Fashion

This Is the Accessory Every Fashion Girl Has in Her Summer Wardrobe

When it comes to early aughts trends making a major comeback this season (we’re looking at you, platform flip-flops), anklets rank among the easiest to incorporate into your wardrobe, no matter your style. A flash of gold or silver—or, you know, puka shells—adds a nice bit of punctuation to nearly any outfit and can help show off those strappy sandals you’ll be wearing all spring and summer long.

Now that ankle-baring season is officially in full swing, we’ve tracked down the 13 best ankle bracelets to add to your collection ASAP. Each will complement looks that range from demure to daring and can be mixed and matched to create playful ankle stacks. Read on and get shopping.

Roxanne Assoulin Daisy Green Anklet ($45)

Chan Luu White Pearl & Gold Anklet ($95)

Ancient Greek Sandals Fine Chain Pearl Anklet ($75)

Éliou Asti Pearl and Bead Anklet ($220)

Jennifer Zeuner Jewelry

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For Lebanese Fashion Designers, Couture Must Go On

Following the COVID-19 outbreak, fashion has been hit hard. From factories forcing to close due to stay-at-home orders and brands shutting their doors for good to fashion weeks being canceled, the pandemic has left the industry struggling. The impact is still apparent months later during an event like Haute Couture Week, shows for which are always held in Paris but, this year, turned digital — a first-ever for luxury fashion. Lebanese designers are a mainstay during this fashion week, and some are going ahead virtually this season. “Only time will tell what will happen afterwards, and I hope for the best,” says Lebanese designer Georges Hobeika.

While Lebanon was already struggling economically at the start of 2020, they were thriving fashion-wise. Red carpets for the awards season were crawling with designs from Lebanese designers. For the 92nd Academy Awards red carpet, Killing Eve’s Sandra Oh wore

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Black-owned beauty and fashion brands to support now and forever

Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others, many Americans are mourning, protesting and standing in solitude against centuries-long racial injustice.

Ways to support powerful platforms such as Black Lives Matter include learning through literature about race and privilege. You can also make sure to do your part in voting throughout election season and by finding ways to authentically amplify Black voices that need to be heard.

Last but certainly not least, you can put your money where your mouth is by financially backing Black-owned businesses on July 7 (and beyond) for Blackout Day 2020.

On July 7, people will participate in #BlackoutDay2020, a social media movement with an aim to support nationwide economic solidarity amongst Black-owned businesses.

This initiative was started by The Blackout Coalition leader Calvin Martyr and continues to pick up momentum.

“In order to break free from the chains of

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How Should Fashion Entrants to China Approach COVID-19 Rebound?

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LONDON — Everybody wants a slice of China’s booming luxury and fashion market, especially after the coronavirus put a stop to many businesses around the world.

It’s indeed fascinating to hear stories about how loyal Chinese consumers would queue outside Chanel and Hermès stores moments after the pandemic was contained and spend a record-breaking sum of money on high-price items, and how Burberry’s 100 limited-edition Pocket Bags in collaboration with Mr. Bags sold out within 44 seconds on his WeChat mini-program.

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McKinsey predicts Chinese consumers will account for 40 percent of the world’s luxury spending by 2025, but the growing demand is likely to be trapped in the country until 2021 due to pandemic disruptions. Because of this, China’s retail market is expected to overtake the U.S. and become the world’s largest as early as this year.

But

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