Fruity fashion: 7 of the best lemon-print pieces on the high street

When life gives you lemons… wear them. That’s our motto this season, because the shops are bursting with gorgeous citrus prints right now. Make a bold lemon dress the star of a summer outfit, adding a straw bag and espadrilles for a chic Fifties-inspired look. Many of these zesty designs have a retro vibe to them, but if you want to take the trend and give it a modern edge, try a lemon motif skirt paired with an oversized tee and sporty sandals. Or if floaty frocks aren’t your thing,…

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Fashion retailer Select set to collapse into administration

Select’s £15.5m losses in the 18 months to December come at a time when high street retailers face rising costs and falling sales. Photograph: Dinendra Haria/Rex/Shutterstock The fashion retailer Select is set to collapse into administration on Wednesday, putting 2,000 jobs at risk. The loss-making fashion chain, which has 180 stores, has been struggling for several years and its expected failure comes just a year after it resorted to a company voluntary arrangement, a form of insolvency, to cut its rent bill in order to stay in business. Quantuma, the…

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Top Fashion Trends for summer 2019

Now, when the weather is changing, you should also plan some creative & trendy alteration to your wardrobe as per top fashion trends for summer, 2019. A lot of online fashion web portals are bringing a sparkling and chic collection by which you can flaunt your fashion in an affordable manner along with several deals & offers. And when you are a fashionista and love online shopping, you should definitely try to make a purchase from renowned fashion websites from where you can easily get offers, for example, Myntra Offers. Such kind of offers does not make…

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Indian fashion has local, global retailers ‘mesmerised’: Walmart

NEW DELHI: On his latest visit to India earlier this month, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon expressed his bullishness not on the retailing behemoth’s global bread-andbutter business of grocery but on fashion. He was reportedly “mesmerised” the way fashion is performing at Flipkart and Myntra and wanted it to be the focused category in India for growth and profitability, according to people familiar with the matter. Walmart last year snapped up India’s largest e-commerce enterprise Flipkart Group for $16 billion. Analysts said the idea behind the buyout was to push Walmart’s expertise in every-day-low-price daily items in India like…

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How Indian fashion goes back to its roots

Designers embrace their heritage.(Sabyasachi/Instagram) April 18 is observed as World Heritage Day each year to celebrate and promote the cultural heritage across the world, thanks to the efforts of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). And heritage is something which is having a moment of sorts in Indian fashion too. Over the last few years, several India design houses have attempted to create a sensorial impact with their powerful take on the bridal trends thus taking us back to our roots. Designers have recreated a parallel universe, which…

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Sizing up gender-fluid fashion: When skirts and saris are not just for women

Indian brand Anaam helps create gender-fluid and inclusive fashion. (Photo: Mail Today) Sales staff would often redirect Sumiran Kabir Sharma to the men’s section when he ventured into the women’s section for clothes to suit his taste and petite frame. As someone who does not identify with the gender assigned to him at birth, shopping became tricky. So, when he set up his own clothing brand, he chose to make it gender fluid. Today, Anaam is among the clutch of Indian fashion brands set up to create gender-fluid and inclusive…

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Fashion Trust Arabia Spotlights the Visionary Fashion Voices of the Middle East and North Africa

Krikor Jabotian Photo: Courtesy of Krikor Jabotian Whatever it was that magnetized a vast troupe of international fashion people to converge on Qatar for Fashion Trust Arabia, curiosity had to be at the top of everyone’s list. The events around the inauguration of the National Museum of Qatar in Doha were as high on royal ceremony, glamour, and celebrity as could be expected from a Gulf country as wealthy as this. What couldn’t be anticipated was the window that was opened on the vibrant energy and social activism of young…

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Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 promotes eco-friendly fashion

Models wear costumes designed by Musa Widyatmodjo at the opening ceremony of Indonesia Fashion Week 2019 at the Jakarta Convention Center, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama) The Association of Indonesian Fashion Designers and Entrepreneurs (APPMI), the organizer of the ongoing Indonesia Fashion Week (IFW) 2019, has announced its commitment to promoting sustainability in the industry by supporting eco-friendly fashion. “We recognize the importance of business sustainability and are excited to support the United Nations Alliance for Sustainable Fashion,” designer and IFW 2019 president and founder Poppy Dharsono said. IFW in explaining…

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Pick your style from these fashion predictions for 2019

The year 2018 saw the rise of an oxymoron – ugly fashion (Style trend: This year, fashion wants to be ugly). The year’s over and hopefully, so is the trend. In 2019, many roads may lead to sustainability. The ‘woke’ and the ‘desi cool’ are likely to stick with organic, eco-friendly options. There are some more detailed predictions to sweat over below. Select what suits you. Year of powdery pastels 2019 will see Pantone’s colour ‘Living Coral’ dominate fashion dynamics. The cross shade between orange and pink derives its inspiration…

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Red Fort’s first fashion show celebrates India’s artisans

To celebrate India’s rich textile legacy and to honour those who have contributed to the promotion of handloom and craft, the Ministry of Textiles came up with a special event on Saturday, Artisan Speak, which happened to be the first fashion event to be held in the premises of the Red Fort. The event was hosted by the Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani and it brought together award-winning artisans from different parts of the country. Six designers from the fashion fraternity, who are known for their work in Indian handloom – Rahul Mishra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Gaurang…

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