Travel Warning for Hong Kong Could Worsen U.S.-China Relations

HONG KONG — The United States is warning citizens of the risk of arbitrary “police and security power” in Hong Kong and urging Americans to reconsider travel to the city now that the Chinese government has imposed a sweeping security law there. The advisory, which was posted on the State Department’s website on Monday, is…

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How Gibraltar Became Europe’s Pandemic Wedding Hot Spot

When Je’nell Griffin’s husband proposed to her in November, she dreamed of having a big church ceremony in her hometown, Los Angeles, where she imagined gliding down the aisle in an ethereal gown flanked by scores of friends and family. But eight months later, after her plans were upended by the coronavirus pandemic, the 36-year-old…

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Where Does Fashion Go From Here?

COLLAGE BY MAXWELL N. BURNSTEIN The COVID-19 pandemic forced the industry to reflect on what needs to change, and the Black Lives Matter movement only intensified that urgency. We spoke to designers, activists, models, and sustainability pioneers about finding a path forward that respects the planet and ensures inclusion for all. WHAT DOES THE FUTURE…

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In New Orleans, a Home That’s Gotten Finer With Age

AS A HOTELIER, Jayson Seidman has spent years shuttling between projects in New York, Louisiana, Texas and California. The footloose pace suited his metabolism and talent for making himself at home anywhere in the world. Seidman, who was born in Mobile, Ala., and raised in Houston, has a confident East Coast polish from a post-college…

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Stella McCartney Is Realistic But Hopeful

During the height of the pandemic, one of fashion’s foremost eco-warriors found ample reason to be hopeful for the future. As part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, Stella McCartney shared why she continues to raise the bar and why sustainability cannot exist without solidarity. You’ve been a champion of sustainable design from…

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What Will Fashion Shows Look Like in the Future?

Shortly before fears of COVID-19 swept through this spring’s Fashion Week, fashion show production maestro Alexandre de Betak was already reexamining his business model. Famous for his transporting work for the likes of Dior, Rodarte, and Jacquemus, de Betak released a statement declaring that shows must be smaller, more sustainable, and more digital. The pandemic…

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IMG’s Ivan Bart On What’s Next For the Modeling Industry

When we spoke over the summer, Ivan Bart, the President of IMG Models & Fashion, was keeping busy celebrating his love of food with his ‘Model and a Meal’, IMG’s Instagram Live series during which he’s interviewed talent like Maria Borges and Alton Mason while cooking. Below as part of ELLE’s look at the future…

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Indya Moore Wants Fashion to Stop Romanticizing Whiteness

When I spoke with model and Pose star Indya Moore back in May, they were quarantining in, in their words, “a regular-ass home in Chicago,” where they had already begun doing at-home shoots. Below as part of ELLE’s look at the future of fashion, they reflect on the ups and downs of working from home…

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Maria Grazia Chiuri Wants Fashion to Abandon «Shameful Wastefulness»

For Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri, the lockdown was a time for reflection on everything from sustainability to the renewed importance of craft (something she showcased in the house’s artisan-centric cruise show in July.) As part of ELLE’s examination of the future of fashion, the designer shared her thoughts on the «shameful wastefulness» she…

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