Corey Damen Jenkins helps a grande dame of a house spin a version of itself in tune with today.
Corey Damen Jenkins helps a grande dame of a house spin a version of itself in tune with today.
It goes without saying, but the last 12 months have had an undeniable impact on the wedding world. The big, bold designer gowns meant for lavish celebrations remained on their hangers as women selected casual, streamlined pieces for their backyard or virtual events. A Bridal Fashion Week—which debuted designers' Spring/Summer 2022 collections—unlike any other.
Sports fanatics have the Super Bowl, but for fashion-lovers, it's Oscars night we count down to. We build our brackets, rustle up some snacks, and sit back with our friends to weigh in on every stunning dress that comes down the red carpet - or the virtual runway, aka our Instagram feeds. Every year, we wait nervously for those looks, the ones that take our breath away.
With 2021 gearing up to be the ultimate shot-girl summer, it's only fitting that we have some new feel-good styles to celebrate our social return in. We're envisioning a rooftop season in floaty floral dresses, bunches with mom in tailored blazers, and traveling again (safely) in effortless separates. To help get us all dressed up with — hopefully — somewhere to go in the warm weeks ahead is Verishop and its major clearance sale. From now until May 2, you can score a selection of summer fashion, home, and beauty for up to 50% off.All items are final sale and prices are as marked — no promo code needed. Plus, as a bonus Earth Day treat, Verishop is planting one tree in honor of every purchase made from the site's Responsible Shop now through the end of the month. Ahead, click your way into the best of the best sale finds we plucked out of Verishop's shimmering deal heap. 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. Free People Rare Feeling Maxi, $, available at VerishopAida Raw Water Glass, Set of 4, $, available at VerishopPiecework Gone Fishin', $, available at VerishopFrank Green Ceramic Reusable Bottle with Straw Lid and Strap, $, available at VerishopMilo By Kana Small Dutch Oven, $, available at VerishopLady Grey Dome Hoop, $, available at VerishopNanushka Mika Mini Shirt Dress, $, available at VerishopLoeuvre Sac de Lumiere Multi Set, $, available at VerishopFree People Talk Back Bodysuit, $, available at VerishopPlaya New Day Mist, $, available at VerishopEvolve Beauty Citrus Blend Aromatic Lotion, $, available at VerishopFree People Stay Cool High Rise Cutout Legging, $, available at VerishopNuori Mineral Defense SPF 30, $, available at VerishopSouvenir Palma Top, $, available at VerishopClub Monaco Boiled Cash Hoodie, $, available at VerishopVince Ribbed Cropped Cardigan, $, available at VerishopNanushka Violet Shirt Dress, $, available at VerishopBLANKNYC Rain Check Blazer, $, available at VerishopMadewell Short Sleeve Tiered Faux Wrap Mini Dress, $, available at VerishopLike what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
The Nap Dress has been around for a year or two now, but it truly took off during the summer of 2020.
Nothing makes a sexy statement quite like a backless dress. You know that number with the perfectly placed cutout showing just the right amount of skin? When shopping on Amazon , looking for one may not come to mind immediately, but the mega retailer carries an array of stylish and affordable fashion finds, including these sultry warm-weather dresses.
After a year of working from home, many people (including me) are looking forward to dressing up again. Not that I've stayed in my sweatpants the whole time, but the thought of slipping into an extravagant dress to safely gather with friends, fills me with joy. If your calendar's already filling up with plans, let's get you dressed for the fun.
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Our favorite looks from the red carpet and the Grand Ole Opry stage. Originally Appeared on Glamour
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The actor wore this currently-trending look on a beach in St. Tropez.
Cottagecore fashion is perfect for spring and summer.
Exor, which owns Ferrari, plans to stage a fashion show in Maranello, Italy, where the company is based, on June 13 to present its new fashion collections.
