• Golden Globes dresses going up for auction in support of "Time's Up" initiative
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    Golden Globes dresses going up for auction in support of "Time's Up" initiative

    A-listers caused a sensation at the famous awards ceremony earlier this month when they turned up on the red carpet wearing all-black, in support of the "Time's Up" initiative against sexual harassment, assault and discrimination. A total of 34 dresses will be listed on the online auction

  • Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study
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    Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

    Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet's temperature reduces the range

  • Men treated as dogs and pigs in Paris catwalk shows
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    Men treated as dogs and pigs in Paris catwalk shows

    Paris men's fashion week began in earnest Wednesday with two collections showing what dogs and pigs men can be, as the industry reels from a new sexual harassment scandal. French designer Julien David sent out his models wearing dog's heads, from a macho, man-spreading Doberman to an intellectual

  • Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040
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    Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

    All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport. Avinor, the public operator of Norwegian airports, "aims to be the first in

  • Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia
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    Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

    A giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday. The baby was born Sunday to Liang Liang, who has been on loan to Malaysia since 2014 along with a male panda, said Mat Naim Ramli, director of the

  • Hugo Boss signs up Anwar Hadid for latest Hugo collection campaign
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    Hugo Boss signs up Anwar Hadid for latest Hugo collection campaign

    Bella and Gigi Hadid's younger brother -- also a model -- has been picked to front the spring/summer 2018 Hugo collection, a menswear and womenswear line from Hugo Boss. Hugo is highlighting the artistic side of its spring/summer 2018 collection with this latest campaign.

  • NatGeo Traveler names the most hipster-friendly and Instagrammable small US cities 2018
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    NatGeo Traveler names the most hipster-friendly and Instagrammable small US cities 2018

    If your dresser is filled with ironic T-shirts featuring bands that pre-date your time, wear oversized spectacles even though you have 20/20 vision, and have tried to go vegan at least once in the last year, you'll love New Orleans or Boulder, Colorado, which have been declared some of National Geographic

  • As tech ascends, has CES made Detroit Auto Show an afterthought?
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    As tech ascends, has CES made Detroit Auto Show an afterthought?

    This year's Detroit Auto Show has unfolded with the slick precision of a corporate infomercial, filled with sparkly new offerings, but little of the crackle of something truly innovative. There were no launches of major new electric vehicles and no significant news on autonomous cars that hadn'

  • Badgley Mischka launching makeup and fragrance
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    Badgley Mischka launching makeup and fragrance

    Fashion label Badgley Mischka has the cosmetics industry in its sights. The US brand has signed a licensing deal with TPR Holdings LLC that will see it launch a fragrance and a color cosmetics line later this year, Women's Wear Daily reports. TPR's President Brian Robinson told the site that

  • Ferrari considering electric supercar and an SUV that will be the 'fastest on the market'
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    Ferrari considering electric supercar and an SUV that will be the 'fastest on the market'

    It seems no automaker is immune from the incredible popularity of SUVs or the relentless march towards electrification these days, and now even Ferrari has confirmed it will soon be producing its own SUV as well as an all-electric supercar to challenge Tesla's lead in that part of the industry.

  • Qantas named most polluting airline for transpacific flights
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    Qantas named most polluting airline for transpacific flights

    Flyers concerned about their carbon footprint may be interested in the results of a new report which found that Chinese carrier Hainan Airlines and Japan's All Nippon Airways (ANA) were the most fuel-efficient airlines for transpacific flights in 2016. The most polluting airline in the same category

  • Alexander Wang becomes the latest designer to ditch traditional fashion calendar
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    Alexander Wang becomes the latest designer to ditch traditional fashion calendar

    Alexander Wang is shifting his Spring/Summer 2019 show from September 2018 to June, in further disruption to the traditional fashion week calendar. The US designer is set to trial a new strategy that will see him present his ready-to-wear collections in June and December, reports Women's Wear Daily

  • Yabba dabba doo! Malaysian sultan gets Flintstones car
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    Yabba dabba doo! Malaysian sultan gets Flintstones car

    A Malaysian sultan has been given a life-size replica of Fred Flintstone's car from the classic cartoon, although the modern update has an engine so he won't tire out his regal feet. Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar of Johor, one of Malaysia's most powerful and wealthiest state rulers, received

  • Is Diddy's son Christian Combs the next big male model?
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    Is Diddy's son Christian Combs the next big male model?

