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.
Everyone in Italy's clothing industry is begging for state aid, but some of the loudest cries for help are coming from the exclusive haute couture segment known more for sequined extravagance than humble pleas.
When times get hard in fashion, it's not about who you know but who knows you. For emerging designers trying to survive a crippling recession, good connections are more important than ever, fashion experts say.
On the red carpet, austerity is generally about as well received as a surprise cameo appearance by Robert Blake, and yet a grim economic outlook could cause the mood at Sunday's Academy Awards to be as subdued as the ceremony that followed the September 11 attacks.
French cosmetic and hygiene group Johnson & Johnson, won permission from the European Commission on Wednesday, to take full control of two French makers of feminine protection products. Johnson & Johnson, a subsidiary of U.S.
Just as flush times gave traditionally staid menswear permission to loosen up, a grim economy is dictating a back-to-basics gravitas and a return to serious business attire. Menswear, never in the vanguard of U.S.
After a break of several years, Russian fashion designer Denis Simachev returned to the Moscow catwalk at the weekend with a show evoking change and upheaval to support his homeland during the financial crisis.