Several clerics sitting as MPs in the Iranian parliament have criticised the Tehran police chief for showing excessive zeal by ordering a crackdown on women's high boots, a newspaper said on Wednesday, December 12th.
Scraped, torn, creased, frayed, stained, sprayed and mended : never will jeans, the 150-year apparel now the planet's most popular clothing, be as battered and bruised as the models due to hit stores in 2009.
Isabella Blow, the idiosyncratic British fashion stylist known for her garish hats and red lipstick, killed herself by taking 20 times the fatal dose of weedkiller, a coroner's inquest heard Wednesday, December 5th.
MUMBAI (Reuters) -India's software and real estate sectors could suffer from a rising rupee and slowdown in the West, but rural growth and infrastructure investment will power economic expansion of 10 percent over the next three years, a top DSP Merrill Lynch executive said on Wednesday.
Fair-trade and green-friendly goods are becoming increasingly popular with lovers of luxury, with distinctive products as much as politics driving demand, according to French fashion and consumer experts.
France's prestigious luxury fashion house Emanuel Ungaro is bringing in a 23-year-old Colombian-born Briton who works in the US to freshen up its women's collections, the company's chief executive said Friday, November 30th.
Greenpeace tried to block a palm-oil tanker from leaving an Indonesian port on Friday for a second day to protest over forest destruction, but the vessel's owner said the ship was able to continue loading crude palm oil.