A Week in Review: January 19, 2018
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"Dressing in haste": Galliano Delivers his First Menswear Collection for Margiela via The Guardian
Galliano's debut menswear collection for Margiela centered around the idea of "dressing in haste"— combining past and present looks into something entirely new.
On Sex Abuse, We Are All Guilty via BoF
Business of Fashion reflects on the numerous accounts of sexual misconduct within the fashion industry, stating, "While some are responsible for actively perpetrating sexual abuse, many more are guilty of tolerating —and thereby normalising—the very same misconduct: the brands who hired suspected sex offenders; the editors who turned a blind eye; the stylists and hair and makeup artists who surely witnessed sexual misconduct on set but kept quiet; and the agents who told the models again and again that sexual abuse was simply what they needed to endure to advance their careers, coercing them to do what was necessary to get the job done.
How Yaeji’s Singular Sound and Style Capture the Asian-American Experience via Vogue
On her favorite designers, the best places to thrift in Brooklyn, and her cultural identity, Vogue speaks with the Asian-American musician, Yaeji.
Versace Represented a Fast Track to the American Dream via Racked
"Much like The People v. OJ Simpson, American Crime Story’s critically lauded first installment, Versace uses a famous murder as a jumping-off point to explore broader truths about our society and culture. Using Maureen Orth’s nonfiction bestseller Vulgar Favors: Andrew Cunanan, Gianni Versace, and the Largest Failed Manhunt in US History as its guide, the season examines Cunanan’s cross-country killing spree that culminated in the designer’s death. And in doing so, it paints a terrifying portrait of the dark underbelly of the American Dream."
Why Aren't There More Black Designers? via BoF
"Let me be clear: the established, mainstream fashion design community does not have a diversity problem, it has a 'Black people problem.' Within the majority of luxury, contemporary-level and mass-market design studios, talented Black designers are seldom equitably afforded opportunities to attain senior designer, design director, creative director or vice president of design titles. More often than not, they are blacklisted by influential recruiters and hiring managers, resulting in little to no prospects for stable employment or market rate salaries."