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I’m dressing as E-Z as possible in Quar, but most days I feel I need a shirt collar as a small sign of respect to the very real GQ business going down on Zoom. Kapital Sarouel Nouvelle pants have quickly become definitive Quar gear.
Shirt - RTH
Tee - Our Legacy
Pants - Kapital
Watch - Tudor
Shoes - Sabah
Sneakers - Cactus Jack Nike
Bracelet - The Great Frog
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Rachel Tashjian, Style WriterI’m wearing a Marine Serre jacket made out of deadstock jacquard towels and white terry cloth basketball shorts from Need Supply. This is the only silhouette I want to wear all summer: a shrunken little old lady jacket with the world’s swishiest shorts. And I’m wearing....FitFlops??? They are my mom’s and pretty similar to a much pricier pair by The Row. I would absolutely wear this to a fashion show, by the way, though I would probably wear an anklet to make it Paris-level turbo. (And I would hope and pray that Vogue.com credited the FitFlops.)
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Mobolaji Dawodu, Fashion DirectorThis is my feeling fancy Indian vest casual drip.
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Jon Tietz, Senior Fashion EditorThis is my “escape to gravel roads” vibe. It’s all vintage, except the green kurta. (Shouts to Ishwari at Vintage India NYC 🇮🇳) I bring the silk scarf and leather vest with me everywhere, and the Adidas are from the ‘70s—I picked them up during quar. I’m looking forward to what good the fashion industry does with this reset button they’ve been given. It was always such a luxury to travel to Europe for the shows, but it’s nice to step back and watch from afar as our industry adapts to a worldwide crisis.
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Nikki Ogunnaike, Deputy Fashion DirectorWhen I bought this Prada shirt I'd had visions of wearing it in June in Paris, but alas, New York in July will have to do! Ditto with these Chanel slides. Both have the casual, yet put together vibe I prefer during the summer. Comfort has been key this entire Quar season, but now that it's getting hotter I've swapped my sweats for shorter and stretchier pieces like this Inamorata romper. Finally, I never feel fully dressed with a few gold pieces, so I piled on some chains from Mejuri, Tiffany & Co, and Brinker & Eliza.
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Sam Schube, Senior EditorI didn’t realize I needed a pink trucker hat until Mayan Rajendran started making them under his Again&Again label. But I’ve long known that I needed a pair of Sid Mashburn’s tassled loafers, and they’ve added some much needed class to my otherwise sweats-and-’Stocks quarantine. The holey denim shirt is my safety blanket, and the tie-dye is the product of some recent homebrew with the family. (It’s almost as good as my mom’s.)
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Samuel Hine, Senior Associate EditorI’ve watched most of the fashion week videos in my bed, but some version of this fit is what I’ve been putting on after: destroyed vintage tee, destroyed vintage Levi’s, and Rick Owens Ramones that are on their way to getting destroyed. Since I don’t know when I’ll have a reason to dress up again I’ve been going deep down vintage tee internet wormholes. I’m also wearing a Beepy Bella pearl necklace, Tudor Black Bay 58, and a pair of Ray-Bans I got when I was 16. I think they’re secretly fake, but I dug them out of storage recently and have been wearing them every day (+ mask, of course).
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Haley Gilbreath, Associate Fashion EditorCatching digital fashion week (and some rays) from the backyard in this embroidered vintage top from my grandmother's closet.
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Cam Wolf, Style WriterAs much as I would love to put on all the nice new clothes I’ve accumulated over the past couple of months with absolutely no destination in mind but Doc Brown's favorite vacation spot—the future!—I cannot lie to you. Fashion week is different in so many ways (some better) this year than in the past including what we’re wearing to watch the shows. I’ve stuck to my quarantine essentials: comfortable sweats and a cardigan. I aspire to dress like the models from this season’s killer Prada collection—the button-up shirt, tie, and sweats combo really is Zoom Formal perfection—but then I remember viewing fashion shows from the comfort of my home should come with a little, well, comfort. Unfortunately, there are still street style photographers on the prowl. This year they do happen to look an awful lot like my fiancée, though.
