Day: February 8, 2021

What a balaclava! Is the controversial headwear the new hoodie?

By Priya Elan

Beyoncé wears a head covering in her latest Ivy Park collection and Celine put them on the catwalk. In the coldest week of the year, is there more to the headpiece than staying warm?

Yesterday, The Weeknd (AKA Abel Tesfaye) performed the most dystopian half-time Super Bowl performance in recent memory. In the final act, as Tesfaye sang Blinding Lights, he was surrounded by identically dressed dancers wearing whiteface bandages. For Tesfaye, the bandages were a a statement about celebrity surgery (via his hero Michael Jackson). But at at time when facial coverings have become a hybrid of “safetywear” and fashion, they also served as a comment on how we live now: covered-up, anonymised and defensive.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/08/beyonce-balaclava-what-does-it-mean

      

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Serena Williams brings back the 'one legger' with a catsuit inspired by Flo-Jo

By Natasha May

An asymmetric unitard on day one of the Australian Open pays colourful tribute to the fastest woman of all time

Serena Williams’s first match at the 2021 Australian Open made a strong statement. Not only did she defeat Laura Siegemund 6-1/6-1 – she did so wearing a one-legged catsuit.

As the 39-year-old began her bid to win her 24th grand slam singles, she played in an asymmetric black, pink and red unitard – with one full-length and one bike-short length leg – from Nike, with which she has an ongoing partnership.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2021/feb/08/serena-williams-brings-back-the-one-legger-with-a-catsuit-inspired-by-flo-jo

      

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Celebrities ensure unloved brown enjoys a moment in the sun

By Priya Elan

The colour in all its shades is being taken up by everyone from Angelina Jolie to Kim Kardashian

Is brown the new black? In 2021 it certainly feels like it.

The colour, which has long been unloved (the playwright Lee Blessing famously said: “Oh come on! Nobody’s favourite colour is brown!”), is trending in all its shades – from chocolate to caramel and beyond.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/08/celebrities-ensure-unloved-brown-enjoys-a-moment-in-the-sun

      

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