UK brand Laura Ashley appears to be leaving the UK. Laura Ashley, which is owned by Malayan United Industries (MUI), has already closed some 40 UK stores since 2015. High Street stores in the UK have had a difficult year as consumer confidence wanes and fewer shoppers visit. Andrew Khoo Boo Yeow, MUI’s newly appointed […]
In a red dress inspired by the volcano near her home, Catriona Gray of the Philippines talked about working with children in the slums of Manila and advocated for the legalization of medical marijuana — and became the fourth Filipina woman to clinch the crown of Miss Universe on Monday. For a pageant mad […]
The Source is reporting that Virgil Abloh, who’s been taking shots at the moon since he and Kanye were interns in Rome together, said his next collection of Louis Vuitton will be Michael Jackson inspired. Okay, now who else is picturing an LV monogram sparkly glove with the word “GLOVE” written on the inside palm? […]
In November, Céline Dion announced she has teamed up with children’s clothing brand Nununu to create a gender-neutral clothing brand called Célinununu. The collection will feature more than 70 items of clothing, including slippers, jackets, long-sleeved tops and leggings. The sizes will range from infancy to the age of 14 and will come in bold prints […]
Chinese luxury fashion label Shanghai Tang has been acquired by Chinese investment fund Lunar Capital. The new owner specializes in growing mid-sized Chinese firms, already holding a range of clothing brands. Shanghai Tang’s creative director Massimiliano Giornetti will be resigning. Shanghai Tang is thought to be China’s first contemporary luxury brand and pulled in estimated […]
Famed Indian designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee has taken Bollywood by storm and it looks like the fashion label is hitting America. Oprah Winfrey graced the front cover of Elle India’s twenty-second-anniversary issue e donned a Sabyasachi ensemble. Winfrey can be seen in a wine and gold Sabyasachi creation with a pup in her hand. […]
Breaking the UK musical market coming from another country is a tough ask. No Asian artists have been able to succeed at this so far although some have got close. Leslie Loh made the top of the Music Week charts with a track, Boom Bang Bang in August 2003 produced by [Stevie] Eagle E and Doc B. That was the first and only Chinese artist to make the top of any chart in the West and since then no has come close. Now Master Opera Singer Jane Maria feels it is her time to make history and attack the British Charts with her mixture of Classical opera and (sometimes) other genres.