Del Core intros new brand with live show during digital MFW

Gregory P. Daily

It was a lockdown well-spent for Daniel Del Core

MILAN — It was a lockdown well-spent for Daniel Del Core.

And he defied yet another piece of conventional wisdom, launching Del Core with a live runway show during the otherwise digital Milan Fashion Week of womenswear previews for the next cold weather season. Just 40 invited guests were socially distanced in the basement of Milan’s city archives, boxes of files replaced by trays of plants: the seed of a new collection that is taking root.

Rapid COVID tests were offered at the

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Off-White Leans Into Digital Fashion Shows With the Creation of ‘Imaginary TV’ for Spring 2021

Gregory P. Daily
A look from the Off-White Spring 2021 collection. 

A look from the Off-White Spring 2021 collection. 

Migrating to all-digital fashion shows might be throwing some designers for a loop, but not Virgil Abloh. The designer behind Off-White leaned harder than ever into the online-only format with his Spring 2021 collection, for which he created a platform called “Imaginary TV.”

The platform, which launched as a microsite of the Off-White official website, premiered on Tuesday, where it played a video putting all the clothing in the collection on display, much like a standard runway show. But that wasn’t the only thing viewers could see on the site. It also hosted an interface, like a digital remote control, that visitors could use to toggle between a bunch of different channels, only a couple of which would be easily identifiable as existing to promote a new fashion collection. The others featured artists, athletes and musicians doing tai

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How the Most Extreme Street Style Star Is Dressing for Digital Fashion Week

Gregory P. Daily

Men’s fashion month has become almost completely digital. And while we’ve enjoyed watching the likes of Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dior on our screens (and playing Balenciaga’s freaky fantasy video game) there’s no denying that we are missing the in-person component, seeing the street style and being seen ourselves. But the show must go on. And even though there is a lack of street style slideshows, some fashion show guests are still dressing up. Yu Masui, a LVMH scout and one of the most outré dressers of Fashion Week, has been outfitting himself each day in anticipation for the shows.

Masui has long been known for wearing young designers, mixing and matching their pieces with larger brands to create a radical, colorful mélange. “[Watching digital shows] is kind of a mixed feeling. Excited and sad,” writes Masui from Japan, where he lives. “Digital content has definitely improved compared with

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Paris Men’s Fashion Week, Settling Into Digital Format, Offers Glimpse Of New Normal

Gregory P. Daily

Once again, PFW men’s fashion was relegated to a virtual audience. The pandemic altered the men’s Spring 2021 fashion shows last summer to pivot to online presentations save for a few determined brands who showed live. In September and early October, the women’s Spring 2021 collections proceeded with a digital presence enhanced by a bevy of live shows in Paris shown to a local audience. At that moment, it looked like the worst of the Coronavirus was behind us. But as the men’s collections debuted this past week, the City of Lights, currently under strict curfew to abet further spread, is contemplating yet a third lockdown related to the raging second (or third?) wave of the highly transmissible virus.

Fashion designers are known to interpret the events, moods and habits of the world and society

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