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  • In fashion: The fashion week jungle

    Great fashion, in essence, needs to be more than just a race to the top...

    It is true that the business of fashion can only be viable if it generates revenue but does financial success signify the death of creativity?It is a question that perpetually sprang to mind during Fashion Pakistan Week’s (FPW) Winter/Festive ’15...

  • In fashion: Five reasons to celebrate Pakistani fashion (in Dubai)

    It was all played out at the Madinat Arena Ballroom with a fashion installation featuring innovative techniques of display and lighting to further accentuate the cuts and structure...

    While the Dubai exhibition remains a far cry from similar attempts in Pakistan and no parallels can be drawn between both, Pakistan did manage to stand out head and shoulders above the rest of the competition in terms of sheer ingenuity in design,...

  • In fashion: The way we ‘fashion week’

    The bridal power gameWhile its fashion standards may fluctuate, BCW is at the top of its game in many other ways...

    It is a perpetual highlight on the network’s channels, taking up prime-time spots during Eid and weekends, reaching out within Pakistan as well as to a well-dispersed Urdu-speaking audience around the globe...

  • Pharrell honoured, but West steals the show at fashion awards

    NEW YORK: It was Pharrell Williams who was being honoured as a fashion icon, but it was another music superstar who got a lot of the attention at the annual Council of Fashion Designers of America awards on Monday night...

    Introducing Pharrell, the producer-singer-songwriter who was receiving the evening’s Fashion Icon award, Kanye West took the opportunity not just to praise his friend, but to express frustration at the fashion...

  • Westwood calls to ‘Save Venice’ at Paris fashion show

    PARIS: “Save Venice” was the theme of Vivienne Westwood’s latest Paris fashion show as the famed designer and eco-activist called for action on climate change...

    The grand dame of British fashion brought a taste of Venetian carnival to the catwalk on the fifth day of Paris fashion shows on Saturday...

  • Fashion heavyweights put on a grand show

    KARACHI: Day three more than made up for what was lacking on the first two days of Fashion Pakistan Week Winter/Festive ’15 with an impressive display of the works of grand couturiers...

    Nilofar Shahid closed FPW W/F ’15 with the grand finale show with the ceremonial pomp and fervour...

  • Tokyo fashion week opens with show by US designer

    TOKYO: Tokyo fashion week opened on Monday with a show by a US designer, an arrangement observers say underlines the absence of local labels on the world stage despite Japan’s reputation for the edgiest streetwear...

    More than fifty fashion houses will exhibit their collections over the next six days, casting a spotlight on designers working with materials ranging from denim to handwoven silk...

  • Transgender model to feature in India fashion show for first time

    MUMBAI: A transgender model will walk the ramp at one of India’s premier fashion events next month for the first time, a sign of greater acceptance of a community that is ostracised despite recent laws ensuring their protection and more opportunities...

    Anjali Lama, who is from Nepal, first auditioned for the Lakme Fashion Week last year but was rejected, she said...

  • Pakistan build lead in steady fashion

    KINGSTON: Pakistan were steadily building a handy lead on the first innings as an unbroken stand of 86 between captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Sarfraz Ahmed lifted them to 322-5 at lunch on the fourth day of the first Test here on Monday...

    Sarfraz scored a rapid 53 and Misbah a more patient 47 at Sabina Park after Pakistan lost only Asad Shafiq for 22 in the morning session, caught behind off the bowling of Shannon Gabriel...

  • IFC to invest $25m in Pakistan’s top fashion retailers

    ISLAMABAD: The International Finance Corporation (IFC) will invest the equivalent of $25 million in Pakistani rupees in one of the country’s top fashion retailers to create jobs, promote gender equality and support the crucial textile sector post-pandemic...

    This investment is part of a broader effort by the IFC to support the development of Pakistan’s private sector, which is key to creating opportunities and combating poverty in the...

  • New York hosting 2016 fashion merry-go-round

    NEW YORK: The twice-yearly style orgy that is New York Fashion Week which was to kick off on Thursday evening when the booted and suited rush to catch sight of collections for spring-summer 2016...

    Hollywood stars, buyers and fashion editors from across the planet descend on Gotham to admire the most coveted talent in US design dominated by the likes of Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger...

  • New York exhibition plots rise of global fashion

    NEW YORK: Paris, Milan, New York and London may reign in world fashion, but Asian and South American cities are the ones to watch, according to an exhibition at one of the world’s best design schools...

    com, the museum at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology is charting a new generation of fashion-forward cities eying global prominence...

  • French fashion giants ban ultra-thin models

    PARIS: A host of French-owned fashion labels spanning Christian Dior to Saint Laurent pledged Wednesday to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows following repeated scandals about anorexia and mistreatment...

    Ahead of the start of New York Fashion Week, the two French groups said they would ban their designers using size 32 models under the French system — size XXS or size zero in the US or four in Britain —...

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