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How brands can reach the back-to-school audience Special

A new survey by Toluna finds that most parents shopping for back-to-school supplies reply on a lists from the school itself. This means brands will struggle with traditional marketing strategies to reach their audience. A brand expert offers some advice.

Kyoto mayor steps into #KimOhNo row over Kardashian line

Apo - The mayor of Japan's ancient capital Kyoto has entered into an unlikely correspondence with the queen of selfies Kim Kardashian West, asking her to reconsider naming her shapewear line "Kimono".

Bum move: Kardashian 'kimono' shapewear sparks Japan debate

Apo - American television star Kim Kardashian has sparked debate in Japan by naming her new line of shapewear "Kimono," prompting some to accuse her of disrespecting the traditional outfit.

Fashion designer Raf Simons to leave Calvin Klein

New York - Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons, considered one of the most talented of his generation, will leave Calvin Klein little more than two years after joining it, parent company PVH said Friday.

Moth fibers inspire air-conditioned fabrics

Researchers have developed a new fabric, described as ‘air conditioned’, by copying the intricate patterns of silk produced from moth larvae. The fabric will be the basis of new, cooler clothing.

Locals lose out in Rwanda's second-hand clothes war

Kigali - Across Rwanda, markets selling piles of cast-off clothes once worn by Americans have become the unlikely centre of a trade war that vendors say is ruining their livelihoods.

Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts

Marseille - French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea.

Smart clothes advanced with elastic fibers filled with electrodes

A newly fashioned elastic fiber, packed with electrodes, looks set to revolutionize smart clothes and finally bring the concept from laboratory to consumer.

Touch panel device that can be embedded in clothing

Osaka - The next generation of human device interfaces could be embedded into clothing, according to researchers. Such a step could bring people and machines closer together. Such devices could also change the design of clothing, such as inbuilding cameras.

Ancient paper influences smart clothing

Smart and connected clothing is receiving considerable investment, even if the take-up from the public remains muted. An example of a new design in fabrics is where variations of origami have provided inspiration.

Review: All weather 'Lotushirt' made by nanotechnology Special

Two major Asus alums have founded the Fiber Secret company to bring tech-industry innovation to the stuffy world of men’s clothing and Lotushirt is its first product. At the heart of the clothing are nanofibers.

Liam Neeson's son, Daniel Neeson, talks eco-friendly fashion line Special

Liam Neeson's son, Daniel Neeson, chatted with Digital Journal about his eco-friendly clothing line, Pine Outfitters, where he has partnered with the National Forest Foundation.

Iran's hijab protests cap years of evolution

Tehran - A spate of unprecedented protests against Iran's mandatory headscarves for women have been tiny in number, but have still reignited a debate that has preoccupied the Islamic republic since its founding.

H&M removes 'black boy' ad after racism accusation

Stockholm - Swedish clothing giant Hennes and Mauritz on Monday apologised and removed an advertisement of a black child after the company was accused of being racist on social media.

Jonathan Gosselin talks 'Veteran Operated Veteran Owned' company Special

Artist manager Jonathan Gosselin chatted with Digital Journal about his new company, Veteran Operated Veteran Owned (VOVO).

As Thais mourn king, black clothing booms

Bangkok - Thailand's government has warned of a national shortage of black clothing, which is flying off shelves as a distraught nation mourns beloved late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

Chastened 'Budgie Nine' back in Sydney after F1 stunt

Sydney - Several of the nine Australian men who sparked outrage after stripping off at the Malaysian Grand Prix returned home Friday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull saying they were lucky to escape without charge.

Nine Australians arrested over Malaysia-flag underwear at grand prix

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian police have arrested nine Australian men who stripped down during Sunday's Formula 1 Grand Prix race to reveal underwear bearing a Malaysia-flag print.

Trial opens over Corsica 'burkini' clashes

Bastia - Five men went on trial in Corsica on Thursday over a mass beach brawl on the French Mediterranean island last month that reportedly began after tourists took pictures of Muslim bathers.

French burkini ban maintained in Corsican village

Bastia - An administrative court on the French island of Corsica refused Tuesday to lift a burkini ban that was introduced following a mass brawl on a beach, saying it was justified on public order grounds.

Veiled Muslim mothers prevented from entering French school

Marseille - Two Muslim mothers wearing headscarves were accosted and prevented from entering a nursery school on the French island of Corsica on Monday by two other parents, officials said.

French city Nice suspends burkini ban after defiance

Nice - A Nice court finally suspended the burkini ban on Thursday after authorities in the French Riviera resort had defied a ruling by the country's highest administrative court.

Anti-burkini law would be 'unconstitutional': French minister

Paris - It would be "unconstitutional" for France to pass a law banning the burkini and such a move could cause irreparable harm, French Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve warned in an interview published online late Sunday.

Five key dates in France's burkini row

Paris - In barely a fortnight, a French Riviera mayor's decision to ban burkinis -- full-body swimsuits -- blew up into a major controversy dividing public opinion at home and abroad.Following are key dates in the political and legal battle over the ban.

Several French mayors stick to burkini ban despite court ruling

Marseille - Several mayors in southeast France on Friday said they would maintain their bans on the Islamic burkini swimsuit despite a ruling by France's highest administrative court to suspend the measures.

French court suspends burkini ban after challenge

Paris - France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit brought by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.

France's top court suspends burkini ban

Paris - France's highest administrative court on Friday suspended a controversial ban on the burkini by a French Riviera town after it was challenged by rights groups.

Contentious burkini ban before France's highest court

Paris - France's highest administrative court will on Thursday examine a request to scrap a ban on the Islamic burkini swimsuit which has sparked a furore in the country.

London mayor criticises burkini ban before Paris visit

London - London Mayor Sadiq Khan spoke out against the banning of the Islamic burkini swimsuit in France as he headed to Paris Thursday for talks with his French counterpart.

The burkini, the veil, the niqab: What French law says

Paris - Burkinis banned on dozens of beaches, no veils in schools, no niqabs in the neighbourhood: in staunchly secular France, the law imposes an array of restrictions on anything denoting religious affiliation.
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