Weary of Afghanistan's image as a country in chronic conflict with a history of repressing women, Arash Shenasa plans to launch a modelling contest to show "the hidden beauties" of his central Asian nation.
Just as flush times gave traditionally staid menswear permission to loosen up, a grim economy is dictating a back-to-basics gravitas and a return to serious business attire. Menswear, never in the vanguard of U.S.
As art collectors flock to Paris next week for a giant sale of works amassed by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, an auction of hundreds of the designer's vintage pieces a few days later may give them a reason to stay.
Fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz AB posted a smaller-than-expected 1 percent year-on-year fall in January sales at established stores. The mean forecast in a Reuters poll of 12 analysts had been for sales to fall 2.
The following stocks were on the move at the BSE on Monday. At 12:56 p.m., the benchmark 30-share BSE index was down 3.18 percent at 9,328.58 points. The 50-share National Stock Exchange Index was down 3.1 percent at 2,856.9 points.