beauty

Christopher John Rogers’s SS21 Show Made Natural Beauty Look Glam

Ever since his New York Fashion Week debut, Christopher John Rogers has turned his shows into one of the most anticipated events during fashion month. And while the coronavirus pandemic has changed what fashion week looks like, CJR still managed to put on quite the show on October 6, thanks to the CFDA’s Runway 360. 

The clothes shown on the platform were reminiscent of many of his past collections. Pieces were colorful, daring, and eye-catching. Inspired by happiness, this collection sparked pure joy. To achieve said joy, which is very much needed these days, Christopher chose life itself as his standpoint. In particular: Childhood and its seemingly limitless playfulness. 

The designer envisioned little kids drawing with crayons and markers, reminiscing about the starter pack of crayons we used to get before starting school. Think Crayola, but make it fashion! “Something as immense and formidable as the sun can be reduced

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accesories

Chanel’s SS21 Show Took Micro Accessories to the Next Level

On October 6, Chanel kicked off the last day of this season’s Paris Fashion Week by reminding that big things can come in small, chic packages.

During Chanel’s Spring/Summer 21 show, which was held at the Grand Palais des Champs-Élysées as it’s tradition, micro accessories caught our attention in a big way. Tiny bags ruled the show, seen both in the physical micro bags hanging off models’ shoulders and the small bags reimagined in the models’ jewelry. Some were big enough to still seem fairly usable while others called to mind Lizzo’s look from last year’s AMAs. Regardless of practicality, their stylishly eye-catching nature simply couldn’t be denied.



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In case it wasn’t clear from the Hollywood-style

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fashion

Paris Fashion Week SS21 highlights

As a month-long schedule of both digital and physical shows across four major capitals comes to a close in Paris today, the mood in the fashion world is difficult to gauge. On the one hand, a number of designers have shown that against all odds beauty and creativity can thrive even in the most challenging of contexts. On the other, the industry’s role — at least as it is now — in a world that seems defined by political conflict, and health and climate-related uncertainty — is unclear.



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Schiaparelli Spring-Summer 2021

As fashion designer Daniel Roseberry told commentator Tim Blanks in a recent podcast by The Business of Fashion, “There is something very irrelevant about what we bring to the table right now. Fashion shows don’t have to be relevant right now. There (are so) many other things that are more important.”

Roseberry’s sentiment goes a

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fashion

Andrew GN’s SS21 Collection Challenges Fashion To Be Audacious In The Midst Of Pandemic

With sixty-five looks, designer Andrew GN created his SS21 collection that not only evokes hope but has the gall to stand up and fight for an industry that brings light to the world. Themed ‘May There Be Light,’ it is all about boldly moving forward in the unknown to produce fruit in the fashion ecosystem.

“During the lockdown, like many others, I had a lot of time to think about my purpose and my work,” shares Andrew GN in a statement. “We have to move forward. We have to project ourselves towards better times. We, designers, are the core and the driving force of the whole fashion ecosystem. The weavers, printers, embroiderers, ateliers, all depend on our creative work. We must keep on.”

He and his creative team are not

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fashion

Balmain’s SS21 Show Proves That Fashion Must Go On, In Their Star Studded Presentation

Of the four top fashion weeks, Paris has been bold in hosting twenty something live shows that are still ongoing until October 6th. Last night’s Balmain star studded show was a work of gumption, one that the House’s creative director Olivier Rousteing spearheaded during the lockdown, in very informal settings with hundreds of Zoom calls with his team to make it happen. “We were seated at our kitchen tables during conference calls,” he notes in planning the show took months in the making.

Believing that fashion should be experienced live and that shared experiences are crucial for the fashion community, Balmain put on a show that left fashion watchers feeling caught-up and that the pandemic has all been a very bad dream.

The collection was done in true Rousteing style with a tailored DB jacket that he paired with biker

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style

Maria Grazia Chiuri Unveils Dior’s SS21 Womenswear Collection With A Message That Luxury Needs To ‘Reflect A New Style Of Life’

In the pre-pandemic days of fashion, standing backstage at a Dior women’s ready-to-wear runway show and observing Maria Grazia Chiuri, it was easy to see how gracious and passionate she was to speak to media and well-wishers about her newest collections. 

As creative director of the famed French maison, Chiuri is a passionate and personable woman, a fashion designer, yes, but also a storyteller with a message of empowering women. And as she presented her newest Dior womenswear SS21 collection today, the fashion world cleared the cobwebs as this was the first major show in the City of Lights in almost 7 months. Three-hundred attendees sat together, masked up, socially distant and took away something different from what they may have been expecting.

The venue was at Paris’ Jardin des Tuileries, and before one outfit

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