Day: February 5, 2021

Remember wearing proper trousers? Let me jog your memory | Jess Cartner-Morley

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Not all trousers come with a matching sweatshirt. At some point you will want to dig out a smart pair again

Life skills I suspect I may have lost through what is heading towards a year of neglect include, but are not limited to: small talk for parties, lifts and chatty Uber drivers; how to survive a work day without uninterrupted access to a fridge; where anything is that is farther than the other side of the local park. Also, how to wear proper trousers. As in, the kind that don’t come with a matching sweatshirt. Remember them?

There is no urgency to relearning any of this, more’s the pity. But I can feel the gap between the old and the new me widen with every lockdown day. So rather than leave the full gamut of life-skills revision to the last minute, now seems a good time to get a jump on a few basics. Such as: how to do trousers that have fastenings and require you to choose a top. Smart trousers – the kind you wear to go to work rather than just work in, or to eat in a restaurant rather than pad about the kitchen – have been my wardrobe’s most neglected department since the pandemic began. When your public-facing persona is visible only from the waist up, top-loading your outfit is common sense. Out of sight, out of mind and all that.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/05/remember-wearing-proper-trousers-let-me-jog-your-memory

      

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New York fashion week 2021 eclipsed by Chinese new year

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Relying on China’s gift-buying consumers to boost Covid-hit sales, labels focus on Year of the Ox

New York’s big week kicks off on 14 February, two days after the start of the Year of the Ox, putting it head-to-head with Chinese new year celebrations.

What’s more, the clash comes at a moment of weakness for Manhattan’s fashion industry. Few designers in any of the fashion capitals hold out much hope of showing new collections in front of an audience in the coming weeks, and every fashion week is struggling to maintain visibility while fighting for digital bandwidth.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/05/new-york-fashion-week-2021-eclipsed-by-chinese-new-year

      

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