IRVINGTON, N.Y. (AP) — This time, the weather gods were smiling on Kerby Jean-Raymond and his label, Pyer Moss. So too were the fashion gods.

Two days after torrential rains and lightning sent guests fleeing for cover and forced Jean-Raymond to postpone unveiling his hotly awaited first couture collection, the sun came out Saturday and the crowds came back. They were rewarded with a hugely imaginative, visually audacious show that blurred the lines between fashion and art as it paid tribute to the ingenuity of Black inventors often overlooked by history.

And so, there was the peanut butter dress — literally, a huge, soft sculpted jar of the stuff. There was a stunning hot roller cape — which was what it sounds like, hot rollers from head to toe. There was an ice cream cone with chaps for the cone. There was an air-conditioning unit, an old-fashioned mobile phone, a

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When Billy Porter wore a Christian Siriano gown to the Oscars in 2019, it more than an epic fashion moment: It was a bold display of queer pride. The headline-making moment certainly got people talking. “You don’t have to understand or even agree with other people’s authenticity or truths, but we must all respect each other,” Porter told Vogue in 2019. “People are going to be really uncomfortable with my Black ass in a ball gown—but it’s not anybody’s business but mine.”

Two years later, and it’s clear that Porter was onto something. This year, we’ve seen all sorts of men’s skirts from Thom Browne (who has long perfected the kilt skirt for him and her), to Louis Vuitton, Chopova Lowena, and more. Men’s skirts are certainly not a new idea. Designers like Jean Paul Gaultier were showing men’s skirts back in the ’90s, and many traditional men’s skirts

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The Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from an early 5-0 deficit to defeat the New York Mets by a score of 6-5 in the series finale at Citi Field.

The victory sends the Pittsburgh Pirates into the All-Star break with a record of 34-56, and that game could be seen as a spark for the club in the second half.

Scoring Breakdown

The Mets inflicted all of their damage in a brutal first inning for the road staff. Brandon Nimmo doubled and Francisco Lindor belted a homer off of Chase de Jong to make it 2-0 just two batters into the game. Later in the inning, with two runners on and only one out, Michael Conforto would send another de Jong fastball over the wall to make it 5-0 in the first inning.

That opening sequence of the game was probably enough for most Pirates fans to turn the channel and watch

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The latest run of couture shows in Paris signaled a return to relative normal, as the balance between digital and in-person events tipped in favor of the latter, and more international guests returned to the city this week to soak up the atmosphere.

Balenciaga stole the show when the brand — led by creative director Demna Gvasalia — presented its first haute couture collection 53 years after the house’s founding designer, Cristóbal Balenciaga, closed his couture business in 1968.

Ella Emhoff made her Paris Fashion Week debut at Balenciaga. Credit: Courtesy Balenciaga

The 40-year-old Georgian designer, who has been designing ready-to-wear clothing for Balenciaga for six years, unveiled an expansive collection of 63 looks. Rarely do jeans and T-shirts make an appearance on couture runways, but the show presented a distinctly modern take on high fashion, mixing casual garments with

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Angela Simmons served body-ody-ody last night when she showed off her banging curves during The Matte Collection’s swimwear fashion show at Miami Swim Week and we’re absolutely swooning! For the show, the 33-year-old beauty rocked a teeny tiny vibrant blue bikini from the brand’s collection and applied pressure to the runway like we’ve never seen before. She paired the look with a matching blue robe, a sparkly diamond necklace, and silver strappy heels to match. She wore her long, jet-black hair straight down with a slight wave at the ends to give us that summer, beach vibe that we all know and love.

“Full figure Mama,” she captioned an IG video of her strutting her stuff down the runway. Angela’s friends and fans alike swarmed her IG comment section with endless fire and heart-eye emojis,

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Such is Giorgio Armani’s eagerness for getting back to holding physical fashion shows that not even a nasty fall resulting in a fractured shoulder and 17 stitches 20 days ago could stop him from holding his first show in 16 months on Monday evening in Milan.

Addressing the rumours that he had recently been in hospital, the 86-year-old designer explained to waiting press after taking his bow at his spring/summer 2022 menswear show that he fell down the stairs while leaving the cinema but wanted to reassure everyone that he was fine and still raring to go.

It is no surprise that Armani willed himself better. The city is, he said, “the epicentre of my world”.

Like the rest of the fashion industry, due to the pandemic the veteran designer pivoted to showing his collections in a digital format as opposed to in front of the 200+ strong crowd he

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A new study has revealed that over half of fashion retailers are not agile enough to be able to capitalise on the eCommerce boom that has started during COVID-19.

The study conducted by Hitachi Solutions and K3 technologies has shown that 57{6c217faeda4b498c6d96a863fcc36608937399471dd824f5a48045596c462c5c} of retailers did not feel confident enough to capitalise on this eCommerce boom. This was noted as due to lack of technology in place to support a strong eCommerce presence. A further 45{6c217faeda4b498c6d96a863fcc36608937399471dd824f5a48045596c462c5c} of fashion retailers claimed they are behind in their digital ERP journey.

However, retailers that made early investments in digital Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) did not share the same lack of confidence and had much fewer issues around agility. This led to a much quicker deployment of efficient digital sales strategies with the help of data insights generated through ERP.

The study revealed that ultimately, early adopters of digital ERP where a third more likely

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A talented young fashion designer is celebrating the launch of her first luxury womenswear collection.

Nicole Christie, who honed her craft as part of The Modern Artisan – the internationally renowned collaboration between The Prince’s Foundation and Yoox Net-A-Porter Group – designs and manufactures clothing and accessories under her Ellipsis label from her home studio in East Kilbride.

Her elegant, new, ready-to-wear collection is made from 100 per cent silk, sourced from within the UK, and comprises dresses, tops, trousers and a jumpsuit. It also features hairbands made from leftover material, in line with the Ellipsis brand’s commitment to sustainability.

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The fashion industry is moving into a much more sustainable position, a new report has suggested. According to Thredup – which is a secondhand online store based in the United States – the next 10 years will see the resale market grow much faster than traditional retail with secondhand clothing expected to be twice the size of fast fashion by the year 2030.

According to the global report – which was conducted by Thredup with analysis by market research firm GlobalData – the resale market is growing at a rate 11 times faster than traditional retail and should be worth $84 billion by 2030, with fast fashion predicted to be worth about $40 billion.

The data suggests that secondhand fashion is also growing at a much faster rate than sustainable fashion with consumers turning to resale more and more, which has partly happened due to the

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DUBAI: A UAE-based entrepreneur has opened a new online store selling ethical, clean beauty brands in the Gulf region.

Amy Wilkinson-Lough’s platform Project bYouty features a host of cruelty-free, vegan, organic, halal, sustainable, clean beauty, and wellness brands from around the world.

The UK businesswoman told Arab News that the idea for her online platform came after she saw a business opportunity in the Gulf countries.

Amy Wilkinson-Lough’s platform Project bYouty features a host of cruelty-free, vegan, organic, halal, sustainable, clean beauty, and wellness brands from around the world. (Supplied)

Having worked in the music industry for 20 years, she said that when the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hit, she found herself with “some extra time on my hands,” and Project bYouty was the result.

“I think I kind of gave myself a benchmark of if I have six or 10 brands, I’ll just run it and see what happens.

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