i-D’s weekly fashion news round up

It’s been a long week, hasn’t it? Well, it’s time to put your feet up and catch up on what’s been happening in the glitzy, ditzy world of fashion. First up, we have some epic auctions coming your way — and better yet, there might be a handful of lots you can actually afford. And we have shoes galore, because, well, who doesn’t love shoes? As well as diamonds, young designers, a new It-bag… we even have some Chanel for you! What more could you want? Here’s what’s in fashion. 

Tiffany & Co. has launched engagement rings for husbands-to-be 

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May 2021 Fashion Collaborations, News, and Launches

The weather is slowly but surely heating up, and spring fashion is following suit. From Prada’s new collection emphasizing sustainable denim to Ray-Ban’s retro re-release, watch this space for the month’s newest and most anticipated fashion collaborations, launches, and products.

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Beyond Disruption: Everlane’s Next Chapter | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Everlane learned a hard lesson this past year: radical transparency, the slogan that helped position the brand as a leader in the crowded online fashion marketplace, is a moving target.

The direct-to-consumer label had become a go-to for a fast-growing cohort of conscious consumers, who were won over to the brand’s T-shirts, jeans and other wardrobe staples by its promises to partner with ethical factories, source only the best materials and expose information about the true cost of every product. “Radical transparency” defined the brand; Everlane even filed to trademark the term in 2017.

But though Everlane was early to

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San Diego Community News Group

Ramses Alfaro Mendoza’s design won the Most Transformable Award. ALL PHOTOS BY NATASHA SACHI

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Eli Andrade’s design won Most Wearable.

Eli Andrade’s design won Most Wearable.

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Melanie Ngo’s design won Most Innovative and the People’s Choice Award.

Melanie Ngo’s design won Most Innovative and the People’s Choice Award.

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San Diego Mesa College and San Diego History Center collaborated for the 10th Fashion Redux 2021 on April 16. This year they presented a virtual event featuring the top four designs from the draping class at Mesa College.

The theme for this exciting event was “uniforms,” which make up an important part of the History Center’s collection especially with the military presence in San Diego. The

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Dowry Disputes Entangle Fashion Designers | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Bridal fashion shows are, for the most part, about creating a fantasy around a beautiful bride in a spectacular gown on her perfect day. For bridal designers the world over, success in selling this fantasy is key to the bottom line for their business.

Clients’ expectations to see positive, aspirational imagery explain why Pakistani bridal designer, Ali Xeeshan, surprised many earlier this year when he released a fashion film on Instagram to promote his latest collection of bridal couture, in which the “bride,” a child model wearing an ornate red wedding gown, has tears running down her face as she

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The Shoe Styles That Will Rule the Summer | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

For most of the last year, Margaret Bonaparte, 29, rotated between white slip-on Vans from Madewell, white plastic Birkenstock slides and leather Nike sneakers. After receiving her first dose of the vaccine, she’s ready for a breath of fresh air. And some new shoes.

”I feel like we’re finally emerging from this cloud of darkness,” she said. “But I’m thinking about my shoes, and [it’s like], ‘Do I even like these?’”

Millions of Americans are ready to dress up again as they receive their vaccines and venture out to restaurants, outdoor concerts and weddings. The billion-dollar question for the fashion

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