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Don’t bathe more than once a week says designer Westwood

Paris, France | AFP | Flamboyant fashion designer Vivienne Westwood revealed the secret of her eternal youth Saturday — only taking a bath once a week. The 76-year-old queen of punk fashion let it slip after watching her husband Andreas Kronthaler’s spectacularly idiosyncratic show at Paris Fashion Week. Asked by reporters …

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Fashion world shaken by #NoFreePhotos row

Paris, France | AFP | Photographers have risen up in revolt at the way fashion labels and influencers are using their street style images without crediting them, highlighting discontent about the “work for free” culture in the multi-billion dollar industry. More than 40 photographers who follow the fashion circuit and …

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Robotic fashion: Wear your heartbeat on your sleeve

Milan, Italy | AFP | Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht has a vision for a world in which people stop telling themselves little lies about their emotions — and she believes high-tech fashion is the key. Her creations, which combine digital technology with haute couture, play with social norms and aim to …

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Star model Graham celebrates sexy curves on NY runway

New York, United States | AFP | Ashley Graham, the star model going stratospheric for breaking down barriers in the fashion industry, powered down the New York runway Monday celebrating curves in her latest lingerie collection. The 29-year-old sensation from Nebraska modeled sexy black and green underwear in her latest link-up …

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‘A Nasty Boy’ tests Nigeria’s masculinity

Make no mistake Nigeria’s “A Nasty Boy” is not a gay online magazine. Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | In a country where homosexual acts can be punished with 14 years in prison, this provocative website featuring photos of men in mini-skirts is simply “pushing the boundaries and exploring masculinity”. Richie Akuson, …

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