Sheepskin skirts and delicate bead embroidery shone on a Bucharest catwalk on Thursday in a one-of-a-kind ethnic fashion show blending the skills of a French designer and centuries-old Romanian handicraft.
Haute couture mixing traditional Chinese touches and styles from more than 1,000 years ago with Western designs opened China Fashion Week, as the world's fastest-growing market for luxury products catches the eyes of more designers.
After being accused by the organisers of the New York and London Fashion Weeks of disturbing the fashion week schedule for September 2012, the president of Milan Fashion Week Mario Boselli stated in an open letter that Milan was not to blame for the clash.
Ever since Milan announced the dates for its Fashion Week in September 2012 (from the 19th to the 25th), things have gotten complicated with its American and English counterparts whose collections are slated to debut on September 13th in New York and on the 21st in London....
Paris Fashion Week ended like it started with a positive and relaxed spirit and a skilful bow by Lebanese designer Elie Saab with a glamorous 1970s collection for next summer inspired by the American TV series Charlie's Angels.
Perched side-saddle on a old-fashioned merry-go-round, Louis Vuitton's belles for next spring came wrapped in broderie anglaise in soothing tones of cupcake or candyfloss, as Paris' nine-day fashion marathon drew to a close on Wednesday.
Karl Lagerfeld created an aquatic underworld for Chanel on Tuesday complete with coral reefs and a giant stingray, sending out a spring-summer look in weightless whites, pastel and silver under the vaults of Paris' Grand Palais.
Yves Saint Laurent offered a superbly tailored but tempered collection for spring-summer 2012 on Monday, with designer Stefano Pilati drawing on the past of the famous luxury label without providing any jaw-dropping standouts.