CLOTHES

  • A new app that helps you spot fake designer clothes November 15, 2014

    New York: A Japanese company, NEC Corporation, has come up with a smartphone app to spot knock-offs with a single close-up picture. Aimed at retailers more than individual shoppers, the NEC application will have pictures of products in its database taken with a special magnifying lens, the Wall Street Journal reported. The...
  • Bill to penalise discrimination against traditional clothes introduced in TN Assembly August 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken up a proposed law penalising establishments for discriminating against traditional clothes. The Bill says that any establishment which restricts use of traditional clothes would stand to lose its licence. It also proposes 1year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 for those who violate...
  • Victoria Beckham to sell 600 items from wardrobe August 6, 2014

    Los Angeles: Singerturneddesigner Victoria Beckham will put over 600 items from her wardrobe up for sale in aid of HIV awareness charity. In partnership with designer outlet store TheOutnet.com and famed auctioneers Christie's, who valued the items, Victoria has placed hundreds of her own clothes, shoes and accessories online in...
  • Cloth merchant's burnt, chained body found in Kanpur July 14, 2014

    A cloth merchant's burnt body was found chained on Monday in his shop in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city, police said. The chained and burnt body of Lalit Maheshwari was found in his cloth outlet, Lalityam Sari Centre, at Roland Tower on Mall road when police and firemen were checking damages resulting...
  • Colourful knickers banished for allwhite at Wimbledon June 24, 2014

    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 allwhite tennis clothing will be strictly enforced. The guidelines specifying white clothing and undergarments, with only a thin band of...
  • What if your clothes could cure your smartphone addiction? May 13, 2014

    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...
  • US designer to teach clothing design to Vrindavan widows March 7, 2014

    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 new...
  • Watch: Models walk the ramp in 3D printed clothes February 24, 2014

    It could actually be a revolutionary turning point the way clothes are not only envisioned but also worn and made. The clothes were not sewn but were 3D-printed. 3D printing is a technology that lets one digitally scan a design and then print a physical object, layer by layer. The...
  • Sonam Kapoor needs a spunky name for clothing line November 2, 2013

    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 28yearold now...
  • Kim, Kanye to launch children's clothing line October 16, 2013

    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 after Kim...
  • Eva Mendes launches her clothing line September 20, 2013

    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 my sisters,...
  • Pakistani Taliban ban tight and thin clothes during Ramazan July 13, 2013

    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 Taliban...
  • Railways to carry relief material free to Uttarakhand June 25, 2013

    New Delhi: The railways announced on Monday it would carry relief material for the Uttarakhand floodvictims 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 June...
  • Sreesanth's clothes worth Rs 1.95 lakh recovered May 21, 2013

    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 spotfixing 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 recovered...
  • Shirt that can be worn for 100 days without being washed May 1, 2013

    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 woolblended shirt remains wrinklefree and resists odour so effectively that it even smells fresh after being worn during...
  • Bangladesh: Fire guts garment factory, six killed January 26, 2013

    Dhaka: Fire raced through a small garment factory in the Bangladesh capital on Saturday, killing at least six employees and injuring 10, firefighters and witnesses said, two months after the country's worst factory blaze killed 112 workers. Fire service officials said the fire at Smart Fashions, housed in the upper...
  • Sonam Kapoor's clothes on auction for charity December 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Actress Sonam Kapoor, known for her stylish and uber cool dressing, announced Saturday that she will auction some of her clothes online for charity this Christmas. She will auction her clothes on her friend, stylist Pernia Qureshi's online fashion boutique, Pernia's PopUp Shop. The proceeds will go towards Smile Foundation,...
  • Dress code diktats: NCW seeks probe, UP Muslims cry attack on faith December 10, 2012

    Bijnor: Two regressive and strange diktats have ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana. While women students in Bijnor have been barred from wearing black clothing and jeans at a function to be presided by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, a college in Bhiwani has made it mandatory for its women...
  • Clothes don't affect a criminal's mind: Bhiwani student on diktat December 10, 2012

    There has been public outrage after a women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. ...
  • No jeans for girls in Bhiwani college, no black clothes in Bijnor December 10, 2012

    Bhiwani/Bijnor: There has been public outrage after two diktats in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. While in Haryana, a college has banned girls from wearing jeans, in Uttar Pradesh, the Bijnor District Magistrate has asked girls not to wear black clothes at a Chief Minister event. A women's college in the Bhiwani...
  • Women's college in Bhiwani bans girls from wearing jeans December 10, 2012

    Bhiwani: A women's college in the Bhiwani district in Haryana has banned girls from turning out in jeans and tops. At the Adarsh Women's College, where this diktat has been in place, the principal doesn't see anything wrong with it. Instead, she says that it's a part of respecting Indian...
  • UP: Bijnor DM asks women not to wear black clothes December 10, 2012

    Bijnor: A regressive and strange diktat has ruffled feathers in Uttar Pradesh. Women students in Bijnor have been barred from wearing black clothing and jeans at a function to be presided by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Reports say women have also been barred from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. This...
  • Karnataka Prisons Dept to bring out new brand of clothes September 19, 2012

    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 August 5, 2012

    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 startups including fashionandyou.com, myntra.com, snapdeal.com, dealsandyou.com, yebhi.com and HomeShop 18 which is...
  • World's 1st cloned pashmina goat a boost for Kashmir June 8, 2012

    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 and...
  • Italy: Indian kills wife for being 'westernised' May 29, 2012

    Rome: A 37yearold 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 his...
  • Style czar sir Paul Smith in India April 25, 2012

    Sir Paul Smith has designed clothes for the biggest Hollywood stars and has also designed stamps for the London Olympics. ...
  • Is Indian handloom dying a slow death? December 14, 2011

    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 October 16, 2011

    Mumbai: With actress Ayesha Takia returning to films after a twoyear 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 and...
  • Abandoned Gaddafi homes reveal lavish lifestyle September 1, 2011

    Tripoli: The goldplated 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,...