Latest Women's fashion News

Christian Cowan brings London club vibe to New York runway

Feb. 13, 2019 12:11 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan was finding it hard to stand still backstage after his high-energy show on Tuesday, practically jumping up and down in place. The British designer, at 23 already a favorite of celebs like Lady Gaga and rapper Cardi B, presented a new collection that harked back to his days...

Kate Spade's new creative director carries on in bold color

Feb. 12, 2019 9:45 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In her sophomore collection for Kate Spade, creative director Nicola Glass stayed true to the brand's roots in upbeat designs, adding her own twist in the use of bold color. For fall, Glass worked in silks and brocades. Leather embossed in a crocodile design for handbags offered a glossy...

Iconic Palestinian robe fashions a new political symbol

Feb. 12, 2019 6:44 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The traditional brightly embroidered dress of Palestinian women known as the "thobe" was not the type of garment one would expect to become a pop political symbol. Now it's gaining prominence as a softer expression of Palestinian nationalism, competing even with the classic keffiyeh...

Brandon Maxwell's mom joins him for his NY Fashion Week bow

Feb. 11, 2019 6:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tears flowed at the New York Fashion Week show of Brandon Maxwell when his mom accompanied him on the runway for his bow. Pam Woolley has had a rough go of it lately. She was diagnosed with breast cancer after her son's show last season. This time around, he dedicated the show to her and...

South Korean women begin to resist intense beauty pressure

Feb. 5, 2019 8:08 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As she pursued her dream of becoming a fashion model, veering for years between extreme dieting and overeating, Park I Seul realized she had a problem: She was not tall and skinny, like typical runway models, nor was she big enough to be a plus-size model. She also realized that...

India's top court paves way for bars with dancers to reopen

Jan. 17, 2019 5:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for the reopening of Mumbai's dance bars, which had been a nightlife staple in the country's entertainment capital until they were outlawed six years ago. The court ruled that the bars featuring young women paid to wear sexy clothing and...

Prada eyes strong military silhouette, with whimsy

Jan. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Nowhere is the transition in the fashion world more evident than during the menswear preview shows in Milan taking place on the second of three days Sunday. Only in Milan does three days make for a Fashion Week; the Paris menswear calendar claims a full six days. Designers cite a breakdown of...

Man finds a $10,000 surprise inside designer bag on subway

Dec. 22, 2018 8:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chanel purse left in a Manhattan subway station held a $10,000 surprise for the man who found it. Richard Taverna was at the West 66th Street and Broadway stop earlier this week when he spotted the purse by a platform wall. He tells the West Side Rag online blog that inside, he saw only...

Female Mormon missionaries given option to wear dress slacks

Dec. 20, 2018 7:33 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Female missionaries with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints worldwide now have the option to wear dress slacks, the church announced Thursday. Members of the Missionary Executive Council said the change takes effect immediately and is primarily motivated by safety...