Fast fashion brought tragedy to Bangladesh’s garment industry. Now Zandra Rhodes and People Tree are giving skilled female workers a brighter future. Lucy Siegle joins them in Dhaka
When Zandra Rhodes touches down at Dhaka airport it’s as if a rock star has arrived. Her trademark pink bobbed hair and matching outfit strike a chord in Arrivals and a small crowd rushes up to her, camera phones aloft. “You look beautiful,” says one man, snapping away. “Thank you!” she purrs. Rhodes has arrived in Bangladesh via Mumbai (where she’s busy designing part of the airport, apparently). She is always busy and it seems she has been since the 1960s, when she left the Royal College of Art and set up her first shop on the Fulham Road. Her bold prints in outrageous colours have since been worn by everyone from Diana, Princess of Wales, to Kylie Minogue. Rhodes is here to oversee production on her collaboration with the affordable ethical brand People Tree – and to see how local garment production can be made as good as ...
France's Richard Gasquet eased into the last 16 at Wimbledon on Friday, comfortably winning a battle of the backhands with misfiring Bulgarian 11th seed Grigor Dimitrov in straight sets.
No. 21 seed Gasquet, who had won his previous four matches against last year's Wimbledon semi-finalist, came through 6-3 6-4 6-4 on Centre Court to head into the second week at the All England Club for the first time since 2012.
Dimitrov was far from his best in front of a muted crowd, with his much admired backhand stuttering, and was too often outshone by what is also Gasquet's trademark shot, which left him rooted to the spot on several occasions.
The 24-year-old Bulgarian handed Gasquet a break in his first service game with a double fault and passed up chances to break back as the Frenchman settled into his stride quickly, punching shots into the corners to keep Dimitrov on the run.
The theme continued, with Gasquet eventually sealing the win at the fifth attempt when Dimitrov's return sank into the net.
Rohit Shetty's next 'Dilwale' starring Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon is possibly the biggest film of the year. Releasing on December 18 this year, the team has been relentlessly shooting for the film here, there and everywhere. Recently, SRK and Kajol were spotted shooting in Bulgaria for their scenes, and now we hear that Varun and Kriti too wrapped up a song in the same country.
"Varun and Kriti's song is a cool, peppy dance number," Remo had exclusively told us before he zoomed off to Bulgaria. Three videos from the sets have been doing the rounds, which have also revealed the song from the film. Varun and Kriti could be seen prepping up for the song while the song plays in the background.
The song has been titled 'Lut Gaya Pyaar Mein' and is really catchy, from what we heard. In trademark Rohit Shetty style, there a re a lot of fancy cars stocked up in the scene too. Will we see Varun pumping it up for the song? Let's just wait and ...
• Robson loses 6-4, 6-4 in Wimbledon first round • Wildcard falls short as recovery from injury continues
If Laura Robson was relieved to just be back on the SW19 courts where she reached the fourth round two years ago before a debilitating and frustrating wrist injury kept her out for 18 months, she did not show it.
Understandably rusty in defeat to the Russian Evgeniya Rodina, losing 6-4, 6-4, Robson was all plaintive looks skywards, muttered self-admonishment and frustrated glances at her coach, Mauricio Hadad.
Saint Laurent’s skinny jeans and scarf signature look ruled his catwalk in Paris. Here are the five looks to borrow from the Saint Laurent catwalk
Saint Laurent closed the spring/summer 2016 menswear shows in Paris with a riot of colour, lights, girls, boys, seating covered in palm-tree photographs and a certain Liam Gallagher in the front row. Here are five things that make up Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent look next spring.
Soldier with the Queen’s Guard puts up with mimicry until he is touched - whereupon he sees off his tormentor with a bark and his bayonet-tipped rifle
Soldiers of the Queen’s Guard – those stiff, marching fellows with the tall, bearskin hats – have to put up with a lot of embarrassing tourist behaviour: close-up photos, mocking comments, parody walks. But it seems they draw the line at being touched.
