The future of fashion weeks is unclear and NY 2020 may not be the template

by Rashmee

Posted on September 17, 2020


New York recently had its first pandemic fashion show but the event, just like the …

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Have haute hazmat, will travel

by Rashmee

Posted on July 17, 2020 / The Focus


Masks or face coverings of some sort are soon going to be mandatory in stores …

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Essential workers are in vogue, so of course they’re on the front cover

by Rashmee

Posted on June 4, 2020 / The Focus


An influential fashion magazine features essential workers as cover models, calling them “ the new …

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Burqa bans apart, face coverings have gained acceptance during the pandemic

by Rashmee

Posted on April 7, 2020 / The National


Developments in Lombardy, the northern Italian region worst affected by the novel coronavirus, are rich …

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The clothes are a character in their own right in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

by Rashmee

Posted on January 2, 2020


Jo March takes up her pen to write ‘Little Women’ but before she does so …

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Fashion diplomacy and the perils of overzealous style statements

by Rashmee

Posted on February 27, 2018 / The National


Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau has been mocked at home and abroad for his cosplay …

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Vogue Arabia adds perspective on women’s veil

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2017 / The Arab Weekly


The launch of Vogue Arabia would have been just another sashay down the international publishing …

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#NYFW Fashion no longer meant to dress up reality but to help us survive it

by Rashmee

Posted on February 21, 2016


It was New York Fashion Week and no one mentioned that clothes are becoming big, …

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Language and the lawn: Don’t ban it; make it seriously un-cool

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2015


Language can accomplish things that the law cannot. Accordingly, consider this. Lawns don’t deserve to …

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Abercrombie & Fitch and the end of the usual fashion statement

by Rashmee

Posted on March 1, 2015


The headscarf is not the end of Abercrombie & Fitch, just a symbol of how …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK