The global fashion magazine November 29, 2022 

Technically, a big change behind the scenes

February 7, 2022/9.52

  You may be wondering why there have been few updates from Lucire over the past week. It’s not because we’re observing the lunar New Year holiday, but because during January, we were hacked by two parties. One we traced to Los Angeles, California, but the other’s IP address wasn’t as clear. We had planned […]

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Alber Elbaz, former Lanvin artistic director, dead at 59

April 25, 2021/10.51

Above: Alber Elbaz as photographed by Lucire Paris editor Lola Saab. Moroccan-born French designer Alber Elbaz has died at age 59, according to Richemont, which partnered with him on his latest venture, AZ Factory. It is believed Elbaz died from COVID-19, which he had had for three weeks, and had been in an induced coma. […]

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Macpac joins retailers in mohair ban following PETA exposé

October 23, 2018/23.42

Macpac won’t have mohair in its range from now on Australian-owned, New Zealand-founded outdoor brand Macpac has become the latest to pledge to cease selling items with mohair, after a PETA exposé.    Emily Rice, a spokeswoman for PETA, said, ‘PETA’s exposé pulled back the curtain on abuse in the mohair industry, revealing that gentle […]

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Fashion Cities Africa gives a snapshot of four cities on a varied, rich continent

April 18, 2016/3.51

The second largest continent on the planet is, logically, home to a massive number of fashion designers and movements, although out of Africa, there hasn’t been as much recognition of them till recently. Fashion Cities Africa, the book, inspired by the exhibition of the same name at the Brighton Museum & Art Gallery that opens […]

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Kicking off the Golden Globes’ suites: inspirational, inventive and invigorating

January 9, 2016/10.53

Elyse Glickman Pre-award suites have been around for so long that the expression ‘Now, I’ve seen everything’ genuinely applies in many cases. For this reason, Rita Branch’s latest outing, Ultimate in Luxury Red Carpet Style Lounge, was positively brilliant because many of the vendors were making their red-carpet début. Even better, women-owned companies were in […]

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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week New York, fall–winter 2014–15, day four videos

February 10, 2014/9.46

After day four at the New York Fashion Week fall–winter 2014–15 collections, we have videos from David Tlale, Katya Zol, Lela Rose, Custo Barcelona, Parkchoonmoo, Georgine, Vivienne Tam, DKNY and Meskita. Today (day five), we’ll follow Mathieu Mirano, Caroline Herrera, Noon by Noor, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, Milly by Michelle Smith, Katya Leonovichii and Reem […]

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Candice Swanepoel makes the cover of Victoria’s Secret’s first 2014 Swim catalogue

January 7, 2014/0.21

Russell James In a repeat of last year’s choice, South African-born model Candice Swanepoel has the first cover of 2014 for Victoria’s Secret Swim catalogues, photographed by Russell James in St Tropez, France.    The catalogue, says Victoria’s Secret, has been inspired by ‘“Angel Journey’s” [sic] to the most glamorous beach destinations in the world.’ […]

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