From shrinking their collections to slashing prices, Indian fashion designers are trying to cope with the global financial crisis, which has dimmed the appetite for haute couture internationally and at home.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) has unveiled the list of nominees for the 2009 Fashion Awards. This year Best Designer in Ladies Fashion could go to Marc Jacobs, Kate & Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte, or to Narciso Rodriguez.
The designer Rajesh Pratap Singh, has opened a new boutique in the Emporio Mall in New Delhi, one of the most luxurious retail spots in India. The mall is now host to a cage-like space, inspired by his project “Scissors”, where men's and women's collections are presented as well as accessories.
From July 1 the Arena stadium in Düsseldorf will be called the Esprit-Arena. The lifestyle brand has signed a deal for at least five years with the German town representing an annual investment of around “six to seven figures”.
Calvin Klein Inc. have signed a new agreement with the Irish company Premium Golf Brands. The agreement will cover the design, manufacture and distribution of off-the-peg Calvin Klein Golf men’s and women’s wear throughout the world.
For globally renowned Indian designer Ranna Gill, one collection fits the world. Gill incorporates Indian motifs and colors in her fashions, and says they must suit the tastes, lifestyles - and pockets - of women around the world.
German luxury fashion designer Jil Sander is teaming up with Japan's no-frills clothing retailer Uniqlo. Sander -- best known for her minimalist creations for executive women -- said she will now oversee men's and women's apparel at Uniqlo.
Mattel's Barbie opened her first flagship store on Friday, a fuchsia-infused six-storey showpiece on a glitzy Shanghai thoroughfare where the toymaker hopes to revive the 50-year-old fashion doll's fading fortunes.