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Valentino kicks off men's fashion in Paris

Hard on the heels of Milan, Paris kicked off its winter menswear series Wednesday with shows featuring multiple variations on the classic suit by Valentino and Carven, while iconoclast Walter Von Beirendonck unveiled in-your-face stripes. Valentino's models treaded softly on colourful, geometrically patterned kilim carpets, a motif sometimes echoed in the coats and jackets though in muted winter hues.

'On trend' men dare to be fashionable

When Nick Graham created the Joe Boxer underwear brand at his kitchen table in San Francisco in 1985, the experience left him convinced him of two things about men's fashion. Pattern and colour, he concluded, should not be the exclusive preserve of women's fashion, and men -- given choices -- will always opt to try something new. Nearly 30 years on and the men's catwalks in Paris in June were a blaze of vibrant colour and bold prints. Floaty fabrics, tumbling floral embroidery, even skirts gave the season's offerings a distinctly feminine feel.

Bangalore's barwomen ordered to wear 'decent' clothes

Women hired as bartenders in the southeastern Indian IT hub of Bangalore must wear "decent" clothes including long-sleeved shirts and trousers, according to new state government guidelines approved by a top court. The government of Karnataka state issued the guidelines after bar and restaurant owners took legal action to try to stop police shutting down licensed premises that employed women on the grounds of indecency.

Asiana flight attendants win fight to wear trousers

Female flight attendants with South Korea's Asiana Airlines on Tuesday won a long-running battle to overturn a skirts-only dress code after the national human rights commission ruled it discriminatory. Starting from early next month, Asiana's 3,000-odd female flight attendants will be allowed to wear trousers for the first time since the company came into existence 25 years ago, an airline statement said.
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