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As I write this, a petition is gaining traction, one that calls for Columbus — Ohio’s capital city named after Christopher Columbus — to be renamed “Flavortown” after bleached and beloved restaurateur and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives host Guy Fieri. “Cheflebrity Guy Fieri was born in Columbus, so naming the city in honor of him (he’s such a good dude, really) would be superior to its current nomenclature,” the petition reads. At the time of publishing, it has over 120k signatures. Another circling petition asks that the University of Las Vegas’s mascot — previously Hey Reb! the Rebel, a reference to the Confederate Army — also be changed to Guy Fieri. With so much Fieri on the brain, it’s no wonder that flame print fashion — a mode made famous by the TV personality — is seeing unprecedented popularity in 2020. It’s not just because of Fieri though. Tiana Parker was spotted in May modeling a flame-printed bikini made by Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid’s favorite swimwear designer, Melissa Simone. Hadid’s go-to from the brand, which she wore on the beach in St. Barts late last year, is also flame-printed. The flame-printed leggings that activewear brand Terez launched in collaboration with celebrity trainer Isaac Calpito in June sold out almost immediately, and New-York-based indie fashion brand Priscavera just launched its first foray into swimwear with the Summer Flame Series — a four-piece collection of bikinis and mesh tops in designer Prisca Vera Franchetti’s iconic flame print. Flame print isn’t new. In fact, before the recent launch, it played a role in Franchetti’s collections since Priscavera’s conception in 2015. “Fire for me is both grand and scary,” she says of what inspired her use of the print. “Almost everything we fear, we are somehow attracted to.” The first time she saw it sartorially was in a 1997 spread in Dazed called “Highly Flammable,” she says. “The model was wearing clothes literally on fire, and she was kind of on fire, too. I immediately felt how relatable translating that idea into a print could be if done right, where the flames were digitally printed and realistic, as if your dress was actually on fire.”The print also made its way into the high-fashion spotlight in 2018. At the fall ‘18 Mens Fashion Week, tailored suiting may have dominated most of Dior Homme’s 49-piece collection, but flame print most assuredly showed face, with graphic T-shirts and jewelry both including their fair share of fire. Similarly, at Japanese streetwear brand Kolor’s presentation, a selection of T-shirts and knitwear featuring the word “Uneven” in flame-flicked lettering emblazoned on the front were featured throughout. No fashion brand did flame in 2018 quite like Prada, though. Seen on the likes of hip hop artist Pusha T and actor Jeff Goldblum, Prada’s fall ‘18 flame-printed T-shirt was so popular upon its arrival on the market that The New Yorker wrote an entire piece about it, one that’s headline called it “performance art.” The shirt, which at the time cost $1,200, sold out almost immediately. Later in the season, Miuccia Prada continued the trend with neon flaming heels at the brand’s fall ‘18 womens ready-to-wear show. But today’s fiery resurgence feels more relevant today than it did when it walked the runways of Paris and Milan back in January of 2018. Things were tough then, sure. After all, January was when the government shut down and Trump referred to himself as “a very stable genius.” But they’re worse in 2020 — far worse. Six months into the year, the world’s already battled unprecedented wildfires in Australia and New Zealand, an impeachment trial, a global pandemic that continues to infect and kill millions worldwide, and peak visibility of America’s systemic racism problem, one that shows itself through police brutality against Black people. In other words, 2020 is a dumpster fire — and we’re only halfway through it. With a potential second wave of COVID-19 and a major election in our midst, it’s difficult to predict what horrors tomorrow could hold, let alone the remainder of the year. According to Franchetti, though, hope is not lost. “Politically, environmentally, economically, and philosophically, fires are lighting up and spreading everywhere,” she explains. “But flames are not only destructive, they can have a cleansing function, the idea of rebirth from ashes is also something that I have faith in.”That’s not to say that an ironic fashion trend is going to make anything better. But when all goes to hell, sometimes a little retail therapy — and maybe an episode or two of Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives — can provide some much-needed shelter from the heat. Shop the trend at its best ahead, and, while you’re at it, help Ohioans drop Columbus (and add Flavortown to the map) by signing these petitions. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? 