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Hiking tours in Northern Italy

Hiking tours in Northern Italy

February 7, 2014 |

Hiking is a fantastic way to get to know northern Italy, and the area is renowned for its delicious cuisine and espresso Italiano. Discover the real Italy in towns and villages where local food is freshly made in small bars and cafes and take in some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe.

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Italian luxury firm Loro Piana defends takeover, eyes expansion

Italian luxury firm Loro Piana defends takeover, eyes expansion

October 6, 2013 |

Amid controversy and angst over foreign takeovers of well-known Italian companies, the head of Italian luxury textile maker Loro Piana has argued the case for selling a family business, in an interview with AFP.

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Fashionistas take heed as 'WearableArt' goes global

Fashionistas take heed as 'WearableArt' goes global

October 4, 2013 |

Fashionistas first scoffed at Suzie Moncrieff’s displays of bizarre bras and out-there attire, but 25 years on international designers are clamouring to be part of Wellington’s annual World of WearableArt show.

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Designer Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton: report

Designer Marc Jacobs to leave Louis Vuitton: report

October 2, 2013 |

Designer Marc Jacobs is to leave Louis Vuitton to concentrate on his own brand and a future stock exchange flotation, a report said on Wednesday.

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Internet technology becoming cyber chic

Internet technology becoming cyber chic

October 2, 2013 |

Models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pebble smartwatches and other hot gadgets strutted a catwalk late Monday as Internet technology continued to merge with the world of fashion.

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Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubists at Paris fashion

Andrew Gn pays homage to Cubists at Paris fashion

September 29, 2013 |

Andrew Gn on Sunday paid tribute to his favourite artists and designers including Cubists Georges Braque and Pablo Picasso in an art-inspired collection held fittingly at Paris’s Palais des Beaux-Arts.

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Paris fashion tiptoes around lack of black models

Paris fashion tiptoes around lack of black models

September 29, 2013 |

Paris fashion this week tiptoed around the scarcity of black models on the catwalk with reaction reflecting the growing controversy surrounding the issue highlighted by models Naomi Campbell and Iman.

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Japanese designers take centre stage at Paris fashion shows

Japanese designers take centre stage at Paris fashion shows

September 28, 2013 |

Japanese designers on Saturday took centre stage at Paris fashion week with wild, outlandish hair at Junya Watanabe and colourful prints and conical hats at Tsumori Chisato.

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Catwalk with a view on first day of Paris fashion

Catwalk with a view on first day of Paris fashion

September 24, 2013 |

Paris fashion week got off to a charmingly chaotic start Tuesday with a rooftop catwalk show — the first by Franco-Cambodian designer Christine Phung — at which fashionistas played ‘spot the model’.

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Armani, Ferre round off upbeat Milan Fashion Week

Armani, Ferre round off upbeat Milan Fashion Week

September 23, 2013 |

Italy’s Giorgio Armani and Gianfranco Ferre rounded off a more upbeat Milan Fashion Week on Monday, as the sector looks to shake off a recession that has forced thousands of businesses to close.

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