A Week in Review: October 27, 2017
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Shaun Leane Shares 5 Lessons He Learned From Alexander McQueen via Vogue
McQueen will forever fascinate the fashion industry—past, present, and future. A jeweler and close friend of the late designer, Shaun Leane, crafted intricate pieces for McQueen's runway shows throughout the late 90s and early 2000s. Leane recently spoke with Vogue, sharing the 5 best pieces of advice he ever received from McQueen: break the mold, be fearless, push boundaries, ask questions, and embrace fantasy.
Gucci Has A “Shadow Committee” of Millennial Advisors via Quartz
Another established name looking for some valuable advice, Gucci's chief executive, Marco Bizzarri, has installed a "shadow panel" of under-30-year-olds to better understand the brand's millennial audience. The panel shares what works for the brand, and what doesn't work—valuable insight that is perhaps the reason behind Gucci's rapid growth in sales over the last few years.
Will Millennials Boost the Fur Trade? via BOF
Gucci might be going fur-free, but millennials are still the driving force behind this controversial industry. Saks Potts' founding duo, Barbara Potts and Cathrine Saks, tell Business of Fashion, "[Real fur] was, and to a degree still is, characterised as expensive and old fashioned, but nothing could be more wrong. In our experience, both our generation (20-year-olds) and older generations are interested in [fur]."
How a $700 Sock With a Sole Became the Hottest Sneaker in Fashion via Quartz
Balenciaga, similar to Gucci, seems to be at an all-time high amongst millennial shoppers. Their $700 sock-shoes, a high-fashion-ode to the athletic designs by Nike and Adidas, create a desirable union of comfort and luxury.
Is Dior Repurposing Feminism for Profit? via Oxford Student
Dior's womenswear artistic director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, is leveraging the brand as a platform share her feminist ideals. Making wearable the words of notable women such as Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Linda Nochlin, Chiuri is adding a new modern dimension to the 70-year-old brand.