Day: April 6, 2021

Some fitting rooms to stay shut as fashion chains prepare to reopen in England

By Sarah Butler

As Covid restrictions ease from Monday, not all stores feel able to meet new guidelines

Shoppers in England will be finally able to try on jeans, bras, suits and other items of clothing requiring the perfect fit from Monday when several high street chains reopen changing rooms for the first time in a year.

John Lewis, H&M and River Island will be reopening at least some of their fitting rooms when fashion stores open their doors next week as part of the next stage in the loosening of government coronavirus lockdown guidelines.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/apr/06/some-fitting-rooms-to-remain-shut-as-fashion-chains-prepare-to-reopen-in-england

      

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Condé Nast only shows ‘surface level’ understanding of representation – US diversity expert

By Priya Elan

Company knew about Alexi McCammond’s anti-Asian tweets when it offered her editor-in-chief role at Teen Vogue

A US diversity expert has said the publisher Condé Nast has shown only a “surface level” understanding of the importance of representation, following its short-lived appointment of Alexi McCammond as editor of Teen Vogue.

McCammond, who is African American, was due to take the influential role at the end of March but resigned before her start date, over anti-Asian tweets.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/06/conde-nast-representation-diversity-expert-teen-vogue

      

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So long sweatpants, hello airbag sleeves: how red carpet fashion glammed up in lockdown

By Hannah Marriott

Despite Zoom streams and Covid restrictions, there’s a drive to dress bigger, bolder and more bizarre this awards season

With its pre-game detoxes, jutting clavicles and sanitised Cinderella moments sponsored by luxury conglomerates, the awards red carpet has long set the standard for unattainable beauty and globally palatable fashion. And then Covid-19 happened. Celebrities sat at home recording earnest John Lennon covers in their sweatpants, and the red carpet – with its tit tape and sequins and who-wore-it-best analysis – became grounded.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/apr/06/movie-awards-red-carpet-fashion-oscars-golden-globes

      

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'I wanted to be a living work of art': why Jordan is the queen of punk rock style

By Lauren Cochrane

Adam Ant claimed she invented punk, with a take on clothes that still shocks more than 40 years later. Now, as Maisie Williams plays her in Danny Boyle’s new series Pistol, Jordan’s story is finding a new audience

Introducing Jordan – AKA Pamela Rooke – in his 1991 punk history England’s Dreaming, Jon Savage describes her life as “a pas de deux with outrage”. This was due to “an appearance so startling that, every time she stepped out the door, she put herself on the line”. See PVC, fishnets, rubber, XXXXL beehives, suspenders, casual nudity (she quite often wore nothing from the waist down, or no top under a mohair sweater) and a curled lip. No wonder Jordan (a name Rooke took, somewhat incongruously, from the golfer Jordan Baker in The Great Gatsby) became the poster girl for a movement. Savage goes as far as to declare her the first Sex Pistol, while Adam Ant said she invented punk rock.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/fashion/2021/apr/06/i-wanted-to-be-a-living-work-of-art-why-jordan-is-the-queen-of-punk-rock-style

      

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