Face masks, athleisure and sandals are most popular fashion trends right now, new report says

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, people around the world are prioritising comfort and safety, with athleisure, sandals and face masks emerging as the most popular fashion trends, according to a new report.

On Wednesday, global fashion search platform Lyst released its newest 2020 Lyst Index showing the shopping behaviours of more than 9m people per month over a three-month period.

According to the report, which took into account search data on both Lyst and Google, sales, brand and social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide during the months of April, May and June, the hottest brand in the world right now is Nike.

In addition to knocking Off-White out of the first place spot, where the luxury streetwear brand had been for the last three quarters, Nike’s number one title marked the first time a luxury fashion brand has not taken the top spot since the Lyst Index

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Police Face Backlash Over Virus Rules. Enter ‘Violence Interrupters.’

NEW YORK — When Iesha Sekou began passing out surgical masks and disposable gloves in Harlem early in the pandemic, some people laughed and said she was taking things too far. It was an unfamiliar role for Sekou, the founder of a nonprofit that usually works to prevent gang violence.

But as deaths from the virus mounted in predominantly black neighborhoods like the one where Sekou’s group operates, people started chasing her and her workers down the street to get supplies, she said.

Even young skeptics who “had their little theories” about the virus dropped their resistance after Sekou and her volunteers warned them that the police could stop them for not having a mask, or worse, they might get infected and unwittingly pass the disease along to their grandmothers.

“That’s a soft spot that we were able to hit and get them to know that if you don’t want

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