Jonathan Anderson reveals Covid-19 ‘war’ effort

Jonathan Anderson’s JW Anderson label has adopted a “full war effort” approach in recent months, according to the designer.Anderson has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and had to close his Soho London store shortly after it opened in Mar…

Jonathan Anderson’s JW Anderson label has adopted a “full war effort” approach in recent months, according to the designer.

Anderson has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, and had to close his Soho London store shortly after it opened in March.

After cleaning his house “about 25 times” at the beginning of lockdown in the U.K., Jonathan got stuck into work and urged his staff to follow suit.

“We tried everything we physically could,” he said in an interview with WWD. “This company is tiny, but in moments like this the team put on a full war effort.”

Anderson realises there won’t be an opportunity to unveil his new collections via live fashion shows this year due to the social distancing measures in place. But he has come up with innovative ways to showcase his designs, including holograms of models wearing his creations and boxes filled with fabric swatches, inspirational messages and images from his men’s spring and resort 2021 collections.

“I am equally as proud of this as I would be of a show,” Anderson said of the box.

The designer has also realised that in order to succeed, he needs stop worrying what the industry thinks and “focus on my relationship with the customer”.

Anderson has been making the most of his connection with fashion fans after Harry Styles wore one of his colour block cardigans on The Today Show in February. The colourful patchwork knit was such a hit that it began trending on TikTok. Anderson recently dropped a downloadable crochet pattern for the must-have knit, after #HarryStylesCardigan attracted 300,000 views.

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Harry Styles launches T-shirt to raise coronavirus relief funds

Harry Styles has launched a special T-shirt to raise funds for the fight against the spread of coronavirus.The Adore You singer unveiled the design on Tuesday, World Health Day, with the top featuring a message hammering home the need for people to sel…

Harry Styles has launched a special T-shirt to raise funds for the fight against the spread of coronavirus.

The Adore You singer unveiled the design on Tuesday, World Health Day, with the top featuring a message hammering home the need for people to self-isolate where possible to slow the rate of infection during the ongoing pandemic.

The white T-shirt features black text printed in capital letters, with the front reading, “Stay Home. Stay Safe. Protect Each Other.”

“This T-shirt fights Covid-19. Treat people with kindness,” reads the message on the back.

In a statement, Styles reiterated the need for social distancing.

“In times like these, it is more important than ever to remember the power of people. If you are able to help, please donate where you can. 100 per cent of the profits of this T-shirt will go towards fighting Covid-19,” the 26-year-old commented. “Stay home, self-isolate, and protect each other. TPWK (Treat people with kindness).”

The T-shirt, which retails for $26 (£21), is available as part of Styles’ official merchandise collection on his website, and the profits will be donated to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

The One Direction star is no stranger to releasing a fundraising T-shirt on his merchandise store. Back in December, to celebrate the release of his album Fine Line, he teamed up with his frequent collaborator, Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, to create a limited-edition white T-shirt which featured a line drawing of a red bleeding heart being pierced by a black arrow.

The unisex top helped raise funds for the Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit foundation that supports women’s human rights initiatives.

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Harry Styles poses in fishnet tights for Beauty Papers magazine

Harry Styles has posed topless while wearing fishnet tights and Gucci loafers for Beauty Papers magazine.The Adore You hitmaker fronts the eighth issue of the British publication, and in one of the smouldering photos from the androgynous shoot, shot by…

Harry Styles has posed topless while wearing fishnet tights and Gucci loafers for Beauty Papers magazine.

The Adore You hitmaker fronts the eighth issue of the British publication, and in one of the smouldering photos from the androgynous shoot, shot by Casper Wackerhausen-Sejersen, Harry’s tattoo collection is on display as he sits in a chair wearing nothing but the tights and shoes.

Another snap sees the former One Direction singer rocking a navy blue Gucci suit jacket with matching flared trousers, along with black PVC gloves and ’70s-inspired bronze smokey eye make-up and pink lips.

And according to the singer’s stylist Harry Lambert, the 26-year-old is wearing the Gucci Beauty lipstick in They Met in Argentina.

