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Raf Simons joins Prada as co-creative director

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:35 AM

The first collection with Simons for the brand will be for Spring/Summer 2021 and will be presented in September in Milan

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 04, 2018 (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched at the request of Prada.) Designer Miuccia Prada and Designer Raf Simons attend the Prada Resort 2019 fashion show on May 4, 2018 in New York City. - Italian fashion house Prada announced on February 23, 2020 that from April 2, 2020, iconic designer and founder Miuccia Prada will be flanked by a creative co-director, renowned designer Raf Simons. (Photo by Sean ZANNI / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

LOOK: Catriona Gray attends Milan Fashion Week 2020

Feb 21, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Catriona attends some of the fashion shows with Vicki Belo in Italy

Fashion Institute of Technology apologizes for 'racist' runway show

Feb 20, 2020 - 10:11 PM

The school's president Joyce Brown issues the apology after a catwalk featuring models wearing large prosthetic red lips, ears and bushy eyebrows was branded racist

Fashion designer Olivier Theyskens to head French label Azzaro

Feb 06, 2020 - 11:33 PM

The Belgian designer's debut collection will be shown during Paris haute couture week in July

(FILES) In this file photo taken on February 11, 2013 Belgian Designer Olivier Theyskens appears backstage at the Theyskens' Theory fall 2013 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Skylight Studios at Moynihan Station in New York City. - Theyskens is to take the helm at the French couture house Azzaro, the label said on February 6, 2020. His debut Azzaro collection will be shown during Paris haute couture week in July. (Photo by Brian Ach / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)

Fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out in style

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:04 PM

The French fashion designer makes a formal exit in his final fashion show

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier acknowledges the audience at the end of his Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on January 22, 2020. - Legendary French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is set to retire from fashion after a typically spectacular show in Paris on January 22, 2020. The maverick creator stunned fans on January 17, by announcing that the haute couture show in a theatre in the French capital would be his last. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista at Paris Fashion Week 2020

Jan 23, 2020 - 10:45 AM

From a meeting with Vogue editors to a Chanel fashion show, Heart's slaying Paris Fashion Week

Balenciaga aims to rejoin fashion's haute couture ranks

Jan 21, 2020 - 11:45 AM

'This is where we came from, and after 50 years we're coming back,' says the brand's current designer Demna Gvasalia

Designer Demna Gvasalia of fashion house Balenciaga poses with his award after being named winner of the International Ready-to-Wear Designer award during the British Fashion Awards 2016 in London on December 5, 2016. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

Style legend Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

Jan 19, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The French designer announces that he will bow out on January 22 with a 'big party' to mark his 50 years in the business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 26, 2011 French designer Jean Paul Gaultier (R) acknowledges the public with former actress and model Farida Khelfa during the Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show in Paris. - French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said on January 17, 2020 that his next Paris haute couture fashion show will be his last. The flamboyant creator said he would be bowing out January 22, 2020 with a big party to mark his 50 years in the business after his latest collection hits the catwalk. "Rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept," he added. (Photo by PIERRE VERDY / AFP)

Filipino brand Annie & Lori is featured in British Vogue

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:28 PM

The brand is known for its modern take on the traditional bakya

ANNIE & LORI. The Filipino footwear brand is featured in British Vogue. Photo courtesy of Annie and Lori

Fashion spotlight: Q and A with Feliciano Ador

Dec 27, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The designer puts the spotlight on Mindanao's rich textiles in his creations

'Sensual obsessive' fashion designer Emanuel Ungaro dies

Dec 23, 2019 - 9:58 PM

The designer's family confirms his death at the age of 86

For fashion designer Mikee Andrei, Christmas is about family

Dec 20, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The fashion designer shares how Christmas has changed for her through the years

April Short is ready to bring the World Top Model title to the Philippines

Dec 08, 2019 - 3:33 PM

April is set to compete in the World Top Model competition in Monte Carlo on December 14

LOOK: Team Philippines' Francis Libiran-made outfits for the SEA Games opening

Nov 25, 2019 - 11:57 AM

Check out the details here!