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Crowd pleasers ahead.
There were fewer international guests, lots of social distancing guidelines, a new hybrid format and more time for conversation.
Including a slew of excellent summer buys from Nike, Patagonia, Levi's, and more.Originally Appeared on GQ
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The Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana released the provisional calendar, which features 28 physical shows.
Back in my magazine days, as a fashion assistant, I would help design trend boards for the senior editors, who would then use the trends - alongside management directives - to craft photo shoots and build our fashion calendar. Like many fashion assistants I know, I hated this process.
Buying jeans has always come with a side of heart-racing terror for me, a holdover from when my body didn’t fit into most of them — as a teen, the very act of entering a denim store was an exercise in bravery and, inevitably, humiliation. (Forgive my lack of confidence: I was a plus-size adolescent in the pre–body-positive, ultra-low-rise era.) Regardless of your body and how you feel about it, I’m willing to bet that you probably think shopping for jeans is the worst, too. The sizing is messed up. The price tags can be vicious. And digging through the folded stacks of denim to find the right cut in the right wash requires divine patience — and that’s before you get into the change room. Buying a new pair of jeans has been one of those fashion chores I’ve resigned myself to, along with bathing suit shopping and getting fitted for a decent bra. And yet, jeans (especially a stiff pair with a high-waist and zero-stretch) have been a staple of my adult wardrobe, my go-to at least three times a week. Now it’s more like zero times a week. And I’m not the only one.Since the pandemic hit, we aren’t buying clothes in the quantity we once did (surprise, surprise). But we’re especially not buying jeans. This spring and summer, denim sales have tanked. As a result, True Religion, Lucky Brand, and G-Star Raw have filed for bankruptcy, and the parent company behind Hudson Jeans and Joe Jeans has filed for Chapter 11 protection. The OG denim company, Levi’s, suffered a 62% drop in sales between April and June (its weakest quarter in two decades) and laid off 15% of its workforce. We’ve always known that shopping for jeans sucks, but we might be waking up to the fact that maybe jeans do, too.Originally a staple of the working man and then a symbol of youth counterculture in the ’50s and ’60s, the jeans of 2020 are relegated to the back of the closet. It’s sad, really, because for so long jeans have been a fashion workhorse — something you could throw on without thinking in order to look “dressed.” They are the bottom half of the Canadian tuxedo, an icon of American style, and partner-in-crime to the Going Out Top. Now, they’re a form of bodily oppression — the last thing the working-from-home, possibly-eating-more-carbs woman needs. I’ve put on a pair once or twice in the past few months as an effort to feel more put together, but all I really feel is an assault on my crotch. To be fair, in the past I have preferred jeans that function akin to a denim corset, holding everything in place. Not only do I not want to feel that kind of restriction, I’m sort of appalled I ever did. Is it just me? I did a quick survey of girlfriends and found that they too had forgone denim, with the exception of baggy plumber overalls and maternity jeans (despite not being pregnant anymore). Thinking I needed to find out what Young Cool People are doing (no offense, mom friends!), I asked Sara He for her opinion. He is a 19-year-old fashion design student at Ryerson University in Toronto and just won a prestigious fellowship with the Suzanne Rogers Fashion Institute. In other words: She’s the embodiment of cool. “Jeans have always been favored in my wardrobe, but in the context of the lockdown, my reaction to them is adverse: Even my favorite pair has been sitting in my drawer untouched,” says He. Same, same. Like many people fortunate enough to have a job — one I can do from the safety of my home — my relationship to style changed drastically this year. I love clothes, but I hate the task of getting dressed for work. WFH life has freed me of that daily burden. I have joined the stretchy-pants-and-a-nice-shirt workforce! And it is glorious. Not once have I thought, I have NOTHING to wear, despite having an overstuffed