An exhibition at Pitti Uomo 96 explores the history of men’s fashion

ince the mid 1990s the curator Olivier Saillard has applied an incisive, dynamic attitude to the way fashion is presented to the public. Ahead of Pitti Uomo’s 30th anniversary, he explores the tradeshow’s role in shaping ideas of masculinity. ‘Romanzo Breve Di Moda Maschile – A Short Novel on Men’s Fashion’, at Palazzo Pitti Museo della Moda e del Costume, is a tribute to Marco Rivetti, president of Pitti Immagine from 1987 to 1995. It was Rivetti who first understood the need to combine fashion and the cultural heritage of Florence. Pitti has continued…

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PepsiCo to build food plant in UP at $70 million

NEW DELHI: PepsiCo India will invest $70 million to build a food manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, the company said on Friday. PepsiCo, the makers of Lay’s chips and Kurkure snacks, said it is part of its efforts to expand capacity in India’s growing packaged foods market. The local arm of the American company also said that it is true to its commitment to invest $2.1 billion in India by 2022, which is part of the $5.5 billion it had promised in November 2013. The announcement comes a day after Prime…

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Rivian debuts R1T at 2019 Overland Expo outdoor and lifestyle meet

This year’s Overland Expo West, held in Fort Tuthill County Park, Flagstaff, AZ, features a pretty unique exhibitor. Amidst the massive modified trucks being showcased at the outdoor adventure event, lies Rivian’s and its R1T pickup truck, outfitted with overlanding equipment. Overlanding, a term that generally relates to the practice of taking an off-road capable vehicle on a camping trip, has become more popular over the years. Typical overlanding trips usually involve a journey that spans days, with drivers taking their modified vehicles to the outdoors and spending a few…

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Lifestyle Creator Chriselle Lim’s Namesake Clothing Line Arrives At Bloomingdale’s

Vlogger-fashion designer Chriselle Lim has just nabbed another major retail outlet for her namesake clothing brand. The line, which launched last September and has just unveiled its second-ever collection for Spring 2019, has rolled out to Bloomingdale’s — including select stores nationwide as well as online. Previously, the Chriselle Lim Collection was sold exclusively online via Nordstrom and Shopbop. The spring collection comprises 28 ready-to-wear pieces — including v-necks, camis, and buttoned dresses — in pastel and neutral tones, with light fabrics and flattering silhouettes, according to Lim. Sizes range from XS to XL, and prices range from $49…

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Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics — testing for disease at home

Leonard Ortiz | Digital First Media | Getty Images Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, speaks to a group of Amazon employees that are veterans during an Amazon Veterans Day celebration, to honor the [email protected], a group of employees who have served in the military and their spouses, in an event outside a hanger at the Long Beach Airport in Long Beach on Monday, November 12, 2018. The event included the unveiling Amazon’s 40th airplane named Valor in honor of the group. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz/Digital First Media/Orange County…

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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Nubia Unveils Its Alpha Wearable Smartphone at IFA 2018, Red Magic Gaming Phone ‘Coming Soon’ to India

Nubia Alpha price and availabliity were not revealed HIGHLIGHTS Nubia Red Magic was launched in China back in April Nubia Alpha is a smartphone that can be worn on your wrist Pricing and specifications of the Alpha are not out yet Nubia at IFA 2018 in Berlin on Friday unveiled the Nubia Alpha wearable smartphone concept on which production will be started in Q4 2018. There is, however, no word on which markets will get the phone first. The company also showcased that the Nubia Red Magic, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer’s latest gaming-focused smartphone, at the…

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How To Make Sensational Gun Powder At Home: A Perfect Recipe For Keeps

I still remember the quizzical look on the waiter’s face when a friend of mine from Delhi requested for some gunpowder to be served at the table. This was a few years ago at a popular South Indian restaurant in Chennai. You will still probably get the same quizzical expression in 2018 in most restaurants in Chennai. This is not a commonly used term in Chennai as it is in many parts of India to describe the traditional spicy powder that makes the perfect accompaniment for idlis, dosas or even…

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Janmashtami 2018: 5 Easy Prasads To Make At Home

Janmashtami is one of the most widely celebrated festivals of the Indian subcontinent, and this year it would be celebrated on 2nd September 2018. Janmashtami marks the birth of Lord Krishna on earth. It is said that Lord Krishna is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Each year, the festival is celebrated with much fervour and enthusiasm to welcome their beloved ‘Nanhe Gopal’ to this world.  Janmashtami has a fond association with food as Lord Krishna loved good food. A lot of prasads are prepared on this pious day. Here…

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New York-style steakhouses are now looking at Japan for expansion, ahead of Olympics

  America is in the midst of an increasingly intense love affair with Japanese beef. Witness Don Wagyu, the new shop in downtown New York devoted exclusively to Japanese beef sandwiches that start at $28. The counter sells around 150 a day, including an average of eight $180 Ozaki “sandos.” But while Japanese diners have enthusiastically embraced Shake Shack, which has grown to nine locations since the first opened in 2015, American steakhouses have been slower to establish themselves. Chains such as Ruth Chris have been in Japan for over…

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