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Design with a difference: Parsons school comes to Paris

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From Marc Jacobs to Alexander Wang, star alumni of New York’s Parsons design school have long made inroads in Paris. But now the faculty is going a step further, opening a full-fledged branch in the fashion capital.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Learning the art of giving, Japanese-style

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In this picture taken on October 30, 2012 Japanese Soke Ogasawara (L) attends a ceremony of Origata, Japan's art of gift wrapping during the opening of the "Miwa" pavillon in Paris. What matters at Christmas time is the spirit, right? For those yet to be convinced, a tiny Japanese pavilion in Paris offers to initiate Westerners to a 700-year-old gift-giving ritual known as Origata. AFP / JOEL SAGET

What matters at Christmas time is the spirit, right? For those yet to be convinced, a tiny Japanese pavilion in Paris offers to initiate Westerners to a 700-year-old gift-giving ritual known as Origata.

Posted: November 25th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Paint it black? No way! Fashion colors up for 2013

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As the economy splutters, fashion will naturally turn to solemn greys and blacks, right? Wrong, according to fabric gurus who unveiled their top trends for spring-summer 2013 in Paris on Thursday.

Posted: January 6th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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