By Andrew Asch | October 15, 2020
For his Spring 2021 ready-to-wear presentation, New York designer Thom Browne hosted a global event for Paris Fashion Week by producing a show filmed at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
As the Spring 2021 fashion weeks around the world were produced using limited-capacity and outdoor runway shows, filmed presentations, and virtual garment showcases using digital models, Vegan Fashion Week founder and producer Emmanuelle Rienda bypassed the production of an October event. Instead, Rienda prepared to unveil her next new venture to promote vegan work within the fashion industry.
We have watched the gradual decline of brand loyalty, a development borne of fast-fashion’s demand for new products all the time and the rise of influencer peddling. This reality has posed real threats to established brands that are not as agile due to legacy assets and their own bureaucracies.
On Oct. 17, Fashion Week San Diego is scheduled to unfurl a virtual runway for a group of emerging San Diego designers.
The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and Goldenvoice Black are supporting the Black community through a GV Black x Coachella partnership that includes showcasing the Black Lives Matter–inspired fashion designs of creatives including Nicholas Mayfield, whose work is being presented under the branding Nicholas Mayfield Over Everything.
Influential fashion designer Kenzo Takada died Oct. 4 in Paris due to complications stemming from COVID-19, according to an announcement from his self-named Kenzo fashion brand, which is owned by the luxury conglomerate LVMH.
2020 has been a doozy of a year—from the COVID-19 pandemic to politics, race relations, horrendous fires, tropical storms and scorching temperatures. These issues throughout the year have affected all of us. Throughout most of history and especially during trying times, fashion has traditionally played a dual role.
Within its Fall 2020 Guardians of Nature collection, Boyish Jeans maintained its ecologically sound fashion focus while paying homage to the women who offered protection in the name of love as they started a fashion revolution toward the boyish look that began to take shape a century ago.
The COVID-19 shutdown inspired celebrated fashion designers to go online and produce digital runway shows. Now, student designers are following.
Ralph Lauren Corporation announced a major company overhaul that would emphasize digital commerce and result in layoffs of 15 percent of the global workforce for the pioneering fashion brand, which made $6.3 billion in revenue for fiscal 2019, according to a company announcement.
Fall/Winter 2021-2022 Preview
This season, knits are layered and wrap us in minimalist luxury, creating a comforting cocoon adapted to the current context.
A New NYFW
For the September 2020 edition of New York Fashion Week, Tadashi Shoji invited viewers into a filmed showcase of his Spring/Summer 2021 collection that was set in a fantastic tropical forestland as models appeared in finely detailed pieces from the designer.
Fashion Week San Diego has been keeping its vow to produce showcases for San Diego designers.
Ashton Hirota has gained notice as a designer for his Los Angeles-headquartered brand Ashton Michael and as a semi-finalist for the fashion reality competition show “Next in Fashion.”