Islamic fashion is a global industry. At this top Paris hotel, the Malaysian royal family presents the Islamic Fashion Festival for the first time in France. The events showcases the elegance and approachability of Muslim fashion. Finding a balance between what’s shown and what’s hidden is a constant part of fashion. The industry has shied away from the porno-chic era, subtly covering up instead.
Life moves in the fast lane and so does fashion. We’re in Singapore during the 4th edition of Fashion Week. Two ex-bloggers are putting the final touches to their European-named Asian collection: Love, Bonito. It’s a new brand of fast fashion racing to the forefront of the industry. To create their own collections Rachel and Viola brought in Western talent: they chose French designer Julien Fournié to help them move beyond the basic pieces manufactured in China.
The fashion capitals of the world: Paris, New York, London and.... Singapore? Could the Asian city state be the next spot on fashion’s map? Indonesian-Chinese entrepreneur Frank Cintamani thinks so. He wants fashion and luxury to flourish in the financial hub. Cintamani is a force to be reckoned with in the industry!
Working with your spouse can be complicated! But BJ and Richeille Formento make it look easy... She’s an artistic director, He’s a photographer. The two met 8 years ago and decided to join forces both personally and professionally. For two years the Formento’s travelled across the US, and what they saw inspired them.....They used saturated and sophisticated settings to contrast against the despair of American women hit hard by the the economic crisis....
This is one way of getting international exposure for up-and-coming French designers: gathering them together in the same place so that the world’s press can interview them at once. Yiqing Yin designs unique pieces of haute couture. She is now stepping into the more industrial ready-to-wear sector.