Fashion designers who create for the catwalk are now designing uniforms. CNN's Alina Cho reports.
For most designers showing off their latest collections at New York's Fashion Week, functionality isn't a main consideration. Models have been known to strut the catwalk in toppling hats, teetering heels and floor-length gowns with enough ruffled trim to sweep an auditorium.
The hottest accessory on the runway at Fashion Week is a creation from one of New York's buzziest tech startups: 3D printed glasses from MakerBot.
Tashina Green's electric colors, shapes and designs are all part of her craft. CNN scratches the surface of nail art.
Nigeria Fashion Week has always featured bold colors, but this year the focus was on one color in particular -- green.
Designers and modes at Nigeria Fashion Week in Lagos raise awareness for the environment.
Model Adriana Lima's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show diet lands her on 360's RidicuList.
Start with 19 gorgeous half-naked models, throw in a $2.5 million bra and a few wings that weigh up to 50 pounds a pair, and you have the elements of this year's Victoria's Secret fashion show.
Nkepile Mabuse and fashion blogger Sandiso Ngubane preview the new styles on the runway of visits Africa fashion week.
As a style journalist for over ten years, I've made it my business to scour the world in search of fresh and innovative fashion. And since launching ARISE, I've honed my sights on Africa.
Forget New York and Milan. VICE goes to fashion week in Islamabad, showing us a side of Pakistan you don't often see.
When people talk about fashion week, they are usually referring to London, Paris, New York and Milan. When I discovered that Islamabad was having its first ever fashion week, I was especially intrigued. In a country where the majority of women cover up and similar events in the past have been threatened with fundamentalist attacks, this had to be about promoting Pakistan's textile industry in a strangled economy. The majority of Pakistan's population wears traditional Shalwar Kameez or Burkha, are vehemently religious, poor and enjoy about a 50% illiteracy rate. I quickly learned that there are pockets of Pakistani society that have Western sensibilities, which warrants the fashion industry to grow and justifies the need for a fashion week.
The reality star hints at tensions behind the cameras, writing, "I can't be part of the Charade anymore"
And you thought New York Fashion Week was a big deal!
CNN's Alina Cho looks at the unique style of J. Crew boss Mickey Drexler, who has made the iconic brand hot once again.
Plus: Get a sneak peek at the designer's Fashion Week show
The "retired" Toddlers & Tiaras star takes Manhattan - and Hollywood - by storm
The Sideways star shows off her cougar side at Fashion Week
â¢ What a good brother! Kim Kardashian's hubby Kris Humphries sat front row as his sister Kaela made her runway debut at Richie Rich & Svedka's Popluxe show in New York. Also at the show: a significantly slimmed-down Kirstie Alley, who also walked the runway during New York Fashion Week.
A New York Fashion Week show by the daughter of an Uzbek leader criticised over his human rights record has been cancelled.
An on-the-mend Ali Fedotowsky attended the Gilt City "Ladies Who Lunch" event at the W Los Angeles - Westwood with a girlfriend - and she was ready for food and fashion! The reality star and her pal sipped champagne and enjoyed a three-course meal, as well as looks from designer Trina Turk's new fall collection. After lunch, Fedotowsky popped out to the terrace to scope out the clothing up-close.
CNN's Isha Sesay sits down with the woman behind Africa Fashion Week in NYC.
Carefully constructed looks that borrow from another time are all the rage on the streets of St. Paul and Minneapolis. But with vintage and thrift clothing stores popping up on every corner, the vintage look of the Twin Cities almost can't be helped.
The most important facts about Kate Middleton's dress designer
From the workshops of Rome to the catwalks of Paris, this month icon delves into the world of fashion. From the capital of couture, Myleene Klass goes back stage at Paris Fashion Week to find out what it takes to turn a clothing item into an icon.
The see-through dress that caught Prince William's eye when Kate Middleton wore it has drawn the attention of another admirer -- a private buyer who bought it at auction for just over $125,000.
The lingerie-style dress that caught Prince William's eye sells for a bundle at auction
For the past week British designer John Galliano has rarely been out of the headlines following his alleged anti-semitic rant at a couple in a Parisian bar.
Lady Gaga and her designer, Nicola Formichetti, talk fashion, music and style.
"She looked really happy and shocked," says an onlooker after the reality star's boyfriend proposes
Follow the country star from behind the scenes at her fitting for her custom look to the catwalk
When the willowy Liu Wen stepped onto the runway at New York Fashion Week this season, she finally began to see a parade of models who looked increasingly like her: This fall, major design houses featured a number of Chinese models in fashion weeks as part of a bid by the firms to boost their sales in China.
Amid online buzz that Rachel Zoe is expecting, the celebrity stylist did her part to (sort of) put the rumors to rest.
But a guest at an L.A. fashion event says the stylist spent the whole evening talking about babies
â¢ He's making his time in Paris count! Before premiering The Social Network, Justin Timberlake popped into his favorite steak restaurant, Le Relais de L'Entrecote, for a meal. Then he slid into the front row at the Givenchy fashion show as part of Paris Fashion Week alongside Liv Tyler. Next up? A private dinner for his movie's cast at Restaurant Costes - all within a five-hour span!
Muslim headscarves might not be the most obvious garments for a high fashion makeover, but that's just what two Belgian women have given them. And now, their designs are selling from Paris to Dubai.
Though Belgium has moved to ban the burqa in public, CNN's Atika Shurbert found women there creating high-fashion hijab.
Jimena Navarrete from Mexico studied nutrition, started modeling at 15 and loves motorcycles
In one of his first fashion shows, designer Hussein Chalayan sent models down the runway in decomposed silk dresses that he had buried and dug up again.