#Cancelledt: Victoria's Secret fashion show not pushing through this year

Nov 22, 2019 - 12:36 PM

The Angels are hanging up their wings this year, after 2018's show brought Victoria's Secret's lowest ratings yet

Designer Cary Santiago reminds bashers: Beauty pageants 'not barometer of fashion'

Nov 04, 2019 - 9:28 PM

'Let me reiterate, fashion is never and will never be about beauty pageants,' says the Cebuano fashion designer

Why you shouldn't miss the first PHx Fashion Conference 2019

Oct 31, 2019 - 5:03 PM

From November 11 to 14, fashion enthusiasts can learn how local labels can break through Japan's fashion market

New Era Cap Philippines releases streetwear line with Apo Whang-Od’s designs

Oct 17, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The line features several pieces inspired by the art of the 102-year-old traditional Kalinga tattoo artist

WHANG-OD. Art by the traditional Kalinga tattoo artist is printed on streetwear by brand New Era Cap Philippines. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Fashion leaders take on calls for sustainability

Oct 17, 2019 - 1:23 PM

Last month’s fashion shows displayed designers’ eagerness to contribute to climate change efforts

Why fashion designer Chico Estiva ‘took the risk’ with Leren Bautista's national costume

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Chico says the initial concept was inspired by the Pahiyas festival

Albay designer uses 'pinukpok' to promote Bicol culture

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Young designer Jean Alta supposedly got her break when she was asked to design the barong Tagalog of a groom and his father using fabric made from abaca fiber

'KUTUR NI JEAN'. Some of the creations of Legazpi designer Jean Alta using pinukpok or abaca fabric.Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Trends from Fashion Week that are probably already in your closet

Oct 02, 2019 - 6:25 PM

You won’t have to break the bank to stay in style

Forever 21 stays open in Philippines, says SM Retail

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:55 AM

Forever 21 finds love in the Philippines, even as its parent company files for bankruptcy in the United States

Fast-fashion retailer Forever 21 files for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2019 - 3:39 PM

The move will see the retailer close up to 350 of its stores worldwide, including up to 178 stores in the US

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: A Forever 21 store stands in Union Square in Manhattan on September 12, 2019 in New York City. The Wall Street Journal reported that the retail chain is planning to file for bankruptcy as soon as Sunday. The company is refuting these reports and said they plan to continue operating a vast majority of their U.S. stores. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Heart Evangelista, Janine Gutierrez attend Paris Fashion Week

Sep 29, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The two Filipinos are guests in shows and events during fashion week

Janine Gutierrez's NYFW looks land her on 'Best Street Style' lists

Sep 14, 2019 - 11:23 AM

Check out her fashion week OOTDs!

STREET STYLE. Janine Gutierrez wears red denim co-ords for New York Fashion Week. Screenshot from Instagram.com/janinegutierrez

IN PHOTOS: Catriona Gray at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 10, 2019 - 6:35 PM

Check out the queen's looks during her second fashion week experience

The athleisure trend isn't going anywhere

Sep 09, 2019 - 7:29 PM

These days, leggings don’t just belong to the gym

LOOK: Pinay beauty queens Catriona, Pia, Janine at New York Fashion Week 2019

Sep 08, 2019 - 11:15 AM

Three former Miss Universe Philippines titleholders grace New York Fashion Week

Fashion designer Isabel Toledo dies at 59

Aug 27, 2019 - 3:41 PM

Isabel died due to breast cancer

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Fashion Designer Isabel Toledo and her husband, Illustration artist and designer Ruben Toledo attend the American Apparel & Footwear Association's 38th Annual American Image Awards 2016 on May 24, 2016 in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA/AFP)

Here come the brides: Nadine Lustre, Sanya Lopez, Lovi Poe walk in bridal fashion show

Aug 01, 2019 - 5:21 PM

The actresses model couture wedding dresses at the Marry Me at Marriott fashion show

BRIDE. Nadine Lustre models a Michael Leyva design. Screenshot from Instagram.com/michaelleyva_

The big barrette comeback and the 90s resurgence

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:49 PM

Have you been rocking this trend?

