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Fashion firms upend design routine to focus on speed, trends

Jul. 17, 2018 1:14 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prototypes? Passe. Fashion company Betabrand saw that knitwear was a hot style in sneakers and wanted to quickly jump on the trend for dressier shoes. It put a poll up on its website asking shoppers what style they liked, and based on that had a shoe for sale online in just one week. What...

Man takes a naked stroll through the city

Jul. 6, 2018 8:51 AM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A man has decided to take a stroll in the buff through a Vermont downtown on a simmering day. The Burlington Free Press reports the man wearing nothing but a hat, sneakers and a lime green tote bag walked around Burlington on Thursday afternoon. When asked why he decided to go...

Federer loses his initials, still wins at Wimbledon

Jul. 2, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roger Federer didn't need his initials to sign off on another masterful display at Wimbledon. He's hoping to get them back soon, though. Federer's stylish "RF" logo was missing from his outfit as he stepped out on Centre Court on Monday to begin his title defense with a quick 6-1, 6-3, 6-4...

Stars flock to the Dior debut of Kim Jones at Paris menswear

Jun. 23, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — In a week marked by big debuts, it was designer Kim Jones' turn at Dior Men on Saturday. The British designer drew stars from the worlds of film, music and fashion to Paris for his first collection at the storied powerhouse. Stars such as Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Robert...

Armani democratizes the double-breasted jacket

Jun. 18, 2018 6:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a week normally reserved for men's fashion, the June edition of Milan Fashion Week closed Monday with a mélange of men's and women's previews for next spring and summer. President of the Italian national fashion chamber, Carlo Capasa, said the shift is a response to "the challenges...

Prada redefines youthful elegance with psychedelic flair

Jun. 17, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Youthful designers injected energy into the third day Sunday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews for next spring and summer. While the topics of generational and creative change at some of the most-established Milan fashion houses were running in the background, young brands carved out...

Designer Louboutin wins case on red soled high-heels

Jun. 12, 2018 9:09 AM EDT

LUXEMBOURG (AP) — The European Union's top court has defended French fashion designer Christian Louboutin's claim to trademark red soled high-heel shoes. The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that Van Haren, a Dutch company that sold similar shoes, had infringed the trade mark. The court said that it...

What Kim's suit, shoes and hairstyle tell us about him

Jun. 12, 2018 6:03 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Kim Jong Un was clad in his favorite Mao-style suit, wore the same horn-rimmed glasses and maintained his trademark high-cut hairstyle. He didn't carry a national lapel pin and wore heeled shoes when he exchanged historic handshakes with President Donald Trump on Tuesday. Here's a closer...

Anthony Bourdain's daughter, 11, in concert after his death

Jun. 11, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Anthony Bourdain's 11-year-old daughter performed in a concert just days after her father died of an apparent suicide in France. Bourdain's ex-wife, Ottavia Busia, shared a photo on Instagram o f their child, Ariane, appearing on stage at a music venue in New York. Busia wrote that their...

Family-run Prada grooming son to take over in future

Jun. 8, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

VALVIGNA, Italy (AP) — Prada CEO Patrizio Bertelli said Friday the family-owned Italian fashion group has no intention of selling and that his elder son with co-CEO and creative director Miuccia Prada is being groomed to take over. Bertelli said during the unveiling of a handbag production site near...