Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out as fashion designer after 50 years

Gaultier said his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will be his last. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo/EPA The renowned designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is bowing out from creating clothes after a 50-year career, he has said. But he has told fans not to worry, because he will be turning his hand to other creative projects. While his high-end fashion and perfume business will continue, Gaultier will take a step back from designing garments, he said. The designer tweeted the news in a video post on Friday, saying his next Paris show, on Wednesday, will…

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Former fashion designer to Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her dementia-suffering grandmother to fund her luxury socialite lifestyle

A former fashion designer for Cara and Poppy Delevingne stole £230,000 from her grandmother after she was diagnosed with dementia to fund a life of luxury in Beverley Hills, a court heard. Emily Rosina Evans-Schreiber, 38, only had £40 in her bank account before she started helping herself to grandmother’s finances.  But her mother grew suspicious of her splashing out on trips to Los Angeles, five-star hotels, beauty treatments and designer clothes.  The mother-of-one, of Naseby, Northamptonshire, worked as a private fashion consultant to the Delevingne family in 2016.  She made 42…

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew her alleged murderers quite well. The trio first stabbed the designer,…

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This Saudi Arabian fashion designer makes fitness-friendly abayas

When Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving ended on Sunday, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah’s seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles. The colourful, embroidered jumpsuit abayas they donned stood out among the sea of women wearing similar loose-fitting full-length robes but in the traditional black. Yet no one stopped them. Women in this deeply conservative Muslim kingdom are rapidly gaining more freedom under a reform agenda spearheaded by young Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who wants to transform the economy of the world’s…

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Designer duo Spunky Bruiser turning fast fashion on its head

PHOTO: Designer Christian Olea collecting pieces for Spunky Bruiser’s custom order. (ABC News: Claudia Chiu) RELATED STORY: Australia’s obsession with new clothes hurting the environment RELATED STORY: The home sewers saying no to fast fashion MAP: Sydney 2000 Designers Bex Frost and Christian Olea turn discarded tapestries and other recycled materials into stylish, tailored streetwear for their sustainable clothing label Spunky Bruiser. They trawl Sydney’s op shops picking out pieces to use for their custom-made clothing. “Rather than buying things in bulk, we actually select each piece with purpose,” Bex says. “We try to do everything…

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Luxury designer Manish Arora unveils his cut-price collection with Riva in Dubai

Known for his utterly extravagant runway shows, complete with stellar beauty looks and in recent seasons, a pet Pomeranian, fashion designer Manish Arora has just launched a collaboration exclusive to the Middle East. Joining forces with Riva, a clothing label owned by Kuwaiti fashion company Armada, Arora brings his exuberant vibe to the region with a capsule collection of affordable garments. Arora has been showing at Paris Fashion Week for the past decade – in fact, this year marked his 10th anniversary. As can be expected, his catwalk collections come…

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Fashion designer protests at student graduation

Invercargill fashion designer Lindah Lepou held a public protest outside this year’s Southern Institute of Technology graduation ceremony on Friday claiming she is owed money. However, SIT has said it does did not owe Lepou any money. Lepou claims SIT owes her up to $70,000 in materials for SIT uniforms. For two years Lepou worked in a collaboration to provide internships and SIT provided her a deal to make students’ trade, vet and chef uniforms. READ MORE: A place to call home Her lawyer had been in contact with SIT during the past nine…

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Melania Trump Backlisted by Fashion Designer

What the White House is Talking About: President Obama today heads to Lima, Peru, for the final leg of his last trip abroad as president. In Peru, Obama will participate in the APEC Summit. What the White House Press Corps is Talking About: The David Remnick profile of Obama in the new issue of The New Yorker. Image credit: The New Yorker Lots of pool reports during the final days of the campaign noted the presence of Remnick, who apparently had access to the president in order to prep this…

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Indonesia fashion designer Anniesa Hasibuan goes global

An Indonesian designer has drawn global attention with a collection featuring hijabs combined with glittering gowns and flowing tunics, defying conservative critics in her homeland who say the outfits are not modest enough. When Anniesa Hasibuan showcased her collection at last month’s New York Fashion Week, it was the first time the prestigious annual event saw all the models on the catwalk sporting headscarves. The 30-year-old, who was the first Indonesian to have her own show at the event, won praise from fashion critics around the world, which she said…

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Richard Nicoll: London fashion figures pay tribute to designer after death at 39

Leading figures from the world of fashion today paid tribute to designer Richard Nicoll after he died aged just 39. The chief executive of the British Fashion Council said they were deeply saddened and paid tribute to the “wonderful, kind-hearted and talented” London-born designer. Mr Nicoll grew up in Australia but returned to London to study at Central Saint Martin’s. He worked for the likes of Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs as well as designing a bridal range for top high street retailer Topshop. Tributes: The fashion world have called…

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