Clothes

  • Colourful knickers banished for all-white at Wimbledon 24-06-2014 12:06 AM

    Women's colourful knickers and men's black ones should be a thing of the past at Wimbledon as organisers of the tournament that began on Monday have advised players that guidelines requiring all-white tennis clothing will be strictly enforced. The guidelines specifying white clothing and undergarments, with only a thin band...
  • What if your clothes could cure your smartphone addiction? 13-05-2014 06:48 PM

    Washington: Addicted to your smartphone? Try these signal deflecting clothes! A Japanese designer has come up with a radical new way to combat smartphone addiction - a new clothing line crafted from fibres that deflect electromagnetic waves and render your phone completely unusable. The clothing line developed by designer Kunihiko...
  • US designer to teach clothing design to Vrindavan widows 07-03-2014 07:56 PM

    New York-based designer Kopal will teach clothing design to widows staying in shelter homes run by Sulabh International and the apparel created by them will be marketed in the US and Australia. An initiative of social reformer Bindeshwar Pathak, the programme aims to empower widows by enabling them to learn...
  • Sonam Kapoor needs a spunky name for clothing line 02-11-2013 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: Actress Sonam Kapoor, considered to be one of the most stylish actresses in tinsel town, is venturing into clothing line with her sister Rhea and is in search of a unique name for her new venture. After the grand announcement of her upcoming clothing line recently, the 28-year-old...
  • Kim, Kanye to launch children's clothing line 16-10-2013 03:50 PM

    Los Angeles: Socialite Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West are reportedly planning to launch a clothing line for children. The project, which initially started out as a fun venture for the couple, who welcomed their first child together in June, now spells problems for them, reports radaronline.com. "Shortly...
  • Eva Mendes launches her clothing line 20-09-2013 04:08 PM

    New York: Actress Eva Mendes has launched her first womenswear collection with fashion retailer New York and Company. She says it was challenging for her to create the line. The 39-year-old's collection was launched here Wednesday night. "The challenging part of this process was knowing that I had women, especially...
  • Pakistani Taliban ban tight and thin clothes during Ramazan 13-07-2013 07:49 PM

    Peshawar: A Pakistani Taliban group on Saturday banned the use of "tight or thin" clothes both for men and women in the holy month of Ramazan and warned of one month imprisonment for not fasting. The Ramazan code of conduct guidelines was issued in a pamphlet after the Mullah Nazir...
  • Railways to carry relief material free to Uttarakhand 25-06-2013 05:39 AM

    New Delhi: The railways announced on Monday it would carry relief material for the Uttarakhand flood-victims without any charge for 15 days from Tuesday. "Food items, medicines, clothes, building materials, utensils etc, will be carried to Uttarakhand free of cost by coaching trains for a period of 15 days, from...
  • Sreesanth's clothes worth Rs 1.95 lakh recovered 21-05-2013 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Police on Tuesday made recoveries from Rajasthan Royals player Sreesanth's friend's house in Jaipur, sources said. Sreesanth, who has been accused of spot-fixing at least three matches of Indian Premier League's sixth edition, took the police team to Jaipur and led them to the recoveries, they added. Police...
  • Shirt that can be worn for 100 days without being washed 01-05-2013 12:50 PM

    New York: Who needs laundry? A US company claims to have developed an incredible shirt that can be worn for 100 days straight without needing a wash or ironing. Manufacturers claim the wool-blended shirt remains wrinkle-free and resists odour so effectively that it even smells fresh after being worn during...
  • Karnataka Prisons Dept to bring out new brand of clothes 19-09-2012 12:55 PM

    Bangalore: The state prisons department, which has chalked out several projects to improve skills of the jail inmates, has now come up with the idea of marketing the merchandise produced by jail inmates. The department is working towards making the project, soon a reality. According to the officials, the best...
  • India's online grey market for US clothing brands 05-08-2012 12:32 AM

    Mumbai/Chicago: While India's politicians dither over rules allowing foreign retailers into the country, some online stores are already selling discounted clothing from companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch Co that have yet to officially enter the market. Homegrown start-ups including fashionandyou.com, myntra.com, snapdeal.com, dealsandyou.com, yebhi.com and HomeShop 18 - which...
  • World's 1st cloned pashmina goat a boost for Kashmir 08-06-2012 09:21 AM

