Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Teens embracing Crocs is fashion’s latest so-uncool-it’s-cool trend

Not that long ago, Birkenstocks, sportswear brand Fila, and UGG boots were all bywords for uncoolness, victims of their own success that had become so mainstream they’d fallen out of fashion. But lately they’ve all seen a revival, as influential teens have decided they’re so uncool they’re acceptable again. And perhaps no brand has done as much to turn ironic revivalism into fashion acceptance as Crocs.   Helen Mirren wears Union Jack crocs on the Tonight Show. Photograph: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images On Thursday, the rapper Post Malone,…

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McQueen review – meticulous portrait of fashion’s master of audacity

McQueen review – meticulous portrait of fashion’s master of audacity

Since the fashion designer Alexander McQueen took his own life at the age of 40 in 2010, his life and work has been mythologised in a colossally successful exhibition in London and New York entitled Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, and there has been a projected movie – now reportedly on hold – to which Jack O’Connell and Andrew Haigh were once attached as star and director. Now there is this sombre, thorough, intelligent and informative documentary by Ian Bonhôte giving us the moving story of a working-class boy with fierce and original talent…

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Under Cover Fashions New Dress Code

Under Cover Fashions New Dress Code

Finally, summer is in sight. Savvy shoppers will want to stock up on sunscreen, rosé and, perhaps most important, a new warm-weather frock of two. A good dress invites the kind of free-spirited ease that one craves as temperatures rise. And this season the news is not about showing off skin or playing into preconceived notions of femininity. In fact, as the Times fashion critic Vanessa Friedman wrote this month, a covered-up look may just be the defining style of this decade, with more and more women eschewing miniskirts and strapless dresses for…

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