The show that would ultimately become “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” the biggest exhibit the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum has ever held, opening May 10, was on the verge of becoming a reality.
It was the culmination of years of negotiations, two stalled visits to Rome, and walking the tightrope between Anna Wintour, the powerful editor of Vogue and a Met trustee, and the many powers in the Vatican. Read More va NYTimes.
Where would you see Mortal Kombat characters, Black Jesus, Donald Trump, members of a royal wedding party and cowboys wielding Supreme cash guns in one place at the same time? At the start of the year in Winneba, a town in the central region of Ghana, these characters and more draped the coastal town in iridescent color for the Winneba Fancy Dress Festival.
The annual masquerade festival is a celebration of sheer ingenuity and living history. The tradition of masquerading emerged from contact with Dutch colonizers who introduced putting on masks and wearing fanciful attires to socialize in many coastal towns in Ghana. Read More via OkayAfrica.
Doha Festival City’s first ‘Fashion and Beauty Park’ proved a hit this weekend, seeing hundreds of visitors enjoy the pop up event designed to guide guests through their fashion and beauty woes.
During the four days, packed with fashion and beauty advice, visitors participated in one-on-one styling sessions with image consultant Elisabeth Reis, who also hosted a workshop focused on dressing for your colour and body type, to help guests achieve their best image. They also had access to fashion and beauty styling sessions at the ‘Color Closet’ and ‘Beauty Box’. Read More via QatarLiving.
Vietnamese fashion magazine Harper’s Bazaar recently featured on their cover three of the Philippines’ most popular pageant titleholders.
They are Miss World 2013 Megan Young, Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach and Miss International 2016 Kylie Verzosa, who all wore black gowns by Vietnamese designer Tuyet Le.
In an article published on the magazine’s official website written in Vietnamese, it said that Tuyet personally selected the three ladies for the special photo collection. Read More via ManilaBulletin.
As Africa Fashion Week Nigeria 2018 celebrates five outstanding years in Nigeria, the fashion week has over the years successfully built a platform for emerging and renowned fashion designers in Africa to showcase exquisite and creative pieces depicting our African heritage and culture through fashion.
This year’s theme – “African Heritage Arise” intend to show reflective contemporary and versatile African pieces that tell a story of our heritage and the pride that comes with being an African. The beauty of our textiles have changed beyond the conventional era of simplicity in fashion to paving the way for more creative, colourful and modernistic styles that appeal not just to the older more traditional people but young people all over the world. Read More via 360Nobs.
The French portal by "Where" magazine has published an article about Honored Art Worker of Azerbaijan, fashion designer Fakhriya Khalafova.
The article highlights activity of Azerbaijani designer saying: "Fakhriya Khalafova, a major fashion designer and celebrity on makeover shows in Azerbaijan, took Paris by storm during fashion week to reveal her latest creations beneath the bright lights of the capital city."
The article further says: "Against the fresh background of the Hôtel de Crillon, located at Place de la Concorde in Paris, Khalafova dazzled runways at the Oriental Fashion show. Her vibrantly colourful dresses were genuinely stunning works of art against the golden canvas of the hotel's decor." Read More via AzerTac.
Yvan Rodic, also known as FaceHunter, lives every photographer’s wildest dream: travelling to more than 50 countries a year, he documents the most eye-catching styles, creative scenes and urban cultures across the globe. The Swiss photographer has also published two popular books and hosted a web-TV series. Read More via TheCultureTrip.
When buying clothes, only a few people ever think of the process up to having the final product on the shelf. The process is environmentally devastating and environment experts state that the industry is the second dirtiest sector in the world, next to big oil.
Nevertheless one self-taught fashion designer, Nkanyeziyethu Malunga, who works with natural fabrics and dyes believes that ethical fashion is the best step towards combating environmental pollution.
Malunga creates her own fabrics and dyes from methods that most young people would not give a second thought to or never imagine. It is this environmentally friendly method that has earned her a unique space and loyal customers. Read More via TheZimbabweMail.