Here are some of the artists on show at the exhibition "Connecting Afro Futures. Fashion — Hair — Design" at the Kunstgewerbemuseum (Museum of Decorative Arts) in Berlin.
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Ugly sandals are this summer's big footwear trend. They feature chunky soles, a wide footbed and practical velcro closures. Are they beautiful or awful?
Low-cost clothing chain Primark has just opened its first store in Bonn. Demonstrators gathered outside the store to protest what they said contradicted the city's image of a sustainable and human rights city. Keith Walker speaks with DW reporter Joshua Stein who explains more about the "fast fashion" industry.
Aloof, independent, hedonistic: The cat is a fascinating creature, from its purrs to its claws. On International Cat Day, DW looks at artists, filmmakers and fashion designers who think felines are the cat's meow.
Social media are influencing the way women feel about their own bodies. Young women in particular are constantly being confronted with pictures of beautiful female bodies online - images which have almost always been digitally enhanced.
Angela Wanjiku is a 21-year-old fashion student from Kenya. Her small collection incorporates braille and tactile design in the fabric. This allows blind and visually impaired persons to feel and appreciate fashion that matches their personality.
Only the US and China currently have more billionaires than India. Some of them are as famous as pop stars and enjoy similar adulation. Their social media accounts have millions of followers - in a country where more than half the population lives below the poverty line.
First tattoos became fashionable in the 1960s when the era's counterculture rebels saw them as a mark of individuality. Today the tattoo industry is thriving. In Berlin some of the world's biggest tattoo superstars descended to show off their skills.
Javier Goyeneche turns old plastic bottles into new jackets and shrimp shells into sneakers. Spanish label Ecoalf specializes in apparel made from waste. Almost everything is made of recycled materials.
At the age of 73, Walter Pfeiffer is at the zenith of his career as a fashion photographer and illustrator. The Swiss artist gives an insight into his eventful life - and his models tell us what his pictures mean to them today.
African fashion is on the rise. Rwandan fashion designer Joselyne Umutoniwase built her business from the ground up and is now taking runways around the world by storm with her unique African-inspired designs.
The African fashion industry is evolving and becoming attractive to many young people. According to Textile Today magazine, the market in sub-Saharan Africa is worth 31 billion US dollars. But not everyone can be part of that market. Listen to the show to get tips on how one can stand out from the crowded African fashion market.
The EU's citizens voted. But it was the heads of member states that nominated the leadership positions. Are they the best choice for the challenges facing Europe? Guests: Tom Nuttall (Economist), Milan Nic (DGAP), Emmanuelle Chaze (DW)
Italian star designer Giorgio Armani has built an empire that goes well beyond the world of fashion. His styles are minimalistic and timeless. Armani turns 85 on July 11.
Less than 10 percent of items deposited in clothing bins go to non-profit organizations that collect clothes for the needy in Germany. The rest is sold to specialized textile sorting companies.
People in industrial countries and, increasingly, in emerging economies are subjected to constant temptation from consumer goods. But at what cost? "Fast fashion" and similar phenomena generate one thing above all: surpluses.
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The boubou is worn by muslim men in lots of parts of Africa. However the materials can come from many miles away.
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Julia Bösch runs a company that provides fashion advice to men. As a female founder in a male dominated startup scene, she is considered somewhat of a trailblazer.
The men's fashion trend of this year is to mix-and-match everything. Wearing sneakers with a suit and shorts and Hawaiian shirts are indispensable.
What's the fashion savvy man wearing this summer? Hawaiian shirts are "in!" Plus, we join reporter Max Merrill at the Cooper's Hill Cheese Race. And Planet Berlin visits Bin Lee-Zauner from South Korea.
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