A 42-year-old unemployed man was crowned Zimbabwe's ugliest man at a pub pageant in Harare -- but the contest turned ugly when the runner-up accused judges of bias.
When winter comes, spring is never far behind. That's the impression we gained on Nov. 15 in the collections presenting the 2016 spring inspiration -- floral-print dresses as lovely as the darling buds of May. As the first step to get into the spring mood, Cheng Pai Cheng's forest-inspired one-piece is mellow, soft and feminine.
Taiwan's aboriginal designers drew inspiration from indigenous cultures and put on a spectacular show for local brand Totem's new line -- mixing traditional tribal apparel, trendy ready-to-wears, music and dance. Formal tailored suits were spiced up with aboriginal-inspired embellishments.
Saturday begins with a breath of fresh air as Chinese brand Zihan showcases its latest line. The brand held true to its "Mori Girl" spirit, presenting dynamic variations of "girl in the forest" look. Large straw hats and bohemian prints gave off beach holiday vibes, while sweaters worn casually over the shoulder and loud-colored backpacks hinted at a Tokyo influence.
Taiwanese brand 3rd Party Cookie's white brushed black jumpsuit is the first choice to be chic, comfortable and cool. You can also try a base color with an urban design, which will create a neutral street style.
With ambition beyond cozy socks, Koolfree was established amid the decline in the hosiery industry. Kate Ko from the marketing department explains that seeing prospects in infusing fashion with function, they came up with a line of stockings in vibrant colors. Also, the growing health issue of bad blood circulation motivated them to develop compression socks with medical functions
The latest collections of local brands F.KNIT, PUHU and Momentanée featured designs ranging from casual smart to sexy and classy bridal footwear. F.KNIT and PUHU cater to young urbanites in Asia, for whom one pair of shoes can fit all occasions.
These days, as easy as it is to create your own business, it is twice as hard to make your own brand stand out and be recognized among the sea of other brands. On the second day of TIS, Edwin van den Hoek, founder and creative director of 4-Options Studio, conducted a seminar on the topic "Products Are Made in the Factory, Brands Are Created in the Mind."
As the first day draws to a close, designers are setting the tone for spring and summer 2016. The latest collections of Londee and NAIF Vogue hint at a liberating, relaxed return to nature.
While many people still often misunderstand the fashion industry as one "up-in-the-sky," Greer Hughes, senior analyst of the WGSN Mindset Group, on Nov. 12th gave us a clear insight into how fashion trends not only comply with our everyday lives, but are also a reflection of the current state and development of society.