However deep the freeze came over New York Monday morning, great fashion warmed plenty of hearts on this chilly day at fashion week. Three designers showed plenty to love about their collections and spirits.
Nobody could accuse Sir Paul Smith of slowing down, even in the year he celebrates his 50th anniversary: he has still managed to produce a series of men’s and women’s collections, and has just opened his own foundation.
A key test of a designer is influence – and few have had so much influence this century as Hedi Slimane, creative director of Celine, who sent out a haut bobo collection on Friday with plenty of cosmopolitan good taste.
At the latest Milan fashion week, designers have expressed real ecological awareness for the first time in their shows, without sacrificing creativity, business or glamour, as in any fashion week worthy of its name.
Chairman of Pakistan’s Federal Board of Revenue recently allayed reported impressions of new taxes levied on textile export, saying the export sector already had tax-related exemptions, which continue.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in collaboration with the governments of India and Afghanistan will organise the second edition of the India-Afghanistan trade show in September.