    Ganderbal: The world's first cloned Pashmina goat Noori has gotten a new lease of life for the Kashmiri farmers. Scientists are hopeful that she will be able to reproduce soon, giving new hope to the study aimed at boosting pashmina trade. In less than three months Noori's weight has tripled...
  • Italy: Indian kills wife for being 'westernised' 29-05-2012 10:16 AM

    Rome: A 37-year-old Indian migrant in Italy killed his pregnant wife because she loved wearing western clothes and he wanted to punish her for going against Indian traditions. The Indian, whose name was given as Singhj Kulbir, told police in Piacenza city in northern Italy that he strangled to death...
  • Is Indian handloom dying a slow death? 14-12-2011 04:10 PM

    New Delhi: Their handspun silks and cottons are sold for thousands and sometimes hundreds of thousands of rupees and top names endorse their products. But the humble hands that weave classy, elegant fabrics that the world admires are living in penury. The soft rustle of kanjivaram, pochampalli, benarasi and chanderi...
  • Ayesha Takia's husband is watching her clothes 16-10-2011 06:24 PM

    Mumbai: With actress Ayesha Takia returning to films after a two-year hiatus following her wedding to Farhan Azmi, her husband is said to have kept a close watch on her wardrobe. A pair of baggy denims and a printed blouse under a full sleeved jacket work well for Mumbai restaurateur...
  • Abandoned Gaddafi homes reveal lavish lifestyle 01-09-2011 12:29 PM

    Tripoli: The gold-plated cutlery and crystal champagne glasses, the Versace and Armani suits and rows of unworn designer shoes, are all that remain at the luxurious seaside compounds of the children of Muammar Gaddafi. The fancy beach villas are testimony to the fact that the Gaddafis not only ruled Libya,...
  • Imran Khan to launch his own clothing line 22-05-2011 01:35 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Imran Khan wants to try his hand at designing and is set to bring out his own line by next year. The 28-year-old actor will be creating his new range in association with 'Denizen', a brand newly launched by Levi Strauss. The 'Break Ke Baad' star...
  • WIFW: Manish Malhotra plays with delightful hues 09-04-2011 08:41 PM

    New Delhi: Bollywood's blue eyed boy Manish Malhotra continuing his legacy, unfolded his story in delightful hues. Colours like ivories and beiges with splashes of burned orange, rusts, pinks and brick red for womens wear and greys, navy blues and blacks for mens wear. For this years collection Manish chose...
  • Govt may remove excise duty on branded clothes 30-03-2011 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The government is considering to roll back 10 per cent excise duty on branded garments, due to large scale protest by industry bodies in many parts of the country, including West Bengal, which goes to polls next month. "The excise duty on readymade garments is being opposed heavily,...
  • Fashion blogger designs first collection for H&M 11-01-2011 05:09 PM

    Milan: Swedish clothing retailer Hennes & Mauritz is to launch its first collection designed by a fashion blogger, a move cheered by unconventional online fashionistas. H&M, which has worked with top celebrities such as pop icon Madonna, said in a statement on Monday that Swedish fashion blogger Elin Kling had...
  • Humans first wore clothes 170,000 years ago 07-01-2011 11:45 AM

    Washington: Humans began to wear clothing 170,000 years ago, a technology which enabled them to migrate out of Africa successfully, a new study has claimed. The evidence comes from seemingly very unfashionable lice, since US scientists tracked when head lice evolved into clothing or body lice 170,000 years ago, used...
  • Men can't pick clothes: survey 27-12-2010 03:24 PM

    London: Many may disagree on this, but a new survey has found that most men can't pick clothes -- in fact, they rely on women, their wife or mother for advice on what dress to buy. According to the survey in Britain, almost two-thirds of the respondents admitted to seeking...
  • Couture trove an ongoing adventure, full of tales 08-12-2010 05:30 PM

    Tokyo: An evening gown embroidered with gold thread. A silk batik kaftan. A wedding dress made for a beloved niece. The stories of women's lives each has to tell. Australian fashion curator Charlotte Smith immediately fell in love with a collection of more than 3,000 dresses and accessories, many designer...