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'Hero' T-shirt prompts wave of arrests in Turkey

Istanbul - Turkish police have over the last week detained at least 15 people for wearing a T-shirt with a slogan the authorities argue is a veiled message backing the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup.

Havaianas: the flip-flops emblematic of Brazil — corruption and all

Rio De Janeiro - 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.

Ecuador designers reinvent indigenous style for modern age

Riobamba - 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 traditional clothes."Make the turn snappy!

S. Korea's first black model faces widespread racism

Seoul - Teenage male model Han Hyun-Min's long legs and powerful strut have made him a rising star on South Korean catwalks, but his agent knew there would be a problem in the ethnically homogenous country: he is half black.

Made in Myanmar: designers put ethical twist on local fashion

Yangon - With Myanmar emerging as a manufacturing hub for mass-produced clothes, a crop of young designers are using home-grown fashion to preserve the country's sartorial heritage and reshape the sweatshop model.

Custom-made clothes for all within reach says top designer

Paris - Japanese designer Yuima Nakazato claimed Wednesday that he has cracked a digital technique which could revolutionise fashion with mass made-to-measure clothes.

Fashion's 'kaiser' Karl Lagerfeld crowned king of Paris

Paris - They call him the "kaiser", and Karl Lagerfeld came as close as you can come to being crowned king of Paris on Tuesday when the French capital awarded the fashion designer its highest honour.

Paris big guns show why they are top of fashion tree

Paris - 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.

Paris big guns show why they are top of fashion tree

Paris - 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.

Paris big guns show why they are top of fashion tree

Paris - 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.

US labels make Paris debut on haute couture catwalks

Paris - Two high-end American labels will make their Paris haute couture debuts Sunday in a week when the French capital pays tribute to two of fashion's legends.

Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

Paris - As Paris men's fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer -- bare legs.

Get your legs out for the girls, guys!

Paris - As Paris men's fashion week comes to a close Sunday, one trend for spring summer 2018 and could not be clearer -- bare legs.

Carla Fendi, one of fashion label's five sisters, dies: reports

Rome - Carla Fendi, who along with four sisters helped build her parents' leather and fur goods shop in Rome into a global fashion powerhouse, has died aged 80, Italian press reports said Tuesday.

Punk icon Vivienne Westwood hails 'wonderful' Corbyn

London - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's success in last week's general election is a signal of hope for Britain, rebel fashion designer Vivienne Westwood told AFP on Monday at the launch of her latest collection.

Six red carpet looks that turned heads at Cannes

Cannes - After 12 days of red carpet glamour, political fashion statements and wardrobe malfunctions, here are the looks that turned heads at the Cannes film festival.

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

Cannes - They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.

Emojipedia adds trends to let you check which emoji are popular

A new emoji tool hopes to help you avoid digital embarrassment by letting you know when your most frequented symbols are heading out of fashion. The current trends suggest you should be accompanying your tweets and messages with dog icons today.

What Melania Wore: First lady's Saudi style a big deal

Riyadh - What women wear can often be the focus of critique and controversy -- all the more so when the woman is an ex-model, married to the US president and disembarking in Saudi Arabia.

Five dresses making tongues wag at Cannes

Cannes - From a "Jerusalem skyline" gown that sparked a social media furore to a thigh-split leaving almost nothing to the imagination, these are the red carpet dresses turning heads at Cannes.

Heiress to Nina Ricci fortune avoids jail for tax fraud

Paris - A French appeals court ruled Friday that the heiress to the estate of fashion designer Nina Ricci will not serve jail time over her conviction for tax fraud, reducing an earlier sentence.

France cracks down on super-skinny models

Paris - Super-thin models and secretly airbrushed photoshoots will soon be a thing of the past in fashion hub France, as authorities passed measures to protect young people from the dangers of anorexia.

'Smart' denim promises touchscreen tech clothes

Paris - A young man in a white t-shirt pulls on a dark blue denim trucker jacket, tucks his smartphone in an inside pocket and puts in-ear headphones in his right ear.He mounts a fixed-gear bike with flat, slightly curved wide handlebars.

Fashion's feather master tickles up a storm

Paris - Serkan Cura was first tickled by the possibility of feathers when he was just 13."I found a bird of paradise feather in a street market in Brussels," he told AFP. "It was love at first sight." The thrill has never quite left him.

US model Bella Hadid 'proud to be a Muslim'

New York - US model Bella Hadid has spoken out against President Donald Trump's attempted travel bans, saying she is proud to be a Muslim and the daughter of a refugee.

Gilt-y pleasure: Italian artisan crafts 24-carat gold shoes

Turin - Filthy rich and already boast enough glass slippers to win a dozen princes? Italian shoemaker Antonio Vietri has the thing for you: 24-carat gold shoes.

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Toukyo - Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Toukyo - Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.

Innovative fabrics bark up Tokyo fashion tree

Toukyo - Wood fashioned into lace and sculpted into evening dresses: the Hanae Mori Manuscrit label led the way this Tokyo Fashion Week in showing the world the original craftmanship that helps set Japan apart from the crowd.

Gender-bending fashion on Tokyo runway bang on trend

Toukyo - If gender bending fashion is suddenly all the rage in the West, think Pharrell Williams promoting Chanel's new unisex handbag, then nowhere has the look excelled more than in Tokyo.
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