Fashion

Adidas collaborations and an abundance of flowers: Exploring Baltic fashion at Riga Fashion Week

Latvia's capital became the epicentre of Baltic fashion from April 8 to 11 for the 33rd edition of Riga Fashion Week, bringing together designers from Lithuania, Estonia and, of course, Latvia, and even Uzbekistan and Finland. The first day's shows were held in the Office Complex Verde, a modern building in the city's business centre, before...

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Business

These new sneaker models rely on circular economy, local production and customisation

The sneaker world is just one area of fashion that needs to become more sustainable and those in the sector have been working on new ideas and better solutions for years. As such, new materials, new recycling concepts and shorter supply chains are helping to reduce the carbon footprint. The global market for sustainable sneakers was estimated at...

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Culture

Frist Art Museum to open Alexander McQueen exhibition

The Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee, will open an exhibition exploring the creative partnership between the late British fashion designer Alexander McQueen and his trusted friend, French photographer Ann Ray. Organised by Barrett Barrera Projects, ‘Lee Alexander McQueen & Ann Ray: Rendez-Vous’ exhibition will run from May 30 to August...

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Business

Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing increases half-year sales and profit

Thanks to the strong international business of its Uniqlo clothing chain, the Japanese retail group Fast Retailing Co. Ltd. was able to close the first half of the 2023/24 financial year with solid growth in sales and earnings. In light of the latest figures, the company raised its profit forecast for the full year on Thursday. However, the...

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