February 24, 2021

shows

BLM in Italian Fashion Campaign Shows Early Tangible Results | Business News

By COLLEEN BARRY, AP Fashion Writer

MILAN (AP) — A digital runway show by five Italian fashion designers of African origin opens Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday, one tangible result of a campaign launched last summer by the only Black Italian designer belonging to the Milan fashion chamber.

After some initial resistance and a slow start, designer Stella Jean credits the Italian National Fashion Chamber with “a lot of goodwill” in pushing through an enhanced collaboration with five young designers, including financing and partnerships with Italian suppliers.

“When you want to do something, you can do them immediately,’’ said Jean,

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Get Your Front Row Seat to Virtual Fashion Shows

It’s hard to remember now, but it was during the fall ready-to-wear shows last February that the fashion world first became aware of the coronavirus, even before it had been declared a global pandemic.

At New York Fashion Week the ripple effects began when some models and designers were quarantined in China. By the time the traveling style circus had landed in Milan, temperatures were being checked; by the end of those collections, Giorgio Armani had decided to hold his show in an empty auditorium and livestream it to an audience holed up in their hotels.

In Paris, masks and

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Paris Fashion Week: Highlights from this week’s couture shows

Written by Allyssia Alleyne, CNN

If the ready-to-wear shows are about selling product, Paris’ haute couture shows, staged each year in January and July, are about selling the dream. During the Spring-Summer 2021 season, which took place from January 25 to 28, the few designers working in this rarefied space once again came together — this time, virtually — to parade their most fantastical designs.

While the theatrical collections typically include elaborate runway productions, world-building has become more challenging due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic — but not impossible. This season, a number of designers found ways to

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