Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan
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Dolce&Gabbana court youth with offbeat looks in Milan

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are breathing fresh air into Milan Fashion Week, quite literally. Many fashion houses are showing their collections outdoors this season, or at least throwing open the windows on their grand palazzi venues, betting on Mother Nature with open-air shows. The late summer-early fall weather has cooperated fully. Here are some … Continue reading

Raf Simons is inspired by celluloid dreams _ and horrors
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Raf Simons is inspired by celluloid dreams _ and horrors

NEW YORK (AP) — Raf Simons, the new star of American fashion since his debut collection in February for Calvin Klein, continued to refine his take on traditional Americana, with cowboy looks, quilts and pompoms. Simons also looked to Hollywood movies — and to Andy Warhol — for inspiration. Heidi Klum was at Fashion Week, … Continue reading

91 shows and the jet-set Jenners: It’s Paris Fashion Week
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91 shows and the jet-set Jenners: It’s Paris Fashion Week

PARIS (AP) — Ninety-one fashion shows, talent from 24 different countries and Kris and Kendall Jenner landing in a jet to flashes from paparazzi: It’s time for Paris Fashion Week. Here are the highlights of the ready-to-wear spring-summer 2016 collections in Paris, where the first of nine days champions new talent. ___ DEMOCRATIC FASHION (ALMOST) … Continue reading

Michelle Obama chooses Vera Wang gown for China State Dinner
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Michelle Obama chooses Vera Wang gown for China State Dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama chose a dress by a Chinese-American designer for Friday’s White House dinner for Chinese President Xi Jinping. Mrs. Obama wore a custom-made black, off-the-shoulder mermaid gown by Vera Wang Collection for the occasion. Fitted, with sheer sleeves, it skimmed the floor with its silk organza flounce. Mrs. Obama … Continue reading

Fashion Week show moves crowd with police brutality focus
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Fashion Week show moves crowd with police brutality focus

NEW YORK (AP) — “Black Lives Matter” just landed on the Fashion Week runway. Designer Kerby Jean-Raymond’s collection for the Pyer Moss label launched Thursday night with gripping and now familiar videos of police violence. The choking death of Eric Garner. The teenage girl thrown to the ground outside a Texas pool party. The running … Continue reading

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Milan Fashion designers celebrate normality

  MILAN (AP) — Tactile fashion is setting the trend on Sunday, the second day of MilanFashion Week previews for next autumn and winter menswear. Designers are luxuriating in mohair, cashmere and heavy knits, enveloping men in rich, luxurious knitwear, including oversized scarves, chunky sweaters and slumping caps. Dark shades dominate, with some flashes of pink, purple and … Continue reading