closet. No longer do I spend 30 minutes trying on outfits never to find anything that looks right. Personal style in the pandemic world is split in two opposing directions: extreme comfort (hence the rising demand for matching sweatsuits and bike shorts) and look-at-meee-I’m-out-in-the-world outfits. Today, the occasion you might get dressed up for is Leaving My Apartment, rather than a party or event, and our style choices have evolved to suit that reality. “Right now, putting on a pair of jeans feels fancy,” says Susie Sheffman, one of the country’s top fashion directors and style watchers. I couldn’t agree with her more, but one thing I’ve realized this year is that dressing for me is either about being seen or feeling good. Right now, it’s all about the latter. And what makes me feel good these days are loose-fitting dresses (my type of fancy) and spandex. I have made just four fashion purchases since March: a T-shirt featuring an illustration of Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, a pink sweatshirt with my hometown’s name and a picture of a moose, and two cotton sundresses. If “fashion masks” count, then make that five, because I also bought a royal blue face mask with ruffles from Greta Constantine. Nothing has been over $60. According to Sheffman, jeans (even the skinny ones!!!) aren’t going anywhere. “Next to your winter coat, your jeans are the most hard-working item in your wardrobe,” she says. “They go with everything, and at a time when there’s so much uncertainty, the familiar and the authentic, true pieces like your jeans have incredible longevity.” While He won’t be throwing a pair anytime soon, she believes jeans will survive longterm. She’s currently researching traditional Japanese design methods like sashiko needlework and boro patchwork. “Denim has been a staple in Japanese utility wear for many decades,” says He. “Even though jeans have not served us during this pandemic, I doubt that they will fade into obscurity forever. Long live denim.”Sheffman agrees. Heading into fall, she says jeans check two huge trend boxes: A return to ’70s denim in terms of style (she points to the patchwork styles in Tom Ford’s fall 2020 collection), and with a rising interest in vintage jeans, our desire for more sustainable fashion. (While eco-friendlier forms of production are on the rise, from brands like Triarchy and Everlane, a new pair of jeans is typically the environment’s arch-enemy.) “The real trend in denim right now is back to a relaxed, vintagey feeling, whether it’s buying a pair of vintage Levi’s 501s — something that’s worked-in and comfortable,” says Sheffman. “Secondhand denim is a great way to do the sustainability thing. You can buy your denim online, vintage, so you’re helping the environment.” But what if I’m a denim brand trying to sell you a new pair of jeans? Sheffman says I need to do two things: “Show me that you are participating in some sort of effort to be sustainable” and “go a little simpler and relax your styling a little bit.” Using softer denim is key. That’s the playbook Levi’s is following in an attempt to turn around a brutal 2020. In addition to bandana-inspired masks (of course), its fall lineup includes the Stay Loose for men and the High Loose for women. Both are made with a more environmentally friendly cotton-hemp blend and cut in a relaxed fit inspired by classic ’80s and ’90s styles.This makes sense. My favorite pair of jeans is a pair of light-washed button-fly 501s. I bought them 12 years ago; two years ago I wore them for my Refinery29 headshots. When they were brand new they had two small not-so-authentic rips in the legs, but now they’re almost more hole than fabric. The material at the thighs is worn paper-thin and the seams are speckled with teeny holes. In other words, they are sensational. But I recently began to limit the number of times I wore them to work, thinking they may have crossed the line from casual-cool to ready-for-the-trash. But I always felt like me when I did wear them. I was dressing for myself — my own style and my own comfort. Maybe I’ll put them into my wardrobe rotation this fall. If there’s one principle of dressing in 2020, it’s feeling at home in your clothes. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?We Found 12 Reasons To Shop Levi’s Sitewide Sale23 Non-Basic Denim Shorts
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She stepped out with the entire Spanish royal family, including Princess Sofia, Princess Leonor, and King Felipe.
