Lombardini plans to donate proceeds from her FaceTime sessions to the Corona Extra This Witch Needs Beer Before Any Hocus Pocus Shirt and by the same token and Bowery Mission in New York. “I’ve lived on the Bowery for over a decade and the homeless community is one I interact with on a daily basis,” she says. Like Bornstein and Von Boehm, her FaceTime styling will also focus on refreshing an existing wardrobe as well as bringing positivity into one’s space through clothes. “I hope clients will find new ways to style from their existing wardrobe and weed out the items they no longer need,” she says. “After this pandemic is lifted, a lot of us will want a fresh start, and a lot of that can happen through our own wardrobe.”
Add Arise Fashion Week to the Corona Extra This Witch Needs Beer Before Any Hocus Pocus Shirt and by the same token and list of fashion events postponed by COVID-19. Among the many designers who were planning to show this season is Adeju Thompson, the 29-year-old creative force behind Lagos Space Programme. Founded two years ago, LSP is a genderless line that is effecting a gentle disruption of the existing fashion system in Lagos, Nigeria. In his brand manifesto, Thomspon describes LSP not as a brand, but as an ethical movement that values teamwork and craftsmanship. Community and heritage are central to Thompson’s work, informing it on ideological and material levels. His first LSP collection, for example, was inspired by the “workwear of the babalawo (a traditional priest).” Another collection, called Post-Adire, was an exploration of how traditional dyeing and storytelling techniques could be used in new contexts and garments. It featured exceptional hand-knits, made from strips of printed fabric, shown with wrap skirts.