How will COVID-19 transform fashion? Top designers share exclusive sketches

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Virgil Abloh, Tracy Reese, and Prabal Gurung imagine what clothes will look like after the pandemic. COVID-19 has reshaped the world’s fashion tastes. As people around the globe went into lockdown, they traded in their statement pieces for loungewear and sweatpants. But fashion designers don’t think we’ll be in this state forever. And they’re already beginning to dream up what the universe of post-pandemic fashion could look like. Read Full Story

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These playing cards show gorgeous visions for what the world will look like in 2120

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From Mars colonies to a submerged Statue of Liberty, each card of this deck shows a different artist’s vision for the future. 2020 has been a year of unexpected twists and turns. With the COVID-19 pandemic ongoing and the disastrous effects of climate change worsening, it’s hard to picture what the world will look like in the next few months, let alone years. But a group of artists are already looking ahead to 2120. Across two decks of cards from Playing Arts, graphic designers and illustrators have imagined what the world will look like in 100 years. Read Full Story

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If COVID-19 drags on, this is what sharing meals will look like

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A Croatian design studio creates a tongue-in-cheek (and slightly dystopian) collection that reflects on how difficult it is to share meals with friends during the pandemic. Oh, how I miss eating with other people. It’s been six months since I’ve dug into a family-style dinner with my mother or hosted a long, boozy dinner party or grabbed sushi with a friend after work. The pandemic has transformed mealtime into a largely solitary endeavor, except for the brief interludes when my 4-year-old flings yogurt at me with a spoon. Read Full Story

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COVID-19 upended fashion trends, but will they last? History offers some clues

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For a peek into fashion’s future, look to the past. For years, I’ve resisted the lure of the sweatpant, from the velour Juicy Couture sweatsuits of the 2000s to the Lululemon joggers of the 2010s. But 2020 broke me. When the pandemic hit the U.S. and it became clear I’d be confined to my home, I stocked up on the softest, comfiest sweatpants I could find . I’ve stayed wrapped in their cosy embrace for nine months straight. Read Full Story

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4 fashion insiders reveal how COVID-19 is altering the industry

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Designer Prabal Gurung, Farfetch CEO José Neves, CFDA’s Steven Kolb, and Vestiaire Collective’s Clara Chappez offer a preview of upcoming seasons. For Fast Company’ s Shape of Tomorrow series , we’re asking business leaders to share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries. Here’s what’s been lost—and what could be gained—in the new world order. Read Full Story

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What is an ‘essential’ business anyway? A cheat sheet for getting through the COVID-19 pandemic

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State governments have offered confusing guidance on what qualifies as “essential” or “nonessential” businesses, leaving it up to individual companies to designate themselves. Living in times of coronavirus means getting comfy with pandemic lingo. Phrases like “social distancing,” “self-quarantine,” and “flatten the curve” are cropping up everywhere, and if you don’t get smart to them, you’re going to get left in the dust. Read Full Story

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What's Up With Open Yoga Studios in COVID-19 Hotspots?

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Yoga is a practice known for its mindful, do-no-harm teachings. But yoga studios are also businesses, and many in current COVID-19 red zones are still offering in-studio classes. We zero in on the yoga community in Phoenix, Arizona to decipher how various studios are approaching the pandemic, and what the future of the yogi business could look like.

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Who should get a COVID-19 vaccine first? It’s complicated

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Scientists are modeling out what happens when you prioritize vaccinating different demographic groups to understand what an optimal rollout looks like. I f the book of nature is written in the language of mathematics, as Galileo once declared, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought that truth home for the world’s mathematicians, who have been galvanized by the rapid spread of the coronavirus. Read Full Story

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