Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms. Tucked away in the historic San Frediano neighbourhood in Florence, L'Antico Setificio Fiorentino was founded in 1786 and […]

From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018: - January - - 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. - 27: Ingvar […]

New York - Just opened at the Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology, the exhibit “Fabric in Fashion” demonstrates the journey from fiber to fabric to fashionable garment through a collection of garments, film footage and flat fabric swatches. Curated by Elizabeth Way and celebrating two and a half […]

After Paris, Tokyo, Seoul and New York, Louis Vuitton has brought its exhibition “Volez, Voguez, Voyagez” to Shanghai. Curated by Olivier Saillard, the expo tells the history of the label from 1854 to the present, from trunk maker to fashion house. It occupies 15 rooms, each dedicated to a chapter in […]

A new exhibition at Moscow’s Kremlin Museum is celebrating Bvlgari’s jewelry creations over more than a century. Founded in 1884 in Rome, the jeweler is now owned by French luxury conglomerate LVMH. More than 500 Bvlgari pieces ranging from the late 19th century to the 1990s are on display in the Assumption […]

Oscar-nominated filmmaker Gus van Sant is set to adapt and direct a movie called Prince of Fashion, according to cinema news website Deadline Hollywood. Starring Will Ferrell in the main role, the movie is based on Michael Chabon’s GQ article “My son, the Prince of Fashion”, which follows the journalist’s […]

Italian fashion school Polimoda is launching a series of documentary videos featuring icons of contemporary culture, to published on its YouTube, Instagram TV and Facebook profiles. On each episode of “Polimoda Duets”, an influential artist will be interviewed by a select journalist, scholar or expert […]

Karl Lagerfeld is showing no signs of slowing down. At the (presumed) age of 85, the fashion designer who serves as creative director for Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous label is having a go at sculpture. That is, after showing his talents in photography and illustration as well. “Architectures”, […]

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