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Men’s Fall 2021 Fashion Trends
15 Oct

Men’s Fall 2021 Fashion Trends

*The following article was written by Midwest Fashion Week contributor, Ronda Bowen.

Just as the 90’s are having a resurgence in womenswear this fall, menswear is also rocking the styles of the decade. Colors are bold, shapes are bold, patterns are bold – it’s bold all around. While neutrals are also trending right now, consider pairing some bold outerwear with more reserved shirts and trousers. Aside from colors of the moment, take a look at these other great trends to add to your style arsenal right now. Red Giorgio Armani Red is everywhere for men right now. There are red jackets, red coats, red jeans and pants, red button downs, and lots of people are wearing red on red on...
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8 Oct

Women’s Fall 2021 Fashion Trends

It’s time for our favorite season again – fall. And this year, some of our favorite trends from the past are making a reappearance. That’s right, this fall, it’s ALL about 90s-revival looks. This means that some of your favorite summer pieces – slip dresses, micro-minis, and crop tops can move their way into the fall with the right styling and accessories. Prairie Prints Coach Prairie prints are back – and this time, instead of being rocked with cowgirl boots, people are pairing these pretty fabrics with suede and microsuede boots and textured neutral long cardigans. We can’t think of an easier look to pull of for the fall. To keep it updated, make sure the fit is impeccable. Rib-Knit...
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20 Jul

Black Fashion Designers You Need to Know | Part II

In part one of our Black Fashion Designers You Need to Know series, we met some amazing fashion designers you may not have previously heard of. From Berny Martin at Catou to Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with AAKS and from Carlie Cushnie to Fe Noel, these fashion designers are bringing the heat to both the runway and print. Now, it’s time to continue our list of the black fashion designers you should know–let’s dive in!   Laquan Smith Laquan Smith started his brand in 2013 when he was just 21 years old. He learned patternmaking and sewing from his grandmother and developed a passion for design. Laquan Smith loves glamour and he creates garments with an amazing attention to detail from his studio in Long...
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8 Jul

Melissa Lockwood | Garments Made from Salvaged Fabrics

Sustainable fashion is a hot topic in the industry right now–and for good reason. The fashion industry alone is responsible for a staggering 10% of annual global carbon emissions. That's more than all international flights and maritime shipping combined(1). Additionally, nearly 60% of synthetic fabrics are made of fossil fuels and 85% of that material will end up in landfills, where it won't decay or decompose(2). As designer collection launches become more frequent than just seasonal, the problem is accelerating and designers are looking for ways to slow the damage it is causing the environment. Melissa Lockwood is one such designer.   Melissa Lockwood is a conceptual artist and the self-taught fashion designer behind IQTEST, currently residing in Brooklyn, New York. A...
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30 Jun

Wild Fashion | Creators Magazine

The following images and media are part of an editorial shoot for Creators Magazine and feature clothing by Midwestern designer Berny Martin of Catou.   Clothing provided by The Confessional Showroom NYC Designer: Catou Model: Livi Packard Photographer: Sophie Sahara Videographer: Brandon Giraldo Stylist: Anna Sproul Assistant Stylist: Dymond Holmes Makeup: Lauren Paige Producer: Lauren Kho...
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6 Mar

A Dozen Women’s Spring Trends to Shop For in 2020

Despite the snow on the ground in some areas of the Midwest, spring is just around the corner. So put your puffer jacket and velvet details to the side for a minute and get ready to talk about what’s coming around the corner.   Crochet Photo: Filippo Fior/GettyImages   Crochet details are heating up the runways and print spreads as we head into spring. To make the crochet-trend workable, consider a crochet sweater over a cute camisole, crochet cardigan, or even crocheted hem on a skirt.   Leather/Vegan Leather Versace/GettyImages   Leather and vegan leather are showing up everywhere – from floor-length trenches to dresses made of the material. If you’d like to work this trend into your spring wardrobe, consider a...
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