After facing fierce criticism, the Brazilian fashion brand Jon Cotre has removed its ads, which featured Lord Ganesha on its unisex shorts. While apologizing, the firm's spokeswoman said, "Our intention was never to 'trivialize' or offend." Cotre took the decision after Suresh Reddy, India's ambassador in Brazil, explained the sensitivities related to the issue to the company's owner. Earlier, the issue surfaced after the ads were criticized… read-more
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For "deeply trivializing" the Hindu sentiments, a Brazilian fashion brand has been asked to remove the image of Lord Ganesha from its unisex apparel. US-based Hindu cleric Rajan Zed condemned the fashion brand for hurting devotee's emotions and demanded an apology. Besides, he said, “Clothing companies should not be in the business of religious appropriation, sacrilege and ridiculing entire communities.” However, the company has not responded… read-more
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First time in its 127-year long history, US Vogue magazine has featured a solo male artist on the cover page. It showcased actor Harry Styles in a lace-trimmed Gucci ballgown dress and a tuxedo-jacket, giving an impression of gender-neutral fashion. Harry has been a frontrunner in gender-neutral dressing arena. Before Harry, nine men have featured on the magazine's cover page but all of them were accompanied with a woman.
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A shoe once possessed by Marie Antoinette, the last queen of France was auctioned for $51,780.The auction was held at Osenat Auction house in Versailles, Paris. Bidders stated that it was a heeled white shoe of 22.5 centimeter- long made of silk and goat leather, decorated with ribbons. The shoe was held on for generations by Marie-Emilie Leschevin's family, a friend of the queen’s chambermaid.
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Dropping the glamorous setting of Paris, popular brand Valentino presented its latest collection on the outskirts of Milan with restricted guests, wearing masks, for the first time since 2007. Brand’s designer Pierpaolo Piccioli said, “It seemed appropriate to support Italy at such a difficult time and give our backing to the Italian fashion system.” Non-professional models from the streets of… read-more
Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) on September 17 stated that the 2020 fashion show would go digital in October. Reportedly, a dedicated advance platform has been created to host the event that will go live from October 21 to 25. Head of Lifestyle Businesses at IMG Reliance Jaspreet Chandok said that the fashion industry needed a "conscious new direction" to withstand the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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