Stilettos Revisited
Fashion / Lifestyle

Stilettos Revisited

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that stiletto heels remain the stuff of dreams for women and men alike. As stilettos celebrate their 110th anniversary, here’s a short history of this famed footwear — from fashion splurges to fetish items. Although slender high heels had been worn by French courtiers as early as late 19th century, it was shoemaker Andre Perugia … Continue reading

Emperor’s New Clothes
Fashion

Emperor’s New Clothes

Last week, Greenpeace released another damning report on the luxury industry’s sustainability record. In its Detox campaign’s latest instalment, titled ‘The King Is Naked’, the environmental group has taken on some of high fashion’s most coveted brands: Versace, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana,  Dior and the list goes on. The launch of the report was … Continue reading

DESIGNGUT: Where Swiss Design Meets Sustainability
Fashion / Lifestyle

DESIGNGUT: Where Swiss Design Meets Sustainability

Last week I had a great opportunity to visit DESIGNGUT, the annual Swiss sustainable design fair, in Winterthur — a charming town located a 20-minute train ride from Zurich. The event brought together Switzerland’s more established and up-and-coming designers in fashion, jewellery and furniture – all with a sustainable twist. Held in the city’s magnificent … Continue reading