Globe Telecom's 0917 Lifestyle, Saga Events bring back StyleFestPH

Jul 09, 2019 - 2:28 PM

Get a chance to be one of the young designer-entrepreneurs who will take part in the Designer Mentorship Program

LOOK: Heart Evangelista serves all the looks at Paris Fashion Week

Jul 04, 2019 - 12:34 PM

Heart Evangelista in the fashion capital of the world means next level OOTDs

OOTD. Heart Evangelista is in the French capital for Paris Fashion Week. Photo from Instagram.com/iamhearte

Netizens decry Stail.PH's latest cover on Imelda Marcos' fashion

Jun 26, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Online fashion source Stail.PH has gained traction online over its latest cover issue that reimagined Imelda Marcos and her "love for beauty and eye for fashion"

Slowing down on fast fashion

Jun 21, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Just what do cute clothes do to the planet?

Luxury fashion brand Prada to shed animal fur from collection

May 23, 2019 - 5:55 PM

Goodbye animal fur! The Italian fashion house says that its lauded decision stems from 'a positive dialogue' with the Fur Free Alliance (FFA)

Male model dies after collapsing on catwalk at Sao Paulo Fashion Week

Apr 28, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Model Tales Soares falls ill after leaving the runway during the Ocksa show

Mak Tumang to hold fashion exhibit in SM Mall of Asia

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:28 PM

'The Universe' features 9 gowns worn by Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray

LOOK: Sandara Park works it at Paris Fashion Week 2019

Mar 06, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Which of Sandara's high-fashion looks is your favorite?

Designer Karl Lagerfeld to be cremated without ceremony

Feb 20, 2019 - 10:52 PM

In one of his last major interviews, the designer had asked to be cremated and for his ashes to be scattered with his mother's

LAGERFELD. The late designer died on February 19. Photo from Instagram.com/karllagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, fashion's quick-witted king

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The fashion icon died on February 19

KAISER. Karl Lagerfeld leaves a fashion legacy. Screenshot from Instagram.com/karllagerfeld

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:04 PM

(UPDATED) Karl Lagerfeld had headed Chanel since 1983

FASHION LEGEND. German designer Karl Lagerfeld poses on the runway during the Chanel Metiers D'Art 2018/19 Show at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 04, 2018 in New York City. File photo by Angela Weiss/AFP

The week in photos: February 2-8, 2019

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:08 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NAKED RUNNERS. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity participate in the 42nd Oblation Run at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on February 8, 2019. Photo by Lisa David/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: All of Catriona Gray's outfits at New York Fashion Week 2019

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:47 AM

Check out some of the outfits of our queen

LOOK: Catriona Gray, Kelsey Merritt meet in New York

Feb 07, 2019 - 11:58 AM

Catriona and Kelsey chance upon each other at the amfAR gala in New York

First transgender designer shows at New York Fashion Week

Feb 06, 2019 - 5:32 PM

Pierre Davis is the first openly transgender creator to present a collection at New York's prestigious Fashion Week

Rihanna to launch her own luxury fashion label

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Reports say that Rihanna is in secret talks with French fashion giant LVMH, the group behind Dior, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Givenchy

Pikachu and provocation at London's Fashion Week for men

Jan 08, 2019 - 11:30 AM

With the big names of British fashion abandoning the men's version of Fashion Week the path was clear for young designers to make their mark

PLAYFUL. British designer Bobby Abley cemented his reputation for playfulness by mining Japanese cartoon phenomenon Pokémon for inspiration. Images from Bobby Abley's Instagram account

U.S. fashion group calls for more diversity in model size

Jan 05, 2019 - 7:00 PM

The Council of Fashion Designers of America hopes more designers and companies start embracing body positivity in 2019