The runway calls—strut your stuff, because everything about fashion shows lives here on Styled.
With 2021 upon us and this poignant new year dawning, Climate change is an ever-present modern-day calamity, which however much we try and avoid is undeniably toying with our collective conscience. It’s much like that dreaded trip to the dentist, we need to face the fear to treat the decay and minimise the damage. The fashion industry’s questionable ethics and environmental impact (soil, water, air usage) have been treated as much more than a fad by the public with an increase in second-hand clothing apps, online consumer questioning and brand boycotts. Style still has so much to offer, a sense of identity, connection, empowerment and a channel of creativity for a start. Consider the bond a sea of football supporters share in their teams’ kit colours or the power a heavy metal fan feels when donning a leather jacket. A more sustainable system is therefore vital and Bath Spa final year fashion student Hannah Stote transmuted this truth into her award-winning ‘A Sirens Call’ knitwear collection at London Graduate Fashion Week in June 2019.
The arrival of COVID 19 has brought many changes in consumer behavior, with the largest of such happening in the area of online shopping. The pandemic has created an ever increasing demand for the ability to both shop from home, but more importantly discover new products - a ritual that is typically a large part of the brick and mortar shopping experience. As Americans adapt to the new normal, EverTalk TV, America’s first live video streaming talk show network, has come to the rescue with a solution and is doing its part to provide an engaging alternative to the overall product discovery shopping experience via its participation on the Amazon Live video shopping platform.
We spent a long weekend in Milan to attend the catwalk shows and event's during Camera Moda Milano Fashion Week to check out the latest Menswear Collections what's trending for Fall Winter 2020 where we both enjoyed the glitz and glam of Europe's leading Fashion Capital.
2019 may just be the best year for fashion, as we have so many styles and pieces from each distinctive era behind us to mix and match the best of the best statement pieces over the years. Each of these looks were crafted with a passion and ingenuity that has helped define generations, so it should be no surprise that fashion has maintained its status over the years. It seems, too, that fashion has been getting a bad rap lately, especially with fads like fast fashion and industry standards being carefully under scrutiny. One thing that is beloved about this community though is their ability to put on a show, so what better way to honor that then pointing out the best things about Fashion Weeks all over the world?
Rapson Hall grew dim and the spot lights burst on, igniting thrill in the audience and intensity in the courtyard. Twelve senior designers and their collections, that they have been working tirelessly on, are about to hit the stage for the first time. It feels almost like I’m sitting third row at New York Fashion Week. The DJ begins to play during opening and adrenaline takes the runaway.
I know I’m late to write on NYFW, but bear with me, rather than reporting on the looks as they come out a la Instagram style, I like to simmer in the content and attempt to look at the week as a whole with an aerial view perspective. After just a couple days into NYFW, I already spotted some trends – Western wear perseveres, fringe has gotten a chic update, sheer silhouettes are shining through, ruffles continue to make waves, animal print is having its moment, Tevas are cool now (some would argue that they always have been), and moisturized takes on a whole new meaning.
*Note: This article will not include every outfit from the Cannes Film Festival, merely those which the author deems noteworthy.