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Fashion An Estee Lauder cosmetics counter is seen in Los Angeles, California, US, August 19, 2019. (Reuters)

Estee Lauder's Longtime CFO Travis to Depart Next Year

Estee Lauder said on Thursday that Tracey Travis would be stepping down and retiring from her 12-year role as the MAC lipstick maker's finance chief, effective…

Fashion Examples of traditional Romanian blouses at a show in Vaideeni. Daniel MIHAILESCU / AFP

Romania Faces Down Vuitton for 'Stealing' its Beloved Blouse

Villagers in Vaideeni at the foot of Romania's Carpathian mountains are fuming at French luxury brand Louis Vuitton for "stealing" the design of their…

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Fashion A worker feeds discarded textiles to a shredding machine at the Wenzhou Tiancheng Textile Company in eastern China's Zhejiang province on March 20, 2024. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

China's Landfills Brim with Textile Waste as Fast Fashion Reigns

At a factory in Zhejiang province on China’s eastern coast, two mounds of discarded cotton clothing and bed linens, loosely separated into dark and light…

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Fashion Zarny draws on his roots for his designs, which have been worn by politicians and royalty. Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP

'Fashion Power': Zarny, the Myanmar Refugee Turned Tokyo Designer

Having fled Myanmar for Japan with his parents as a child, Shibuya Zarny began his fashion career as a model in Tokyo and went on to make clothes for royalty. …

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'Saudi 100 Brands' Mark Presence at Paris Fashion Week

'Saudi 100 Brands' initiative has hosted an exclusive fashion show at Palais de Tokyo in Paris to showcase the Spring/Summer 2025 collections of eleven…

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Fashion This photo taken on June 11, 2024 shows employees walking through the lobby of the fast fashion e-commerce company Shein outside its office in Guangzhou in southern China's Guangdong province. (Photo by Jade GAO / AFP)

Shein Reportedly Keeps Option to List in Hong Kong as Backup

Online fast-fashion group Shein is keeping alive a fallback option to list in Hong Kong despite filing for a London listing, the Financial Times reported on…

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Fashion The Nike swoosh logo is seen outside the store on 5th Ave in New York, New York, US, March 19, 2019. (Reuters)

Nike Sinks as Gloomy Sales Forecast Fans Growth Concerns

Nike shares slumped 15% premarket on Friday as a forecast for a surprise drop in annual sales amplified investor concerns about the pace of the sportswear…

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Fashion Peter Copping steps out to applause from the audience after the modeling of the Oscar de la Renta Fall 2016 collection during Fashion Week, Feb. 16, 2016, in New York. (AP)

Lanvin Names Design Veteran Peter Copping as New Artistic Director

Lanvin, the world’s oldest continuously running couture house, named veteran designer Peter Copping on Thursday as its new artistic director. Founded in 1889…

Fashion A view shows an H&M warehouse at Magna Park in Milton Keynes, Britain, September 26, 2021. (Reuters)

H&M Sinks on Doubts about Margin Target and June Sale Drop

H&M cast doubt over its full-year profit margin target on Thursday after missing quarterly earnings forecasts and predicting a fall in June sales, sending…

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Saudi Fashion Commission to Host Virtual Meeting on Entrepreneurship, SMEs

Saudi Arabia’s Fashion Commission will host a virtual meeting focused on entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) on Thursday. The…

Fashion  A model presents a creation by Elie Saab during the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2024 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week, at le Musee des Arts Decoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts), in Paris, on June 26, 2024. (AFP)

Elie Saab Runway Captivates with Moody Midnight Shadows at Paris Couture Week

Elie Saab again transported his VIP guests at Paris' Musee des Arts Decoratifs into a realm of magic and splendor, a world of bridal queens and midnight…

Fashion  A model presents a creation by the creative studio of fashion house Chanel as part of their Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2024-2025 collection show in Paris, France, June 25, 2024. (Reuters)

Chanel Goes to the Opera in a Gleaming but Designer-Less Couture Collection

The show must go on, with aplomb. Chanel’s latest couture display Tuesday was a finely executed collection channeling theatricality. Few Parisian fashion…

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Fashion Models present creations by Christian Dior during the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2024 show as part of the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, on June 24, 2024. (AFP)

