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Condom clothing designer shocks Congo into HIV awareness


DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A Congolese fashion designer is promoting safe sex with a collection of clothes made of condoms that she hopes will help combat HIV/AIDS in the central African country.

Q&A: Designer Rachel Roy learned to bend so she will not break

NEW YORK Going from a California teen working in a clothing store to making dresses for Michelle Obama has been quite the trajectory for fashion designer Rachel Roy.

Dec 05 2017

Wear with care: Stella McCartney helps redesign climate-friendly fashion

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The fashion industry urgently needs to reform its wasteful, polluting ways, British designer Stella McCartney and record-breaking sailor Ellen MacArthur said on Tuesday.

Nov 28 2017

Victoria Beckham's fashion business raises $40 mln for expansion

LONDON Victoria Beckham, the former Spice Girl turned luxury fashion designer, has raised 30 million pounds ($40 million) to expand her stores and e-commerce channel via a new funding round from NEO Investment Partners.

Nov 27 2017

UPDATE 1-Another year of hard work in 2018 for Italy's Ferragamo, CEO says

MILAN, Nov 14 Italian luxury goods maker Salvatore Ferragamo will have its work cut out in 2018, its CEO said on Tuesday after the company reported a 25 percent drop in nine-month core profits.

Fashion designer exposes domestic servitude in India's 'sunshine state'

CHENNAI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When celebrated Indian fashion designer Wendell Rodricks sat down to write his third book, haute couture was not on his mind.

Nov 13 2017

Puffer jacket maker Moncler goes cold on catwalk collections

MILAN Italy's Moncler, known for its luxury puffer jackets, signaled a change of strategy on Monday, ditching its two top catwalk clothing lines as leading fashion houses come under increased pressure from younger, digital-savvy fashion buyers.

Nov 13 2017

UPDATE 2-Richemont appoints insider to speed up watch business recovery

* Shares down 1.2 percent, lag sector (Adds CFO, analyst quotes, shares)

Hong Kong's Trinity says Shandong Ruyi to buy control for $285 million

HONG KONG Menswear group Trinity Ltd said Shandong-based textile maker Shandong Ruyi International Fashion Industry Investment Holding Co Ltd has agreed to buy shares representing 51.38 pct of its enlarged share capital for HK$2.22 billion ($284.62 million), raising funds for future acquisitions and to repay debt.

Nov 10 2017

UPDATE 1-Falls in Burberry, housebuilders pile pressure on FTSE

* Mid-cap Hikma's trading update disappoints (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)