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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Milan Men’s Fashion Week Longs For A Bright Winter

Gregory P. Daily

Comforting fabrics, bright colours, winter shorts and uninhibited movement are all on show at Milan Men’s Fashion Week, whose collections for autumn-winter 2021 have been kept behind closed doors this year by Covid-19.

With the Italian fashion capital again under lockdown and its luxury stores closed, designers couldn’t help but nod to the new normal of interactions at a distance.

One model lifted a telephone receiver in Ermenegildo Zegna’s video presentation, while Silvia Fendi announced herself with “Hello, it’s Silvia calling” in a voiceover to her own catwalk show.

For Tod’s, Italian actor Lorenzo Zurzolo left an answerphone message recounting a week spent alone in an isolated villa.

Designers couldn't resist the lure of bright colours at Milan Men's Fashion Week Designers couldn’t resist the lure of bright colours at Milan Men’s Fashion Week Photo: AFP / Miguel MEDINA

There were signs everywhere of cosy, comfortable indoor-wear leaving its mark on outdoor styles, with both Miuccia Prada and Raf Simons layering up looks

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it’s time to find my perfect winter coat

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11 Fiction Books About Black Joy You Need To Read Now

The last year has been particularly taxing for Black folk. Not only have we been dealing with coronavirus disproportionately impacting our community, we’ve also been reliving racial trauma following the death of George Floyd and subsequent Black Lives Matter protests. Black people have suffered but as 22-year-old inaugural poet Amanda Gorman notes, “even as we hurt, we grew.” As we settle into a new year, ‘joy’ is the word we’re focusing on and that means reading stories which uplift, inspire and make us feel proud of being Black.There are plenty of novels that delve into the effects of systemic and historic racism on people’s lives and which are important for us all to read and learn from – but it’s also imperative to read stories that uplift Black people and show us winning. Ahead is a

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