Dior’s Mount Olympus: A Sporty Couture Homage to the Paris Games

Dior staged an homage to sport on the eve of the Paris Olympics on the grounds of the Musée Rodin on the first day of Paris Couture Week on Monday. The show…

Fashion US rapper A$AP Rocky presented his debut collection. Geoffroy VAN DER HASSELT / AFP

Paris Fashion Week Outsider Highlights

As well as the usual big-hitters at the menswear shows of Paris Fashion Week, there were some unexpected moments from emerging and avant-garde brands. Here are…

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Fashion Models present creations from the Hermes Spring/Summer 2025 menswear ready to wear collection as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, on June 22, 2024. (AFP)

Hermes Shows Breezy Summer Styles for Men on Paris Runway

With pleated Bermuda shorts, muted pastels and cinched parkas, French label Hermes presented a breezy summer 2025 collection at Paris Men's Fashion Week that…

Fashion A model presents a creation for the Spring/Summer 2025 Menswear Collection by British designer Jonathan Anderson for Loewe fashion house during the Paris Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 22 June 2024. (EPA)

Mythical Chic: Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe Menswear Spells Magic in Paris

Golden feathers cascaded down models' concealed faces Saturday, which opened Loewe and evoked the myths, setting the stage for Northern Irish designer Jonathan…

Fashion  Models present creations by designer Kim Jones as part of his Menswear ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2025 collection show for fashion house Dior Homme during Men's Fashion Week in Paris, France, June 21, 2024. (Reuters)

Dior’s Cats and Dogs: Kim Jones Unleashes a Star-Studded, Art-Inspired Paris Collection

Kim Jones ’ starry collection for Dior was the fruit of an encounter with ceramicist Hylton Nel, whose pottery and ceramics, including animal motifs, gave the…

Fashion This photo shows Issey Miyake at the National Art Center in Tokyo on March 15, 2016. (Kyodo News via AP)

Issey Miyake’s Wind-inspired Show Takes Flight at Paris Fashion Week

Diaphanous origami-like sculptures that floated like spring seeds caught in the wind captured the essence of the subtle, rich, and exquisite display from Issey…

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Fashion An assistant looks at dresses on display during a press preview for the "Naomi" exhibition exploring the career of fashion model Naomi Campbell, at the Victoria & Albert (V&A) museum, in London, on June 19, 2024. (AFP)

Model Naomi Campbell Gets Her Own Exhibition at London’s V&A Museum

Naomi Campbell brings her stylish looks and runway walk to London's V&A this week in a new exhibition that the museum says is the first of its kind dedicated…

Fashion A model presents a creation for the Spring/Summer 2025 Menswear Collection by the US designer Pharrell Williams for Louis Vuitton fashion house during the Paris Men's Fashion Week, in Paris, France, 18 June 2024. EPA/ANDRE PAIN

Pharrell Williams Kicks Off Paris Fashion Week with Louis Vuitton Show

Louis Vuitton men's creative director Pharrell Williams took to an outdoor, turf-lined runway at UNESCO headquarters on Tuesday, opening Paris Fashion week…

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Fashion  A model wears a creation as part of the Gucci men's Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, June 17, 2024. (AP)

Sabato De Sarno Unveils Gucci Precision Saturated in Color to Close Milan Fashion Week

It’s been creative director musical chairs at some of Italy’s top fashion houses, and the pressure is showing, at least on social media. Gucci’s Sabato De…

Fashion Models present creations by Prada during the Milan Fashion Week Men's Spring Summer 2025, in Milan, Italy, 16 June 2024. (EPA)

Milan Fashion Week: Prada Projects Youthful Optimism, Not Escapism, in a Turbulent World

Without making overt statements, Milan designers expressed their concern over the global turbulence through their collections. Miuccia Prada said she wanted…

Fashion Pharrell Williams returns a year after his lavish debut as Louis Vuitton creative director. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP

Fashion Week Brings Another Layer of Chaos to Paris

Paris Fashion Week returns on Tuesday, bringing some much-needed light relief to a country in the throes of political chaos. Menswear week runs until next…

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Fashion  A model wears a creation as part of the Moschino Spring Summer 2025 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, June 14, 2024. (AP)

Moschino Literally Shreds the Fashion Rules on First Day of Milan Fashion Week

Milan Fashion Week reserved for mostly menswear previews opened Friday with two co-ed collections, underlining that the old calendar rules no longer apply. …