Friday, April 23

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Googling the definition of pansexual? Your guide to what it means to be pan
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Googling the definition of pansexual? Your guide to what it means to be pan

From an LGBTQ+ rights activistNot many good things came from 2020, but one thing’s for sure: it bought the world closer to being a place where all sexual orientations are not just embraced, but celebrated. It may have been dark at times, but it wasn’t all bad. In the US alone, an unprecedented number of LGBTQ+ leaders took office, with numbers almost doubling over the last four years. National treasure Phillip Scofield came out as gay, and Disney+ debuted Out, the first movie from the corporation to feature a gay lead character. You’ll know that the phrase ‘sexual orientation’ simply refers to who you’re romantically, emotionally, or sexually attracted to. You can be heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, or pansexual. You probably know what the...
What It Means to Have Style Right Now: 46 Designers, Models, Influencers, and Stylists Weigh in on Fashion's Big Question
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What It Means to Have Style Right Now: 46 Designers, Models, Influencers, and Stylists Weigh in on Fashion's Big Question

In March, just after Paris Fashion Week ended - and we got our very first glimpse of masked street style - the novel coronavirus became a part of our daily conversation, and then quickly, our daily lives. Office buildings were deserted, empty shelves at grocery stores belied the national panic, and we struggled to make sense of our new normal in lockdown, while businesses closed and we all grappled with just how long we'd be home. What would our world would look like on the other side? As designers like Marc Jacobs grieved the end of an era and beloved institutions like Barneys shuttered their stores, we wondered: would fashion survive? Coming up for air seven months later, we're still curious what fashion might be, an industry uprooted by the pandemic and in need of a reset; we wondere...
Tommy Hilfiger on Building a More Representative Industry and What It Means to Have Style Right Now
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Tommy Hilfiger on Building a More Representative Industry and What It Means to Have Style Right Now

Tommy Hilfiger closes the Tommy x Zendaya runway show alongside Zendaya last September In the world of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, racial injustice, and the Black Lives Matter movement, the fashion industry, like many others, is facing a necessary (and long overdue) rewiring. Many brands and designers are taking stock of how business is done, and what could be better - but how does an established brand really shake up its process and create lasting change for the future? That was the question on our minds when we chatted with Tommy Hilfiger ahead of the Spring '21 Fashion Week season, where Tommy's typically elaborate runway concepts, A-lister model lineups, and all-star collaborations will be noticeably absent. Instead, the designer is shifting the brand's focus to an ...
Here's What It Really Means When a Fashion Retailer Takes the 15 Percent Pledge
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Here's What It Really Means When a Fashion Retailer Takes the 15 Percent Pledge

Sephora is the first of four major retailers that were asked to join the 15 Percent Pledge upon its realization by Aurora James on May 29, 2020. James, who is the creative director and founder of Brother Vellies, posted about the need for businesses to invest in the future of Black communities on her feed the day after having a discussion with a friend about how Black-owned businesses are struggling in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. Since then, she's created a website that clearly states the three steps of the process a company must implement when taking the pledge and also includes a petition that you can sign to stand with and support the pledge. She also enlisted artist Mona Chalabi to create the above graphic - which you might've seen floating around social media - that outli...