Shanghai Fashion Week Goes Green and Creative for Fall

LONDON — Once again a full physical showcase amid a global pandemic. Shanghai Fashion Week will be announcing the provisional lineup for the fall 2021 season on Monday, WWD can exclusively reveal.

Despite two weeks postpone from its usual mid-March dates due to local COVID-19 cases flare-ups in February, Shanghai Fashion Week will return in full force from April 6 to 13, with a comprehensive physical showcase calendar, sustainability events and creative panels, such as the inaugural Yu Prize on April 8 at HKRI Taihoo Hui, and the “Ulio Space” exhibition at Mode Shanghai, and sales-driven digital initiatives.

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This season, titled “Bloom the Spring,” over 100 brands will show their fall 2021 collections as a part of the official calendar, under the Chinese government’s COVID-19 health and safety guidelines.

Some 65 percent of them are returning brands, and over 50 percent are Shanghai-based labels. Over 40 percent

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Ami Fall 2021 Menswear Collection

Alexandre Mattiussi is the consummate fashion fan. To mark the 10th anniversary of his label Ami, he’s nodding to the designers, TV shows, and models that shaped his understanding of the fashion world. On a Zoom call from his Paris studio he name-checks MTV’s *House of Style,* early Helmut Lang collections, Calvin Klein, and the effortless elegance of Caroline Bessette-Kennedy. After a splashy show on the banks of the Seine last season, he wanted to make something with a little more heart, he explains. Consider fall 2021 his homage to his heroes of modern style.

The collection video stars Adut Akech as the Cindy Crawford of his House of Ami segment. She traverses Paris, talks to the camera, and arrives backstage for the show. It’s a sweet reminder of what we miss about Fashion Week—not just the fashion, but each other.

But, of course, the fashion has to talk too.

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Jason Wu Fall 2021 Collection: Inside Mr. Wu’s General Store

I love a fun fashion show concept just as much as the next guy, but a food-themed exhibition holds an extra special place in my heart. On Sunday, February 14, Jason Wu kicked off New York Fashion Week as one of two designers to hold a socially-distanced in-person show. He transformed an empty storefront at 666 Broadway into the most charming bodega in lower Manhattan—complete with lush florals, fresh vegetables, carbs galore, and so, so many bottles of wine.

The designer and I are wildly alike in our love of food. If you’re a loyal Wu fan, then you’re likely aware of his Instagram page titled MrWuEats, which he launched right at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak in January 2020. There, he documents his culinary creations, which range from pepperoni pizza to seafood paella. Wu’s fall 2021 fashion show is a fusion of his passions: food and

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No Normal Clothes: The Men’s Fall 2021 Collections Prize Ingenuity and Independence

Watch television, read the front pages of newspapers, or scan your social media feeds and you’ll find headlines and imagery dominated by men. New presidents, doctors, scientists, thought leaders…men, men, men. But, hey, I’m just here to talk about those men’s outfits—or rather the lack of them on the fall 2021 men’s runways

The clothing shown during the mostly digital fall 2021 season is not for front-page news guys, with the exception of Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, who can probably relate to the themes of male aggression in Rick Owens’s collection. Among the other 200-plus collections we covered on Vogue Runway there was nary a presidential suit nor a news anchor blazer in sight. There was also a surprising lack of bro-clothes—“brothes?” When Virgil Abloh declared in late 2019 that “streetwear is dead” he was really onto something. 

This rejection of mainstream male dress is fueled by creativity. Never

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Weeks after winter sports cancellations, school systems move forward with fall athletic schedule

A variety of factors have caused local schools to maintain their adjusted fall sports schedule, despite previous cancellations and rising COVID numbers.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — “With fall sports we were always worried about the humidity in the beginning, and then by the time the playoff rolled around you had to have your beanies and hats and everything on.”

Chesapeake Supervisor of Student Activities Kevin Cole may want to break out the winter clothes a little earlier in the fall sports schedule this year with football and competitive cheer starting conditioning January 28th. 

Just two weeks after voting to cancel winter sports, the Chesapeake School Board voted to go ahead with the adjusted Fall sports season, Cole says the timeline made all the difference

“We looked at all sports across the board and we’ve got a longer time frame now, pauses made it impractical to do winter season in two

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