“Introducing Mr. Harry Edward Styles who collaborated with #beautypapers in an issue that viscerally responds to the shrinking freedoms of our world with an explosion of individuality, creativity, diversity and unity,” a Beauty Papers representative wrote on its Instagram page.

Thousands of eager fans of the Sign of the Times singer were so keen to see the racy shoot that they caused the Beauty Papers’ website to crash.

Soon after the photos were unveiled, a Beauty Papers rep announced: “Beautiful people, our website as you know, is down due to an overwhelming response. Please hold tight… thank you.”

Harry has previously discussed the attention his unique style has received, and he told British newspaper The Guardian that he doesn’t see gender when it comes to clothes.

“What women wear. What men wear. For me it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay?’ Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though,” he stated.

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Harry Styles appears to honour ex Caroline Flack with black ribbon at BRIT Awards

Harry Styles appeared to pay a touching tribute to his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack by wearing a black ribbon on his suit jacket at the 2020 BRIT Awards.The Adore You hitmaker hit the red carpet at The O2 in London on Tuesday night wearing a maroon Guc…

Harry Styles appeared to pay a touching tribute to his ex-girlfriend Caroline Flack by wearing a black ribbon on his suit jacket at the 2020 BRIT Awards.

The Adore You hitmaker hit the red carpet at The O2 in London on Tuesday night wearing a maroon Gucci suit, which he paired with a broderie anglaise collared shirt, purple sweater, purple nails, and a pearl necklace.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the black ribbon on the lapel on his designer suit, and he was also seen wearing a badge with the words, ‘Treat People with Kindness’ badge, according to editors at Digital Spy.

Harry first met Caroline, who presented The X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor, during his stint on the ITV talent show, and the pair dated for three months in 2011.

The 40-year-old Love Island presenter tragically died on Saturday after taking her own life at her home in London, and an inquest into her death opened on Wednesday.

Elsewhere at the star-studded bash, the former One Direction singer stunned with two extravagant outfit changes. He wore a custom-made white Gucci lace jumpsuit complete with fluted cuffs and matching gloves to perform his emotional track Falling at the awards ceremony.

The 26-year-old then changed into a banana yellow suit from Marc Jacobs’s spring/summer 2020 womenswear collection and teamed the outfit with a lilac shirt and ruffled high collar.

However, the suit was later ruined by BRITs host Jack Whitehall, who accidentally spilled a glass of wine on it.

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Billie Eilish rocks head-to-toe Burberry for 2020 BRIT Awards

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the ou…

Billie Eilish rocked a custom Burberry outfit, complete with matching bonnet, to the 2020 BRIT Awards on Tuesday night.

The Bad Guy hitmaker’s unique look featured the luxury British brand’s iconic check on a cosy camel sweater and trousers, with the outfit topped off with a beige trench coat, plaid socks, and a matching manicure.

Her eye-catching ensemble, heavily influenced by a look spotted at creative director Riccardo Tisci’s spring/summer 2020 show during London Fashion Week, was complemented with chunky beige boots and jewels from Tiffany & Co.

It was a big night for the 18-year-old, who performed her Bond theme No Time to Die for the first time at the ceremony and also scooped the accolade for Best International Female.

Lizzo was also among the celebrities making a show-stopping statement on the red carpet, as she wore a custom dress, designed by Jeremy Scott for Moschino, made to look like the wrapper of a Hershey’s chocolate bar.

The floor-length gown even included a barcode and the nutritional value of the sweet treat, while the Juice hitmaker accessorised with a chocolate-bar inspired clutch bag by Judith Leiber.

Harry Styles led the stylish men on the red carpet, rocking a Gucci suit before changing into two more designer outfits during the star-studded bash.

While Stormzy, who wowed fans with his incredible performance at the BRITs, looked chic in white trousers and a matching high neck jumper from Dior.

