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Time flies in the Hall of Dreams (© BASELWORLD)

The world’s top watch and jewelry fair – featuring 1,815 exhibitors from 41 countries – has opened its doors in Basel. Now in its 40th year, Baselworld showcases the latest technology and designs over the course of a week. Click here to read the whole story.

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A look by Greek-born designer Mary Katrantzou, winner of the 2010 Swiss Textiles Award

While other cities have fashion weeks, Zurich has been making do with a single night. That changed this year when the city hosted its first Fashion Days. The four-day event has expanded to include a business forum, award presentations and seven blocks of fashion shows at the Puls 5 cultural center.

“Switzerland is quite known for design – in particular textiles and architecture. But it’s not like Italy or France, where you’re born with fashion in your blood,” said Erhard Schwendimann, Bally Shoe Factories’ area director for southern and western Europe.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Zurich_hosts_its_first_fashion_days.html?cid=28693590

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Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse) and Andres Wirz (Solafrica)

Green living goes glamorous at the first-ever NATUR Gala, held in conjunction with the fifth annual NATUR Festival and conference in Basel. Highlights include a green fashion show, a former Miss Switzerland and prizes shining the spotlight on sustainability.

Read the whole story here:

http://www.swisster.ch/news/society/green-carpet-basel-event-celebrates-eco-lifestyle.html

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For serious bag ladies

The "flat hat" collection by bombdesign -- fun!

Picking a single handbag for a trip can be hard, and cramming a second one into your suitcase means sacrificing precious wardrobe space. Not so with the “flat hat” bag line from bombdesign.

Click here to read the rest of the story: http://mylittleblackbook.ch/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=190&Itemid=46

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© Alexander Wang

A dynamic look by Alexander Wang

Switzerland doesn’t have a world-famous fashion week. But on one night of the year, it attracts the interest of designers and fashion editors the world over.

For a look at the award’s 10-year history, click here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/front/Swiss_Textiles_Award_turns_ten.html?siteSect=108&sid=11479017&cKey=1258017263000&ty=st

For a report on the evening itself, click here: http://www.swisster.ch/news/culture/american-designer-sews-swiss-textiles-award.html

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