Can you smell it? It's piping-hot lattes and freshly baked pumpkin pie calling your name. Yes, it's time to get excited for fall fashion! Are you ready to exude cozy vibes in an autumnal look? Luckily, Amazon is here to soothe any budget worries you might have. The online retailer offers a variety of pretty, stylish pieces at ridiculously low prices. We're talking sweaters, boots, jackets, dresses, and every other seasonal staple on your wish list. Ahead, we curated a shopping guide of our favorite fall essentials from Amazon for under $50. Fill your wardrobe with these affordable picks before September arrives. Now if only we could get mind powers to turn the colors of the leaves sooner. Related: 11 Amazon Shopping Secrets I Learned on TikTok That Boggled My Mind
Never knew how much we missed real footwear, TBH.Originally Appeared on Glamour
Six months ago, the only thing that would get me to even look at a matching sweatsuit was Zoë Kravitz — wearing one (from Entireworld) underneath a moss-green Loewe duster. Now, I, and just about everyone else on the planet, hardly go a few days without slipping one on. Like shoes with heels, non-stretch denim, and dresses that don’t fall under Hill House Home’s Nap dress category, anything that’s not elastic, monochrome, and made of jersey simply doesn’t suit my dressing needs anymore. That’s what happens when a pandemic ushers most of the population indoors for half a year’s time: we bunker down and get comfortable. But comfort level isn’t the only variable we look at when shopping for loungewear these days. Instead, the farther we get into the pandemic, and the more we see how our everyday behaviors, from plane, train, and car travel to our fashion consumption habits, contribute to the environment’s demise — in March, the BBC reported that pollution in New York alone was down 50% year-over-year due to a reduced number of cars on the road — the more focused we are on shopping ethically and sustainably. Gen Z, in particular, wants a future on this planet, and many are willing to give up fast fashion to get it. Enter: ethical and sustainable loungewear, which is currently experiencing a rise. “Gen Z are looking for purpose above anything else — they are a generation deeply concerned and moved by socio-environmental issues,” says Dr. Amanda Parkes Ph.D, Chief Innovations Officer at PANGAIA, a sustainable fashion collective that offers seasonless loungewear crafted out of bio-engineered materials. “They care, they believe in the power of the collective, and they are willing to adapt their lifestyles to help both people and the planet.” > View this post on Instagram> > A post shared by PANGAIA (@thepangaia) on May 10, 2020 at 7:00am PDTNext week, the brand is announcing a collaboration with JUST Water, the environmentally-friendly consumer products brand co-founded by Jaden Smith (aka the unofficial ruler of Gen Z), made up of a nine-piece line of loungewear. The collection, which includes sweatpants, sweat shorts, hoodies, crewnecks, and T-shirts in JUST Water’s signature blue colorway, was created using 100% GOTS-certified organic cotton, natural dyes, and a recycled water system. What’s more, funds raised from the collection will be donated to TOGETHERFUND x WJSFF, a nonprofit that supports racial justice work and COVID-19 relief. While a PANGAIA x JUST collaboration may appear unexpected, given that the two are from different industries entirely, they share a common purpose of protecting those natural resources that we still have. PANGAIA’s business model, too, is different from what we’ve come to expect from brands — described as a collective, it’s made up of “scientists, designers, thinkers, and creators from all backgrounds and walks of life,” according to Parkes. To ensure that their products are being made using the most up-to-date technology, this collective connects MIT, Harvard, and Stanford alumni with designers from leading global design schools. As such, PANGAIA is at the forefront of both fashion and sustainable technology right now. “PANGAIA is very much aligned with Gen Z values — which is probably why we have such a strong presence of Gen Z in our community,” Parkes says. “We share their vision of a better world and their drive towards helping shape it.” A-list fans like Hailey Bieber and Jaden Smith no doubt help, too.In addition to PANGAIA, dozens of other ethical and sustainable loungewear brands have hit peak popularity since stay-at-home orders began in March. According to a viral The New York Times feature about sweatpants in the age of coronavirus, loungewear brand Entireworld has seen unprecedented growth during the pandemic. Following a “distinctly human” email in March that was sent by the brand’s CEO and founder Scott Sternberg to its 30,000 subscribers, Entireworld’s e-commerce site, which normally reports roughly 46 sweatpant orders per day, sold more than 1,000 pairs. “By month’s end, the brand’s sales were up 662 percent over March the previous year,” Sternberg told the