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MRO Palace Disrupts The Fashion World With Afrocentric Designs – Press Release

African-Inspired clothing line, MRO Palace, delivers custom Afrocentric designs to men and women of all ages as the Holiday season approaches

Modupe Ogunlaja and her team at MRO Palace are looking to make this Christmas a memorable one for lovers of fashion, especially Afrocentric fashion enthusiasts, with their range of unique designs for men, women, and children. The clothing line has already carved a niche in the industry by staying true to their goal of telling the African story through designs and fabrics representing the continent.

The global fashion market has continued to grow over the years, with tons of brands across the globe emerging to meet the diverse needs of consumers. According to a recent report published by Statista in September 2020, the global retail sales of apparel and footwear reached $1.9 trillion in 2019. The report also revealed a projected growth of the market to over $3

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Pierre Cardin, fashion’s savvy futurist

Pierre Cardin, who died Tuesday aged 98, was a man of many paradoxes — a designer who sought flamboyant yet simple styles, an aesthete with a head for business, and a futurist now associated with retro.



a group of people walking in front of a crowd: Globalist: In 1979, Cardin became the first French designer to cement links with China


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Globalist: In 1979, Cardin became the first French designer to cement links with China



a man and a woman looking at the camera: Although he was gay, Cardin had a four-year affair with the French film star Jeanne Moreau


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Although he was gay, Cardin had a four-year affair with the French film star Jeanne Moreau

He rose to the pantheon of France’s post-war fashion giants only to shake it all up by leading what was in the 1950s a revolutionary concept — designing “ready-to-wear” collections for the high street.



a group of people posing for a photo: With Cardin's penchant for geometric shapes and motifs he frequently ignored the female form altogether


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With Cardin’s penchant for geometric shapes and motifs he frequently ignored the female form altogether

A savvy businessman, he expanded his empire globally, moving into once closed markets and selling hundreds of licences to make himself the undisputed king of designer merchandising —

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Fashion world reacts to death of French designer aged 98

The world of fashion has paid tribute to the “extraordinary” designer Pierre Cardin, who has passed away at the age of 98.

Cardin, whose career spanned seven decades, sent shockwaves through the fashion scene of the 1950s and 60s with his futuristic pieces, and pioneered a new way of conducting business by successfully licensing his own name. 

Jean Paul Gaultier, the French designer first hired by Cardin in 1970, thanked his former mentor on Twitter for “opening the doors to fashion and making my dream possible”.

Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, artistic director at Benetton, told AFP that Cardin’s “inspiration boosted my imagination”, and

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Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Tells Allure She Has Limitless Ideas

Illustration for article titled How Brilliant Makeup Artist Pat McGrath Invents Her Otherworldly Looks

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images)

For the cover of its February issue, Allure scored a rare interview with the brilliant makeup artist Pat McGrath. Known simply as “Mother” to her friends and countless fans, McGrath is a prolific makeup artist whose imaginative work has been pushing the boundaries of beauty for decades. Even if you’re not tapped into the fashion world, it’s almost certain that you’ve seen a makeup trend popularized by McGrath: there’s no way that the currently popular Euphoria-style makeup would exist without her influence, and over the years she’s had a hand in trends ranging from colored mascara to ombre lipstick.

She launched her own makeup brand Pat McGrath Studios in 2015, and within three years it was valued at $1 billion. (I’m partial to her lip glosses.)

When the interviewer asked McGrath if she was ever worried that she would run

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