Oldest Rio party kicks off as Carnival in Brazil hits full stride

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Rio de Janeiro’s famed Carnival bacchanalia hit full stride on Saturday, as hundreds of thousands roared into the streets for one of the city’s oldest and by far its biggest…

Bottega Veneta plays in Milan an ode to rigor and elegance

MILAN (Reuters) – Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta composed an ode to sharp, rigorous yet elegant shapes on its Milan catwalk on Saturday, in its first true combined men and women’s show.

Missoni talks politics with pink cat-eared hats at Milan show

MILAN (Reuters) – Fashion talked politics at Missoni’s Milan show with models strutting down the runway wearing pink knitted cat-eared hats, in a sign of support by creative director Angela Missoni…

Vionnet’s birds of paradise fly in Milan palazzo

MILAN (Reuters) – Fashion house Vionnet unveiled an airy and colorful collection inspired by birds of paradise in the brand’s first fashion show in Milan following its decision to switch from the…

Emporio Armani’s urban and bright looks at Milan shows

MILAN (Reuters) – Clothes in black and optical white led off the catwalk show for Armani’s Emporio line on Friday before a shift in contrast to encompass pattern and unusually bright colors for the…

Carnival kicks off in Brazil despite recession, security woes

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Carnival festivities kick off in Brazil on Friday, with officials in Rio de Janeiro, site of the country’s best-known revelry, preparing to hand the key of the city over to…

In Japan, ‘Rocky’ and ‘Premium Friday’ join fight against overtime

TOKYO (Reuters) – From the “Rocky” theme to cash handouts and early “Premium Friday” finishes, a small but growing number of companies in workaholic Japan are getting creative with the ways they’re…

In Japan, ‘Rocky’ and ‘Premium Friday’ join fight against overtime

TOKYO (Reuters) – From the “Rocky” theme to cash handouts and early “Premium Friday” finishes, a small but growing number of companies in workaholic Japan are getting creative with the ways they’re…