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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Best clothing deals in the Black Friday 2020 sales this weekend, from Topshop offers to discounts on trainers

With 2020’s Black Friday weekend sales well underway, it has to be said; the annual sales event’s clothing deals aren’t good this year – they’re great. 

Whether you’re thinking of indulging in a spot of self-gifting or simply want to get ahead on your Christmas shopping, there are tonnes of sartorial bargains to be found at major retailers, independent brands and everywhere in between. 

To help, we’ve put together a list of the best deals and discounts to look out for at a host of high street stores and luxury fashion sites. So, without further ado, get your ‘buy now’ button warmed up and enjoy our guide to the best clothing deals in the Black Friday 2020 UK sales:

High street fashion Black Friday deals

1. & Other Stories

Discount: 20% off everything

What to buy: For the last two years, & Other Stories has dropped a Black Friday

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Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

Gregory P. Daily
From Nike to Whistles, these are the high street discounts you need to know about: The Independent
From Nike to Whistles, these are the high street discounts you need to know about: The Independent

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses were closed when lockdown was announced on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson announced that all non-essential retailers can now reopen in England, including clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

Many shops are currently offering generous discounts on stock they’ve been unable

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