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Cavalli shows fluid animal prints, 1920s-inspired looks in Milan

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion house Roberto Cavalli presented fluid versions of its usual animal print designs in Milan on Saturday, showing a colorful collection of soft knits, smooth silks, relaxed tailoring and plenty of flowing dresses. In a large tent inside a central Milan park, Creative Director Paul Surridge sent out models in designs he said depicted “a modern ease” for the Autumn/Winter 2019 womenswear and menswear lines. The brand, founded by Roberto Cavalli in the early 1970s, is known for use of animal prints and Surridge delivered “modernist…

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Victoria Beckham looks to ’70s prints, Preen influenced by dance

LONDON (Reuters) – Victoria Beckham looked back to the 1970s for her show at London Fashion Week on Sunday, presenting a collection rich in vibrant colors and patterns, while label Preen opted for retro floral prints and layered skirts inspired by dance and music. Models present creations at the Victoria Beckham show during London Fashion Week Women’s A/W19 in London, Britain February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls In front of an audience that included Beckham’s husband David and their children, models showed off dresses and skirts slim fitted over the knee,…

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Newspaper owned by Lebanon’s Hariri prints last edition

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Readers of the Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal leafed through its last print edition on Thursday, its move online underscoring the challenges ailing Lebanon’s press industry. The last print of Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Mustaqbal is seen at a kiosk in Beirut, Lebanon, January 31, 2019. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir Al-Mustaqbal, the fourth prominent newspaper to disappear from Lebanon’s newsstands in recent years, is owned by caretaker prime minister Saad al-Hariri and echoes his political line. It was established by his late father Rafik, a two-time prime minister who was assassinated in…

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Banksy prints sell intact at stunt-free Paris auction

PARIS (Reuters) – Three Banksy prints were sold at a Paris auction on Wednesday – this time without any pranks by the British artist. Auctioneer Arnaud Oliveux reacts at the final price in the bidding of the offset lithograph entitled “Stop and Search” (2007) by British street artist Banksy at the urban art auction organized by Artcurial in Paris, France, October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau Banksy’s “Girl with Balloon” painting shredded itself this month just after it was sold for more than 1 million pounds (1.1 million euros) at a…

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Versace plays with prints and leather for its spring/summer designs

MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s Versace played with bold prints, patchwork and leather in its spring/summer 2019 women’s collection in a star-studded show on Friday, the third day of Milan’s fashion week. Models present creations at the Versace show during Milan Fashion Week Spring 2019 in Milan, Italy, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini Singers Leona Lewis, Nicki Minaj and Rita Ora, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actor Luke Evans and Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni were all in the front row of an enormous industrial space in the modern CityLife neighborhood where the runway…

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