see-through raincoats and paper patterns offering the dream of designer fashion at pocket-money prices will be celebrated in an exhibition at the V&A museum next year on the work of Dame Mary Quant, the designer whose name became synonymous with the swinging 60s. Quant’s clothes made international headlines when they were worn by the supermodels of the day including Jean Shrimpton, Pattie Boyd, Cilla…

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McQueen directors: ‘Fashion creates icons, then isolates them’

Cutting room … Alexander McQueen in a still from the documentary. Photograph: Tribeca Film Festival Before there was Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen, the chic, highly finessed and now financially successful fashion label, there was the Alexander McQueen of its namesake that – as this touching new documentary tells it – could barely sustain the creative dysfunction its creator and his companions wrought upon it. The man at its core, we know, killed himself aged just 40. What story is left to tell? McQueen left behind five distinct silhouettes, or reimaginings for the…

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Southeast Europe targets luxury brands’ fast fashion catchup

ROUSSE, Bulgaria/PRAGUE (Reuters) – Miglena Hristova’s factory near the Danube is among a growing number in southeastern Europe positioning themselves to help top brands adjust to faster fashion cycles. Women work in the “MIK-BG” garment factory in Rousse, Bulgaria January 22, 2018. Picture taken January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov Bulgaria, Romania and other countries in the Balkan region have established a foothold in the luxury market and fashion houses from Paris and Milan are quietly building a bigger presence as they feed demand for a quicker turnover of styles. More…

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How the effect of Meghan Markle’s fashion sense may move the market

It seems as if everyone wants to know what Meghan Markle is wearing. The 36-year-old American actress, who’s set to marry Britian’s Prince Harry on Saturday, has quickly morphed into a fashion icon. Nowadays, almost every time a photographer snaps a photo of her, the outfit she’s wearing sells out, according to one observer. Fashionistas have dubbed it the “Meghan effect.” “We’ve seen it again and again; anything she’s worn sells out within hours,” Josh Duboff, senior writer for Vanity Fair covering entertainment and culture, told CNBC. “Brands have noted kind of immediate effects in terms of…

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Royal wedding fashion: Amal Clooney is a ray of sunshine in yellow Stella McCartney

Amal Clooney, you are our sunshine. Our fashion sunshine. (Photo: Gareth Fuller, AP) Even though she was on the Long Walk instead of a red carpet, Amal Clooney, fresh off the best-dressed list at the Met Gala, scored style points again at the royal wedding. She popped in a canary-yellow Stella McCartney dress with an asymmetrical train. And this being a royal wedding, of course, there was a matching hat involved: in her case, a wide-brimmed hat with a bit of yellow netting at the front. As for her husband, George sported a…

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How the effect of Meghan Markle’s fashion sense may move the market

Toby Melville | Reuters Britain’s Prince Harry poses with Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace, London, Britain, November 27, 2017. It seems as if everyone wants to know what Meghan Markle is wearing. The 36-year-old American actress, who’s set to marry Britian’s Prince Harry on Saturday, has quickly morphed into a fashion icon. Nowadays, almost every time a photographer snaps a photo of her, the outfit she’s wearing sells out, according to one observer. Fashionistas have dubbed it the “Meghan effect.” “We’ve seen it again and again; anything she’s worn sells out within hours,”…

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Eastern fashion is moving in the right direction

Situationist A/W 2018 ocated on the crossroads of Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is gaining reputation as an up-and-coming travel destination, but still remains an undiscovered gem in terms of contemporary culture. This ancient country in the Caucasus was part of the Soviet Union for most of the 20th century, followed by the turbulent 90s that saw civil wars and economic crisis. The memories of the post-Soviet transition are still fresh, but today Georgia is heading towards global integration, with its heritage redefined as a valuable cultural currency. With new…

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Has Catholicism Earned This “Fashion” Moment?

Back in February, Donatella Versace, Anna Wintour, and more of fashion’s elite arrived in Rome to join Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, president of the Catholic Church’s Council for Culture, in offering the media a glimpse at a selection of vestments, headdresses, and ecclesiastical accessories that will be featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s upcoming exhibit, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” The launch of the exhibit marks the annual, celebrity-packed Met Gala. The New York Times’ reporting of the preview noted that Wintour’s red and black outfit matched the color scheme of Cardinal Ravasi’s…

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The Biggest Trend in Fashion May Be Getting Rid of Your Fashion

Cameron Silver, wearing an Alexander McQueen jacket.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times Forget fringe and feathers; forget saying no to fur. It is possible that the biggest trend in fashion is about to become getting rid of all of your … fashion. Next week Cameron Silver — the founder of the Los Angeles vintage store Decades, famous male peacock, fashion director of H by Halston and its QVC face — will use his store and website, decadesinc.com, to sell off 400 pieces of his own wardrobe collected over the last 35 years….

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