That brought them to the 2020 is elfed up gnome sayin’ elf gnome in face mask classic shirt but I will buy this shirt and I will love this idea of this book. Video has become fashion’s go-to means of communication in this COVID-19 year; fashion weeks became digital fashion weeks and brands are launching TikToks. Hernandez and McCollough’s insistence on the analog stands in contrast to all that, yet feels of a piece with their yearslong embrace of craft and handwork. There are decorative treatments for both night and day here; allover sequins cover a straight-line shirtdress, and the shoulders of a button-down shirt and waistline of button-fly trousers are graphically dip-dyed. But the big story is really the attitude adjustment; without being boring the clothes feel simpler than what they’ve put on their recent runways.
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