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  • Takada death upends Paris fashion; Givenchy unveils designer

    Paris Fashion Week was upended Sunday by the news of fashion designer Kenzo Takada's death at age 81.
  • Armani rails against baring trends by fellow designers

    MILAN - How much to show and how much not to show, that is the fashion question this season.
  • Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen-Z's influence

    MILAN - The growing influence of Generation Z was clear on the second day of Milan Fashion Week: Emporio Armani unveiled an “upcycled” capsule collection, Dolce&Gabbana filled their front row with teenage champions of the Tic-Tok social media platform. Tailoring was mindful of youthful preferences.
  • Guest models Mirren, Longoria energize L'Oréal fashion show

    PARIS - Armed with a battalion of celebrity ambassadors, L'Oréal took over the historic Paris Mint building to stage a Paris Fashion Week extravaganza. Offerings from Elie Saab, who went 1970s, and Vivienne Westwood, who stylishly towed a line between ethnic and punk, made for a frenetic pace of shows on Saturday.
  • Dior celebrates nature to kick off Paris Fashion Week

    PARIS - The drizzly weather in the French capital didn't rain on Dior's parade as the powerhouse staged the first major show of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday.
  • Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

    MILAN - Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States.
  • Designer Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's global icon, dies in Paris

    PARIS - Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic couturier whose designs at Chanel and Fendi had an unprecedented impact on the entire fashion industry, died Tuesday in Paris, prompting an outpouring of love and admiration for the man whose career spanned six decades.
  • Malaysian ex-PM Najib combative ahead of 1MDB graft trial

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - From appearing in an R&B music video and trolling social media to vilify the new government, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been combative before the start of his graft trial, linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that has battered the country's standing abroad.
  • Economic chill dulls Chinese appetite for some luxury brands

    BEIJING - The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries.
  • Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

    NEW YORK - Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week.

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