With everything shifting this year because of the pandemic, the fashion industry has made sure to change and adapt to the current circumstances. Instead of the normal insane crowds for fashion week, Paris looked a little different this fall. While some designers opted for virtual runway shows, others still decided to hold intimate gatherings of their new collections, of course, with strict guidelines on distancing and mask-wearing. 

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Fashion is one of the key ways we express ourselves. Grunge, goth, athletic, preppy it's the easiest and most recognizable way to tell the world what we want them to see. It would make sense that fashion designers would be held in such high esteem. Even more so fashion designers who specialize in creating designs for major life milestones. Moroccan fashion designer Somaya Akbib has carved herself into the world of wedding dress designers in the Spanish capital.

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When I think of innovative fashion, I don’t typically think of fabrics or materials such as crystals or satins being utilized, I associate these goods with inaccessible couture brands such as Chanel or Dior. However, as younger fashion designers and brands that have had to utilize the unique materials and opportunities provided to them rise, these materials have become as innovative and contemporary as the people wielding them.

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