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The Biden/Harris administration is now in charge. There was a lot to take in at the inauguration, on many different levels. Of course, we fixated on all of the coats!
Vice President Harris wore Christopher John Rogers, her step daughter Ella wore Miu Miu, Lady Gaga wore an amazing Schiaparelli gown, Jennifer Lopez was in Chanel, Bernie wore a ski jacket and up cycled mittens, and Janet Yellen’s “It’s freezing out here let’s make it quick” look may have been our favorite. Biden wore a new Rolex Datejust. And finally, Amanda Gorman and her moving speech was a highlight, as was her mustard Prada outerwear.
And Dr. Biden in Gabriela Hearst and Ashley Biden in a tuxedo looked good for the family pod inauguration after party.
And on Day 2, Kamala was in back in black.
The Fall/Winter 21 shows are happening right now, with Prada’s presentation the most noteworthy. It marked Raf Simons’ first Men’s show with the house, and reviews were mixed. Too Raf, many said, though we thought it looked quite commercial. That said, will Prada customers be into what is really an extended Raf Simons x Prada collaboration? We did love the plush set the models walked through.
There were loads of oversized outerwear:
And drug bags (or for hand sanitizer?) for your gloves:
And pajama-y knits:
JW Anderson presented his FW21 farmers market collage starring some leeks, romanesco, and some fun accessories and shoes:
And these chic yet completely unpractical pants:
Meanwhile, Rick Owens paired his HGH super heroes with some elfin Converse Chuck Taylor’s.
We’ve talked about Nike’s issues catering to female customers before. Many popular sneakers produced by the sportswear giant don’t include women’s sizes, leaving loyal fans in the cold. And when they do produce styles marketed especially towards women, the results can be inconsistent. This new project seems to be a way to better reach girls out there who are into comfy basics.
We spent the week watching Industry, the newish HBO show that follows a group of finance associates in their first year at a fictional London investment bank Pierpoint. It’s a new entry into the rich people problems genre, one of our favorite television genres. (Previous faves include Schitt’s Creek, Succession, Gossip Girl, and Billions.) Watch it with subtitles on because they lay on the British accent thick, and you’ll be rewarded if you look up the UK slang.
And, in a pivotal scene, one of the MD’s wears a purple hoodie when he skips out on a management retreat. For some reason, it’s not available for sale; HBO really needs to step up their merch game. They barely have any Latte Larry in their shop!
New administration, new merch. We’ve been feeling optimistic and Raquel designed some smiley face sweats and hats for Spring. Tees are made from organic cotton and products are made to order to avoid waste. ;-)
In fashion ecommerce news, Hermes capitulated and joined China’s TMall // Europe’s luxury e-commerce retailer Mytheresa went public, and is looking to expand into North America // Resale site Poshmark went public and saw its share price soar.
Interesting predictions on what technologies will be fully commercialized in the 2020’s: anti aging therapies, cancer vaccines, lab grown meat, fusion reactors, autonomous vehicles and legit space travel. (More guesses here.) (And more.) (More.)
Raquel & Chris
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