Tanning Back in Fashion

Fish tanners in NZ, France, and Ireland are peddling their wares to the elite fashion houses of Europe, claiming that fish skin is as durable as crocodile and as strong as any man-made fibre. Recent collections by Bottego Veneta, Givenchy, and Dior featured salmon skin shoes and purses and a stingray clutch. The hides come from creatures used for food and lose any odour during the 7-week tanning process.


Tags: Bottego Veneta  Dior  Europe  Fish tanning  France  Givenchy  New Zealand  Washington Times  

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

Chantelle Nicholson’s New Restaurant Apricity Opens

The award-winning Hamilton-born Chantelle Nicholson, 41, best known as chef-owner of the now-closed Tredwells in Covent Garden, opens her first solo venture this month in London. Apricity, on Mayfair’s Duke Street, will…