TAKE Solutions -- a Chennai-based global business technology solutions provider -- has been awarded a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its clinical data standardization ...
NFL team says losing its trademark protections infringes upon free speech rights but Native American groups say the case has nothing to do with free speech
Washington’s NFL team could face a battle to retain its ‘Redskins’ trademark after lawyers for Native Americans objecting to the name said last week’s supreme court ruling on license plates in Texas boosted their case.
The ruling found that the state of Texas was not required to issue specialty license plates featuring the Confederate battle flag, and lawyer Jeff Lopez said on Tuesday that his clients’ case was strengthened because the high court found that Texas was not infringing on the free speech rights.
Canadian DJ Joel Zimmerman has settled a dispute with Disney over the similarities between his stage headwear and Mickey Mouse
Burn not your house to fright the mouse away. Deadmau5 and the Walt Disney Corporation have settled a legal dispute that has lasted almost a year over the “trademark” mouse head that Deadmau5 wears on stage.
Charles always had this larger than life image before I met him. He’d just received the Japanese Praemium Imperiale award and I, only a few days into his studio, found myself staring because the image was, in fact, right. He was larger (rather taller) than me, and in his trademark white. What struck me most was the architecture — spoken so naturally, clearly, so forcefully. Never had I heard anyone like him before.
Architecture to me then meant separate things: style, fashion, engineering, maybe some climate, some theory and faint rumours about deeper layers of existence. Their inter-connections and then transformation to design was never addressed in school, left to the hapless student to figure out on the specious logic that design is personal! How does he even start?
But here in the studio, it was a beautiful, continuous narrative. Charles connected stuff naturally and logically. The design flowed through and architecture started to emerge. Of course, this naturalness didn’t come easy. The process of ...
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Here we go, then, and there are quite a few players already out and about. Only three of them are under par for their third round right now, though. Jimmy Walker and Ian Poulter appear to be good for each other. Poulter sent his approach into the 1st hole pin high to 12 feet, Walker immediately following him in to six or so. The pair both rattled in their birdie putts, and move to +4. Webb Simpson has picked up a couple of birdies - a lovely tee shot at the par-three 3rd to six feet, and another shot picked up at 8 - which more than cancel out a bogey at 6. He’s +4 too. The first movers on Moving Day. Or at least the first moving in the correct direction. More of those heading the other way coming up in a sec.
There’s been a wee bit of grumbling regarding Chambers Bay. The bounce can be unkind. The rough is a jungle. Approaches are unorthodox. Some pin positions are awkward. The greens are a state.
Well, it’s the US ...
The Megaladon will be launched in an attempt to set two Guinness World Records for largest surfboard and ‘Most People Riding a Surfboard at Once’
The Big Board patiently awaits its moment. Lying on its belly at a Southern California yacht manufacturer, Huntington Beach’s 42-foot surfboard still needs another sand and hot coat and its giant two-foot fins have yet to be attached (it’s a quad, by the way).
But outside of some paint and decals, the Big Board is basically whole, an enormous blown-up version of the short board used by professional surfer and Huntington Beach local Brett Simpson and a respectable stick for any quiver.
ITV has announced plans for Tennison, a Prime Suspect prequel from writer Lynda La Plante that will follow the young Jane Tennison in Hackney in the 1970s. But who should be the star?
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Over the past few years, television has been dominated by award-winning police dramas, many of which have been helmed by female leads – Happy Valley, Line of Duty, No Offence and a whole lot of Nordic noir, among others – so it is perhaps unsurprising that the OG of crime procedurals is coming back to our screens. ITV has confirmed new commission Tennison, a six-part prequel to Prime Suspect, set in the 1970s. The series will follow a 22-year-old Jane Tennison as a probationary officer in Hackney, where she will deal with London’s shadiest gangland villains and a sexist force struggling to integrate female officers. But who could play the character that made Helen Mirren an icon? Here are some ...