VENICE: BEAUTY OVERRUN BY TOURISM
Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko makes her debut during the haute couture season in Paris.
Haute Couture - Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko makes her official debut during the haute couture season in Paris. The wife of a billionaire first was a muse for fashion bloggers. Now she has her own label and can count on customers like Rihanna and Beyonce. Germany's Folk Festivals - What do Oktoberfest, the Cannstatter Wasen and the Marksmanship Festival have in common? They're typically German! Almost one thousand folk festivals in Germany are celebrated annually, attracting more than 230 million visitors. Alice in Wonderland Turns 150 - The classic children's story by Lewis Carroll about a little girl's adventure in a magical world is now being celebrated - particularly in Oxford. IT-Couture at Berlin Fashion Week - Fashion meets IT: electro-couture is one of the up-and-coming trends in the garment industry. Screens made of cloth, smart jackets, 3D printed jewellery - The use of digital features in fashion design is big at Berlin Fashion Week. Mission World Heritage: Venice - Venice is beautiful but overrun, with 25 million tourists each year. Venice was added to the list of UNESCO world heritage sites in 1987. But for the historic old town, its popularity with tourists represents the greatest threat to its existence.