Roberto Cavalli is set to be the latest designer to create a collection for Swedish clothing giant H&M, he announced Wednesday, June 20th following in the footsteps of Karl Lagerfield and Stella McCartney.
Swedish cheap'n chic fashion chain H&M announced Wednesday a 31-percent rise in second-quarter net profit to 3.46 billion kronor (368.2 million euros, 500 million dollars) as the group pursues its worldwide expansion.
The Italian designer Gianfranco Ferre, whose training as an architect had a crucial influence on his approach to fashion, died Sunday June 17th in a Milan hospital after suffering a massive brain haemorrhage. He was 62.
Animal rights activists strutted naked through Tokyo's glitzy Ginza district Friday June 15th as they urged a boycott of fashion giant Burberry for using fur. Three women walked up to the Burberry store on the Ginza strip of high-end boutiques wearing nothing but a banner reading : "The naked truth : Burberry butchers bunnies."
Valentino will next month break with a 17-year tradition of unveiling his luxurious haute couture collections for women in Paris. Instead, to mark the 45th anniversary of his design house, the veteran 75-year-old designer is returning to Rome to present his made-to-order creations for autumn-winter 2007-08 on July 7.
With fur back in fashion, the illegal fur trade is also on the rise, wildlife crime experts said Thursday June 7th at a world forum in The Hague on regulating wildlife commerce. "Unfortunately, fashion takes cycles and fur is back in," said John Sellar, a wildlife crime expert.
Private equity firm Permira PERM.UL is in exclusive talks to buy more than half of famed Italian fashion house Valentino V.MI, it said on Friday, dimming the chances of a bid battle with U.S. rival Carlyle.
By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mother Nature has always ensured that male births outnumber female ones, but the gap has been gradually narrowing over the past three decades in the U.S. and Japan, according to a new study.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters Life!) - Bold 1960s prints updated Victorian-era black velvet as India's top fashion event opened on Tuesday with a collection of banded waists, pleated skirts and sensual tops.