FASHION

THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM AND NETFLIX PRESENT A VIRTUAL COSTUME EXHIBITION “THE QUEEN AND THE CROWN”

The Queen and The Crown A Virtual Exhibition of Costumes from “The Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown” On view: October 30 - December 13, 2020 The Brooklyn Museum (Online) In conjunction with the premiere of Netflix’s original limited series The Queen’s Gambit and the upcoming fourth season of The Crown, the Brooklyn Museum presents a…

THE DEFINITIVE LIST OF GEN-Z FASHION FAVS AND HOW THEY ARE INFILTRATING THE WORLD OF HIGH FASHION

With every generation comes a new set of trends, even if that list sometimes includes trends from generations past. But beyond the typical fashion fads like tie-dye and tiny glasses, the young people of Generation Z have expanded their wardrobe’s horizons to include brands and individual garments that take philosophical stands; that represent something beyond…

THE SHOW WENT ON AT MILAN FASHION WEEK WITH DIVERSITY AND BODY POSITIVITY REFRESHINGLY FRONT AND CENTER

Against the odds of a global pandemic, Milan Fashion Week went predominantly as planned. Italy, one of the biggest initial hotspots for the COVID-19 virus earlier this year, the first European country to impose a lockdown and at one point the country with the most coronavirus-related deaths, certainly demonstrated its ability to recover better than…

NYFW IN THE TIMES OF CORONAVIRUS: WHO’S SHOWING AND WHO’S SKIPPING?

As the official organizer for NYFW, the CFDA has announced the New York Fashion Week schedule for September 2020, taking place from the 13th-16th -- two days short of the usual five. "The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on American fashion, slowing down the supply chain and temporarily shutting down many business operations…

10 SUSTAINABLE FASHION BRANDS TO SUPPORT

Finding ways to reduce our personal environmental impact can be overwhelming. There’s so much to be done, and, we might feel like small players in a gigantic cause, but what we can control is what we buy, and our closets are a great place to start. A few clothing brands have risen to the eco-conscious…

WHAT IS COTTAGECORE AND WHY IS IT RESONATING RIGHT NOW?

The internet holds seemingly infinite subcultures- pockets of alternative realities made entirely of images and text, ripe to be traversed by the yearning user. One of those alcoves currently capturing the online imagination is cottagecore, a cozy virtual home many are flocking to in the face of non-virtual woes. Cottagecore celebrates everything pastoral: peasant dresses,…

THE NEW FACE OF FASHION: THE 2020 MASK TREND NO ONE PREDICTED

Since governments have confirmed face coverings compulsory in enclosed public spaces and on public transport, face masks have swiftly become the unwitting fashion trend of summer 2020. Historically, face masks have been commonplace in religious or theatrical performances or used as a political statement but have yet to enjoy popularity in mainstream Westernized culture. Wearing…

A NEW GOLDEN AGE OF FASHION UPCYCLING

Since the idea of shelling out for a new summer wardrobe this season might feel like a sham, many trendsetters are turning inward, to their own closets. The events that summer style usually revolve around (music festivals, rooftop parties, beach vacations) are either in jeopardy or have been cancelled outright, but it’s still hard to…

THE FASHION INDUSTRY’S RESET: AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CFDA & BFC

On May 21st, The Council of Fashion Designers (CFDA) and The British Fashion Council (BFC) released a statement urging fashion designers to slow-down and re-evaluate the repercussions of fast-fashion in a post-pandemic world. "Together, we strongly recommend designers focus on no more than two main collections a year," the statement reads. "We firmly believe this…

EUROTRENDS: FALL/WINTER 2020

The European runways hit the mark on what exquisite fall/winter dressing means: contrasting plaids, oversized men-inspired coats, lace-y little numbers under wool, and statement puffer sleeves that can easily go over warm turtlenecks. These roomy, winter-approved pieces will create a palette of layers - not only for warmth but also for declaring personal style. From…

ALEXANDRE VAUTHIER HAUTE COUTURE 2020: BACKSTAGE WITH PHOTOGRAPHER IRIS BROSCH

"[Couture] is the moment where we have to show what we do best in France," said Alexandre Vauthier of his Summer 2020 Couture collection. Playing with all sorts of volume and shapes, Vauthier embraced the freedom that comes with designing Haute Couture; in this art/fashion form of extravaganza and excess, there's a lot more room…

NYFW FALL/WINTER 2020: TREND REPORT

New York Fashion Week in February presents the collections that will hit the stores (and our instagram feeds) this upcoming fall season - plaids, iridescent lames and military greens all made the cut this Fall/Winter 2020. From established mega-houses like Tom Ford and Marc Jacobs to rising young minds like Kim Shui and Laquan Smith,…

RACIAL DIVERSITY IN FASHION MAY FINALLY BE GOING BEYOND TOKENISM

Historically, white, skinny, and straight women have been the face of fashion. The rise of social media has made the last few years revolutionary in changing that standard. Gender and size inclusivity, along with racial representation, are becoming the norm as brands recognize they would be alienating their customers if they choose to ignore these issues.…

DIOR’S PRE-FALL 2020 MENSWEAR COLLECTION MADE ITS DEBUT IN MIAMI

Iconic fashion house Dior presented their menswear show in Miami on December 3rd, to an enthusiastic audience. Celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Travis Scott and Kim Kardashian were among those fortunate enough to get an invite to experience the show's fusion of art, culture, fashion, and music. Artistic director Kim Jones brought surfwear giant Shawn…

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONTROVERSIAL VICTORIA’S SECRET FASHION SHOW

L Brands, Victoria's Secret parent company, confirmed last Thursday that the famed Victoria's Secret fashion show is canceled, at least for now. Chief Financial Officer Stuart Burgdoerfer claimed the show was great for branding at the time of its first airing in 2001, but now it's time for the company to evolve. Significant declines in…

THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART ANNOUNCES COSTUME INSTITUTE EXHIBIT + MET GALA THEME FOR 2020

About Time: Fashion and Duration On view: May 7th - September 7th, 2020 The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Ave. New York, NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced the theme for their Costume Institute exhibition coming in 2020, called About Time: Fashion and Duration. A century and a half of fashion history will…

TRANSGENDER MODELS DOMINATE THE FASHION INDUSTRY IN 2019

As we dive into a new era of inclusivity, the LGBTQ community is finally getting the attention and recognition it deserves - most prominently in the fashion/modeling scenes. We are in the midst of a groundbreaking milestone for models. African-American model Donyale Luna paved the way for this anti-discrimination movement after appearing on the cover…

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