Unraveling Fashion, Beauty, and Trauma in I May Destroy You

Beautiful art can arise from the ugliest circumstances. No matter the medium, creators have channeled their trauma into healing through music, dance, poetry, painting, and, of course, film and television. Thundering into the collective consciousness of our current stay-at-home culture is the HBO series I May Destroy You, which multiple critics have described as a theoretical “traumedy,” a subgenre reflective of our time. 

Actor, writer, director, and now executive producer Michaela Coel created the BBC-produced series following her assault after her drink was spiked in a bar. Coel’s protagonist, Arabella, wrestles with the emotional trauma of processing sexual assault through the 12-episode series, which debuted early last month on HBO. Following the model set by recent prestige streaming series including Little Fires Everywhere and Normal People, episodes roll out one at a time. While binge-watching might be our new normal, trust me: You’re going to want to sit

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Get Up to 50% Off Fashion, Home, Electronics, Back to School, Beauty and More

There are tons of deals on the Amazon Labor Day Sale. Amazon’s Big Labor Day Summer Sale kicked off secretly and without any promotion. Now through Sept. 7, Amazon will continue to drop all the way up to 70% off daily deals, with a focus on fashion, lifestyle, back-to-school and home products.

Although Amazon Prime Day is postponed until later in the year, the Amazon Labor Day Sale is helping the struggling fashion world amid the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, this is a great opportunity to shop white hot sales and fashion deals from loads of brands that offer a discount of up to 80% off. Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff, Frye, Vera Bradley, Levi’s, Tumi luggage, Superga, Eddie Bauer, Adidas and Tory Burch are among the retailer brand names that are part of Amazon’s Big Labor Day Sale event.

Not only

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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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Paris (Digital) Fashion Week: Botter

Photo credit: Botter
Photo credit: Botter

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of show season going all-digital, the key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Lisi Herrebrugh: Many actually. The biggest at first quality wigs was the fact that weren’t able to order any fabrics, not doing any colourations we had in mind for the season. On the other hand, our student instinct right away took over the fear and we just worked with what we have. Make it work and make something beautiful out of it.

Rushemy Botter: The biggest problems are also our biggest advantages: difficulty takes you out of your comfort zone and you’re able create items you would never have thought of.

What’s

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