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Fashion news roundup

In case you missed it, here is a recap of the top five trending news stories in fashion

Music – Beach Memories by Sum Wave, courtesy of Epidemic Sound


Hello and welcome to _shift, where today we will be rounding up the top 5 trending fashion stories from last week.


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The music industry’s biggest names were out in full force for the BRIT Awards 2021 in London’s O2 Arena.

Sir Elton John and Olly Alexander stole the show with their performance of It’s a Sin by Pet Shop Boys.

But if we have to talk about the most iconic red-carpet styles from that night, we simply cannot go without mentioning Dua Lipa’s custom Vivienne Westwood head-to-toe look.

According to Vogue, ‘Dua looked every inch the Westwood woman: polished, yet punkish; refined, with just a hint of riotous.’

What is interesting is that her look was inspired by two of TikTok’s current favourite trends – corsets and Westwood’s signature pearl choker.


The ‘New Wave’ trend. Image courtesy of @theraggedpriest via Instagram

Next, we look into the future of fashion and well, it kind of looks trippy.

In a recent Instagram post, WGSN finds psychedelic prints emerging as a growing trend.

Dubbing it as a ‘New Wave’, it notes that these statement prints offer instant impact both virtually and IRL.

What’s more?

This trend is also making waves in the beauty industry.

In its latest update, WGSN explains that the pandemic has accelerated a desire for self-expression and young consumers are now finding comfort in the delicate designs of the New Wave style.


Dylan Jones of GQ. Photograph by Jeff Spicer/Getty

In a major turn of events, Condé Nast is now going under a massive editorial change as Dylan Jones of GQ and Emmanuelle Alt of Paris Vogue become the latest names to join a growing list of editors leaving the company.

Earlier it was reported that Priya Tanna of Vogue India and Mitsuko Watanabe of Vogue Japan have also stepped down from their roles.

According to Business of Fashion, this decision was taken for reasons of cost-cutting and streamlining.

This means that all international Vogue magazines will now be managed by Conde Nast’s New York Headquarters led by Anna Wintour who is the global editorial director of Vogue.


Still from Netflix’s new biopic Halston. Image courtesy of Netflix

The life story of Halston, an iconic American fashion designer of the 70s came to life on Netflix as part of a mini-series produced by Ryan Murphy.

The series follows the designer’s rise to fame, iconic figure-hugging designs, heavy partying lifestyle at New York’s Studio 54 and ultimate professional downfall due to a troubled personal life.

While the viewers’ response has been positive so far, in a surprising turn of events, the show received backlash from the designer’s family who claim the show to be inaccurate.

In an interview with Guardian, Lesley Frowick, one of Halston’s nieces who also manages his archives said that she was not consulted in any way.

She felt that the show focused more on scandals rather than showing his work ethic and contribution to American fashion.


Kerby Jean-Raymond. Image courtesy of Pyer Moss

Last but not the least, we have Kerby Jean-Raymond, the creative director of Pyer Moss making history as he becomes the first Black American designer to present his Haute Couture collection in Paris this July.

Jean-Raymond has always been a vocal social activist and his designs reflect that as well. His work has addressed issues of police brutality and erasing of Black contributions to pop culture in the past.  It will be interesting to see how he uses an international platform to raise awareness about social changes.

Recently, it was also revealed that the designer will be taking part in New York Fashion Week in September after taking a break of two years.

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