For years Coach was synonymous with practical yet fashionable purses. With this month's release of the budget-conscious Poppy line, Coach, a luxury-retail marvel once ridiculed for being stodgy, will be increasingly associated with a new demographic: teens, coeds & grads.
Madonna is staying faithful to Riccardo Tisci, designer for Givenchy, for her stage costumes. The Italian designer has designed her new wardrobe, which she will christen this week in London, for the singer’s worldwide “Sweet and Sticky Tour”.
Diamond-producing nations opened a meeting on Tuesday 23 June to review global efforts to prevent trade in the gems from fuelling conflicts, with an eye on alleged abuses in Zimbabwe and Venezuela's recent suspension.
Two years ago Sophia Kokosalaki returned to Staff International, the group of Renzo Rosso. She will soon be joining the creative team of the group’s flag-bearing brand Diesel, designing womenswear lines for Diesel Black Gold from winter 2010.
The ensemble worn by Michelle Obama on Inauguration Day goes on display on Wednesday 17 June, allowing the public a first close-up look at the design that helped earn the first lady praise for her fashion sense.
For the first time at Baccarat, Stefano Poletti has devoted his time to a surprising game: reinventing the shine and gloss in precious jewels. Necklaces, pendants, earrings… His creations gorge themselves on light, holding it for a moment before it’s released and ricochets off into infinity.
The grand-daughter of Bulgaria's former communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, Socialist deputy Evgenia Zhivkova, announced Thursday 11 June that she was quitting politics to focus on her career in fashion.