Saturday, August 2, 2014
Inquirer Daily News


SAN DIEGO (MainStreet) U.S. Giorgio Armani fans will soon have an entirely new way to indulge in the fashion icon's legendary sense of style.&hellip...
In this trio of photos, workers weave Thai silk and adjust batches of dried thread at a decades-old workshop that supplies silk material to upmarket stores in Bangkok. Thailand's share of world silk production is relatively modest at less than 1,000 tons a year compared with leader China, with well over 100,000 tons annually. But Thailand is noted for its hand-woven silk products, which add value and serve a luxury market separate from commercial, low-price products. American entrepreneur Jim Thompson revived the country's traditional silk-weaving industry in the 1950s, overseeing the process from raising silkworms to retail sales and promoting silk as a high-fashion item around the world.
In the wake of recent, festival-season concern about Native American cultural appropriation, the Canadian Bass Coast Festival has banned Native American-style headdresses from their premises.
The clothing you'll find in Joan Shepp's new Chestnut Street boutique stays true to her aesthetic: a heavily curated collection of designer women's wear that is dark in hue, architectural in silhouette, and of course, edgy.
In honor of this National Lipstick Day, here are 5 of the best, most unlikely lipstick shades in the biz.
We missed First Friday last month. (Thanks a lot, 4th of July.) But now the unofficial holiday is back and better than ever with the glory of August. Pop your head into any of the following opening receptions, family affairs or retail outings on Friday, Aug. 1.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The dusty National Archives has a certain style that's drawing interest from Washington's fashion crowd.
Inside his sunlit Lansdowne apartment studio space, Sam Hubler, the sole tailor for menswear company Ikiré Jones, spends painstaking hours on boldly printed jackets. The brand, founded by Philadelphia lawyer-turned-designer Walé Oyéjidé, is known for its unique, handcrafted jackets in African-inspired prints.
PhillyDeals: Bootmaker Timberland "has leased 5,800 sq. ft. for its Philadelphia flagship store, which it plans to have open by the fall," Steve Gartner of Metro Commercial Real Estate Inc. tells me in a note this afternoon.
Primark, the British retail store involved in an apparent slave-labor hoax earlier this summer, is back in the spotlight after receiving negative feedback about their new mannequins.