Taipei Fashion Week SS 2021: RE:CONNEXT Blends the Physical Runway with Digital, Interactive Events

TAIPEI, Taiwan, Oct. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — In the hopes to reconnect people during these uncertain times through the art of fashion, as well as present the industry with digital experience concepts to inspire the future of fashion show events, this years Taipei Fashion Week SS 2021: RE:CONNEXT brought together the classic aspects of a conventional fashion show with a number of virtual, interactive elements. A government-sponsored event, RE:CONNEXT was recently held between the 6th – 10th of October at the Songshan Cultural and Creative Park.

The opening of RE:CONNEXT featured a show, titled Digital Terminal,” an experimental and immersive experience that took place in a dark venue complemented with audio/visual elements, interactive technologies, and other forms of digital art. In this open-to-the-public space, the lines between apparel and apparel, apparel and the audience, and the audience with others were intentionally blurred, allowing for attendees to

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Can a ‘Rent the Runway’ Model Work for Men?

BELGIAN DESIGNER Dries Van Noten recently produced what is, by any measure, a loud shirt. The front of this button-up shows a blossoming yellow and purple flower while the back depicts wispy foliage. It’s beautiful, but wear it too often and you’d risk being known as the “floral shirt guy.” But what if, instead of buying such a shirt, you could rent it the way women lease dresses from Rent The Runway? You’d put it on, reap some compliments and then return it, never regretting that you spent $619 on a shirt you wore only once or twice.

This enticing rental concept inspired Seasons, a year-old startup in New York that leases out over 500 other pieces of casual men’s clothing—in a range of sizes—including that Dries shirt for as little as $65 a month.

Seasons users can rent this Dries Van Noten floral shirt, rather than shelling out the

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Rihanna’s Use of Islamic Hadith at Fenty Runway Fashion Show Angers Muslims

Rihanna is catching flack online this morning for using an Islamic Hadith in a runway clip for her fashion brand Fenty.

text, letter: In this image released on October 1, Rihanna attends the second press day for Rihanna's Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020.

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In this image released on October 1, Rihanna attends the second press day for Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Show Vol. 2 presented by Amazon Prime Video at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, California; and broadcast on October 2, 2020.

The 32-year-old Bajan singer—full name Robyn Rihanna Fenty—has not been releasing music in recent years, instead, focusing on her Fenty makeup line and her lingerie brand Savage X Fenty.

Although the “Umbrella” singer has been highly praised for prioritizing inclusivity in her companies, she is now under fire for using sacred Muslim sayings in her show, which debuted on Amazon Prime on October 2.

Hadiths are highly revered records of the

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See All of Rihanna’s Standout Style Moments from the Savage x Fenty Runway Show

a person sitting on a stage in front of a curtain: To no one's surprise, she looked absolutely incredible.

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To no one’s surprise, she looked absolutely incredible.

The second televised edition of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty runway show was the ultimate fashionable affair—but even with a celeb-studded lineup for the hour-long event, no one’s ensembles could top the looks Rihanna herself served throughout the show.

Inspired by the themes of storytelling, dreams, and, of course, sensuality, Rihanna’s reimagining of the lingerie fashion show featured three separate cameos from the designer herself, each one echoing the themes of her latest Savage x Fenty collection—and as expected, she did not disappoint.

Below, all of Rihanna’s must-see style moments from this year’s show.

An All-Leather Moment

Ahead of the show, Rihanna took to the Savage x Fenty red carpet to quickly bless the cameras—and us—with her presence in a seriously sexy outfit. Per RiRi’s stylist, Jahleel Weaver, the beauty and fashion mogul wore a sleek, belted leather blazer

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‘Incorrect mental model’ led to Qantas 737 runway incursion | News

The captain of a Qantas Boeing 737-800 had developed an “incorrect mental model” of exit taxiways at Perth airport, believing that the aircraft would not need to cross an active runway after exiting the taxiway.

Even when he saw an illuminated stop bar, he believed it was installed incorrectly.

