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Havaianas: the flip-flops emblematic of Brazil

You'd be hard pressed to find an item more representative of Brazil than Havaianas: Those brand-name flip-flops adopted by just about every inhabitant, rich or poor, as well as tourists seduced by the beach vibe.
Source: AFP | 2017/8/2 17:37:53

Tibetan American turns heads of world's top fashion brands with hand-woven yak hair scarves

Featuring pure colors and no fancy designs, the scarves produced by Dechen Yeshi's factory located on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau may look ordinary, but they have managed to attract the attention of top luxury brands including Louis Vuitton.
Source: Global Times | 2017/8/1 18:13:39

Soccer shirts reappraised as design classics

Soccer shirts are not just symbols of team allegiance: The colors, designs and styles are being reappraised as icons of sartorial cool at an exhibition in London.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/27 15:33:39

Ecuador designers reinvent indigenous style for modern age

After years of taking a backseat to Western style, indigenous fashion is re-emerging in Ecuador, thanks to a new generation of designers who are re-imagining tradition.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 21:14:34

20 years after Gianni's murder, Versace has rediscovered its soul

Twenty years ago, stylist Gianni Versace was gunned down in Miami, plunging his fashion house into crisis. Two decades on, it is one of the world's top global luxury brands thanks to his little sister, Donatella.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/20 21:14:33

Street artist Alexandre 'Vhils' Farto comes to CAFA

Portuguese artist Alexandre Farto's Imprint exhibition made its debut at the Central Academy of Fine Arts Museum on Friday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/9 17:58:40

Paintings offer DR Congo village tourism lifeline

There's no electricity and only 500 residents in the Congolese village of Makwatsha, but a long-standing tradition by its womenfolk has turned it almost by accident into a star attraction for Chinese tourists.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 19:23:42

Stars beat a path to huge Christian Dior museum show

A huge show about the fabled French fashion house Christian Dior which opened Wednesday has had a galaxy of stars making the pilgrimage to Paris.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/6 19:23:42

Fashion giants show Paris why they are at the top

The big guns came out to play Tuesday on the Paris haute couture catwalks and showed why they are still top of the fashion tree. Christian Dior, Schiaparelli and Iris Van Herpen conjured up some thrilling clothes that married daring and tradition the day after two new American kids on the block made their debuts in the French capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/4 19:18:39

Fashion tries to prove women can look good in bin bags

Belgian husband and wife team Filip Arickx and An Vandevorst turned black plastic bin liners and dry cleaning sheaths into skirts and elaborate embroidered ball gowns in their debut Paris haute couture show.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/3 16:58:39