Paris Couture Autumn-Winter 2021 – What Paris Couture Fashion Week Fall-Winter 2021 Looks Like

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Like most creative minds dealing with tragedy, storied fashion houses are getting innovative in reaction to COVID-19’s impact on the industry. The suspension of IRL fashion presentations means that this season’s couture week doesn’t look anything like the extravagance we’re used to. Some designers tested out the video format, Balmain staged a boat show livestreamed on TikTok, while others like Schiaparelli kept it socially distanced by trading in handmade clothes for hand-drawn sketches as imagined by Daniel Roseberry in Washington Square Park. This is the world’s first-ever digital-only couture week. Appreciate the beauty from afar with our gallery of the best looks ahead.

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25 Classic Straw Hats for Summer 2020

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No one—save Beyoncé, Faye Dunaway, Judy Funnie and that beatnik poet in An Extremely Goofy Movie—has ever looked natural in a beret. Fascinators are just that: fascinating to look at, but unlikely to make you feel comfortable unless you’re attending an antiquated royal wedding. And let’s not get started on the fedora’s reputation. Sometimes, hats just make you feel silly. No other accessory makes you question your sense of self or prompt world-shattering introspection in the mirror: Are you wearing the hat, or is the hat wearing you?

Still, this challenge doesn’t discourage us from trying to find the perfect chapeau, but the combination of casual and interesting hat often eludes us. You can fall back on your basic dad hat or easy bucket, but we found 25 styles that strike the perfect balance ahead.

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Leah Thomas Fave Sustainable Products

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In recent months, the Black Lives Matter movement has exposed how prevalent racism is across industries and how standing up to injustice is necessary in all fields, from media to law enforcement, from athletics to art, and beyond. The environmentalist movement is no exception. Environmental activist Leah Thomas, known on Instagram as @greengirlleah, is making it known that even in our search for sustainable materials, vegan foods, and renewable energy, anti-racism still matters.

As protests boiled over in the wake of George Floyd’s death, Thomas reminded her followers—many who likely follow her for her sustainable and green lifestyle—that social justice does not exist outside the realm of environmentalism; It’s part of it. “It is unfair to opt in and out of caring about racial injustices when many of us cannot,” she wrote at the time. Not long after, she launched Intersectional Environmentalist, a website led by

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LaQuan Smith Launches Revolve Collection

Like the Fairy Godmother transforming Cinderella into the belle of the ball, LaQuan Smith‘s magical touch does the same to just about anyone who dons one of his pieces. There’s no such thing as too sexy in Smith’s world where body-confidence and luxury reign supreme. Beyoncé, Rihanna, Serena Williams, and Jennifer Lopez are all fans. Now, Smith is bringing his signature flavor to Revolve for his first-ever collaboration with the popular retailer.

It wouldn’t be a LaQuan Smith collection without pieces that hug the body and ooze sex appeal. Sans the frills and provocative flair of his runway pieces, the eight-piece Revolve collection veers on the sporty side featuring biker shorts, long-sleeved cropped tops, and skin-tight skirts. True to Smith’s sultry aesthetic, the collection is crafted from mesh and spandex with a slick, vinyl finish. The daring high-cut silhouettes are balanced by a soft palette of nude, white, and

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ThirdLove’s TL Effect to Support Businesses Led by Women of Color

ThirdLove has always strived to make every woman feel confident and celebrated—it’s a mission that’s been the driving force behind their brand since its inception. As brands respond to worldwide demonstrations against the senseless killing of Black people by reflecting on their commitment to diversity, ThirdLove has moved beyond social statements of solidarity.

On Wednesday, June 17, ThirdLove announced The TL Effect, an initiative that will support women of color-led businesses through monetary grants and mentorship. Each quarter, the ThirdLove team will select a female entrepreneur of color to support. As part of the multi-pronged plan of action, ThirdLove will provide a portion of its office space to entrepreneurs to utilize for their day-to-day business operations, including meetings and photoshoots. ThirdLove is also pledging to highlight and raise brand awareness for these businesses through its social platforms.

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“If we can contribute to the success of more female founders of

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