Day: February 12, 2021

Victoria Beckham opts for comfort over glamour at fashion label

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Designer ‘optimistic but realistic’ about industry’s post-Covid future as she discusses her latest collection

Victoria Beckham is feeling “optimistic but realistic” about the future of fashion, and focusing on comfort and longevity rather than glamour.

Denim, and dresses in soft jersey or georgette that can be worn at home – or dressed up post-lockdown with detachable corset belts – are the core of her new collection. Tailoring has been scaled back to reflect a lack of demand.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/12/victoria-beckham-comfort-over-glamour-fashion-label

      

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Designer Phillip Lim speaks out against rise in anti-Asian attacks in the US

By Priya Elan

Asian American designer says Trump is responsible for hate crimes and ‘the face of modern racism’

A leading Asian American fashion designer has joined a swath of other celebrity voices from the community speaking out against a rise in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans.

Designer Phillip Lim has spoken out about the rise in attacks, which since being first reported on last year have continued to get worse as the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged the American economy and cost more than 470,000 lives in the US.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/12/phillip-lim-anti-asian-american-attacks-us-trump

      

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'No skinny jeans': Gen Z launch TikTok attack on millennial fashion

By Priya Elan

Younger generation mock the style popular since 2000s, saying it has had its day and is not flattering

A generation war has been playing out on TikTok for some time, though anyone older than 24 might be oblivious to the millions of “millennial v Gen Z” videos that have appeared on the social media site in the last year. But now the kids have turned their sights on something that millennials apparently hold close to their hearts: skinny jeans.

In scenes reminiscent of the “OK boomer” meme that divided the generations in 2019, the videos have shone a light on how Generation Z – broadly defined as anyone born sometime between the mid-90s and 2010 – identify themselves in contrast to the generation that came before them.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2021/feb/12/no-skinny-jeans-gen-z-launch-tiktok-attack-millennial-fashion

      

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How to wear high-heeled boots

By Jess Cartner-Morley

Missing glamour? Step into a pair of these

It’s the little things that get to me at the moment. I miss kind bus drivers who wait for you to leg it to their stop in the rain. I miss being awed by the coffee art skills of London baristas on a daily basis. And I really, really miss wearing boots with a heel.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/12/how-to-wear-high-heeled-boots

      

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How Kamala Harris made wearing pearls cool

By Jess Cartner-Morley

As the pearl’s standing increases with that of women, a progressive new generation is reimagining Margaret Thatcher’s one-time trademark

The pearl, insignia of traditional femininity and conservative values, has swung to the left, becoming the badge of the US’s new Democrat establishment. Kamala Harris, the vice-president, has made pearl necklaces her trademark, teaming them on the campaign trail with Converse trainers rather than twinsets. At last month’s inauguration, Jill Biden’s dress had a pearl-embroidered collar, while Jennifer Lopez performed wearing cuffs of Chanel pearls on both wrists. A Facebook group encouraging women around the US to wear pearls on the day to honour Harris’s accomplishments drew a membership of 350,000. The poet Amanda Gorman, star of the ceremony, continued the trend by wearing a crown of pearls for her appearance at the Super Bowl this week.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/feb/12/how-kamala-harris-made-wearing-pearls-cool

      

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