publication. Like PANGAIA, Entireworld uses sustainable materials like organic cotton and recycled polyester to craft their signature crewnecks, shorts, socks, and joggers. A “strict set of criteria” is used for choosing suppliers and factories to work with to ensure that each and every Entireworld garment is made ethically. Also like PANGAIA, Entireworld’s business model is unlike many brand., Not only is it direct-to-consumer but it focuses on seasonless staples, rather than trends. Of the traditional fashion model, which includes a constant churning of collections and wholesale accounts, Sternberg told the publication that the “whole channel is dead. And there’s no sign of when it’s turning on again.” Maybe the age of sustainable loungewear will be born out of its ashes.Other loungewear brands like Cotton Citizen and Lacausa have been implementing sustainable practices since their very conceptions, too, using natural dyes, local factories, and, in, the case of Lacausa, additionally donating to nonprofits like the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Surfrider, and Cool Earth, which works alongside rainforest communities to halt deforestation. There’s also Baserange, a Dutch-French loungewear and underwear brand that’s committed to clean production, and Philadelphia-based Wol-Hide which designs comfortable and conscious pieces for everyday wear. Ever since the climate crisis reached “the point of no return back in 2015,” as Parkes puts it, “more and more people are becoming conscious of the urgency of the situation and committing to changing their behavior and purchasing habits.” The pandemic has only sped up those changes and commitments. And as conscious consumers continue to look for ways to put their money where their mouth is, it’s sustainably-minded businesses that will make the cut. Given that many people will not be going back to their offices until next year, the end of the loungewear boom is nowhere in sight. But that doesn’t mean that every brand under the sun should stop what they’re doing and jump on the sweatpants bandwagon, at least not before considering how they’re going to do so, from materials to supply chain, packaging, and beyond. After all, no matter how far off it may seem, the pandemic will eventually cease to exist. And when that happens — subsequently forcing us out of our crewnecks and into “normal” attire again — it won’t be just any loungewear brands that people remember, but rather those that not only invested in our comfort but also the comfort of generations that follow.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? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Iets frans… Is Our Go-To For Affordable Loungewear3,000 People Bought This Sold-Out Terry LoungewearMatching Sweatsuits Became The Quarantine Uniform
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The London label is stepping away from the traditional fashion calendar and debuting its first drop with a film, shown as part of Copenhagen Fashion Week's new hybrid format.
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The designer, Michael Costello, made custom looks for Kim Kardashian's wedding.
It was a rare moment for both designers involved.
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The Danish fashion industry didn’t let the pandemic deter it from putting on a spectacle.
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8 picks our editors are looking forward to wearing as the weather gets cooler.From Town & Country
"I’d have him wear clothes. Except for that silly collar, he usually wears nothing," the divine swine said of Kermit, her longtime amphibian amour.
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Street style is back and serving some styling tricks.From Harper's BAZAAR
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Get ready to dress to excess. From Good Housekeeping
Sorry, summer, but I'm kinda over you. From Cosmopolitan
The 15-piece capsule will be offered exclusively on Net-a-porter starting on Aug. 14.
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I'm always comfortable.
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Puff sleeves, ruffles, and all things good.Originally Appeared on Glamour
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The Kate Middleton effect at its finest.
The European fashion e-tailer made more money than ever and gained a record number of active customers and new brands.
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In an op-ed for Fashionista, designer Johnathan Hayden discusses attending fashion school in the deep South.
GQ-approved kits from around the globe.
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Back in its heyday, the watch was a fixture on the wrists of Kanye West, Pharrell, and Justin Bieber.
Americans like to think we believe in democracy and in challenging authoritarianism. But, based on what's happening here and in Eastern Europe, do we still care?
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