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A Look at Spectacles Through The Years (1963 video) | British Pathé

In this footage of 1963, it examines the use of spectacles or glasses throughout history. It share earlier designs in the British Optical Association museum from the 14th century to the 18th century. One example it shows a woman in the Victorian era then transitions to a modern woman reading a magazine with her butterfly …

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Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo – BBC News

Chanel loses EU court battle over Huawei logo Judges ruled in favour of Huawei, which had sought an EU-wide trademark for a logo it wanted to use, but the fashion house said it was too similar. The EU General Court in Luxembourg ruled on Wednesday that the logos “share some similarities but their visual differences …

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How India’s artisanal fountain pens are making their mark – BBC News

New York-based novelist Amitav Ghosh recently ordered a fountain pen from an artisanal maker in India. “The last time I looked at his online list, it said my order would be ready in 95 weeks,” the Indian-born author, most recently, of Gun Island, told me. Ghosh is willing to wait for his pen to arrive …

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Inside the Workshop With Chanel’s Artisans of Slow Fashion – MONTECRISTO

It’s only 9 a.m., but there’s a young Frenchman with shaggy hair and tight plaid pants already intently clacking away on a contraption that looks straight out of his grandmother’s attic. Its clipped, staccato sound could easily pass for a wartime Enigma machine, but this young hipster is waxing poetic about weft and warp in lieu …

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Previously loved: Shoppers flock to second-hand luxury fashion | Al Jazeera

The jump in second-hand luxury sales could be attributed to consumers leaning towards sustainability in a time of crisis. Covid-19 has made most shoppers cost-conscious this holiday season, but those with cash to burn are still finding ways to splurge. As retail sales in general suffer, luxury fashion—the previously owned kind—is flying off the shelves. Peer-to-peer online luxury …

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Pierre Cardin, French fashion designer, dies aged 98 – CNN

Legendary French fashion designer Pierre Cardin has died at the age of 98, France’s Fine Arts Academy announced on Tuesday in a statement on Twitter. “The Perpetual Secretary, Laurent Petitgirard, and the members of the Academy of Fine Arts are deeply saddened to announce the death of their colleague Pierre Cardin. He had been elected …

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Victoria & Albert Museum · Bags: Inside Out Exhibition

From rucksacks to despatch boxes, Birkin bags to Louis Vuitton luggage, Bags: Inside Out explores the style, function, design and craftsmanship of the ultimate accessory. The Victoria and Albert Museum is showing some 300 items at the exhibition called Bags: Inside and Out . They range from a 16th-century embroidered purse to a contemporary plastic rucksack by …

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U.S. Customs Agents Seized $32 Million of Fake Goods and Sneakers – Robb Report

On Thursday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency announced it worked with the Los Angeles police department to seize a cache of counterfeit goods worth an estimated $32 million. Though the array of products consisted of everything from phony prescription drugs to cosmetics, it also included some lookalikes of choice designer goods. Most …

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(Re)defining sustainability: Repair, Recycle, Reuse and Reduce

London – Once seen as a niche part of the fashion industry, being eco-conscious has rapidly become one of the hottest ‘topics’ of our time. From luxury fashion houses to fast-fashion retailers, and everything in between – more and more fashion companies are responding to mounting consumer interest and ‘going green.’ However, in spite of …

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