Latin America's top fashion event, the Sao Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW) to be held in Brazil next month, has agreed to boost the number of black models on its catwalks after being targeted by anti-racism campaigners.
Brazil's top catwalk shows to be held next month could be disrupted by a rogue fashion event featuring only black models unless a perceived racial bias towards whites is overturned, a black advocacy group warned.
Scarlett O'Hara had her fair share of trials and tribulations in "Gone with the Wind," but nothing matched the problem she had in Washington this week: her bodice slid off at a charity catwalk 'Sweet Charity', showcasing edible outfits.
Australia's fashion week was thinner this year as the global economic crisis crimped designers and buyers' participation, but the catwalk remained an explosion of colours amid optimism that spending will pick up.
Desperate times call for desperate measures – Moscow has cut down its fashion week presenting autumn-winter 2009/2010 collections. It will take place from March 29 to April 4 in the Hall of Congress in the World Trade Centre in the city centre.
Greece's largest low-price fashion retailer Sprider said on Thursday its 2008 net profit dropped 45 percent to €13.4 million as one-off gains booked in 2007 were not repeated last year. Sprider booked a pretax profit of 15.
Fashion house Yves Saint Laurent will not be cutting prices or corners in the face the economic crisis, its head said after unveiling a conservative collection of black leather dresses and high-waistline flannel grey skirts.