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How The Fashion World Is Staying Woke

Louis Vuitton Cruise '19

It's official: fashion has reached peak #fitspiration, culminating at the Victoria's Secret show last November. The popularity of the thigh gap and Toblerone Tunnel--the ones that Bella, Gigi, and Kendall are blessed with--have resulted in the onslaught of gimmicky teatoxes, controversial waist trainers, and overhyped juice cleanses, while Instagram feeds are bombarded with the hashtag #BodyGoals. But in today's age of body diversity and empowerment, how is Victoria's Secret's million-dollar Fantasy Bra and the hyper-sexy image of the lingerie brand relevant to the average woman at large?

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Cultish freedom at Louis Vuitton Cruise ’19

Designers have kept it woke this Cruise ’10 through elongated silhouettes, and with a strong focus on modesty. At Balmain, uber-miniskirts were worn with thigh-high boots so far up, they could be mistaken for leggings. Italian goliath Max Mara translated this nouveau liberation through breezy floor-gazing kaftans, which Dior’s answer lied in gussied-up midi skirts worn with crisp shirts. And as a home run, Donatella Versace swapped out her glamorous notes for double-denim suiting and oversized parkas. Next season for Spring/Summer ’19, expect hemlines to drop against the rising temperatures, while full coverage ensues at Loewe, Valentino, and Gucci.

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