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Photo credit: Daniel w Fletcher

From Esquire

The coronavirus has come for Fashion Week, but Fashion Week is unbowed. With the 2020 edition of LFWM going all-digital, the event’s key designers talk us through how they’ve adapted to showing clothes in a world where showing clothes is (almost) impossible.

What’s been the biggest challenge with producing a lockdown fashion ‘show’?

Manufacturing was one of the biggest challenges this season. When lockdown set in all of the factories started to close, but this collection was made possible by the amazing seamstresses I’ve worked with directly, sending them fabrics and patterns so they could work from home. This collection is a testament to their skill and dedication.

What’s been the biggest opportunity?

I saw this as an opportunity to be more conscious of how much I was putting out into the world, not making looks that would go no further than the

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Best Fourth of July Sales A to Z

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It’s officially summertime, and the Fourth of July long weekend is here to help us celebrate! If you’re like us, you’re looking forward to a breather from all this 2020 madness, and the opportunity to shop some great deals.

Tons of brands are offering big markdowns and add-ons to help make way for fall goodies (yes, it’s almost that time of year already!). Not only is the long weekend a great time to shop for fashion and beauty, there’s also some solid deals on home goods like mattresses, decor and everything in between.

Check out the best deals in fashion, beauty and home below. Shop away and enjoy all the good sales!

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Pierpaolo Piccioli Gets It Done

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In ordinary times, Pierpaolo Piccioli would almost certainly have made a brief sojourn to New York in June. He would have presented his resort collection for Valentino before rushing back home — to Rome and the idyllic-sounding, commuting-distance town of Nettuno, where he lives with his family — to ready his couture and men’s collections.

These times are anything but ordinary. Like so many others, Piccioli has spent the spring and early summer sequestered, reinventing work processes in the era of work-from-home. Early on, it was about figuring it all out. Then, it was about getting it done. Piccioli seems to have fared just fine because this week he’s “presenting” two collections, resort first and then couture. Resort will break when Valentino posts the collection’s campaign pictures to social media on Monday. Not just any campaign shoot, mind you, but one he shot,

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Save on Activewear and Athleisure Deals from the Big Style Sale at Amazon

The Amazon Summer Sale is on! Also called the Big Style Sale, the Amazon fashion sale has become the shopping event of the summer. Brand names like Adidas, Levi’s, Skechers and so many others are offering great discounted price options and seasonally relevant deals right now.

The annual Amazon Prime Day sale was postponed, so shoppers have been waiting for the chance to cash in on major deals. Amazon’s summer sale 2020 is reportedly meant to support and jumpstart sales for fashion and beauty retailers on the site, who were hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With discounts on everything from hats and sunglasses down to shoes and socks on sale, now’s the time to stock up on apparel and accessories for you and your family.

While most people were adhering to stay-at-home and quarantine restrictions this spring, athleisure saw a lot of wear. Activewear also got attention,

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