This led to a runway incursion, which saw the aircraft cross a designated stopping point and nearly entering the adjacent runway, where another Qantas 737 was about to commence its takeoff.


Releasing its final report into the 2018 incident, investigators from the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) also note that the two 737s came into extremely close contact after the departing 737 rejected takeoff — the latter’s wingtip was just 15m away from the nose of the other 737.

The incident took place on 28 April 2018, when a Qantas 737, registered VH-XZM, had landed at runway 03, after a flight

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Plus-size models walk Versace runway at Milan Fashion Week, a first for the design house

Curves are making strides on the catwalk.

Versace debuted its Spring/Summer 2021 collection last week with models Precious Lee, Alva Claire and Jill Kortleve making history as the first plus-size models ever to walk the runway for the Italian fashion house.

Versace Spring/Summer 2021 collection. (Getty Images)

Versace Spring/Summer 2021 collection. (Getty Images)

“I’m still shaking,” Kortleve wrote in an Instagram post to her 177,000 followers following the show on Friday.

“I hope that we open the doors for a new generation with the same dreams but who never saw themselves in the magazines or the commercials.”

The leading ladies took the catwalk for Versace’s “under the sea” themed runway in bright blue, yellow and green dresses, interpreting modern mermaid fashion. Nautical looks featured starfish and seashell-printed dresses, striped crop tops with oversized midiskirts, and windswept hair. The collection, Versace said, was inspired by the “beauty and vibrancy of nature.”


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This Is the Ultimate #WFH Beauty Strategy, According to the Dior Runway

Much like this season’s #WFH-friendly clothes—from dressing gowns to slouchy trousers—Dior’s spring 2021 beauty equation married self-expression with wearability.

It all began with the hair, which saw hairstylist Guido Paulo finessing each girl’s natural texture so that it could be worn loose, or pulled back into an undone updo topped off with one of the knotted headband designed by Stephen Jones. “It was Maria Grazia [Chiuri’s] idea of women at home, doing their own hair,” explains Palau. “They’re not going to go to a hairdresser’s, it’s how they do their own hair. It’s naive, but stylish at the same time.” To create the “easy” updos, Paulo first ran Bumble and bumble’s Thickening Creme Contour through lengths, then blow dried them for extra definition. Once prepped, he parted the hair down the center, separated it into two sections, braided each of them loosely, then twisted them into a “roll-like” shape. The

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Versace makes strides toward size inclusivity on the runway during Milan Fashion Week

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire starred in this season’s show.

The lack of size inclusivity on Fashion Week runways is slowly changing for the better.

Italian designer Versace, for example, has been making strides to diversify its lineup of models.

For the brand’s Spring/Summer 2021 presentation, onlookers were excited to see models Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve and Alva Claire star in the show.

Lee posted a video from the show, her first for Milan Fashion Week. This is also the first time Versace has cast full figured women.

“I will never forget this moment and how I felt before walking out,” Lee said in a statement. “The power and beauty of this brand has ALWAYS inspired me & now to be the first… wow.”

Donatella Versace, whose brother founded the company, further praised Lee on Instagram by welcoming her

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Versace sent 3 plus-size models down runway for 1st time at Milan Fashion Week

For the first time ever, Versace invited three plus-size models to walk the runway at Milan Fashion Week, signaling a massive step forward for body inclusivity in the world of designer fashion.

Precious Lee, Jill Kortleve, and Alva Claire walked the runway last Friday during the iconic fashion house’s show. The trio wore bright, printed tops and dresses, showing off the collection’s “under the sea” theme. Versace’s spring/summer collection is inspired by the “beauty and vibrancy of nature,” according to the fashion house.

The significance of the moment was celebrated by all three models on their Instagram pages, where they shared more about what it means to them and snapshots and videos from their Versace debut.

“I’m so emotional writing this, to walk for the iconic Versace has always been a huge dream of mine!” Claire shared on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself walking the runway. “We made history

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