Ahead of the Paris couture shows, top designers have joined a tricky exercise to glam up one of the world's most traditional pieces, the abaya -- the long black overgarment worn by millions of Arab women.
Human Rights Watch accused Zimbabwe's armed forces of torture and forced labour in the eastern Marange diamond fields, saying it believes the illegal diamond trade is a likely revenue source for senior ZANU-PF officials.
For 2009, Carrefour, partner of the Tour de France, has entrusted Agatha Ruiz de la Prada with the design of its hosts’ outfits who will award the Carrefour Polka Dot Jersey which is given to the best climber.
Although the USA, Canada and the five largest European countries represent the biggest sportswear markets, the Russian market for sports shoes is the most prosperous, according to a report from the NPD Group.
Henry Dunay, a New York jewelry company that has outfitted dozens of celebrities and sells designs through upscale department stores like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus filed for bankruptcy on Monday 22 June.
The Swiss watch industry is facing its sharpest drop in demand in more than two decades as the wealthy put off buying expensive timepieces and retailers slow orders as they try to get rid of excess stock.