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Maverick Australian leaves top job at ‘James Bond's tailor’ after just six months

The Italian fashion house Brioni has parted company with its controversial creative director Justin O’Shea only six months after the Australian was brought in to shake-up “James Bond’s tailor”. The tattooed, shaven-headed heavy metal fan, who had never designed clothes, was seen by many as an uneasy fit with a brand famous for its bespoke suits. The Milan-based house had dressed every James Bond from …

Viktor&Rolf: What we make should look like it was made by the birds in Cinderella

Walking into the studio of Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren is like walking into a miniature version of Amsterdam’s Royal Palace – except the king and queen are replaced by two fashion designers and a wiener dog named Little Swan. In this luxurious 17th century building, the Dutch designers behind Viktor&Rolf have filled the walls with avant garde garments, sketches and dolls. A selection of …

J’ai créé le burkini pour libérer les femmes, pas pour enlever leur liberté | Aheda Zanetti

Quand j’ai inventé le burkini au début de l’année 2004, je ne cherchais pas à enlever leur liberté aux femmes, je voulais les libérer. Ma nièce voulait jouer au netball, mais nous avions du mal à lui trouver une équipe parce qu’elle portait un hijab. Ma sœur a dû se battre pour défendre le droit de sa fille à jouer. Elle a demandé: pourquoi empêcher …