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Peruvian to make splash at Paris Fashion Week

Charlotte, North Carolina Sep 24 (EFE).- Peruvian fashion designer Luis Carlos Machicao is an example of the success a Hispanic can achieve, not only in the United States but at a global level in the competitive international fashion industry. On Sept 28, Machicao will take part for the first time in Paris Fashion Week, showing 17 outfits from his Spring 2014 collection, while also presenting his fragrances for women and men.

Argentine designers showcase Latin talent at New York Fashion Week

By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - With tailored suits, intricate knits and meticulously hand-dyed fabrics, Argentine designers displaying their Spring 2014 collections at New York Fashion Week on Friday showed the South American nation's fashion industry is flourishing. The seven Buenos Aires-based designers chosen to represent Argentine fashion ranged from Romina Reinoso, 25, showing the first collection of her label Tenaz, to Fabian Zitta, who has created costumes for TV and films, and industry veteran Viviana Uchitel.

Desigual offers colorful start to NY fashion week

Spanish brand Desigual took the New York fashion crowd to the Mediterranean on Thursday, offering up a colorful spring collection that clearly bore the stamp of collaborator Christian Lacroix. The lively catwalk show came on the first day of fashion week in the Big Apple -- a frenetic seven days of presentations for spring-summer 2014 before the style parade moves over to London, Milan and Paris.

Designers incorporate art into creations at Buenos Aires Fashion Week

Buenos Aires, Aug 7 (EFE).- Designers are showing off creations that fuse art and clothing at Buenos Aires Fashion Week, or Bafweek, a four-day event that has brought renowned design houses, emerging designers and new talent to Argentina's capital. Bafweek is a venue for showcasing designs for the next Southern Hemisphere spring-summer season. Artists and designers have joined forces to offer collections that merge their fields, creating unusual garments that tell a story via fashion.

Designer Oscar de la Renta says Galliano deserves second chance

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Designer Oscar de la Renta threw his support behind fashion bad boy John Galliano on Friday, saying the disgraced designer should be given a second chance after he was fired for his anti-Semitic rants in a Parisian cafe two years ago. De la Renta described Galliano, who lost his job at the French fashion house Christian Dior and has been shunned by many in the fashion world since the events in 2011, as a "very talented man."

Paris couture shows wrap up

The Paris couture shows wrapped up on Thursday at the end of four days of collections notable for come backs by designers Christian Lacroix and Viktor&Rolf and supermodel Naomi Campbell. Drawing cheers as she appeared on the catwalk with models half her age, 43-year-old Campbell kicked off the first show for Versace in a black micro sequin jacket constructed like a book.

Feline frenzy meets Fellini on Gaultier's Paris catwalk

By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Jean Paul Gaultier sent glittering panthers and clowns down the runway on Wednesday as the French designer tapped into feline glamour and Fellini-esque nostalgia for his Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 haute couture collection. On the last full day of shows at the prestigious Paris fashion week, he put on a highly theatrical display of outfits sewn from leather, feathers and velvet, and named "Catwoman," "Pink Panther" and "Cruella de Ville".

Jean Paul Gaultier clowns around at Paris fashion

Jean Paul Gaultier enlivened Paris fashion on Wednesday with a clown-inspired collection citing influences from David Bowie's Pierrot costume in "Ashes to Ashes" to Italian director Federico Fellini's film on the circus performers. Couture looks from the French designer came with pointy hair, huge pockets, leopard print faux fur and clown's hats on the penultimate day of Paris fashion week. Actress Catherine Deneuve was among those on the front row and French TV reality star Nabilla appeared on the catwalk in a velvet bustier dress entitled "Black Panther".

Chanel casts off crumbling old world at Paris fashion

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld on Monday conjured up his vision of the future in a dilapidated life-size theatre where the curtain rose to reveal the gleaming skyline of an imaginary city and a modernist couture collection. At a time when couture houses are increasingly looking to Asia, in particular China where they are winning new, deep-pocketed customers, Lagerfeld said he wanted to stress "the contrast between the old world that is crumbling and the new one".

Chanel casts off crumbling old world at Paris fashion

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld on Monday conjured up his vision of the future in a dilapidated life-size theatre where the curtain rose to reveal the gleaming skyline of an imaginary city and a modernist couture collection. At a time when couture houses are increasingly looking to Asia, in particular China where they are winning new, deep-pocketed customers, Lagerfeld said he wanted to stress "the contrast between the old world that is crumbling and the new one".
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