Dressing like a beach towel passes the vibe check. Originally Appeared on Glamour
Over the past year, our lives have become increasingly digitalized in ways that were once hard to imagine. In-person meetings have been replaced by Zoom calls, we shop nearly exclusively online, and even learning has become virtual. It comes as little surprise then that digital fashion — which includes everything from live stream runway shows and 3-D collections to fashion you can buy in digital formats (in video games and crypto art) — has also accelerated. In 2018, Scandinavian retailer Carlings released its first digital clothing collection in which customers could buy the “clothes” by sending in a photo of themselves to be “digitally tailored.” Since then, Tommy Hilfiger has committed to digitally creating, developing, and selling samples starting next spring of 2022; emerging designer Hanifa hosted an innovative 3-D fashion show; and the first crypto-fashion week took place. While years ago, all these would have seemed like nonsensical concepts, these digital expressions of fashion have widespread appeal these days. We’re now accustomed to virtual fashion influencers like Lil Miquela, who has over three million followers on Instagram, digital Fashion Month shows, and new collections that debut within video games (see: Balenciaga’s Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow). If this trend continues, could parts of the fashion consumption process, from production to wear, become entirely digital, too? Given fashion’s role in the environmental crisis — projections show that the industry could be responsible for a quarter of the earth’s carbon budget by 2050 if nothing changes — the digital-first method of production and consumption presents an interesting opportunity. With this in mind, the University for the Creative Arts announced the launch of its first digital-only fashion course earlier this year. “Digital fashion has three applications: virtual fashion, e-commerce, and the digitalization of production,” Jules Dagonet, the head of its school of fashion, tells Refinery29. “[When] sustainability and digital fashion go hand-in-hand, and everyone wins. For the brands, it’s faster to produce and you’re producing garments only when a customer needs it. It’s also better for the environment.” We produce almost twice the amount of clothing today compared to over 20 years ago. Dagonet believes that digitizing fashion production has a unique potential in addressing issues like overproduction. But, first, young designers need to be educated in these fields. “What’s keeping [companies] from embracing digital fashion technologies is the talent gap,” she explains. That’s where she says programs like UCA’s will have an important role to play. Stephy Fung, a 3-D designer based in London, agrees. Because of the lack of targeted educational programs, many of today’s digital fashion designers are self-taught. “Digital fashion is set to increase in the future, and we need to have places, institutions, or online courses which help to teach or nurture the younger talent,” she tells Refinery29. Fung began working in the digital fashion space because of the possibilities it offered — “The fact that you can create something out of nothing really intrigues me” — and confirms that digital fashion has the potential to be more sustainable than physical fashion. “We do not need to source fabrics for testing, we don’t need to have fabrics to be made or to be sampled.” This, she says, allows designers to change cuts, colors, or fabrics without waste. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐩𝐡𝐲 ■ 𝟑𝐃 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫 (@stephyfung) And while it can seem that digital-exclusive fashion — the kind of “clothing” that you can only enjoy via a screen — is only a consumer novelty, social media habits say otherwise. In an era of one-off social media “‘fit pics,” in which users sometimes only wear an item once for an Instagram post, retailers like DressX believe that here’s a market for clothing that doesn’t need to be produced at all. The company currently carries 200 digital items by 25 designers. Shoppers buy looks, which DressX then superimposes on an uploaded photo of the person. Obviously, this process is greener than typical manufacturing. While compiling a report, DressX owners Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova found that the production of their digital garments emits 97% less CO2 than physical garment. They also found that a digital garment, on average, saves 3300 liters of water per item. The duo feels hopeful of the role that digital fashion can play in addressing the industry’s responsibility to the climate crisis, and believes that more brands will adopt the practices. “We are in the very early days of digital fashion but there is this curve of adoption,” Modenova told Refinery29. “Digital fashion is opening a big category that every brand will eventually have in their line.” Though the environmental benefits are clear — most digital-only models require no manufacturing, packaging, delivery vehicles, or use of natural resources — Céline Semaan, the executive director of Slow Factory Foundation, points out that data itself can leave a carbon footprint. The rise in NFT art sales has spotlit how incredibly energy-consuming and ecologically destructive blockchain technology can be. “Digital is not necessarily always less impactful on the environment,” says Semaan. According to Semaan, going digital also doesn’t help solve fashion’s sustainability problem: “We are producing far more than we actually need, and producing more digitally does not resolve that issue.” According to her, fundamental change can only be achieved by producing less. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Copenhagen Is Leading Fashion Week SustainabilityWhat It Takes For Fashion Brands To Be SustainableThe Digital Fashion Experience Isn’t The Same
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