July 13, 2021

Day: July 13, 2021

Fashion-Forward Golf Apparel Continues to Become the Standard

Golf apparel is getting an upgrade. After years of standard polos and skirts, Kenny Flowers, Calliope Golf and Renwick are helping to lead the way in putting a new spin on golf apparel with stylish, athletic and comfortable collections.

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stop to just about everything in 2020, golf was one of the few sports that could still be played while remaining safe. That realization led

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Reassuringly expensive: top fashion labels bid to lure elite back | Fashion

Top designers are moving even more upmarket and hoicking their prices in an attempt to make up for losses during the pandemic, it has emerged. The strategy cashes in on a surging demand for luxury from the super-rich, many of whom have grown even wealthier during the pandemic.

The fashion industry broke out of quarantine in chic heels last week after a near 18-month absence from live shows. How much the industry has changed was revealed at Paris fashion week and, in a first by an African American designer, in New York. Apparent at both were new methods of functioning

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Top Shell Jewelry for Summer 2021

What is it that compels us to stuff our pockets with a variety of shells every time they are near the water? Perhaps it’s about the memories of a vacation, or those seaside feelings of salty air and sunshine. But also, shells are pretty, in fact they were an early form of jewelry and used as currency.

But sometimes, the best shells are the ones you don’t have to look for yourself. Despite aspirations of crafting our own shell jewelry, we usually end up falling for pieces that include diamonds, lapis, onyx, and gold. Call it mermaid chic or simply

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Highlights from Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week 2021

Haute Couture has arrived in France for Paris Fashion Week! For four days, starting Monday, July 5, 2021, fashion houses will rock the runway with over-the-top looks. The event will feature shows from Dior and Chanel to Fendi and Balenciaga, which is presenting its first couture collection in over 50 years.

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Jean-Paul Gaultier
Models appear on a balcony at Jean-Paul Gaultier's fashion house after the presentation of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Paris.

Models appear on a balcony at Jean-Paul Gaultier’s fashion house after the presentation of his Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection, Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Paris. (LEWIS JOLY/AP)

Jean-Paul Gaultier
A model wears a creation for Jean-Paul Gaultier's Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection presented Wednesday, July 7, 2021, in Paris.

A model wears a creation for Jean-Paul Gaultier’s Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2021-2022 fashion collection

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Balenciaga seeks to reset the narrative with haute couture revival | Balenciaga

In his six years at Balenciaga, the Georgian fashion designer Demna Gvasalia has put Crocs plastic sandals and Bernie Sanders campaign merchandise on the Paris catwalks. The windows of the Avenue Montaigne boutique have framed a £1,600 version of Ikea’s distinctive blue nylon Frakta tote bag and, this season, a £2,000 hi-vis jacket in lurid yellow nylon.

One of Demna Gvasalia’s haute couture creations being modelled in Paris
One of Demna Gvasalia’s haute couture creations being modelled in Paris. Photograph: Balenciaga

This week, in his strangest move to date, Gvasalia revived the haute couture branch of Balenciaga, which closed in 1968. Haute couture, where taffeta ballgowns are created to fit the

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