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On its last decision day of 2020, the Supreme Court has delivered a 7-2 decision in favor of allowing subpoenas for President Donald Trump’s tax returns and financial records to proceed, forcing Trump to relinquish his tax returns to circuit courts. This also means the highest court in the land has rejected Trump’s claims that he has “absolute” immunity in a New York state criminal investigation, making clear that he can be investigated while holding office. The court’s other big decision today was McGirt v. Oklahoma, in which the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of verifying that half the state of Oklahoma is legally Indian reservation land in terms of the criminal justice system. According to the New York Times, this vote could reshape the way criminal justice works in eastern Oklahoma by preventing state authorities from prosecuting Indigenous people.While both of these decisions came as welcome — but real — surprises to leftists, they were representative of the ways that this session of the Supreme Court has been full of shocks, a true mixed bag of progressive and conservative votes. Since early June, the Supreme Court has released a number of landmark decisions — from the future of the DACA program to ones involving contraceptive rights. In many — though definitely not all —of these cases, reliably right-wing justices have voted with the left. There are also cases of liberal justices like Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Elena Kagan voting with the conservative justices, as Ginsberg did by siding with the energy company in the case about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, and Kagan did by supporting the decision to allow employers to opt out of birth control coverage on “moral” grounds. Now, as dozens of cases have been postponed due to coronavirus, it’s nearly impossible to gauge what the Supreme Court will decide next.In June, in an outcome that shocked many — but especially members of the LGBTQ+ community — the majority-conservative Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling staying that federal civil rights law also protects LGBTQ+ workers from discrimination. This ruling will affect approximately 1 million transgender workers and 7.1 million lesbian, gay and bisexual workers. The majority opinion written by Trump-appointed justice Neil Gorsuch, who wrote: “An employer who fires an individual for being homosexual or transgender fires that person for traits or actions it would not have questioned in members of a different sex. Sex plays a necessary and undisguisable role in the decision, exactly what Title VII forbids.” In other progressive victories, the court first blocked a Louisiana abortion law that could have shut down almost all clinics in the state, with George W. Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts siding with the left — despite his prior support for a similar law in Texas. Then, the Supreme Court prevented the Trump Administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which serves to protect hundreds of thousands of immigrants from deportation.Some of these decisions were unexpected because of which of the conservative justices, whether Gorsuch or Roberts, crossed idealogical lines. Others were shocking because they seem so internally contradictory. How does one judicial body protect abortion rights in Louisiana one week, and destroy access to birth control on “moral grounds” the next? It’s not only progressives who have been surprised by things like the LGBTQ+ decision and DACA decision — they also took President Trump and right-wing pundits off-guard, with Trump called some of the recent decisions “horrible and politically charged,” saying that they’re “shotgun blasts into the face of people that are proud to call themselves Republicans or Conservatives.” The president also noted that conservatives are worried about losing 2nd Amendment rights and “everything else.” Trump tweeted all this soon after the Supreme Court ruled against undoing DACA.Still, even if you think the current Supreme Court is a confusing mess, just wait, because there’s a good chance things will get even more chaotic. With a second Trump term now less and less certain, conservative justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito are allegedly considering announcing their retirements, which would potentially give Trump the power to appoint two new, young, ultra-conservative justices to the court. There would undoubtedly be pushback from Democrats (remember when Obama wasn’t allowed to appoint a new justice in the last year of his presidency?), but if 2020 has taught us anything, it’s this: Everything that’s strange and bad, will only get stranger and worse.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Why This SCOTUS Birth Control Ruling Is DangerousCan Trump Still End DACA Despite SCOTUS Decision?SCOTUS Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Law
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