Milan designers hit reset button during digital fashion week

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle.

“It is so weird thinking about fashion, and the kind of hamster wheel of fashion, and how we never had a break and always complained about it,’’ Marc Jacobs said during a Milan Fashion Week video chat with Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons post-digital show. “And then you get a break, and you complain.”

Instead, he said, he was taking the moment to watch others, and be inspired.

Milan Fashion Week of mostly womenswear previews for next fall and winter wrapped a nearly all-digital edition on Monday. Only one designer — Daniel Del Core, marking his brand’s debut — held a live runway show for a small number of guests.

While the bustle of live shows with the parade of itinerant fashionistas decamping from New

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How Copenhagen Put Sustainability At The Forefront Of Its Fashion Week

Though not one of the major four, Copenhagen Fashion Week has, in recent years, been a hotspot for trends that matter. Between its effortlessly cool street style and roster of It Girl brands like Ganni and Cecilie Bahnsen, it has also made a name for itself as one of the leaders of the sustainable fashion movement.



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Last year, Copenhagen Fashion Week launched a sustainability action plan. In addition to making a pledge to reduce its own footprint, it gave brands three years to meet a series of sustainability requirements in order to be eligible to have a spot on the official calendar. A year later and with a digital event as a result of the ongoing pandemic, Copenhagen Fashion Week released its first annual Sustainability Report that lists plans to become zero-waste by 2022.

“All industry players — including fashion weeks — have to

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The 5 couture fashion week trends that might already be in your wardrobe



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chanel – Chanel Couture spring/summer 2021

The catwalks have long served as excellent dressing inspiration for the season ahead, and while the haute couture collections tend to be a little too glamorous for everyday, they provide us with dreamy fashion escapism – which we need now more than ever. 

In a surprising turn of events, however, the spring/summer 2021 couture shows (which were filmed and aired online and via social media) weren’t just full of dressing ideas for right now, but they featured myriad pieces that we’ve been sporting all lockdown long. 

Handily for us, it means our wardrobes tick the new season boxes, too, and there’s no greater fashion feeling than when something you already love becomes on-trend.

Here are the five themes from the spring couture collections that are likely already in your wardrobe: 

Bridgerton-esque pearl accessories, as seen at Dior 



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The Arab Fashion Council To Premiere Its Inaugural Fashion Week For Men This January

The Arab Fashion Council is partnering with Facebook to feature the Middle East’s first men’s fashion week January 28 – 30th. After this premier, Arab Men’s Fashion Week will take place twice a year each January and June to coincide with the menswear fashion week calendar.

“As the only official fashion week established within the region, The Arab Fashion Council is thrilled to launch Arab Fashion Week- Men’s and to begin a new journey to shape the future of the emerging menswear market across the Arab world both by nurturing the creativity of regional designers and, through our continued support to international designers wishing to explore opportunities within the region,” said Jacob Abrian, Founder

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