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The New Names to Know From London Fashion Week’s Fall 2021 Season

“We know anywhere can be a runway if your mind has something to walk down it.” These were the words spoken by poet, performer, model, and trans visibility activist Kai-Isaiah Jamal in the touching performance that opened the fall 2021 season of London Fashion Week. Reduced to mere pixels, this coed fashion week looked very different to the usual spectacle that overwhelmed the streets of the city just one year ago, pre-COVID-19. Gone are the days where poised editors swoon out of a London Fashion Week–branded Mercedes to take seats among photographers, while fashion students dressed to the nines plead for a glance of the magic at the door. Now everyone was invited—albeit from home.

Designers and their teams communicated their collections digitally, and with the ceaseless opportunities that come with technology, they did not falter. Both Matty Bovan and Liam Hodges experimented with distorted reality in playful videos that

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These Black Stylists Are Making Headlines for Serving Serious Looks

In honor of Black History Month, we”ve decided to launch an editorial initiative, Next Gen, where we’ll be highlighting creatives that are changing the fashion industry. Our intention with this series is to dive deeper into the people who have and continue to shape every facet of the fashion industry.

Whether looking from within the fashion industry or on its periphery, it’s easy to focus on what’s visibly inadequate: The lack of size-inclusive or disabled models on the runway or the whitening of Black celebrities on covers. Don’t get me wrong—this lack of visual representation is a crucial task to fix. But if we’re going to address systemic racism within the industry, it’s equally essential to pay attention to what’s happening behind the scenes. Often, our discourse about diversity in fashion doesn’t always include the men and women who’ve been shaping fashion forever: Black stylists.

Black stylists shape the cultural

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These Beautiful Photos Celebrate Diversity In The Most Joyful Possible Way

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Why Finding A Good Pair Of Jeans Is A “Nightmare” For Plus-Size Women

Shopping for plus-size jeans that fit, are comfortable, and will last past a handful of wears is as difficult as scoring low-price vintage in extended sizes or buying boots that fit over wider calves. Like many areas of the plus-size fashion market, many brands haven’t quite figured out what it takes to make a good pair of jeans for women who wear a size 16 and up. “I’ve been plus-sized my entire life, and shopping for jeans has always been a nightmare for me,” says Meghan Germek, who works in social services in Alabama. On Twitter, questions about plus-size jeans run the gamut, from “Can we please start reinforcing the thighs of plus-size jeans?” to “Why do all plus-size jeans, no matter what brand, have that damn waist gap?” Others on the platform complain

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The Greatest Fashion Week Street Style Looks of All Time

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Bloodlands Is The New Irish Noir Rivalling The BBC’s Bodyguard

If you’re someone who enjoys nail-biting primetime thrillers, you might well consider the BBC’s Bodyguard a vanguard of the genre. An emotional rollercoaster surrounding a fictional home secretary and her private security guard, the series fast became the BBC’s most watched drama in a decade. While fans have been waiting with bated breath since 2018’s record-breaking finale, there’s still no official word on whether we will get a sequel to the much discussed thriller. Thankfully, to tide us over in the meantime, the show’s creators have a new crime drama heading to BBC One on 21st February. Starring James Nesbitt (The Missing) as Detective Tom Brannick, Bloodlands tells the story of an Irish assassin returning to haunt a small community. Set in and around Belfast and County Down, the series begins as Detective Brannick and his partner

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