Gene Sherman: ‘Fashion is misunderstood, a lot of people still think of it as shopping’

Gene Sherman launches the Sherman Centre for Culture and Ideas in Sydney. Photograph: Rita Zimmerman Gene Sherman doesn’t shop for clothes in the way most people shop for clothes. Sure, she’ll pick up a T-shirt every now and then, but when she wants something substantial, it has to meet certain criteria. It should be black, … Read more Gene Sherman: ‘Fashion is misunderstood, a lot of people still think of it as shopping’

Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Designer duo Swati and Sunaina, who came together in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost treasures of Indian woven textiles and offering them to a discerning audience, say the country’s handloom industry is still a very disorganised sector despite being so huge. And as it is disorganised, the precision required to meet quality standards and … Read more Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Chanel’s Cruise collection confirmed hair accessories are still on the beauty agenda – here’s how to wear them

If  there was any doubt that hair accessories were not on the SS17 beauty agenda then Chanel’s Cruise Collection was solid confirmation that you shouldn’t be seen without them.  Models sashayed down the runway with various takes on the headband that included silky black ribbon, embellished bandeaus, chiffon plaits and gold leather braids. If you’re wondering whether … Read more Chanel’s Cruise collection confirmed hair accessories are still on the beauty agenda – here’s how to wear them

Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100

Jens Risom, the Danish furniture maestro who helped bring midcentury modern design to the United States through his work with Knoll Studio, died on Dec. 9 at his home in New Canaan, Conn. He was 100. His death was confirmed by a friend, Mark Jespersen. Defined by sharp Scandinavian lines and fused with the rustic … Read more Jens Risom, Modernist Designer Whose Furniture Still Has Legs, Dies at 100