Posts Tagged ‘Zurich’

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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Luxury escorts often receive gifts like shoes and bags. © Susan Vogel-Misicka

The sex trade is evident in some parts of Zurich, so much so that the city may erect garage-like “sex boxes” where streetwalkers can do their business more discreetly.

Yet this won’t be necessary for the city’s other breed of prostitute – the luxury escort. Unlike hookers, who stand in the cold waiting for a car to climb into, these women often meet their clients in fancy hotels.

Read the whole story here: http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Luxury_call_girls_hook_rich_clients_in_Zurich.html?cid=28528396

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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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Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

Dan Dent leads the "Ghost Walk of Zurich"

There’s a side of Zurich not mentioned in the typical city guide – a side that is dark and mysterious. An Englishman brings this spooky aspect “back to life” though his self-created “Ghost Walk of Zurich”. The tour is both creepy and fun, making it the perfect diversion with Halloween on the horizon.

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The immensely successful as well as controversial BODY WORLDS exhibition is now on in Zurich. It features bodies that have been specially prepared to reveal muscles, organs, bones – and just about anything one would find beneath the skin.

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