Making history: Rihanna launches brand Fenty in Paris store

PARIS (AP) — Rihanna, the first black woman in history to head up a major Parisian luxury house, is unveiling her first fashion designs for Fenty at a pop-up store in Paris. The coll...

Indonesian sustainable village project wins grand prize at social enterprise forum in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The unique approach of addressing civil society issues with design ingenuity won an Indonesian social enterprise organization the Grand Jury prize at this year’s Asi...

Earth, meet Polo: Ralph Lauren drops plastic bottle shirt

NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, meet Polo. Polo Ralph Lauren on Thursday launched a version of its iconic polo shirt made entirely of recycled plastic bottles and dyed through a process that ...

Fashion capital New York considers banning sale of fur

NEW YORK (AP) — A burgeoning movement to outlaw fur is seeking to make its biggest statement yet in the fashion mecca of New York City. Lawmakers are pushing a measure that would ban...

Texas Tech, Virginia give NCAA final an international accent

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The plains of West Texas are a long way from the bustling piazzas and porticos of northern Italy, where Davide Moretti was raised in a soccer culture and basketball was just a niche...

McKinsey: luxury consumers open to sustainability premium

MILAN (AP) — Fashion industry experts say luxury consumers are expressing a willingness to spend more for garments whose production doesn't harm the environment or exploit workers, a sign they said of...

Gucci launches community fund and scholarship program

NEW YORK (AP) — Gucci is announcing a new global program called Gucci Changemakers as part of the fashion company's continuing effort to foster diversity and inclusion through community action. ...

New envoy hopes to diversify Taiwan people's knowledge about Italy

Italy's new top representative to Taiwan said Wednesday that his main task during his tenure is to present a diversified image of his country so that Taiwanese can learn that Italy has more to off...

Internet, intuition can help businesses spot next big thing

NEW YORK (AP) — When small business owners want to divine what consumer spending trends will be months from now, their methods can be as sophisticated as internet analytics or as basic as plain old in...

Tears, moment's silence at Lagerfeld's final Chanel show

PARIS (AP) — It was Karl Lagerfeld's final curtain — even though he was missing. Celebrities, supermodels and the fashion industry gathered at Chanel's catwalk show Tuesday to bid ad...

Paris Fashion Week: Chloe shows floral prints, ethnic motifs

PARIS (AP) — High-collared, fluid silhouettes teeming with detail: That's the recipe at Chloe, which showcased its latest winter collection at Paris Fashion Week Thursday. Some highl...

The Latest: LVMH CEO pays tribute to Karl Lagerfeld

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (all times local): 2 p.m. Bernard Arnault, the chairman and CEO of luxury house LVMH, says t...

Chanel: Iconic couturier Karl Lagerfeld has died

PARIS (AP) — Chanel's iconic couturier, Karl Lagerfeld, whose accomplished designs as well as trademark white ponytail, high starched collars and dark enigmatic glasses dominated high fashio...

Retailers, fashion brands struggle with racial insensitivity

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers and top fashion brands like Gucci and Prada keep apologizing for products that smack of racial insensitivity. The big question is: Why does it keep happenin...

Prada announces diversity council after blackface outrage

MILAN (AP) — Prada has announced a diversity council aiming to "elevate voices of color within the company and fashion industry at large" in response to recent accusations about racism. ...