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.

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Patrick Starrr to Launch Makeup Brand, Why Black Beauty Supply Stores Aren’t Always Black-Owned

Plus, online retailer Shein faces criticism for selling an anti-Semitic necklace and Muslim prayer mats as decorative carpets.

Patrick Starrr.
Patrick Starrr.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Friday.

Beauty influencer Patrick Starrr announces forthcoming cosmetics brand
Patrick Starrr, in joint venture with incubator Luxury Brand Partners, will be launching his own color cosmetics brand, ONE/SIZE on July 17. It will make its debut at Sephora online and will be sold exclusively at all of the retailer’s stores across the U.S. and Canada, as well as in Sephora’s Instagram storefront. Starrr will reveal more details about the products and pricing via social media platforms, per WWD. In an interview with the publication, he said the line will champion inclusivity and be a celebration of “the drag queens, the LGBTQ+, my trans brothers and sisters.” {WWD}

Why Black beauty supply stores aren’t always Black-owned
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12-year-old model and CEO Celai West is here to change fashion’s perception of Black girls

Celai West is a model, actress, activist, author and CEO. At just 10, she was the youngest professional runway model to walk in New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Since, she’s co-authored two books, launched her own T-shirt line The Chatty Chick and somehow still manages to find the time to elevate Black voices in fashion. 

Sacramento native and the youngest of six, Celai took an interest in modeling when she was three years old. A photographer at an ice skating ring wanted to shoot her and the rest is history. Now 12 years old, Celai is entirely self-taught and is known for her strong runway walk.

“My second time walking in NYFW, I was 8 and it was at Madison Square Garden,” Celai recounted to Authority Magazine. “I walked out, and the crowd went crazy, and mom was like, ‘OMG! Who is this kid and who

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Lady Gaga Is the Face of Valentino Beauty’s New Perfume

Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE
Photo credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE

From ELLE

Between launching her own beauty line and releasing an album, Lady Gaga has found another project: Starring in Valentino Beauty’s latest fragrance campaign. The Italian fashion house announced Gaga as the new face of Voce Viva, a perfume dreamt up by Valentino creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli.

“Imagined as a voice to spread a message around the world, Valentino Voce Viva invites everyone to touch hearts, inspire others and live their dreams,” the brand said in a press release. “Expressing the Maison’s values of inclusivity and individuality, Voce Viva celebrates one of the women’s most intimate sense.”

To spread this messaging, Valentino selected Gaga for her Italian roots, inclusivity, and individuality. “Lady Gaga means freedom, self-consciousness, pure heart,” Piccioli said in a statement. “Her participation in this campaign elevates the symbolic power of the project to the highest level. She is the icon of

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