Atlanta’s ‘Sealed Nectar’ fashion show celebrates the beauty of Black Muslim women

An inspiring fashion show in Atlanta is aiming to not only highlight but also celebrate the beauty and creativity of fashionable modern-day Black Muslim women.

When people think of Muslim women, impeccable fashion sense isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind. But N’aimah Abdullah, show coordinator for the 35th annual Sealed Nectar Fashion Show last month, has been a part of changing that perception.

The designer pushed the envelope this year by creating a cruise-themed Islamic fashion event complete with beachwear, tropical music, and a vacation-inspired runway.

“This is Black women showing their creativity and allowing themselves that place to shine,” Abdullah explained to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re the leaders in fashion and when you start talking about colors and styles and all of these different things — African American women have been unapologetically fashionable.”

She was inspired by her own life for this year’s theme,

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Why The Return of Hanfu Represents A Generational Shift in China

On the streets of Shanghai, content creator Shiyin can be seen wearing a traditional outfit from China’s Ming period. Popular on social media, she routinely shares fashion buys, beauty tips and lifestyle vlogs alongside all the latest from Gucci and Lancôme—but it’s her passion for Hanfu that really sets her apart.

“Chinese” clothing is often typified by the qipao (a close-fitting dress also called the cheongsam). However, Hanfu—which is defined as a type of dress from any era when the Han Chinese ruled—is seen in China as a more authentic form of historical clothing. Styles from the Tang, Song, and Ming periods are the most popular; flowing robes in beautiful shades, embellished with intricate designs and embroidery.

Right now, the movement is being led by China’s fashion-conscious youth—a little like how Regency-period hair and makeup has had a boost in popularity, thanks to Netflix’s Bridgerton—and the number

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Paris Fashion Week 2021: How to watch the Spring-Summer 2022 shows

Written by Leah Dolan, CNN

CNN Style is one of the official media partners of Paris Fashion Week. See all coverage here.
From September 27 to October 5, the streets of Paris will once again come alive with models, designers and editors as fashion week prepares to take over the capital. There are more than 100 brands on the official Paris Fashion Week schedule — and while only around a third of designers are planning in-person shows, the event already stands in stark contrast to last season’s entirely digital program.
Storied houses such as Dior, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Valentino and Balenciaga will return to the physical runway, while auspicious emerging designers like South African label Thebe Magugu and French house Marine Serre will remain digital.

Of the in-person shows timetabled, early glimpses already promise a spectacle. L’Oréal will stage its fourth runway show after a year’s hiatus. Having

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Rihanna pauses Fenty range with LVMH

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Rihanna Fenty

Rihanna and her surname Fenty have taken both the beauty and fashion worlds by storm. However, the latter is coming to a pause.

Luxury fashion group LVMH – the owner of luxury brands Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Givenchy and more – announced that their joint venture with the Grammy Award-winning singer would be “put on hold… pending better conditions”, it was confirmed to WWD.

The Fenty fashion venture launched back in 2019 two years after Rihanna launched her highly successful makeup brand Fenty Beauty.

While she may be exiting the luxury fashion realm for now, Rihanna will continue to focus on her beauty brands and her lingerie line Savage X Fenty.

“LVMH and Rihanna reaffirm their ambition to concentrate on the growth and the long-term development of Fenty ecosystem focusing on cosmetics, skincare and lingerie,” the luxury group

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