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How to make the period drama’s biggest trends work in 2021
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If, like me and millions of others, you set a personal record for how quickly you devoured the new Netflix series Bridgerton, you’ll know that it isn’t an ordinary period drama. Steamy scenes and a racially-inclusive cast aside, has a TV show ever inspired you to don a puff sleeve or chandelier earrings like Bridgerton has? 

Dubbed ‘Regencycore,’ fashion search app Lyst has noted that searches for corsets are up 123% (who said a tracksuit was the only acceptable lockdown attire?), while empire line dresses have increased by 93% since the show aired.

It’s easy to see why. While Bridgerton is loosely rooted in historical fact, every aspect has been modernised (the of-the-moment soundtrack included). It was the costumes, however, that caused a stir, having shunned anything less-than fabulous from the era, and instead opting only for a pleasingly heavy-handed dose of sparkle.

‘We’re not talking about 1813 and Jane

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When It Comes to Diversity in Fashion, There’s Lots of Work to Be Done
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As the American fashion industry slowly recovers, there’s an opportunity to build better systems that allow everyone, not just a few, to participate in the industry.

That’s one of the main findings from a study conducted by the Council of Fashion Designers of America and PVH Corp., which are advocating for measurable change in the American fashion industry. The two groups began research in 2019 to gain a better understanding of how the industry can become more diverse, equitable and inclusive, especially through the lens of racial equity as it relates to talent acquisition and retention.

“We all recognize that there is so much opportunity and work to be done to really drive greater inclusion in the fashion industry,” Lance LaVergne, chief diversity officer and senior vice president, global talent acquisition and associate experience at PVH, told WWD. “From a PVH perspective, having the opportunity to be a part

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I Work in Fashion and Always Save on These 4 Items (But Splurge on These 3)
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I’ve been following San Francisco–based stylist and designer Amber Richele or a while now. Her inspiring Instagram feed is a master class in high-low style. It’s really no surprise that she just gets it when you consider she has cool personal style mixed with the fact that she also works in the fashion industry. Fun fact: She’s a visual merchandiser for J.Crew and the owner and designer of her own namesake label.

Given her heightened sartorial point of view with high-low styling, I thought it could be intriguing to tap her for insights into the items she thinks are worth saving on, along with the pieces she’s okay with splurging on from time to time thanks to their timelessness and cost per wear. Of course, the items in question are all based on her own preferences, and your clothing mix should always be based on what works

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The COVID effect on work fashion in Charlotte
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High heels? No thanks. Pants with zippers? So 2019. In the age of quarantine and remote working, comfort is king in the Queen City.

Like nearly everything in life, Charlotte fashion has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Zoom calls replacing meetings, couches replacing conference rooms and Netflix replacing nights out, business and formal attire are becoming as passe as handshakes. Instead we are seeing the rise of what the Wall Street Journal dubbed the “business mullet” — formal up top, party down below.

“I’d live in my joggers if I could, and the best part is that I can wear a professional blouse up top during my Zoom calls with clients and no one is the wiser,” said Charlotte business coach, strategist, author and podcaster Jenny Melrose. “Plus I’m able to hop up and be comfortable running an errand or playing with the kids. Comfort

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