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Harry Styles and Alessandro Michele collaborate on Fine Line merchandise

Harry Styles has teamed up with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele to design a limited-edition T-shirt in support of his new album Fine Line. The Sign of the Times singer and the Gucci creative director have become frequent collaborators and close friends in r…

Harry Styles has teamed up with Gucci’s Alessandro Michele to design a limited-edition T-shirt in support of his new album Fine Line.

The Sign of the Times singer and the Gucci creative director have become frequent collaborators and close friends in recent years, with the One Direction star appearing in campaigns for the Italian fashion house’s tailoring collections and new genderless fragrance as well as wearing Gucci outfits on tour, at the 2019 Met Gala, and on the cover of his new album Fine Line.

To celebrate the release of his second solo record, Harry has teamed up with the fashion designer once again to create a limited-edition white T-shirt which features a line drawing of a red bleeding heart being pierced by a black arrow. The 25-year-old’s name features inside the heart, while the words Fine Line appear on the outside.

The unisex eco-conscious top is made from sustainable materials and is helping raise funds for the Global Fund for Women, a nonprofit foundation funding women’s human rights initiatives.

The Harry Styles + Alessandro Michele Fine Line Tee was unveiled on Harry’s official merchandise site on Monday and will only be available until Thursday. It costs $74.95 (£57) and comes with a copy of Fine Line, which was released on Friday.

In addition, Harry has partnered with officials at Live Nation to create Fine Line pop-up merchandise shops which are running in London, Los Angeles, and New York this week. The temporary stores will stock exclusive designs, including T-shirts, satin bomber jackets, and tote bags, which range in price from $14.50 (£11) to $99 (£75).

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Harry Styles liberated by his new androgynous style

Harry Styles has found embracing androgynous fashion to be very liberating.In recent years, the Adore You hitmaker has built up a reputation for sporting bold outfits, including sheer shirts, colourful Gucci shirts, and fun accessories. Yet, in a new …

Harry Styles has found embracing androgynous fashion to be very liberating.

In recent years, the Adore You hitmaker has built up a reputation for sporting bold outfits, including sheer shirts, colourful Gucci shirts, and fun accessories.

Yet, in a new interview with The Guardian, Harry explained that while he is very excited to be experimenting with clothes, his outfits aren’t references to his sexuality.

“Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No,” he told the publication. “I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with. I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool.”

And Harry confessed he has finally become comfortable enough in his own skin to express himself through fashion.

“A part of it was having, like, a big moment of self-reflection. And self-acceptance. I think it’s a very free, and freeing, time. I think people are asking, ‘Why not?’ a lot more. Which excites me,” the 25-year-old noted.

The former One Direction singer also shared his views on gender in fashion and said he doesn’t mind if he wears clothes that were designed for women.

“What women wear. What men wear. For me, it’s not a question of that. If I see a nice shirt and get told, ‘But it’s for ladies.’ I think: ‘Okaaaay? Doesn’t make me want to wear it less though,'” he stated. “I think the moment you feel more comfortable with yourself, it all becomes a lot easier.”

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Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice as a young model

Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice prior to a major fashion show.The Black-ish actress, who is the daughter of music icon Diana Ross, worked as a model in her late teens before making her big-screen debut in 1996 film Far Harbo…

Tracee Ellis Ross once sought out Naomi Campbell for advice prior to a major fashion show.

The Black-ish actress, who is the daughter of music icon Diana Ross, worked as a model in her late teens before making her big-screen debut in 1996 film Far Harbor.

Reflecting on her modelling career during an interview with Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night, Tracee noted that she walked the runway in both of Thierry Mugler’s iconic early 1990s runway presentations during Paris Fashion Week, but was so anxious about one of the skimpy outfits the designer asked her to wear that she raced over to Naomi for her thoughts.

“I did the first year, the Butterfly (collection) year, and then I went back the second year with the motorcycle (corset) and all that,” she remembered. “I was terrified because my boobies were out, I was 19 years old. I was like, ‘My mom’s going to be furious, I can’t do this.’ So, I went to Naomi Campbell, who is a supermodel, and I was like, ‘I don’t know what to do, my mom’s going to get so mad at me because my boobs are out and this is the look that Thierry Mugler gave me. And she said, ‘Are you are model or are you a model? I said, ‘I’m a model.’ She said, ‘You wear what they give you.’ So, I was like, ‘Well, then I’ll wear it.'”

