Highlights from this week’s couture shows

Gregory P. Daily

If the ready-to-wear shows are about selling product, Paris’ haute couture shows, staged each year in January and July, are about selling the dream. During the Spring-Summer 2021 season, which took place from January 25 to 28, the few designers working in this rarefied space once again came together — this time, virtually — to parade their most fantastical designs.



Kate Moss standing in front of a building: Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace Moss were part of the star-studded group of models presenting Kim Jones' debut Fendi collection.


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Kate Moss and her daughter Lila Grace Moss were part of the star-studded group of models presenting Kim Jones’ debut Fendi collection.

While the theatrical collections typically include elaborate runway productions, world-building has become more challenging due to the restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic — but not impossible. This season, a number of designers found ways to awe through the computer screen alone.

Below are this week’s standout moments.



A look from Dior's Spring-Summer 2021 haute couture collection.


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A look from Dior’s Spring-Summer 2021 haute couture collection.

Kim Jones brings the

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The Best Winter Runway Trends to Shop Right Now

Gregory P. Daily

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Whoever thought that a year of social distancing and staying inside would kill the fashion industry was wrong. Especially with all the styles and trends that are here for winter 2021. Bohemian styles, bold colors, and lots of leather show that not only is fashion alive and well, but it’s making a major statement. The runways were a heavy dose of style (can anyone pull off a floor-length, fringed leather coat?) but these ready-to-wear collections offer the perfect touch of drama for the season. Check out our favorite trends to shop this winter from some of our favorite brands like Marni, Versace, and Balenciaga.

Black is the New Black

This season, pastel colors are reserved for your loungewear and yoga pants. Everything that came down the runways was deep, dark, and dramatic, and no color makes that statement quite like black. Whether it was the focal

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German online fashion retailer Zalando raises full year guidance

(Reuters) – German online fashion retailer Zalando SE increased its full year earnings guidance on Wednesday, as the coronavirus pandemic prompts more people to shop online.

The company said it expects to grow gross merchandise volume (GMV) by 20% to 25% and revenue by 15% to 20% in 2020, up from its guidance from May 6 when the company had expected GMV and revenue growth of 10% to 20%.

Europe’s biggest online-only fashion retailer said it expects adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) of 250-300 million euros for the full year.

The company said that based on preliminary figures for the second quarter, it has grown GMV by 32% to 34% to 2.67-2.71 billion euros and group revenues by 26% to 28% to 2.01-2.05 billion euros, adding it expects a second quarter adjusted EBIT in the range of 200-220 million euros.

The company’s financial results for the second quarter

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Sale: Fenty Beauty, Schoolhouse, Coach, NutriBullet 2021 | The Strategist

Gregory P. Daily

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You might be taking it easy this short work week, but the internet’s post-holiday sales are still going strong. We found dozens of actually good deals — up to 55 percent off — on lots of seasonally appropriate items, like a cozy cotton quilt, an insulated parka, and even some stylish rain boots. (And because we couldn’t help ourselves, a few Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her, too.)

Stoic Men's Insulated Puffer Parka

Backcountry is taking up to 60 percent off cold-weather gear for men and women, including this insulated parka that’s still available in sizes S to XXL and four different seasonal colors (though we think the black pictured is always a foolproof choice).

Stoic Women's 1/4-Zip Pullover Jacket

And here’s a water- and wind-resistant quarter zip to layer during dog walks, in a soothing French blue.

NutriBullet Rx Blender

If your New Year’s resolution includes eating more fruits and

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