Berlin Fashion Week Reboots Without Trade Fairs

BERLIN With Germany still under lockdown, initial hopes for a hybrid Berlin Fashion Week with selected attendees quickly pivoted into the digital sphere. This season’s edition, running from Jan. 18 to 24, was an event that raised many questions: What’s the state of German fashion? How are the designers doing? With the trade shows gone to Frankfurt for a new fashion week, what’s the future of BFW?

The Senate of Berlin, not previously known for prioritizing creative industries, ponied up 3.5 million euros, distributed to half a dozen parties, and set the dates for the week in an attempt to help “position itself as the European capital of creative industries,” it touted in an official statement. And while often experimental, the myriad events — after last season’s hiatus — offered a survey of the city’s potential as a hub for emerging talents.

The first Berlin Fashion Week in

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Great Outfits in Fashion History: Julia Roberts in a Pinstriped Skirt Suit

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There are perfectly good celebrity style moments, and then there are the looks that really stick with you, the ones you try desperately to recreate at home. In ‘Great Outfits in Fashion History,’ Fashionista editors are revisiting their all-time favorite lewks.

There are a few ’90s Julia Roberts looks that “live in my head rent-free,” as the kids would say. This is one of them: Emblematic of a more casual era for red-carpet events, Roberts, like many other attendees, did not wear a gown to the 1991 Golden Globe Awards, and instead chose this cool, pinstriped suit comprised of a long, double-breasted blazer with shoulder pads (with nothing underneath), a matching mini skirt and sheer black tights. She accessorized the look with delicate, dangly turquoise earrings, a small brooch, a couple of rings, that signature megawatt smile, Kiefer Sutherland and a Golden Globe, which she won for

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George Clooney Reveals He Sews His Kids and Wife Amal’s Clothes

George Clooney is revealing his surprising skill. The 59-year-old actor covers the Feb./March issue of AARP The Magazine, and, in the accompanying interview, discusses the things he’s been doing around the house he shares with his wife, Amal Clooney, and their 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, to keep busy during quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I wood stained the entire interior, exterior, and all the furniture of the house. All of it. It was getting dingy, and I had buckets of stain, and I was, like, ‘Well, what else am I going to do?’ It made me feel better,” he says. “And I put chicken wire all around the dog yard.”

“I do a lot of sewing the kids’ clothes and my wife’s dress that tore a couple of times,” Clooney continues, after revealing that he also spent time rewiring his assistant’s sewing machine. “I was a

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