    Christian Combs, son of hip-hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, is the latest up-and-coming catwalk star to land a contract with the prestigious modeling agency IMG. The 19-year-old star has been snapped up by the agency following the release of his breakout fashion campaign -- Dolce & Gabbana'

  • Paris menswear week: day one highlights
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    Paris menswear week: day one highlights

    After London and Milan, fall/winter 2018-2019 menswear collection previews continue in the French capital, where men's fashion week runs until January 21. Palomo Spain kicked off the Parisian shows under rainy skies, followed by Namacheko and GmbH.Palomo Spain opened Paris menswear week with an extravagant

  • British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton
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    British designer Jones quits Louis Vuitton

    British designer Kim Jones is to quit Louis Vuitton after he shows his final men's collection for the label on Thursday, the brand said Wednesday. Vuitton said that Jones "has been the driving force behind some of the house's most successful projects and collaborations", with eye-catching

  • Valery Kaufman fronts latest Emilio Pucci campaign
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    Valery Kaufman fronts latest Emilio Pucci campaign

    Italian fashion house Emilio Pucci -- known for its feminine and colorful collections -- has signed up Russian supermodel Valery Kaufman for its spring/summer 2018 campaign. As if weightless, the young model is photographed in a swimming pool showcasing the label's new pieces and prints. Spring

  • At Detroit auto show, future high tech is present
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    At Detroit auto show, future high tech is present

    For the technology phobic, the Einride T-Pod autonomous cargo truck could be the stuff of nightmares. The electric truck was one of many high-tech innovations on display at the Detroit auto show, where the top industry players in North America showed off their latest models and considered the future

  • Japan sewers clean up their act with manhole art
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    Japan sewers clean up their act with manhole art

    Japan's sewerage industry has found a way to clean up its dirty and smelly image: elaborately designed and colourful manhole covers with 12,000 local varieties nationwide -- including, of course, a Hello Kitty design. The designs represent an instant guide to a place as they feature its history,

  • Paris Déco Off, Maison & Objet: Five exhibitions for design fans heading to Paris
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    Paris Déco Off, Maison & Objet: Five exhibitions for design fans heading to Paris

    January 18-23, the French capital will also be the capital of interior design and decoration, as industry professionals and design buffs head to the Maison & Objet trade fair and the Paris Déco Off fringe festival. After checking out new trends and creations at the events, a host of exhibitions await

  • Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display
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    Rare Van Gogh drawings, 'forgotten' Flincks go on display

    Art lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and 17th-century painter Govert Flinck have gone on display, after gathering dust for more than 100 years. Called "The Hill of Montmartre with Quarries", Van Gogh's monochrome artwork dates from

  • Luxury chalet to open on peak of Alaskan glacier
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    Luxury chalet to open on peak of Alaskan glacier

    A luxury chalet perched dramatically on the peak of an Alaskan glacier is set to take the concept of living on the edge to new heights. 

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    As Norway moves to ban fox and mink farms, is fur no longer in fashion?

    Norway has become the latest country to propose a ban on fur farming. The Norwegian government has pledged to eradicate all fur farming in the country, aiming for a complete phase-out by the year 2024, pending approval by Parliament. According to animal protection organization The Humane Society International

  • London's new Fourth Plinth commission seen in first image
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    London's new Fourth Plinth commission seen in first image

    Artist Michael Rakowitz's new commission for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square is to be unveiled on March 28, according to the Mayor of London, and first images of the archeologically inspired work have just been released. The Chicago-based artist is presenting the fruits of a project he has

  • New BMW i8 gets world premiere at Detroit Auto Show
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    New BMW i8 gets world premiere at Detroit Auto Show

    If hybrids, plug-in hybrids and EVs are going to become the mainstream, it wouldn't hurt if rival manufacturers stole a few design ideas from the updated BMW i8 coupe and the i8 Roadster that are on display this week at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The i8 Roadster may have