Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle broke royal protocol with an ‘absolute no-no’ — here’s why

Meghan Markle, aka, the Duchess of Sussex, is something of a trailblazer as a royal. She has bucked royal traditions on everything from her choice of wedding cake to hugging members of the public. And her most recent act of rebellion is subtle, yet significant: She wore a dark mani. On Monday, Markle made a surprise appearance as a presenter at the British Fashion Awards, wearing a one-shoulder, black Givenchy gown (she was presenting an award to Givenchy dessigner Clare Waight Keller). But it was her dark nail polish that…

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Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

Tailored Delhi double murder: Why fashion designer was killed by her own staff

All the three accused have been presented in court. (Photo: Kasif The ‘master tailor’ had started stitching his terrifying plot about 10 days ago. He claimed to be upset over not getting payments on time, that too piecemeal, from the high-flying fashion designer for whom he was working. Rahul Anwar, the tailor, and two of his accomplices struck at the Vasant Kunj Enclave home of 53-year-old fashion designer Mala Lakhani around 10 in the night on Wednesday. Later the police would find no sign of forced entry as Lakhani knew…

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Every Time Kim Kardashian Has Worn Vintage Designer Fashion

Every Time Kim Kardashian Has Worn Vintage Designer Fashion

Whether or not she’s your cup of tea, it can’t be denied that Kim Kardashian West has undergone one of the most radical fashion transformations of the past decade. Leaving her love for bodycon bandage dresses and platform Louboutins in the late 2000’s, KKW’s style undertook a dramatic change after marrying rapper Kanye West. Since then, we’ve seen her gravitate towards tailored outfits by the likes of Vivienne Westwood, Balmain and Jean Paul Gaultier—and acquire an unparalleled love for Tom Ford’s Gucci. In recent months, Kardashian West has demonstrated up…

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Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Not that long ago, Birkenstocks, sportswear brand Fila, and UGG boots were all bywords for uncoolness, victims of their own success that had become so mainstream they’d fallen out of fashion. But lately they’ve all seen a revival, as influential teens have decided they’re so uncool they’re acceptable again. And perhaps no brand has done as much to turn ironic revivalism into fashion acceptance as Crocs.   Helen Mirren wears Union Jack crocs on the Tonight Show. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images On Thursday, the rapper Post Malone,…

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Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

Three take-aways from Jakarta Fashion Week

As impressive as they were, top figures and celebrities flocking the latest Jakarta Fashion Week (JFW) may have stolen attention away from the catwalks but luckily, fashion trends were not in short supply. Pleat Perfect Even the most basic of clothing can be elevated with pleating. What’s more, the seemingly recurring trend is a perennial favorite for every season for designers and fashionistas alike, having been spotted as recent as Fall/Winter 2018. Not counting the ubiquitous knife pleat midi skirts — which seems to have transcended the realm of trends…

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What Fashion Can Learn From California

What Fashion Can Learn From California

LOS ANGELES, United States — “California is a nation, not a state.” The slogan, screen-printed onto T-shirts and scribbled onto handmade signs, reflects the sentiment of a growing constituency of Californians who believe that their home should no longer be part of the United States but a country in its own right. With a gross domestic product of $2.7 trillion in 2017, California has the world’s fifth-largest economy, ahead of Britain and France. Still, nationhood remains a far-fetched notion. And yet, there’s little doubting the unique power of the place. Even as…

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Los Angeles Is (Finally) the Fifth Fashion Capital

Los Angeles Is (Finally) the Fifth Fashion Capital

LOS ANGELES, United States — A few weeks ago, Tom Ford ran a classified advertisement in the Los Angeles Times seeking a “senior research designer.” The key elements of the job description? Develop and maintain the fashion library. Coordinate designer concepts. Analyse market trends. Who knows whether or not prospects read the fine print. (Yes, it ran in print.) But while Ford may have chosen an old fashioned — if entirely charming — recruitment method to get the word out, there’s nothing retro about the operation he set up in Los Angeles in early 2017….

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Worthy threads: Glastonbury’s performers’ standout fashion – in pictures

Worthy threads: Glastonbury’s performers’ standout fashion – in pictures

With the festival taking a year out, we take a moment to appreciate some of the most memorable outfits seen on its stages over the years – from Solange in monochrome PVC to Thom Yorke in an Astro Boy T-shirt Sinead O’Connor, 1990 One of the first women to headline the festival, one reviewer questioned “whether her impassioned Gaelic melodies were suited to Glastonbury”. With reviews like that to look forward to, it’s no wonder she dressed for battle (sort of). O’Connor’s look was a bit Terminator, a bit Brighton Pier. Photograph:…

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Ananya Panday Is Manish Malhotra’s New Celeb Fan

Ananya Panday Is Manish Malhotra’s New Celeb Fan

The Student of the Year 2 actress absolutely loves her Manish Malhotra look Ananya Panday in a Manish Malhotra creation (Image credit: ananyapanday) A fashion designer that our Bollywood celebs absolutely love is none other than Manish Malhotra. Be it red carpet events or star-studded parties, you are sure to see a parade of Manish Malhotra’s glamorous creations every time. Remember Sonam Kapoor’s wedding reception? From Karisma and Kareena Kapoor to Katrina Kaif and Jacqueline Fernandez, he is undoubtedly the favourite pick when it comes to dressing up in B-town. And among his extensive list…

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Style is dead: why brunch has replaced fashion

Style is dead: why brunch has replaced fashion

Going out to eat does not require a white tablecloth and a decanter of wine to be an event. Photograph: Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 Is there no end to the evil that is avocado toast? Not content with keeping Generations Y and Z off the property ladder by trapping them in salary-hoovering brunch-addiction and destroying the environment in the Mexican state of Michoacán, where pine species are being felled to make room for the crop and soil erosion is endangering the habitat of native butterflies, the evil green stuff is now destroying the fashion industry….

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