Photo Diary | MFW, Day 1-2: Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, MaxMara, Fendi, Just Cavalli and Prada

Gucci Spring/Summer 2014 | Photo: Sonny Vandevelde

MILAN, Italy — BoF contributing photographer Sonny Vandevelde brings us backstage imagery from the Gucci, Alberta Ferretti, MaxMara, Fendi, Just Cavalli and Prada shows, held on days one and two of Milan Fashion Week.

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In Gulf States, Designers Add Flair to Traditional All-Black Abaya

Source: Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Just a few years ago, Gulf Arab women usually only felt comfortable showing off their fashion sense at ladies-only parties or family gatherings. In public, at least in their home countries, the standard all-black abaya — a simple floor-length covering and accompanying head scarf — was the only culturally accepted option.

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Following the Thread of India’s Artisans

Left: Alberta Ferretti for Kanchipuram silk; Right: Burberry for Maheshwari silk | Photo: Matthew Shave

Today, BoF columnist Bandana Tewari reports on Project Renaissance, a unique collaboration between Indian artisans and international fashion brands organised by Vogue India in celebration of the magazine’s fifth anniversary. MUMBAI, India — Living in India, it’s not difficult to see the magic that lies in the country’s artisanal crafts and textiles. From the foothills of the Himalayas to the tip of Kanyakumari, there is tremendous

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Nike sells Umbro, Middle class wave, ASOS profits, Philosophy designer, Vogue documentary

Wang Leehom for Coach | Source: Coach

Nike sells Umbro brand to Iconix (FT) “Iconix Brand Group has agreed to buy Nike’s Umbro sports apparel and footwear unit for $225m in cash, marking the fashion brand’s second deal with the US sportswear group.” Accessible Luxury Brands Ride China’s Middle-Class Wave (Jing Daily) “As the battle rages on between high-end and high-street brands in mainland China and Hong Kong, one ongoing trend to watch is the

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