February 28, 2021

Month: February 2021

Weddings encourage equality, break stereotypes: Female priest, no kanyadan

With an indifferent attitude to questions such as ‘Can a male priest accompany you?’ and ‘Are you an assistant?’, the female priests or priestesses across the country are challenging the age-old patriarchal norms. It’s been a while since couples, especially brides, have been preferring female priests to officiate their weddings. And recently when actor Dia Mirza shared a photo of female priest, Sheeta Atta, solemnising her wedding, it brought back the back on gender equality, and reignited the debate on the need to discourage customs such as kanyadan and dowry, which have been synonymous with Indian weddings since forever! But,

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Parsons School of Design, WWD, and Yellowbrick Partner to Launch Online Fashion Business Program

NEW YORK, Feb. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — The School of Fashion at The New School’s Parsons School of Design, in collaboration WWD, the leading source of news and analysis for the fashion, beauty, and retail industries, and the New York-based education platform Yellowbrick, today announced Fashion Business Essentials, a program that offers a deep exploration into the innovation and changes happening across the Fashion business; including effective uses of information technology, strategic business planning, decision-making, planning management, brand development, and effective communications within organizations.

Learners who complete the program will earn a non-credit Completion Certificate from

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Four Standout Moments from London Fashion Week

Left to right: Burberry, JW Anderson, Simone Rocha.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry, JW Anderson, Andrew Nuding/Simone Rocha

London designers this season faced challenges from both the pandemic and Brexit. Still, there were some extraordinary displays of imagination, beginning with Jonathan Anderson. Here are four inspiring minds.

Photo: Courtesy of JW Anderson

In lieu of a runway show or indeed anything resembling a fashion format, Anderson again collaborated with the photographer Juergen Teller for a series of poster-printed images of his fall women’s line, released this morning, along with an explanatory video. Anderson and Teller also worked with the well-known ceramic

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5 Male Infertility Myths Demystified – Health Topics, Men’s Health, Pregnancy

February 17, 2021

Clinical Contributors to this Story

David Shin, M.D. contributes to topics such as Urology.

A quick online search for male infertility information can lead you down a rabbit hole of myths and misconceptions. These common fertility misbeliefs have many couples who are trying to conceive confused about what’s fact and what’s fiction.

David Shin, M.D., chief of the Center for Sexual Health & Fertility at Hackensack University Medical Center addresses 5 myths centered around male infertility.

MYTH #1:Infertility is rarely the man’s fault. 

FACT: Contrary to popular belief, infertility is not a woman’s issue,

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London Fashion Week Fall 2021

London is synonymous with youth, color, vibrancy, and innovation in the fashion realm. That energy continues even in the midst of a lockdown—and we have to give a nod to that creative resilience. Here, see the best looks coming out of London Fashion Week now.


JW Anderson

Sometimes a fashion show is more than a fashion show, and there’s no doubting that what Jonathan Anderson crafted (and curated) for fall 2021 will be referenced in future career retrospectives. Far from a traditional runway, the Juergen Teller–shot images showed the clothes alongside pieces from artists Dame Magdalene Odundo and Shawanda Corbett

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For Valentine’s Day, Traceable, Transparent Jewelry Supply Chains

(New York) – Jewelry and watch companies should improve efforts to ensure that human rights are respected in their global supply chains, Human Rights Watch said today ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 14, 2021.

Human Rights Watch issued “20 Questions Company Officials Should Ask to Guide Action,” which jewelers and other industry experts can use as a starting point to understand a jewelry company’s sourcing practices and respect for human rights. The questions deal with a company’s transparency, traceability, and steps to identify and respond to human rights risks in their global supply chain, including at mines of origin.

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The most iconic Paris Fashion Week moments of all time

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

Star-studded front rows, outlandish set designs and the world’s culture capital waiting just beyond the runway — Paris Fashion Week has always been a theatrical celebration of fashion’s very best. The city’s reputation for craft and haute couture means that at every show artistry is expected and flamboyance is a custom.

But let’s face it: the pandemic has not been kind to any cultural event and fashion weeks have not been immune. As another mostly digital Paris Fashion Week prepares to open next week, we look back at some of the most memorable moments from

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From West to East: Recentering the Fashion World | This Week in Fashion, BoF Professional

On Tuesday, Uniqlo’s Japanese parent company Fast Retailing became the world’s most valuable fashion business by market capitalisation, surpassing Spain’s Inditex, owner of fast-fashion megabrand Zara.

While Fast Retailing remains in third place in revenue terms, behind both Inditex and Sweden’s H&M, investors are clearly bullish on the future of the Japanese giant, which ended the week with a market value of 11.11 trillion yen ($105 billion), ahead of Inditex’s €80.78 billion ($98 billion).

Fast Retailing’s share price has risen steadily since August, driven by several factors. For a start, casualwear giant Uniqlo, which accounts for more than 83 percent

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