Fashion

Red is the New Pink – A Look into Fashion’s Trendy Hue

 

After the glitz and glamour of fashion week, a new colour trend is on the horizon: red. Usurping the Valentino pink that dominated the whole of 2022, red seems to be taking over the fashion streets and catwalks. At least twelve designers at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) gave red the greenlight to reign as the soon-to-be-everywhere shade of 2023. Some of the most notable looks, such as fluid trousers and sharp-shouldered blazer dresses shown at Theory, Jason Wu, Alice + Olivia, and Alejandra Alonso Rojas, took the sophisticated, structured suit sets received by street style and injected them with a fresh palette. Most of the red looks at fashion week were showcased in orange undertones, with a select few leaning towards deeper hues. Regardless of the shade, the pieces were still saturated and bright enough to stop traffic.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Thrifting Like a Pro

 

With the rise of sustainable fashion, thrifting has become the most desirable option for various fashion industry stakeholders globally. Although it has been practised for ages, the discourse around environmentally conscious consumerism has propelled its recent popularity – countering fashion’s reputation as a mega polluter. Thrifting has become the best way to indulge in the glitz and glam of fashion, while simultaneously protecting the planet. Moreover, it is a great option for when you’re strapped for cash and want to save money, or you just like the idea of finding unique and vintage items to add to your closet.

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Inside Beyoncé’s Interstellar “Renaissance” World Tour Wardrobe 

Since kicking off her highly-anticipated Renaissance Tour back in May, Beyoncé has been on a fashion roll. The iconic performer has unveiled a new designer ensemble at every tour stop, with each look equally as stunning as the next. Wearing custom looks from world-renowned fashion houses such as Mugler, Alexander McQueen, and Balmain, the superstar’s style M.O. has been heavy on glamour and sequins.

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Louis Vuitton’s Spring/ Summer 2024 Collection was a Star-Studded Fashion Affair

Grammy-award-winning musician, Pharrell Williams made his runway debut as Louis Vuitton’s new creative director of menswear on Tuesday June 20, when the luxury fashion house unveiled its spring/summer 2024 collection during Paris Fashion Week. The star-studded event took place at Paris’ Pont Neuf and featured a choir and an orchestra, as the models showed off the colorful new designs on…

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Reinvented Denim is a Big Trend & Elaine Has the 411 on How to Pull it Off

 

Denim is a fashion staple that has stood the test of time. In 2023, we’re seeing a rise in the popularity of the ankle crop and distressed treatments that range from unfinished hems to redone patchwork. Pleated trousers, dramatically pooling wide legs, and form-fitting boot-cut flares are also everywhere, with these more standout shapes hailing from the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s. The versatile ensemble is a perfect blank canvas, and no one understands this better than singing sensation and fashionista, Elaine.

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Pretty in Pink – Barbiecore is Here to Stay

 

As we have established from fashion houses across the globe, red is the colour of choice for 2023. However, the hue’s newfound popularity has not replaced its dopamine-inspired predecessor – pink. Dazzling, electrifying pink looks have been just about everywhere since last year, from the runway to the red carpet. It is impossible to scroll through social media without coming across the hot pink aesthetic that social media users have aptly dubbed Barbiecore. Moreover, celebrities such as the Queen of Rap, Nicki Minaj have been embracing the bold hue for over a decade now.

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When it Comes to Styling Sweatpants – Everything Goes

 

Remember the era when sweatpants were considered a major faux pas? Thank goodness we made it past that very dark age of monotonous fashion! While we love a body-hugging pair of jeans and tiny, pleated mini skirts, roomy, comfy, soft pants have become our go-to over the past few years. We now know that loungewear can be versatile, and when it comes to what to wear with sweatpants, we’re no longer limited to coordinating sweatshirts or solid-coloured tees. Not only are there form-fitting options that make them look stylish, but there are numerous ways to style your joggers, even your slouchiest pair, that will make you look and feel like a fashion icon.

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Thebe Magugu Illustrates Motherhood Through South Africa’s Diverse Heritage 

 

To celebrate the relaunch of their international website, fashion powerhouse Thebe Magugu announced a new limited-edition “Heritage Dress” collection featuring historic cultural illustrations by visual artist, Phathu Nembwili. A Mzansi original, the capsule features nine dresses that bear a painting that illustrates each South African culture – namely Xhosa, Zulu, Pedi, Vhavenda, Tswana, Tsonga, Basotho, and the Swati. The dresses are envisioned on a free-flowing crepe Bohemia-style dress with bishop sleeves and a foulard neckline.

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