March 26, 2021

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Conchs snap skid in mercy fashion | Local School Sports

The schedule the Key West High baseball team has had to take on this season has been no easy task and that was proven on Monday, March 22, during the first day of its Spring Break trip as the Conchs mercy-ruled Gainesville High, 10-0, at Sanford Memorial Stadium.

From the beginning the Conchs, who were playing as the home team, were in control of the game, as starting pitcher Tom Besson sat down the side in order in the first, which was followed by a lead-off home run from Preston Herce for the early 1-0 advantage.

The Conchs struck again

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Post-pandemic playbook: Fashion returns to glamour

While the pivot to comfortable pieces is being well received, 16Arlington has also seen an influx of inquiries from VIP clients for full-out show pieces since AW21. “There’s a dress actually that’s just come off the machines… It’s feathers from the bust to the floor,” says co-founder Marco Capaldo. “Even when we were showing that on the runway for SS20 it wasn’t picked up by the store because they were playing it safe. Now, as we hopefully near the end of the pandemic, we can see an appetite for those real extreme pieces.”

An upbeat energy is in the air.

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9 Must-Have Fashion Books to Display and Inspire

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Fashion never ceases to amaze. Just when you think it couldn’t get any more interesting, there’s a feather sticking out around the corner. The overwhelming talent and magic that goes into creating some of the most brilliant works of fashion is not something to be overlooked.

Delve into some of the most legendary minds of the fashion industry, with exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creativity and inspiration behind iconic looks from your favorite designers. Decorated cover to cover with mesmerizing designs and detail, a fashion book just may be the next best thing to sitting front row at Fashion Week.

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Fashion Designer of Prom Dresses Jessica McClintock Dies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JAN. 31: Designer Jessica McClintock walks through the hanging patterns at her headquarters, Monday January 31, 2011, in San Francisco, Calif. She is famed for her Gunne Sax line of prom dresses, which were huge in department stores in the 1980's. McClintock, whose Gunne Sax fashion empire is said to have done $100 million in annual sales at its height, died Feb. 16 at her San Francisco home. She was 90 years old. (Lacy Atkins/The San Francisco Chronicle via Getty Images)Image Source: Getty / Lacy Atkins/The San Francisco Chronicle

In the early 2000s, you probably heard Jessica McClintock’s name just as commonly as you did Tiffany & Co. or Juicy Couture. Famous for her occasion wear and especially her prom dresses, the designer, who sadly passed away peacefully in her San Francisco home at 90, led an impactful career. In 2020, she celebrated 50 years in the business (her label was previously referred to as Gunne Sax) after considering halting production briefly in 2013. But McClintock found the demand for her dresses was prevalent then — and it still

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Walmart taps celebrity designer Brandon Maxwell to oversee elevated fashion lines

Low prices, high fashion.

Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership with fashion designer Brandon Maxwell, who has dressed the likes of Michelle Obama, Meghan Markle and Lady Gaga, to help elevate its fashion brands at an accessible price point.

Fashion designer Brandon Maxwell is teaming up with Walmart to lead the creative direction on its elevated collections. (Walmart)

Fashion designer Brandon Maxwell is teaming up with Walmart to lead the creative direction on its elevated collections. (Walmart)

New York City-based Maxwell will serve as Walmart’s creative director, overseeing the retail chain’s elevated brands including Scoop and Free Assembly. He will be lending his design expertise on seasonal collections for men’s, women’s and children’s apparel and accessories.


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Gucci Is Selling $12 (Virtual) Sneakers | News & Analysis

In collaboration with fashion-tech company Wanna, the Italian house is debuting a digital sneaker, available to purchase for $11.99 on its app or $8.99 on Wanna’s app.

Designed by creative director Alessandro Michele, the sneaker is also the first original digital product from Belarus-based Wanna, which specialises in using augmented reality (AR) to create 3D models for digital fittings of sneakers and watches. So far, the app’s technology has been used by Reebok, Farfetch, Puma and Snapchat to test out how consumers engage with virtual try-ons, and perhaps more importantly, taking photos of themselves with new products using augmented reality.

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Walmart hires fashion designer, Project Runway judge Brandon Maxwell

Walmart has hired Brandon Maxwell as creative director of its elevated fashion brands.


Walmart wants to make a name for itself in fashion. It has tapped Brandon Maxwell, a designer who dresses celebrities from Lady Gaga to Michelle Obama, to raise its reputation.

Maxwell will oversee the discounter’s elevated brands, Scoop and Free Assembly, as creative director. The 36-year-old designer lives in New York City. He has been a judge on Bravo’s “Project Runway” and designs a luxury label sold by retailers like Neiman Marcus with items that cost hundreds or thousands of dollars apiece.

By working with Walmart,

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How Fashion Helped Fund the Civil Rights Movement

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A mother and daughter at an Ebony Fashion Fair in Denver, Colorado, 1978.

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The glamorous Mollie Moon sauntered around the Grand Ballroom at Manhattan’s famed Waldorf Astoria hotel as she made minor adjustments to the decor. It was October 4, 1959. Moon, the founder and president of the National Urban League Guild, was preparing to bring the Ebony Fashion Fair to New York for its Big Apple premiere. A pharmacist by training and a veteran fundraiser, Moon paid meticulous attention to every detail of the events she hosted, because she believed guests could feel her

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Penn State Harrisburg student is a rising star in the sustainable fashion industry

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — A Penn State Harrisburg freshman is quickly working her way up in the sustainable fashion community. One of her dresses made out of masks and newspapers is now on display at the Art Association of Harrisburg.

Sustainable fashion is becoming increasingly trendy. For Carley Furlow, it involves making clothes out of things that would otherwise be thrown away.

Her dress being featured at the art association is for the gallery exhibit “Figuratively Speaking,” where every piece of art

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