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Fashion events are slowly re-entering the scene. I am so here for it.

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

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Gucci’s Star-Studded Men’s Tailoring Campaign Upturns 2020’s ‘Predictable’ Fashion Scene

Gucci is a byword for luxury. The almost century-old brand has a long and storied history of fashion innovation, and under current men’s creative director Alessandro Michele, Gucci’s supremacy in the world of luxury fashion has been catapulted to new heights.

Michele’s brought a unique ‘geek chic’ vibe to the house, unearthing the kitschiest and wildest fashion trends of the 70s and applying a youthful, iconoclastic edge. Another feature of modern Gucci menswear has been its willingness to blur gender boundaries – celebrities like Harry Styles and Jared Leto pushing androgyny to the forefront of the public consciousness.

Gucci’s latest tailoring campaign charts a different course, however. The irreverent retro aesthetic that’s become a trademark of the brand remains stronger than ever, but Gucci has surprised fashion fans by unveiling a suite of incredibly masculine, eminently wearable suiting – and getting some of the music’s most fashionable (and talented) figures

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