Inclusivity a Hot Topic at Milan Fashion Week

MILAN — The curtain will be raised today on a Milan Fashion Week edition like no other, in a city and country that have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Despite the uncertainties and caution in preventing the spread of the virus, the calendar is rich enough to span until Sept. 28 and the schedule is more rounded, with several new brands appearing on the scene and initiatives that respond to the global demand for more inclusivity.

The Italian fashion industry is giving voice to five designers who reflect its multicultural structure and, in collaboration with the Black Lives Matter in Italian Fashion Collective, Italy’s Camera della Moda will present the “We Are Made in Italy” project that will highlight the work of five Italian designers of color, mentored by Stella Jean and Edward Buchanan. “The Fab Five Bridge Builders” will show their spring 2021 collections as a unique

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Kim Kardashian West’s Skims Launches in the Middle East

Skims has taken up a new residence once again this time in the Middle East.

The shapewear and innerwear brand started by Kim Kardashian West is now available at, the luxury platform selling men’s and women’s apparel, accessories, footwear, beauty and home goods in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi and the United Arab Emirates.

“The people in the Middle East are very fashion savvy and they are trendsetters,” Eda Kuloglu, chief merchandising officer at Ounass, told WWD. “And we always felt that this market needed a shapewear option for our women for solutions to enhance their silhouettes. [In the past], the only options were very limited in our market. We always wanted to offer our woman the best, the most elevated, luxury option from the most desired and top brands in the world. Skims is the perfect answer because the brand is for everybody,

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Michigan Small Business Restart Program in action

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The 7 Best Beauty Moments of Paris Fashion Week

“Christopher isn’t afraid to layer references and take creative risks,” hairstylist Naeemah LaFond, said of Rogers, whose dazzling lineup of directional hairstyles spanned decades in shape and texture. The undeniable standout? A set of “flying twists” that LaFond sculpted into the air with extra reinforcement by way of fishing wire.

Colorful Hair Accents As Art at Dries Van Noten

Dries Van NotenPhoto: Viviane Sassen / Courtesy of Dries Van Noten

While conceptualizing Dries Van Noten’s spring hair look, hairstylist Sam McKnight was inspired by American artist Tony Viramontes and the bold, graphic lines he famously drew on his illustrations and photographs. As such, McKnight molded models lengths into glossy finger waves accented by a single neon streak along the hairline, and then added stacks of colored bobby pins between the waves for an unexpected pop art punch.

Gothic-Chic Twinning Has a More is More Moment at Maison Margiela

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