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Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

New York, Sep 10 (AP/UNB) — There was a huge choir that veered from stirring, soaring gospel, then spit verses from Cardi B and sang lines from Queen Latifah’s “U.N.I.T.Y.”; a spoken word artist who reminded the audience that rock ‘n’ roll was born because of a black, queer woman ; and a stunning collection of clothes that ran the ... Read More »

Traditional Khadi garment of BD under threat of extinction

Cumilla, Aug 22 (UNB) — Villages in some upazilas of the district were once abuzz with sounds of Khadi, or handspun fabric, being woven. But with the changing times, this traditional handloom cloth, spun into yarn on a spinning wheel, is slowly but surely heading towards extinction. Fearing for the worst, the Khadi weavers and traders have been demanding to ... Read More »

Because chuddies are forever

Sudhirendar Sharma It is a decade since unsuspecting women and men drinking at a bar in Mangalore were at the receiving end of unprovoked violence at the hands of the self-styled moral custodians, the-so-called valiant foot soldiers of Sri Ram Sena, who had held the group responsible for violating Indian values. Read More »

London to host Miss World final,130 contestants for crown

The world’s largest annual international event returns to London for its 69thyear London, 2 July 2019 – The Miss World Organisation, led by Julia Morley, Chairman and CEO, has today announced exciting plans to bring 130 incredible women from all over the world to London for a three-week festival and the Miss World Final. Contestants will arrive in London on ... Read More »

Putting water at the heart of sustainable fashion

LONDON, May 20 2019 (IPS) – The Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrated its tenth anniversary last week. The summit, which is often referred to as the Davos of fashion, is a key date in the fashion diary for those businesses with a pioneering vision to highlight issues and create solutions for a more sustainable industry. And solutions are very much needed. The ... Read More »

Bangladesh Fashionology Summit in Dhaka on May 2

Dhaka, April 18 – Smart clothing is the fourth industrial textile revolution, a sector that will reach a sales volume of more than $130 billion in 2025, said Mostafiz Uddin, founder of Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE). He said this at a press conference which held at a hotel in the capital yesterday. The second ever Bangladesh Fashionology Summit will be ... Read More »

Pahela Baishakh in fashion

Pahela Baishakh, the first day of the Bengali New Year turned out to be one of the best festivals in Bangladesh. As the Bangladeshi people began celebrating the day as their prime festival, the fashion houses of the country leave no stone unturned to make it unique one. Rang Bangladesh’s Baishakh ensemble Country’s fashion house Rang Bangladesh has come up ... Read More »

Boishakhi Utshob 1426 at Amari Dhaka

Dhaka, April 2019 – A colourful and effervescent Boishakhi Utsob awaits guests at Amari Dhaka bringing special offerings along. The start of the Bengali New Year will see distinctive offerings from both Amaya Food Gallery and Cascade Lobby Lounge – each of which will feature a unique style of cuisine for celebrating the festive day. Boishakhi Breakfast & Brunch: Amaya ... Read More »

Curtain falls on TRESemmé Fashion Week

Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) – The three-day long TRESemmé Bangladesh Fashion Week 2019 showcasing the works of fashion designers of home and abroad came to an end on Monday.  The event, arranged by TRESemmé, an American luxury brand took place at Bashundhara International Convention City.  Starting on Saturday, it displayed works of 19 Bangladeshi and 11 international designers of Asia. ... Read More »

In the world of sustainability, colonialism is not dead

SINGAPORE, Feb 19 2019 (IPS) – Scandinavian fashion label and global It-brand Ganni hardly caused a stir recently when it closed Copenhagen Fashion Week with a sustainability-themed showcase titled “Life on Earth.” Considering that sustainability is now a consumer trend, it is no surprise that a luxury brand touted as “a magnet for cool girls all over the planet” aimed to boost its ... Read More »

Bringing #MeToo to the Fashion Industry

UNITED NATIONS, Feb 15 2019 (IPS) – The global #MeToo movement has put a spotlight on sexual harassment and violence in various industries including the film and music industries. Is it now time for the fashion industry to address these issues within their supply chains, one organisation says. Coinciding with the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Forum on Due Diligence in ... Read More »

People are the biggest assets for Bangladesh tourism

Says Russian bloggers after their 8-day tour of Bangladesh Dhaka, Oct 6 – Bangladesh has a lot of unique things to offer foreign tourists. But the simple, friendly and hospitable people are the biggest assets for the development of tourism in the country, according to Oleg Cricket, the most popular Russian travel blogger at the moment with almost one million ... Read More »

Fashion needs to be sustainable – taking an X-Ray view at the challenge

By Connect4Climate Fashion comes at a huge cost to people and planet. From water pollution to toxic chemical use, the clothes and accessories we wear harm our world. The Connect4Climate program of the World Bank Group is supporting the newly-forged United Nations Alliance on Sustainable Fashion to advance eco-friendly, human-centred and low-carbon solutions in the industry. Join the #Fashion4Climate discussion ... Read More »

Burberry stops using real fur

British luxury goods maker Burberry has announced that it will stop the practice of burning unsold goods, with immediate effect. The fashion label also said it would stop using real fur in its products, and would phase out existing fur items. In July, an earnings report revealed that Burberry destroyed unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth £28.6m in 2017 to ... Read More »

Chanel now has a men’s makeup line

A report by Allied Market Research noted that the men’s grooming market will be worth $166b in sales by 2022. That crater-sized men’s grooming market hasn’t been fully tapped yet. Throwing its hat into the ring is Chanel with it’s first-ever makeup line specifically designed for men. Called the Boy de Chanel, the collection includes a tinted foundation available in ... Read More »

UAE rolls back tax on gold, diamonds, precious metals

The UAE Cabinet has adopted a law to roll back the application of a 5 per cent value added tax on the gold, diamond and precious metals market. State news agency WAM said the step was intended to maintain the country’s ranking on ease of doing business indicators and stimulate transactions in the three categories. The VAT reversed mechanism will ... Read More »

Where our gold and diamonds come from

How many people know where their gold and diamond jewelry comes from?How many people consider the human cost of its production?Not many consumers ask these questions, and, shockingly, neither do many of the world’s leading jewelry brands.It’s a trend that Human Rights Watch (HRW) is trying to change with a new social media campaign, #BehindTheBling. Read More »

Kim visits cosmetics factory with wife, sister

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has visited a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang, accompanied by his wife Ri Sol-ju and sister Kim Yo-jong. State media released undated photos of the visit on Sunday. Both women are rarely seen in public. Ms Kim’s appearance comes shortly after her recent promotion to a powerful position in North Korea’s government. Read More »

Milan fashion meets global crises with lightness

Milan, Sep 22 (AP/UNB) — The Milan fashion world is responding to global crises with transparency and lightness. Designers are choosing diaphanous textiles to create airy looks, often layering sheer trench coats and anoraks over form-fitting knit dresses or jumpsuits for contrast. It’s about comfort, being nimble and joyous in times of uncertainty. Read More »