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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We love… six fashion fixes for the week ahead – in pictures

Rainbow collections Kitty Joseph’s joyful Prism collection is semi-bespoke. It’s made to order to reduce waste. The asymmetric gown uses 5m of pleated velvet, printed in a reimagined colour spectrum. From £165 for a Prism top, kittyjoseph.com Pinterest Brass cufflinks Finish your look with tiered cufflinks turned from a solid bar of brass. Alice Made This pieces are created in a factory that specialises in aerospace part production. Also available in steel and rose gold finish. £95, alicemadethis.com Facebook Twitter Pinterest Kinder fashion British brand Smith Webb’s mission statement is:…

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Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer lifts a shopping bag at an Old Navy Inc. store in San Francisco. One takeaway from this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza is that there will be a lot more sweaters and coats under the tree this year. Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing for themselves and for others. It’s a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great…

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Perth Fashion Festival failing to pay invoices, say creatives

WA creatives say the Perth Fashion Festival is failing to pay invoices, but the event’s director has promised they will get their money. People who worked on the Perth Fashion Festival in September and on the Swim+ Resort Series event last weekend have contacted The Sunday Times claiming they have not been paid for their work. But many say they are reluctant to speak publicly because of the insular nature of the WA fashion industry. The Sunday Times has been told this is an ongoing matter with the festival and…

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20th Annual IAC Conference Addresses A Rapidly Changing Fashion Environment

The 20th annual Initiatives in Arts and Culture (IAC) Conference was held Thursday and Friday at the Museum of The City of New York. Founded by Lisa Koenigsberg, IAC’s primary activities are conferences, publications, and exhibitions that take an interdisciplinary approach, considering issues related to fabrication, connoisseurship, cultural patrimony, cultural preservation, and the future of culture. This year the conference featured a “think tank” gathering of leaders, associations, and trendsetter, exploring the fluidity and changes affecting the fashion industry, including how disruptors bring innovation and revolution to the design story….

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Amazon and ASOS quizzed by lawmakers over ‘fast fashion’ sustainability

Bloomberg | Getty Images Completed customer orders sit in a trolley at Asos Plc’s distribution warehouse in Barnsley, U.K. Lawmakers in the U.K. have questioned online “fast fashion” retailers about the impact of their production processes on workers and the environment. Mary Creagh, chair of the U.K. government’s Environmental Audit Committee, wrote to five online-only fashion retailers — including global firms Amazon and ASOS — to request information on areas including staff wages, the life-cycle of the garments sold, and steps being taken to reduce the environmental and social impact…

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The Best Street Style From Lagos Fashion Week

When you’re in Lagos, there’s no such thing as overdressed. Fashion in the Nigerian style capital is fearless: Locals embrace rich color and pattern, out-of-towners attempt to keep up, and the world watches to see what trends will arise next. Each season, as editors and attendees descend on the city to experience the collections, the bar for street fashion is raised just a little higher. You never know what to expect from the guests, whether they’re in full runway looks from luxury houses or one-of-a-kind pieces from under-the-radar talents. A…

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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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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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