Japan's Fast Retailing, the operator of Uniqlo casual clothing shops, set its sights Tuesday, September 4th on buying a major Western brand as it unveiled plans for a third global flagship store in Paris.
A South Korean department store Friday, August 24th, opened what it calls the world's first virtual reality i-fashion store, which lets consumers pick clothes without actually coming in to try them on.
A man armed with a knife who burst into a Sonia Rykiel luxury fashion boutique in Paris and held shop employees hostage for several hours was overpowered and arrested on Tuesday, August 21st, police said.
Sixty year old Paola Mazzini is no celebrity designer. But after more than a decade in jail, the drugs convict and a dozen fellow prisoners are looking to break into the world of glamour by launching their own clothing brand.
It all starts with one simple sentence, spoken almost in a whisper, but which has a thunderous effect. A female police officer deployed in Tehran's latest moral crackdown tells a woman that her manto (overcoat) is too short and infringes Iranian Islamic dress rules.
Africa's two-yearly fashion fest in Niger is to feature emerging designers from South Africa and Mozambique at the southern tip of the continent, to stylists from Uganda, Ethiopia and Morocco, organisers said Tuesday, July 17th.
Iran warned that its police will enforce a drive against clothing deemed unIslamic with renewed vigour this month by doubling the number of forces assigned to check up on lax dressing, local media reported.
Ten years to the day after his murder at the age of 51, Italy's fashion capital will pay tribute to Gianni Versace on Sunday, July 15th with a glittering ballet performance at Milan's La Scala opera house.