“This year, the public becomes an Expert of the LVMH Prize” — that’s what the prominent accolade’s press release promised this morning with its announcement of the 20 brands vying for a €300,000 endowment (plus a one-year mentorship program provided by a dedicated LVMH team). In addition to consumers having their say on who will go on to receive the top honour, several new industry names have joined the Committee of Experts for deliberations including Bella Hadid and Vogue China’s newly minted editor-in-chief, Margaret Zhang.

And who will we choose from? An eclectic mix of creatives is tapped this year, many boasting a genderless approach to design. Christopher John Rogers — the New York-based talent who took home the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Award in 2019 — is in the running, as is French designer Charles de Vilmorin, London’s Saul Nash and Shanghai’s Shuting Qiu.

 

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“What are you wearing?” It’s an exciting question you hear over and over again on the red carpet and at fashion shows. Yet it’s also the same inappropriate words that are all too familiar for survivors of sexual assault. Civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen, who penned her own rights into existence after her rape as a college student, wants to reclaim that very question as both a survivor and lover of fashion.

“I realized I’d heard this question before in my life, after my rape. The exact same words, but in dramatically different contexts.”

When she first attended Fashion Week, she had a “light bulb moment,” Amanda, who’s the founder and CEO of Rise, a social movement accelerator for civil rights activists, told POPSUGAR in a recent interview. “I realized that one of the most popular questions to ask is, ‘I love your outfit, what are you wearing?’ I realized … Read the rest

No red carpet? No problem. The 2021 NAACP Image Awards were a five-night celebration of outstanding work by people of colour in the entertainment industry, which culminated in a star-studded awards ceremony over the weekend of March 27-28. And even though the show was forced to go virtual this year, celebrities did not hold back from sporting red-carpet worthy looks. Here are some of the best.

Regina King

 

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The One Night in Miami director donned a custom Oscar de la Renta taffeta gown with a statement-making bow on the back. She paired the dress with Stuart Weitzman shoes.

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To pick up her Outstanding Actress in a Comedy trophy, Insecure mastermind Issa Rae opted for a glam white Prada dress.

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Just about every industry has felt the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in Canada, one of the hardest hit has been food. On December 16, Restaurants Canada reported that since March 2020, 10,000 restaurants closed across Canada, while nearly 50 percent expect to permanently close if things don’t change. So, how to support Toronto restaurants while things remain locked down?

The fashion industry, too, has taken a toll, with many retailers closing, like Addition Elle, or facing bankruptcy, like Frank And Oak. For Toronto-based designer Sid Neigum, who cancelled his resort collection ahead of the fall, “it’s been rough.” But, he adds, “I’ve pivoted, as many restaurants have, by starting an online shop and selling direct-to-consumer. Now, this month, our revenue is higher for direct-to-consumer (D2C) than business-to-business (B2B), which is a first. It’s [about] rethinking how you have to work and adapt.”

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Sol de Janeiro launches Bom Dia Bright Cream, just in time for spring

 

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Sol de Janeiro, the brand behind the cult favourite Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and its highly addictive scent (a combo of vanilla, pistachio and salted caramel), has just launched a new addition to its lineup — and a new scent. Meet Bom Dia Bright Cream. Bom Dia, which means “good day” in Portuguese, launched earlier this week and is a deeply nourishing body cream that also gently exfoliates skin with natural fruit AHAs and provides a brightening boost thanks to the addition of vitamin C. The best part? Dom Dia bright Cream also introduces a new scent to the Sol de Janeiro family: Cheirosa ‘40. A blend of gourmand notes like crushed black amber plum, sweet creme de cassis, warm vanilla woods … Read the rest

Aazhia Rhy has had quite a year – unlike most of us, in a good way. The TLZ L’Femme designer not only dropped over 10 capsule collections, she’s dressed a handful of celebrities, including R&B sister duo Chloe x Halle at the BET Awards and Kylie Jenner (with her daughter Stormi!) for the cover of Vogue Czechoslovakia. After cementing her position at the forefront of fashion’s next generation, Rhy is now in full-on expansion mode for 2021. “Sometimes you don’t realize everything you do because you’re just going through the motions,” she tells POPSUGAR.

Before launching her label, Rhy was a style icon in her own right. Known for sporting daring, early aughts-inspired outfits, the designer often served her own muse, and has been expressing herself through fashion from a young age. It was Rhy’s sister, Janaé Rice, who first put fashion design on her radar after introducing her … Read the rest

After experiencing a kiss of the limelight while gracing runways for the likes of Christian Dior, Helmut Lang and Marc Jacobs, model Hunter Schafer enamoured audiences in 2019 with her first-ever acting role portraying trans teenager Jules Vaughn on HBO’s Euphoria. The highly stylized hit drama about youth culture has captured the zeitgeist of Gen Z onscreen.

From museum-worthy eyeliner looks to celestial washes of glitter, whimsical technicoloured makeup has been Schafer’s character’s calling card since episode one — a maximalist approach that has effortlessly extended to Schafer’s own offstage presence. On red carpets, the 22-year-old, who is also trans, has stunned in an array of avant-garde beauty moments that range from splashes of iridescent pearls on her face and hands to vivid blocks of eyeshadow.

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Celebrity stylist Jill Jacobs has a knack for putting together some of the most captivating outfits, just look at one of her biggest clients, Kylie Jenner. (Have you seen all of the vintage pieces Kylie has been wearing lately?! That’s all thanks to Jill.) Jill started out with Revolve in 2008 and brought her styling, merchandising, branding, and creative direction skills into the celebrity styling and personal shopping world shortly after. Her roster includes heavyweights like Kylie Jenner, Sofia Richie, Jasmine Sanders, and Desi Perkins, to name a few. We chatted with Jill to learn more about her styling process and how she’s been creating look one amazing after another, especially during the pandemic.

“I always tell clients that clothing is based on samples designed on a sample size body. Never be afraid to work with a tailor to tweak clothing so it works best for your body type.”

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British textile and fashion designer Zandra Rhodes is celebrated for her artistic prints, electric hues and floating chiffon designs that span her career of over 50 years, and her name is etched in fashion history. The same could very well be said about her neon-pink bob and rainbow-hued makeup — two longtime signatures that make her immediately recognizable and mirror the vibrancy of her fantastical collections.

“Pink is a very happy colour,” Rhodes says about her trademark hair shade over Zoom, her computer screen offering a glimpse inside her hot-pink London apartment. It’s located above the bright orange and (yes, you guessed it) pink Fashion and Textile Museum, which she founded in 2003. The vivid paintings, ceramics and furnishings that surround her are proof that her personal lifestyle is as glamorous and extroverted as her designs.

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