Philophiles versus Slimaniacs in fashion's new civil war
If Hedi Slimane had crushed a kitten under the heel of one of his studded boots he might have provoked less indignation than his debut show for Celine. The howl that went up after the hottest show of Paris fashion week on Friday night has since turned into a civil war on social media between his defenders -- the Slimaniacs -- and the supporters...
2 Oct 2018
Video: Designer Phoebe Philo And The Modern Woman
From Chloé to Céline, British designer Phoebe Philo has left a lasting impact on modern fashion and style. Source: M2M – Made To Measure, YouTube.
24 Jul 2018
Time to stop baring all in the name of female empowerment
With the glare of #metoo still burning our eyes, and so much evidence indicating that abuse of power in Hollywood, in media and fashion photography fueled the images we consumed for decades, women can only deduce that they have been reared on a daily manna of misogyny. Our self-view, cultivated but malformed, and held captive by systematic male...
22 Mar 2018
No More Drama; When did the fashion show lose its spectacle?
Nowadays, thanks to Instagram, anyone can feel like they’re sitting front row at any fashion show right alongside Anna Wintour. But most modern runways resemble conveyor belts of merchandise; blank, sterile presentations, often indistinguishable one from the next. Not so long ago, things were much different: fashion shows were spectacles,...
24 Oct 2017