Amanda Gorman, America’s youth poet laureate, signed with one the largest modeling agencies in the world less than a week after captivating audiences at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony.
According to CNN, the Harvard graduate, 22, signed a deal with IMG Models on Monday. The agency represents fashion heavyweights such as Kate Moss and Gisele bundchen.
Los Angeles native impressed
Gorman was one the most prominent stars at last week’s presidential induction, when she read her powerful poem “The Hill We Climb.” The Los Angeles native impressed not only with her bold fashion choices but also with the way she moved Washingtonians and others around the globe.
The poet and activist stood out from the muted crowd in a yellow double-breasted coat designed by Miuccia Prada of Italy and a red satin Prada Prada headband. The outfit was completed by jewelry by independent designers, including Oprah Winfrey’s gift of Miuccia Prada’s yellow double-breasted coat and a red satin Prada headband.
Amanda Gorman, youth poet laureate, was known for her jewelry which had a powerful meaning
Gorman has made several high-profile public appearances since his global exposure. Anderson Cooper, CNN’s anchor, said that he was “transfixed by” the poet in an interview shortly after the inauguration. DeGeneres “endorsed Gorman” for president during a virtual appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres show” Tuesday. However, she is still 13 years younger than the minimum age for a presidential run.
The Hill We Climb, and Other Poems
Gorman’s upcoming books, “Change Sings” and “The Hill We Climb, and Other Poems”, are currently on the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list. This agency’s most recent deal will allow it to develop endorsements and editorial opportunities in the fashion- and beauty industries for Gorman.
Gorman has not yet issued a statement on the deal but she spoke to Vogue recently about her interest fashion. She told Vogue in an interview that she would incorporate her “own kind of symbolism” into the outfit she wore last Wednesday.
She is quoted as saying, “(Fashion] has so much meaning for me, and it’s my way to lean into history that preceded me and all those supporting me,”
Is linen the new fashion industry?
For the next few seasons, will we all be wearing linen? A recent report by the European Flax and Hemp Confederation and Tagwalk suggests that this could be true. Alexandra Van Houtte was the founder of Tagwalk and spoke at a webinar hosted by the EFCL in December. She spoke out in support of this European fiber and highlighted the positive numbers of international fashion brands and houses using it for the spring season. Linen is gaining popularity in the fashion industry.
Tagwalk analysed more than 200 million data for this report. The first result is that 25 percent more linen was used in 2019 compared to all other materials. Surprisingly, 64% of brands that used linen for the first time were Thom Brown, Fendi and Louis Vuitton.
Nearly a quarter of these brands were luxury. 16.1 percent of the collections of major fashion houses, such as Acne and Miu Miu, contain linen. Overall, linen sales have increased by +102 percent for SS21 and 2.3 per cent (220 looks) for SS20. Overall, linen is gaining in popularity with both luxury brands as well as other fashion houses.
Alexandra van Houtte is the one who chose Fendi’s SS21 collection from among the many. The different ways that the Italian fashion house treated linen was up to them. You can see delicate embroidery in feminine midi dresses or wide pants. However, you can also respond to the genderless trend by using oversized and sharp designs.
Maison Margiela’s creative director John Galliano also introduced linen on the catwalk. It accounted for 27 per cent of the looks. Combining linen with other materials like mohair, wool, and satin was possible.
Minimalism, tailor-made and workwear clothing
The versatility of linen is also highlighted in the report. The versatility of linen is not limited to bohemian and romantic styles. This season, linen was used to reflect current trends like Minimalist (10.4% of looks), Outspoken Colors (9.5%), Androgynous (6.6%), and Workwear (4.7%) – but also became applied to less anticipated styles like Bespoke Clothing (28.1 percent of looks, +48%) vs. It is interesting to note that linen is not used in the exact same way for women and men. Van Houtte explained that linen clothing for men is more common in winter than it is for women during the webinar. Linen is used more often for summer collections by women than it is for men. This is a striking distinction, but it is one that is likely to change, according to the data. The report also clarifies the situation regarding men’s clothing: Only five brands had linen in men’s collections as of spring of. This accounts for approximately 26 percent of the overall looks.
Linen Between innovation and accessibility
Van Houtte says that in addition to the environmental benefits, linen is also affordable and can be afforded by everyone. Marie Emmanuelle Belzung (General Delegate of EFCL), was present at the webinar and gave an example of Uniqlo, a multinational company that cooperates with EFCL and offers basic linen items at a cost of 34.90 Euros. The fiber Cultivation took places between Caen, Amsterdam. Van Houtte also noted that brands do not emphasize sustainable linen in press releases. “I love it,” she says. Marie Emmanuelle Belzung also speaks about the comfort and durability of linen. “We will undoubtedly one day create a sports or leisure product that uses linen as its main ingredient.” Brands have used linen because of its innovation in the linen industry. Marie Emmanuelle notes that two major advances have been made in the linen industry in recent years: knitted and washed linen, which is something we are used to seeing in bedlinen until then.