Rainy skies did not deter the fashionistas from gathering
this week in Paris - with singer Rihanna this season's
front-row "It" girl - as the Fall/Winter ready-to-wear
collections promised cold weather looks to warm the iciest of
Classic tailoring received an injection of volume and humour
from Giorgio Armani and a shot of bold colour from Donatella
Versace in Milan on Friday, as the city showed off Italy's
fashion industry amid political and economic uncertainty.
Roberto Cavalli wants the world of fashion to turn its back
on celebrity endorsements, and likes to use Instagram to stay
in touch with his customers, the flamboyant Italian designer
said at Milan fashion week on Thursday.
Italian fashion house Versace complied with European Union
regulations on textile production, it said on Wednesday
following allegations by environmental campaign group
Greenpeace that it had found traces of harmful chemicals in
the brand's children's clothing.