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This is Everything Worth Noting About the Sex and the City Reboot Wardrobe

This is Everything Worth Noting About the Sex and the City Reboot Wardrobe

Iconic American television series Sex and the City is set to return with a brand-new season later this year and with it, so will the stylish ensembles, bold humor, and scenes of bustling Manhattan. Exploring the lives of four dynamic New York-based women, the two-decade-year-old show is responsible for fashion legacies aplenty, introducing raging sartorial trends that defined the aughts: From iconic tube tops, tutus, and plush fur coats to cowboy hats and oversized sunglasses. With Carrie Bradshaw delivering chic New Yorker style, Miranda Hobbes sleek pant looks, and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt elegant day dresses, fans of the show are waiting to see how their favorite characters will dress in the 2021 reboot named And Just Like That…
There are some glimpses of star cast Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, and Kristin Davis, who have been filming the HBO Max series around New York City over the past few months. Parker, in particular, has been spotted recycling her character Carrie Bradshaw’s signature staples, like the sequined Fendi baguette that has now achieved cult status, Manolo Blahnik pumps, and the giant blossom on her lapel from the third season of the show. But before all of these, Bradshaw’s wide, studded black leather belt by Streets Ahead made among the first few comebacks, last seen with a few outfits on Bradshaw in the 2008 Sex and The City movie.
Additionally, when Parker stepped out in a Dries Van Noten floral blazer, her feathered cap was reminiscent of the giant feather headpiece Carrie wore while tying the knot with Big in the same movie. Back then, the original costume designer, Patricia Field, paired the blue feather number with a Vivienne Westwood wedding gown for the memorable scene. Interestingly, since January this year, faux feathers have become a major addition in fashion, with celebrities like Harry Styles and Lady Gaga donning the look, and designers like Bottega Veneta and Valentino assimilating the ornament in their collections. In 2021, a time calling for an end to fast fashion, the reappearing pieces – styled by the reboot’s costume designer Molly Rogers – are not only easter eggs for fans and a part of the character’s personality, but also send a message of sustainability.
Parker in the alleged Forever 21 dress. Photo: Getty
However, this can’t be said for all looks emerging from the show so far, as one in particular sent style sleuths investigating the origins of a dress that appeared to have been from Forever 21. Worn by Bradshaw, the paisley maxi dress allegedly from a mall brand made fans question its adoption by a designer label-loving character, and the way it had been styled over a blue oxford shirt didn’t seem to help either. While the ensemble can pass as a more realistic high-low mix since it also included the Gucci x Balenciaga Hourglass bag and Terry DeHavilland platform sandals, it is the possibility of a fast fashion brand appearing on-screen that upset fans and critics. Forever 21 or not, the divisive nature of the looks overall has also led to a general consensus that the outfits leave something to be desired. But almost 20 years later, is it too much to expect the show to still have the sartorial influence it did?
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You Can Now Shop Manolo Blahniks on a Stylish Bus That Arrives to Your Door

You Can Now Shop Manolo Blahniks on a Stylish Bus That Arrives to Your Door

The Runway On Wheels Manolo Blahnik bus

What will the future of physical retail look like? This question and more (inspired by a pandemic-induced overhaul of how we shop, no doubt), has led to the emergence of forward-thinking initiatives such as the Middle East’s new mobile luxury boutique, The Runway On Wheels (TROW). The concept is simple: a giant coach, decked out in high-spec branded fixtures and furnishings and, of course, the latest collections by its current collaborator, drives to your door to offer a direct-to-consumer shopping experience. No commute, no queues, no fuss.
For its launch, TROW has joined forces with Manolo Blahnik, transforming the interior of the trailer into a visual ode to one of the designer’s statement boutiques, complete with handcrafted German leather and Blahnik’s infamous sketches.
TROW interiors feature Blahnik’s infamous sketches

“Adapting to the post-Covid retail landscape takes a lot of experimentation,” says Samara Punjabi, CEO of Times Square, Manolo Blahnik Middle East. “I feel like this collaboration will be a game changer. The Runway On Wheels concept will upgrade and elevate the customer experience to a whole new level of bespoke service and it may well entice other luxury brands to transform their own retail experiences. We have a lot of clients who live in other parts of the UAE who would be delighted to be able to shop their favorite luxury brands from literally, outside their homes.”
Shop these Manolo Blahnik Kukan suede pumps, and more, from TROW

Regular sanitization of the bus occurs after each home visit and there’s a limit to five shoppers at a time, ensuring all safety measures are in place and the personal experience remains, well, personal. “This collaboration is unique and will change the shopping landscape to a whole new individualized experience,” says Punjabi. “TROW concept is creative and we at Manolo Blahnik are thrilled to be the first brand to collaborate with them.”
The Runway On Wheels launches on March 20 for a seasonal collaboration with Manolo Blahnik. To pre-book, simply head to their Instagram @therunwayonwheels
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