Thanks to the coronavirus, red carpet attire may not be in order for “attendance” at fashion events this fall, but hype is nonetheless building over some shows that will take place.
First up this month is RVA Fashion Week, which is holding a series of shows virtually through Sunday. Among the designers participating is Hampton Roads’ own Dapper Luq. He will stream the premiere of his fall/winter collection from the Hermitage Museum and Gardens in Norfolk at noon Wednesday.
Dapper Luq had just retired after 20 years in the Navy in January and embarked on showings in Africa when the worldwide coronavirus pandemic broke out. Forced to return home, he, like so many fashion artists, have increasingly found novel ways to keep their brand visible.
“At first it was tough. I was literally in another country and had to fly home to an unknown future. I no longer had the