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The Livestreaming Show That’s Uniting Designers From ‘Project Runway’ and More
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Amy Bond is looking to reinvent fashion-themed reality TV.

The producer, known for her work on “Project Runway” and “Next in Fashion,” introduces “The Collective Fashion Show” — a series livestreaming and premiering online in July. Model and recording artist Shaun Ross has been tapped as executive producer and will oversee music, while Bond, stylist Ty Hunter and model Laura Kirkpatrick-Cianciolo will host.

“The idea for ‘The Collective’ came about because we’re living in a very inclusive world and a very virtual world, but we’ve also just gone through this year of intense hardship for everybody and intense isolation for everybody,” said Bond, the show’s creator alongside husband Angelo La Pietra (cofounder of Penguin Monkey Productions). “So as much as we have platforms that allow everybody to interact all the time, it’s been very disjointed in a lot of ways.”

She’s uniting 15 diverse contestants from past shows —

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For Lebanese Fashion Designers, Couture Must Go On
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Following the COVID-19 outbreak, fashion has been hit hard. From factories forcing to close due to stay-at-home orders and brands shutting their doors for good to fashion weeks being canceled, the pandemic has left the industry struggling. The impact is still apparent months later during an event like Haute Couture Week, shows for which are always held in Paris but, this year, turned digital — a first-ever for luxury fashion. Lebanese designers are a mainstay during this fashion week, and some are going ahead virtually this season. “Only time will tell what will happen afterwards, and I hope for the best,” says Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

While Lebanon was already struggling economically at the start of 2020, they were thriving fashion-wise. Red carpets for the awards season were crawling with designs from Lebanese designers. For the 92nd Academy Awards red carpet, Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh wore

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BET Awards Celebrate Black Designers and Stir Calls for Fashion Industry Change
BET Awards Celebrate Black Designers and Stir Calls for Fashion Industry Change
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There wasn’t an actual red carpet, but Sunday’s virtual BET Awards was an impressive showcase of Black style nonetheless, starting with host Amanda Seales, representing all Black-designed clothing, jewelry, hair-care and makeup brands, including a custom gown by Los Angeles-based rising fashion star Claude Kameni.

“We wanted to tell a story of Black creativity, pay homage to iconic moments of Black style, and amplify the work of these Black fashion innovators,” said Seales.

“The BETs are our Oscars, our Grammys, our everything, where we are able to show ourselves and have fun and show off,” said her stylist Bryon Javar of the 13 looks, using pieces from Pyer Moss, Romeo Hunte, Sergio Hudson, Sister Love, Brother Vellies, Grayscale, Bishme Cromartie, Dapper Dan-Gucci and more, and paying homage to iconic moments in Black style history, from Hilary Banks’ Nineties power wardrobe in

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