The actress calls her boyfriend's mother, Lynn Harless, the "most wonderful woman"
Pakistan fashion leaders parade in Lahore to show freedom of expression. CNN's Reza Sayah reports.
Bare backs, plunging necklines and high-cut hems. Western media recently reported that the bold statements made by Pakistan's fashionistas at Lahore Fashion Week demonstrated how designers were rejecting conservative dress in the South Asian nation.
CNN's Becky Anderson talks with Burberry's Christopher Bailey about the future of fashion.
New York Fashion Week began on a somber note as the first day of shows was marred by news of the tragic death of beloved British designer Alexander McQueen.
"I weighed myself the other day and I was like, 'I can't believe this!' " the 25-year-old tells PEOPLE
While the pop star and pal Trace Ayala showcase their fashion line, Timberlake's mother sings Biel's praises
Find out what the fashionista ate after her presentation - and Kim Kardashian's snack of choice at Bryant Park
"It's the man's job to keep the romance alive," she says about her "hot" husband
New York Fashion Week kicked off in a literal and figurative storm late last week, as a blizzard rolled through town and designer Alexander McQueen's death shocked participants.
Naomi Campbell and friends talk about Fashion for Relief to aid Haiti. Andrea Mineo reports.
The fashion world was Friday mourning the death of celebrated British designer Alexander McQueen as questions were raised over the future of his multi-million dollar luxury clothing brand.
CNN's Randi Kaye takes a look at the death of fashion designer Alexander McQueen.
The death of British fashion designer Alexander McQueen has drawn a veil of sadness over the first day of New York City Fashion Week.
"We are devastated and are sharing a sense of shock and grief," his company tells PEOPLE
Nearly everything in fashion is cyclical: the clothing, the hair, the accessories, and yes, even the people come in and out of style with impeccable regularity.
Anyone who's even peeked at the Internet over the past few days has likely noticed the flood of technology news out of Las Vegas.
Four years ago Liu Wen entered a modeling contest in China to win a computer to use for school. Little did she know it would lead her to the Victoria's Secret runway in New York.
The supermodel's not stressing about walking the Victoria's Secret runway next month
The rumored couple holds hands in the City of Love - even in a graveyard
Detroit's auto industry trained generations of workers in design and manufacturing. As that business fades and its jobs disappear, city planners are hoping to redeploy the city's creative minds and craftsmen toward a new and growing field: fashion.
One morning last winter Louise Kahrmann de Muller, a Paris-based publicity executive, was headed to London. Sadly, Air France lost her luggage. For most business travelers this would be an annoyance. For Kahrmann de Muller and the dozen fashion editors she was traveling with, the lost luggage was a tragedy.
â¢ Fergie and her Black Eyed Peas bandmates sat next to Bradley Cooper at the Louis Vuitton menswear show in Paris. The Hangover hunk had just flown in from Los Angeles but he made it to the fashion show on time, taking his seat just before the Peas arrived. When the show ended, Cooper headed backstage, where he chatted up Fergie and her bandmates.
One of the newest designers for surf and skate label RVCA doesn't have a design degree, many fashion internships on her resume or even a wealth of sewing experience. What she does have is a little unconventional: a Web site, featuring pictures of her daily outfits, that happens to draw more than a million hits a month.
The recent Antibes Yacht Show has shown that some people may already be beginning to emerge from the international financial crisis.
Goodwill is finding increased demand for not only their clothing, but also the fashion and trunk shows they produce.
After Denise Honeycutt sashayed down the catwalk modeling a sleek sleeveless black dress with a blue lace jacket, she felt so good she bought the outfit.
In their first public outing since marrying, the duo star at the Balenciaga show
British designer Paul Smith says the fashion industry must change to suit the economic times.
The economic crisis cast a long shadow over London Fashion Week, with designers holding their catwalk shows in smaller venues or skipping the catwalk in favor of low key presentations.
No matter when you go, Paris has that certain 'je ne sais quoi' that makes it special. But time your visit right and you could find yourself taking part in one of the city's signature events.
Talk Asia went backstage at Versace's first ever fashion show in China in November. Get a glimpse into the world of the models, movers and shakers, and "Versace hair" at the Beijing show.
Talk Asia went behind the scenes at Versace's first ever catwalk show in China. Watch the online extras from the event.
The singer Gil Scott Heron once declared that "the revolution will not be televised."
You can almost picture it now: Paris Hilton swallowed up by a tight-fitting futuristic designer space suit -- one hand waving at the on-flight camera, the other clasping a Dior "space traveler" handbag.
The actress hits a Paris fashion show with her former fiancé
The gold medalist says not all Olympians dine like Michael Phelps
The brother of Lindsay Lohan's pal Samantha dated Daisy Lowe, the daughter of Gavin Rossdale, for about six months
Last season's Project Runway winner, Christian Siriano, showed his debut collection Thursday at Fashion Week
Is thin still in? CNN's Alina Cho reports as New York Fashion Week gets under way.
Young fashion designer Ali Khan made his debut at New York Fashion Week with male models strutting down the runway in his avant-garde menswear designs.
A guitar signed by Rihanna and Justin Timberlake is also up for sale to benefit Stand Up to Cancer
Fashion week kicks off Friday with designers highlighting their spring 2009 collections. In Style's Katrina Szish reports.
For most Americans, the onset of September means it's time to pack up the summer dresses and flip-flops and bring the cozy sweaters and wool jackets up from the basement. In New York City, however, September is all about (next) spring!
"I still have my papers from target practice, she says of being "proud I could shoot"
The Hills star's rep explains why Conrad and pooch didn't stroll the catwalk as advertised
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