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News Drop: LFW, The Emmys and More

London Fashion Week Is Happening

We couldn’t be more excited by the news that London Fashion Week has been given the go ahead! Let’s face it, 2020 so far has been lacking any sense of normality due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. It seems like many of the major fashion events that we all look forward to each year have either been postponed or cancelled, from the Met Gala to Paris Haute Couture Week. This seems set to change though, as the British Fashion Council recently announced that LFW will run from September 17th to September 22nd. The event will take place both physically, in accordance with government social distancing guidelines, and digitally, with londonfashionweek.co.uk hosting exclusive multimedia content.

 

The Emmy Nominations Are Announced

Last week saw the announcement of the 2020 Emmy Nominations and, as usual, there were some surprises and there were some snubs. Zendaya’s nomination for her portrayal of a teenager battling drug addiction on Euphoria was among the most talked about. While her vibrant sense of style on the red carpet is highly coveted, this is her first ever nod at the Emmys, leaving her “speechless” according to her response on social media. Unexpectedly, Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Fall 2019 show was also nominated for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Choreography for Variety or Reality Programming. The show was lauded for its approach to body positivity and inclusivity, featuring models of different shapes, sizes and skin tones. This news is refreshing, signalling Rihanna’s ability to disrupt industry norms and advocate progressive attitudes through her work in fashion.

 

Resort 2021 Takes A Digital Turn

Traditionally we would expect the Resort Season to be exaggerated, avante-garde and artfully OTT. This year was different for a number of reasons. Being among the first major fashion events in the midst of Covid-19, Resort 2021 took place predominantly online in the form of lookbooks, visual spectacles and social media activations. This is a testament to the adaptive powers of the creative teams behind these collections, all of whom have had to collaborate in challenging circumstances. Many top designers took a less experimental and provocative approach, instead channeling feelings of escapism that have us daydreaming about jetting off to far-flung locations. This is, perhaps, symptomatic of how the fashion world will change as a result as a result of the global pandemic.

Beyonce Releases Black Is King

Beyonce’s hotly-anticipated visual album, Black is King, was finally released last week on Disney +. The film is cinematic in scale and scope, re-envisioning the tale of The Lion King so that the story takes on entirely new dimensions through Beyonce’s spellbinding narration. The album has been met with critical acclaim, with many commenting on its impeccable visuals, its meaningful iconography and its celebration of the Black diaspora.