Love On Tour: How Harry Styles’ biggest fans turned his concerts into personal fashion shows

On Saturday night, the streets of New York will be filled to the brim with costumed faces ready to celebrate the weekend of Halloween in their best finery. But outside of Madison Square Garden, almost 21,000 artfully-dressed Harry Styles fans will clog the streets, dressed to the nines in what can only be described as disco/70s chic, ready to dance and sing the night away. The event: Harryween. 

Marketed as a black tie, fancy dress occasion, Harryween is a collection of two Madison Square Garden shows celebrating the end of Harry Styles’ Love On Tour, a 41-show national tour for “Fine Line,” Styles’ sophomore album. But Styles’ fans haven’t just been waiting around for the Halloween dress code. Instead, each tour stop has been filled to the brim with fans in black tie, psychedelic streetwear and anything that reminds them of their favorite artist. After spending almost a year uncertain

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Somali American designers take on refugee stereotypes in Minneapolis fashion pop-up

Fashion designers Mohamed Malim, 25, and Mohamed Hersi, 30, share similar backgrounds as former refugees. It’s an experience they are embracing and elevating as they launch a new fashion collaboration aimed at countering backlash against refugees and highlighting the power and beauty the arts can have in bringing communities together. 

The two designers will hold their first pop-up event between their brands Epimonia and Original Royal Refugee Saturday from 6-10 p.m. at Malim’s design studio in Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public. COVID-19 safety precautions are being followed and guests are asked to wear masks. 

The capsule collection includes hoodies, long-sleeve shirts and jackets that integrate fabric from discarded life jackets to call attention to the refugee crisis and promote the use of recycled materials. Hersi also painted several life jackets that will be auctioned off during the event, with proceeds donated to several Minnesota nonprofits

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‘Head scratching’ NFT boom may help spark music ‘revolution’ [Video]

Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have exploded in popularity over the last year, with third-quarter sales coming in at a whopping $10.7 billion (up from $1.2 billion in Q2.)

A multitude of industries — from fashion to music — have taken full advantage of the surge as the unique tokens, which create a money stream for artistic items, continue to expand well beyond digital art and collectibles.

Musician, author and director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson weighed in on the new trend during an interview with Yahoo Finance Live on Wednesday, saying the music industry’s NFT boom was difficult to grasp at first.

“When I first heard of digital art being monetized, sold and becoming big business it was head scratching,” said the Philadelphia native, a decades-long member of hip-hop group The Roots.

“But revolutions usually start with a lot of head scratching in the beginning — then they just become the norm,” he

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