And Naomi’s pep talk worked, as Tracee felt a lot more confident once she hit the runway.

“I got to the end of the runway and I opened it up and I shook my t**s,” the 47-year-old laughed.

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Kendall Jenner drinks salmon smoothie to avoid difficult questions about models

Kendall Jenner has taken a sip of a disgusting salmon smoothie in order to avoid answering tricky questions about her fellow models.The fashion star made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night, and during the chat, parti…

Kendall Jenner has taken a sip of a disgusting salmon smoothie in order to avoid answering tricky questions about her fellow models.

The fashion star made an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden on Tuesday night, and during the chat, participated in a round of Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts with guest host Harry Styles.

As part of the game, in which participants have to either answer personal questions or eat gross foods, Harry asked Kendall, “Who is the most unlikable supermodel?”

After pausing to think about her reply, the 24-year-old teasingly stated, “I have the answer, I can’t say it though,” and knocked back a decent amount of the smoothie.

Kendall also took a tiny bite of bull’s penis when the host questioned her about the “most surprising” celebrity to send her a direct message her on Instagram. However, she decided to opt out of tasting the 1,000-year-old eggnog on the table when queried about her siblings’ parenting skills.

“I’d say Rob (Kardashian) is number one, he’s so good to his daughter (Dream, three). It’s so hard – they’re all amazing. Then it would be Khloe, Kim, Kylie (Jenner), Kourtney.”

Elsewhere on the show, Kendall joined Tracee Ellis Ross on the couch for a chat, and the Black-ish actress asked her about her most awkward early experience with runway modelling.

“My boobs were out the first show I ever did. I just turned 18 and they were like, ‘Take the shirt off,'” she recalled.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex crowned Most Powerful Dresser of 2019

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been named the Most Powerful Dresser of 2019.As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000…

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has been named the Most Powerful Dresser of 2019.

As part of their annual Year in Fashion report, analysts at Lyst have looked at data, queries, page views, and sales metrics across six million fashion products from over 12,000 online stores as well as the global media coverage and social media mentions generated by the biggest brands and trends.

As part of this research, they also rounded up the 10 celebrities whose personal style choices have driven the biggest spikes over the last 12 months, and crowned Meghan, 38, in the number one spot.

“Meghan Markle was the most powerful dresser of 2019 and her outfits sparked, on average, a 216 per cent increase in searches for similar pieces,” a Lyst representative commented of the royal, who wed Britain’s Prince Harry in May 2018. “After she wore five different shirt dresses on the royal tour of South Africa, searches for the category grew 45 per cent over a month. The Club Monaco dress sold out in less than 24 hours, following a 570 per cent spike in searches and wearing a J Crew skirt saw a 102 per cent increase in searches for the brand.”

Timothee Chalamet landed in second place in the category, while Zendaya came third. Rounding out the top 10 was Billie Eilish, Cardi B, Lisa of K-pop band Blackpink, Kylie Jenner, Lizzo, Harry Styles, and Billy Porter.

“Billy Porter was responsible for some of the most talked-about red carpet moments of the year. When he wore a custom tuxedo-gown by Christian Siriano to the Oscars, searches for the designer increased 101 per cent in 24 hours,” the spokesperson added of the Pose star.

Sustainability and inclusivity were among the main movements in the fashion world, with the breakout brands including Bottega Veneta, Pyer Moss, Jacquemus, Paco Rabanne, Molly Goddard, Richard Quinn, Saks Potts, and Telfar.

Bottega Veneta’s The Pouch bag and Stretch sandals garnered the most interest when it came to accessories, with Gucci’s GG logo belt, Jacquemus’ Le Chiquito Bag, and Prada’s bucket hat completing the top five in the category.

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