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A blowout that lasts three months? Hello to semipermanent waves

Fierce blowouts -- straightened hair that has been hot-curled into gentle waves -- are the reason women hightail it to the salon once, sometimes twice, a week, and especially before special occasions....

Updated : 2016.08.04 13:55

Calvin Klein snaps up ex-Dior designer Simons

NEW YORK (AFP) -- U.S. fashion house Calvin Klein on Tuesday announced the appointment of former Christian Dior designer Raf Simons as its new chief creative officer, with his debut collections set for the fall 2017 season.The appointment of the 48-year-old design heavyweight, effective im...

Updated : 2016.08.04 13:52

Paris couture reaches creative climax in Valentino, Saab

PARIS (AP) - Paris couture week reached a creative climax Wednesday with strong showings from Maison Margiela, Valentino and Elie Saab.Here are some of the highlights of the last of the fall-winter 2016 collections.Maison MargielaJohn Galliano continues to raise the profile of Maison Margi...

Updated : 2016.07.07 15:20

Fashion rebels Vetements stitch up haute couture

PARIS (AFP) -- Rebel brand Vetements sent fashion into a spin Sunday with an haute couture show that broke all the rules, appropriating clothes and shoes from 17 other brands and recutting them in its...

Updated : 2016.07.04 14:32

Iconic clubs feted in celebrity-filled Paris menswear shows

PARIS (AP) -- Actor Robert Pattinson took center stage at Dior Homme's menswear show in Paris that celebrated the styles of Britain’s iconic retro club, The Haeuroienda -- against a theatrical fairgr...

Updated : 2016.06.26 14:50

Top trends from Milan menswear shows

MILAN (AFP) - The future of exclusively menswear catwalk shows is in doubt, but the cult of the “see and be seen party” is alive and well.Highlights from the Milan menswear Spring-Summer 2017 fashio...

Updated : 2016.06.23 14:56

Japan's Uniqlo targets global stature with fashion identity

TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese clothing chain Uniqlo has leveraged its prowess in mass production to build a fashion empire filled with shelves upon shelves of affordable, good quality items like down jackets...

Updated : 2016.06.16 15:25

Public School declares in off-calendar show: We need leaders

NEW YORK (AP) -- We need leaders. Beware false gods. Wear cool clothes.The design duo Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow opted out of the New York Fashion Week frenzy to present their latest ready-to-wea...

Updated : 2016.06.09 17:08

Beyonce steals show as surprise honoree at fashion awards

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a surprise appearance, Beyonce delighted a glittery fashion crowd Monday evening, showing up unannounced to accept the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Fashion Icon award...

Updated : 2016.06.07 17:13

Dior takes Parisian style to Britain’s countryside

WOODSTOCK, England (AFP) -- Dior staged a catwalk show of its “Cruise collection” at the majestic Blenheim Palace in the Oxfordshire countryside Tuesday, in a lavish event reflecting the growing importance of between-seasons collections.The fashion event at the 18th-century stately home,...

Updated : 2016.06.02 11:56

Many brands opt out of Milan men‘s runway shows this year

MILAN (AP) -- The Milan Fashion Week men’s calendar is full of holes. Zegna, Calvin Klein, Cavalli, Costume National, Ermanno Scervino and Bottega Veneta are among the fashion houses that have opted not to do runway shows in June.   Carlo Capasa, head of the National Chamber of Italian F...

Updated : 2016.06.02 11:53

Tokyo museum exhibits Issey Miyake‘s constant innovations

TOKYO (AP) -- Although he’s behind one of the biggest fashion brands to come out of Japan, Issey Miyake detests being called a fashion designer. Maybe a designer, even a sculptor, but not that frivol...

Updated : 2016.06.01 14:29

Korean designers to open pop-up store in Paris

Ten Korean designers will open a pop-up store at a renowned concept store in Paris next month, a local design foundation said Tuesday.The Seoul Design Foundation said the store, named "Seoul's 10Soul," will open at L'eclaireur in Paris on June 22 and run for three weeks.The designers inclu...

Updated : 2016.05.24 14:54

More men add bold, colorful accessories to wardrobes

BALTIMORE -- Ethan Giffin doesn’t let working in a business setting prevent him from showing off his sense of style. Giffin, CEO of the Little Italy-based Groove: Creative Marketing, Design & Develo...

Updated : 2016.05.17 14:52

Fashion meets gastronomy: dine and shop with style

In the age of social media -- when how food looks matters just as much as how it tastes -- luxury fashion stores that house coffee shops and restaurants have emerged as hot spots for fashion-conscious...

Updated : 2016.05.03 15:23