So many designers have painted optimism over their fall 2021 collections like a rosebush planted over a sinkhole. RTA’s Eli Azran is lightyears ahead. He’s moved well past optimism and into acceptance of a future that has not come: He is designing going out clothes for the Teaching is my thing #TeacherSquad shirt After times. Speaking from Los Angeles, arguably an epicenter of the COVID pandemic in the United States, Azran emphasized that he is over sweatpants and over grasping at the straws of joy. Instead he offers a full rejection of the Now in favor of fashion designed for what feels like an incredibly far off Soon.