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Meet the Phenoms of Fashion

The Glow Up 50The Glow Up 50Our annual celebration of the black tastemakers, trendsetters and innovators elevating the world of style.

The category is: Fashion. They are influencers, editors, creators and decision-makers—and they always do it in style. This year’s 10 TGU 50 Fashion honorees are designing a more equitable, colorful fashion industry for us all to see ourselves reflected in.

Tellingly, this year’s honorees include several long-overdue “firsts,” some of whom have been doing revelatory work behind the scenes for decades. Now at the forefront, they will undoubtedly change the face of fashion for generations to come.

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CaSandra Diggs

If you needed an example of what it looks like to secure a seat at the proverbial table, look no further than the new president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America CaSandra Diggs. Making history as the first Black woman

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Why Are All the Fashion Brands Starting Podcasts?

Podcasting is finally in fashion. Not fashionable—fashion-adjacent personalities, as well as publications like the Business of Fashion and your very own GQ, have already made podcasts stylish. But for years, podcasting circled luxury fashion itself like a shark with a too-refined palette. Everyone else in the world seemed to have a podcast—but the field remained largely free of capital-f Fashion.

Until, quite suddenly, now. Designers have taken to their microphones (well…sometimes), with their favorite talkers chatting away across from them in the proverbial studio. Balmain, Dior, Versace, Chanel, Gucci: all have started podcasts. Your favorite fashion brand has something to say!

Before we delve into what, precisely, it is that they are saying, we must bow in deference to a pod maverick. Each season, since June 2016, Maison Margiela creative director John Galliano has offered a rhapsodic behind-the-scenes narration of his collections. Like a Club Kid bouncer

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Pandemic lends modern twist to French vintage fashion sales

PARIS (Reuters) – In Artcurial’s auction house overlooking the shuttered boutiques of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris, vintage fashion expert Clara Vivien is overseeing the sale of hundreds of Chanel jackets, shoes and jewelled accessories – all online.

Paris may be the world’s fashion capital, but a third COVID-19 lockdown is once again sending lovers of luxury who have time to spare and money to spend on to their screens in search of a the next vintage Chanel dress or Hermes handbag.

Vintage was already enjoying a revival, Vivien said, driven by a growing discomfort with “fast fashion” among consumers and increasing environmental awareness. But the pandemic shifted more of it online.

“Vintage is exploding on the second-hand market,” Vivien said. “People can’t walk into boutiques and so shop at online auctions.”

Handbags sell particularly well. “People who bought a Chanel or a Hermes bag today delight in the

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Claudia Skoda’s knitwear revolutionised fashion in 70s Berlin

Claudia Skoda on the roof of fabrikneu wearing a knitwear ensemble from the collection “Shake your Hips”, 1976 © Claudia Skoda

In the early 1970s, German fashion designer Claudia Skoda joined an experimental Berlin collective. Based in an abandoned Kreuzberg factory, their studio space, the ‘fabrikneu’, loosely resembled that of Andy Warhol, with a revolving door of cool upstart weirdos: a model who posed for Helmut Newton, an artist who would go on to gain international recognition and a percussionist for the band Tangerine Dream and Iggy Pop, to name a few. Claudia’s speciality, however, was something one might consider a little less anarchic: knitwear.

Entirely self-taught, Claudia began playing with a flatbed knitting machine in the late 1960s, when she couldn’t find the kinds of clothes she wanted to wear anywhere else. Though knitting isn’t necessarily a medium one associates with counter-culture, Claudia designed

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It’s Lil Nas X’s World


Honestly, Satanism Sounds Pretty Great

Photo taken in Berlin, Germany This past weekend, we witnessed a historical Pop Culture Moment courtesy of Lil Nas X’s viral “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” music video. In it, he’s seduced by a serpent in what appears to be the Garden of Eden, then pole dances elegantly into the depths of Hell, where he gives Satan (also played by Lil Nas X) a lap dance before snapping his neck and donning the devil’s horns as his own. The video itself is a symbol of the rapper’s relationship with the church as a gay man — they told him he was going to Hell, so he went. And he had a good time doing it. But, as with anything that has to do with Satanism or the LGBTQ+ community, conservative Christian Twitter was up in arms over the symbols and imagery, calling for

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