Primitive art: Neanderthals were Europe’s first painters

LONDON (Reuters) - The world’s oldest known cave paintings were made by Neanderthals, not modern humans, suggesting our extinct cousins were far from being...

Paris tourism shakes post-attack lull to record decade-best 2017

PARIS (Reuters) - Tourists flocked back to Paris last year as safety concerns following a spate of attacks by Islamist militants appeared to ease,...

Soft romance fills Fendi’s Milan catwalk show

MILAN (Reuters) - Elegant capes, geometric patterns and pleats in soft shades filled Fendi’s show on Thursday, as the Italian fashion house presented a...

Gucci’s Michele explores identities in rich, bold display

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian fashion house Gucci dazzled fans with a presentation featuring baby dragons, snakes and models carrying replica heads in their arms...

Italian investor looks to rev up Shanghai Tang sales

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian entrepreneur Alessandro Bastagli set his sights on Shanghai Tang two decades ago and having finally bought the brand in 2017...

Moncler bids farewell to catwalk with eight new collections

MILAN (Reuters) - The traditional catwalk show is dead and the way forward is to attract customers with new products each month, the chairman...

Queen Elizabeth makes surprise appearance at London fashion catwalk

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance in the front row at a fashion catwalk on Tuesday where she watched a...

Collect some uranium glass for that peaceful glow

ZURICH (Reuters) - Uranium glass occupies a little-known niche in the collectables world, whose members appreciate its soft color and distinctive glow, which comes...

As China’s Year of the Dog begins, imperial Pekingese breed is scarce

BEIJING (Reuters) - For centuries, owning the flat-faced Pekingese dog was a luxury to be enjoyed only by China’s royal family. After years of...

Burberry shows its colors for designer Bailey’s swansong

LONDON (Reuters) - Burberry’s star designer Christopher Bailey bid goodbye to the British brand on Saturday with a colour-infused show, showcasing designs with a...

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