1. 5 ’90s Shoe Trends That You’ll See Everywhere This Summer
It’s no secret that ‘90s trends are a hit among nostalgic shoppers looking to channel bygone fashion eras. Slip dresses, denim jackets, tracksuits, dad sneakers: the list of favorites from the grunge decade run the gamut. They give you a dose of that famed ’90s angst while also making you feel a little bit like flower child Drew Barrymore. And who can argue with that look? Not you! When it comes to those pieces that totally transform your look, however, the buck stops at shoes. Styling a heel with a pair of jeans, slipping into sneakers and a sundress, or giving your summer skirts some edge by adding boots, a shoe can change it all. Good news is, there are tons of ‘90s shoe trends to (quite literally) try on for size, so you can transform every outfit into a ‘90s dream.
2. 5 Artists on What They’ve Learned About Style From Their Mothers
When unraveling all of the composite pieces that make up an artist’s sense of style, there are various threads one can pull apart. Maybe old film characters come up, or even more frequently, the aesthetic leanings of other iconic artists that they grew up admiring. Beyond the culture one might have actively consumed as a teenager, childhood experiences come into play just as frequently—some people recount the impression that watching their grandmothers or aunts getting outfitted in their Sunday best for church left on them, while others cite their mothers’ closets as perennial influences.
3. 12 Cloth Face Masks To Shop Now And Support Young Designers
When the call came for designers to begin creating masks and protective gear for healthcare workers, fashion names from LVMH to L.L. Bean stepped in to help. With masks becoming a requirement in many public settings, our favorite up-and-coming fashion brands are have begun offering inventive options that go beyond a bandana. Below, some of our favorite designers, from L.A. to Detroit to Rhode Island, who are creating their own non-medical fashion face masks, many of them with charitable components. Staying safe in style, helping out a small business, and giving back to those in need? That’s a win-win-win.
4. Saint Laurent Steps Off Schedule for Its 2020 Fashion Shows
The brand will no longer participate in Paris Fashion Week for the rest of the year. The novel coronavirus, its related lockdowns, and the cancelation of major fashion weeks in June and July have the fashion industry intensely questioning its status quo. Saint Laurent is the latest brand to try something new: On April 27, the Parisian house announced that it would move off schedule for the remainder of 2020. While Paris’s menswear fashion week was already canceled in June, many have assumed that fashion weeks could resume, in some form, in September. If they do, Saint Laurent won’t be there. In a release, the brand noted, “Saint Laurent will take ownership of its calendar and launch its collections following a plan conceived with an up-to-date perspective, driven by creativity.”
5. J.Crew Is the First National Retailer to File for Bankruptcy During COVID-19 Pandemic
Sad news for fans of seersucker, gingham, and preppy stripes. J.Crew has filed for bankruptcy. Or rather, J.Crew Group, the company that owns the J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and Madewell brands, has filed for bankruptcy. On Monday, it became the first national retailer to do so in the wake of COVID-19, and CEO Jan Singer said in a statement: “Throughout this process, we will continue to provide our customers with the exceptional merchandise and service they expect from us, and we will continue all day-to-day operations, albeit under these extraordinary COVID-19-related circumstances. As we look to reopen our stores as quickly and safely as possible, this comprehensive financial restructuring should enable our business and brands to thrive for years to come.”