What Went Down At The Flying Solo Runway Show

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Feast your eyes on the future of fashion

We partnered with Flying Solo for the brand’s fourth-ever runway show, and it was the be all, end all of fashion shows, TBH. Featuring work from dozens of designers, from clothing, accessories, shoes, and swimwear, it was pretty much nonstop fashion envy.

If you haven’t heard, Flying Solo is a fashion community and retail hub featuring work from over 70 designers. Instead of doing it alone in the breakneck world that is the retail industry, these designers have banded together to create a collaborative space where they can work together instead of competing with one another. Designers are given resources, from workspace to stylists to press, buyers, and even a marketing budget, to ensure that their pieces have the opportunity to reach people who will wear and love their work.

The show itself was killer, with a soundtrack from South Sudanese supermodel Mari Malek (aka DJ Stiletto), and the runway at Pier 59 Studios decked out with an interstellar vibe. Styles from the featured designers were sent down the runway two-by-two (think: high fashion Noah’s Ark vibes), with models all wearing the same futuristic, metallic makeup look. Apparel designers paired with jewelry, bag, and shoe designers to showcase their work in tandem, which not only showed how well the looks paired together but also reinforced the collaborative ethos that Flying Solo is known for. Altogether, the show proved how diverse, inclusive, and truly groundbreaking fashion can be if artists work together.

Check out our favorite looks from the show, below.

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Clothing by Wilde Vertigga, jewelry by Minton.

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He announced the news today

On Monday, Bernie Sanders announced that he is running for president again, after he lost the primary in 2016 to Hillary Clinton. And although he was very popular during the 2016 election, his announcement is drawing mixed reactions online.

Many of his previous supporters, including celebrities like Mark Ruffalo, were excited about him joining the 2020 race, voicing their support of his announcement.

But others seem to want him to disappear, even pretending not to know who he is. And these reactions have turned out, in some cases, to be hilarious.

The lack of excitement for his announcement may be because of the recent allegations of sexual assault which apparently occurred within his 2016 campaign, and which he claims he didn't know about. It could also be due to his base, who supported him even after he lost the primary to the detriment of Clinton's campaign.

Some are also calling out the fact that Clinton has been effectively shunned following her loss, while Sanders seems to be being welcomed back with open arms.



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The pieces will take your athleisure look to the next level

American Apparel just dropped its first activewear line since the brand's relaunch last year, and I can already tell that these looks are going to make up my entire summer wardrobe.

The new line, called FORWARD, offers a variety of styles in lightweight fabrics like flyweight satin, which is an imitation of boxing gear; lame tricot; and cotton Spandex. All of the fabrics feature a four-way stretch, making the clothes "suitable for training but also designed for life outside the gym."

With the collection, American Apparel also launched an inclusive campaign called How We Play, which shows a diverse range of models, including blind Paralympic runner David Brown and curvy yoga instructor Luisa Fonseca.

The collection's styles offer a wide range of looks which will fit with just about any aesthetic, whether you're going hard at the gym or looking for a casual off-day outfit. Personally, I'm excited about the iridescent looks and the rainbow patterned bra and bottoms, which I will definitely be rocking at Pride this year.

The entire line is also super-affordable, capping out at $48, with most products priced in the $20-to-$30 range. You can shop FORWARD collection online, now.