Day: October 26, 2021

26 dark academia outfit ideas for a trendier fall wardrobe


At a moment in time when students weren’t able to go to school, offices were closed and many of us stuck to our sweatpants and leggings, one particular internet subculture started developing into a full-fledged fashion trend: dark academia. Ahead, we break down dark academia fashion and ask fashion experts about their favorite ways to style and wear the trend.

Dark academia is a broader subculture that has taken off specifically on TikTok, with the primary #darkacademia hashtag racking up over one billion views and the #darkacademiaoutfits hashtag being used over 26 million times. If you’re not familiar with commonly associated imagery — think gothic architecture, candle-lit libraries, and dark film photos placed next to hand-written poetry on a vintage table. The dark academia fashion trend pulls directly from this aesthetic, both of which reference everything from Harry Potter to Hellenistic period art, explains stylist Rebecca Dennett

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Fashion Designers Strive to Upgrade Gender-Neutral Clothing

Gender-neutral clothing is no longer an obscure corner of the fashion world, but as interest in such designs grows, some of the lines have been criticized as overly baggy and lacking imagination.

In some designers’ quest to fit every adult body, they have sometimes wound up pleasing no one.

Now, smaller companies are trying to reconfigure everything from cuts to closures in a bid to offer gender-neutral fashion with silhouettes and style. Their secret weapons? Zippers, stretch fabrics and redrawn size charts.

“When people do gender-neutral, they tend to do really blousy-like loose, oversized things, and I don’t know that everyone wants to dress like that,” said

Rob Smith,

chief executive and founder of the Phluid Project, which sells gender-free pieces online and in department stores including

Nordstrom Inc.

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Ceval Omar Becomes The First Transgender Woman To Appear In A YSL Beauty Campaign

Ceval Omar Becomes The First Transgender Woman To Appear In A YSL Beauty Campaign
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Last week, YSL Beauty launched a new project for the brand’s NU assortment: a skincare-makeup hybrid collection to enhance your skin without ever hiding its signature. The brand selected a diverse pool of talent to promote the 20 shades of its NU Bare Look Tint, a skin tint with buildable coverage for a fresh, dewy complexion.

Within YSL Beauty’s Nu Collective, a group of young influencers working with the brand’s Nu Collection, is mega influencer Rickey Thompson and international model Ceval Omar, who is the first trans female to appear in a YSL Beauty campaign. 

As the fashion and beauty industries work to become more inclusive and evolve to reflect the world we are living in, we will discover that there are many first moments that are long overdue. When asked how it feels to be included in the campaign, Ceval said, “It feels so amazing and

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