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A black cloth used to hide the vandalized statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic uncovers a bronze foot from the block of stone, outside the stadium of Malmo's soccer team in Malmo, Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Two feet are all that remains of the local hero and one of Sweden's greatest ever sports stars. After a series of attacks by vandals, the statue is holed up in a secret location undergoing repairs. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Debate in Malmo rages over battered Ibrahimovic statue

Jan. 17, 2020 10:31 AM EST

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Two bronze feet protrude from a block of stone, a large and dusty black cloth draped down one of its sides. That's all that's left of a once-proud, 500-kilogram statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic that was unveiled to much fanfare in October outside the stadium of Malmo’s soccer team,...

A model wears a creation as part of the Gucci men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Gucci's Michele marks 5 years of challenging masculine codes

Jan. 14, 2020 4:11 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — If any one designer can take credit for revolutionizing menswear, it is Gucci’s Alessandro Michele, who made his runway debut as creative director five years ago with a menswear collection that challenged masculine codes. This week’s menswear previews for Fall/Winter 2020/21...

Models wear creations as part of the Fendi men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan designers hybridize menswear for next fall/winter

Jan. 13, 2020 1:54 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers continued their exploration of the shifting roles and representations of men in changing times. The design language during Milan Fashion Week veered from androgyny to gender-less to hybrid — but always against a backdrop of unmistakable masculinity, just enough elements...

A model wears a creation as part of the Prada men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan designers consider menswear for the next decade

Jan. 12, 2020 3:49 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan fashion designers were taking a step back as they consider the import of presenting their first collections of the 2020s. The last decade marked a blurring in gender roles and also the rise of high-end streetwear. Anyone looking back at past decades will see how they softly blur one...

Italian Fashion Chamber President Carlo Capasa poses at the end of the Associated Press interview in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. The Italian Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a move that comes a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism and backlashes for designs and remarks viewed as culturally and racially insensitive. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Italian fashion world adopts manifesto promoting diversity

Jan. 12, 2020 7:48 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Italian National Fashion Chamber is promoting a diversity agenda among Milan’s major fashion houses, a year after several top Italian brands faced criticism for designs and remarks seen as culturally and racially insensitive. Its manifesto backed by major Italian fashion brands...

Models wear creations as part of the Emporio Armani men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Milan designers embrace sustainability and Gen-Z's influence

Jan. 11, 2020 5:29 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The growing influence of Generation Z was clear on the second day of Milan Fashion Week: Emporio Armani unveiled an “upcycled” capsule collection, Dolce&Gabbana filled their front row with teenage champions of the TikTok social media platform. Tailoring was mindful of...

Designers Dean Caten and Dan Caten accept applause as they are joined by members of the band Sister Sledge, at the end of the Dsquared2 men's Fall-Winter 2020/21 collection, that was presented in Milan, Italy, Friday, Jan. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

DSquared2 fetes Milan Fashion's 25 years with Sister Sledge

Jan. 10, 2020 6:41 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened Friday on a festive note, with Sister Sledge dressed in shimmering jumpsuits belting out their hit “We Are Family” to fete Canadian twins for the 25th anniversary of their Made-in-Italy brand. The celebratory runway show kicked off nearly five days of...

The damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. Ibrahimovic, who recently joined Italian side AC Milan, angered fans of his boyhood club, Malmo, in November when he bought a stake in one of Swedish title rivals, Hammarby, and outlined his desire to make the Stockholm-based team “the best in Scandinavia

Statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic overturned in Malmo

Jan. 5, 2020 8:14 AM EST

MALMO (AP) — After weeks of vandalism, the statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic has finally been overturned. The 500-kilogram monument, which is located outside Malmo’s soccer stadium, was cut off at the feet, causing it to topple over onto a wire fence overnight Sunday. A dark Sweden soccer t-shirt was...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic wears an AC Milan scarf as he acknowledges his fans outside the AC Milan team headquarters, in Milan, Italy, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.  The 38-year-old striker has been presented by AC Milan after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another year. (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Ibrahimović welcomes 'top-level challenge' at AC Milan

Jan. 3, 2020 6:38 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović is giving himself six months to see if he can still play elite-level soccer with one of Europe’s storied clubs. The 38-year-old striker was presented by AC Milan on Friday after signing a deal until the end of the season with an option to extend for another...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2012 filer, AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and AC MIlan at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Ibrahimovic will join AC Milan, the Milanese club announced Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 on its official twitter page. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

AC Milan's fans banking on Ibrahimovic to rescue ailing club

Dec. 27, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind city rival Inter Milan. Ibrahimovic's arrival resembles something of a rescue mission for a seven-time European champion fallen on tough times. That's...