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Meghan Markle Breaks Royal Protocol Again

Plus, more fashion news you might have missed!
Meghan Markle Breaks Royal Protocol Again Plus, more fashion news you might have missed!

Here's everything that happened in the fashion world you need to update yourself with this week. Read on!

1. Meghan Markle breaks royal dress code again.

The Duchess of Sussex continues to break royal protocols with her choice of outfits. At the Queen's 92nd birthday parade, also known as the annual Trooping the Color event, Meghan "wore a custom two-piece set by Carolina Herrera, which was made up of an off-the-shoulder button top and a midi skirt. Her hat, by Philip Treacy, is also bespoke. For accessories, the Duchess matched her Carolina Herrera white-and-gold clutch to her Plaisirs de Birks opal-and-gold earrings—a reminder of her official engagement announcement, according to the jewelry brand—and Birks Iconic stackable diamond rings in rose gold," Fashionista reports. 

The prescribed dress code for royal women includes covering of the shoulders, which goes against the Duchess' sartorial decision to wear an off-the-shoulder top. This wasn't the first time Meghan bared her shoulders, though. Remember how her wedding dress showed off her décolletage, too?

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2. L'Uomo Italia is relaunching.

Business of Fashion reports that "Condé Nast Italia is relaunching L’Uomo Vogue just in time for its 50th anniversary, about a year after closing the menswear magazine and other specialty Italian titles." The relaunched edition will publish twice—in June and October of 2018—and will be bundled with Vogue Italia subscriptions. The magazine will also be in English with Italian translations. BOF adds, "With fewer issues per year and a smaller editorial staff, the publisher is now ready to bring L’Uomo Vogue back with the support of advertisers—the first issue has 127 advertising pages."

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3. Ashlee Simpson has a new unisex clothing line.

Ashlee Simpson is back in the spotlight and is now dabbling in the world of fashion with her hubby Evan Ross. The pair has released a unisex capsule collection for French brand Zadig & Voltaire. Evan shares with Fashionista, "It seems as though fashion is moving that direction, anyway; men are deciding not to just shop in men's clothing; they can shop in women's clothing, as well, and it opens the door to be able to have more options and more things to wear." Meanwhile, Ashlee says that this is just the beginning of their foray into fashion since she has "a fashion project of her own in the works, and that's in addition to [their] reality show and new album, debuting later this summer."

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4. H&M is testing voice-activated mirrors in its NYC flagship store.

Your shopping experience is about to change as "H&M has recently set up Voice Interactive Mirrors at its New York City flagship store in Times Square that 'wake up' through facial recognition when someone looks at it long enough," Retail Dive reports.

"The mirror also offers selfies, style advice, and discounts via QR codes, according to a YouTube video from the Swedish fast-fashion retailer. The mirrors, installed on the store floor and not in fitting rooms, were created by Microsoft and Stockholm-based agencies Ombori, a UX design firm, and Visual Art, a digital signage firm," Retail Dive writes. See how it works below.

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5. A Japanese streetwear brand bags the 2018 LVMH Prize.

Masayuki Ino, the winner of the 2018 LVMH Prize (who's taking home 300,000 Euros) and a year of mentorship from LVMH designers, is the Japanese designer behind the streetwear brand Doublet. "Doublet beat out brands like Charles Jeffery Loverboy, Eckhaus Latta and Matthew Adams Dolan to join an impressive list of past winners, including Marques' Almeida, Thomas Tait, Grace Wales Bonner, and Marine Serre. Ino's win is even more impressive when you take into consideration the fact that LVMH could only narrow the pool of finalists down to nine brands, rather than the standard eight, because there was so much promising talent," Fashionista reports

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