A Week in Review: June 29, 2018
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Simon Le Gadjo: Jacquemus Makes its Menswear Debut via SSENSE
I created Jacquemus when I lost my mother at 19 years old. I was thinking about the woman, and it's so biographic. The men, I didn't start because I want to have more sales, I started because I fell in love and I wanted to talk about men.
Ten Ways to Make Fashion Greener via The Guardian
Despite a rise in awareness of the social and ecological injustices contained in the consume-and-chuck-it cycle that governs the way we dress, substantive change has been slow. We currently produce 100 billion new pieces of clothing each year, mainly from virgin resources. And, according to a recent report from environmental NGO Stand.Earth the fashion industry is responsible for 8% of global climate pollution.
Virgil Abloh Tells Louis Vuitton’s Story of Fashion via T Magazine
“Look around this room,” added the designer — a child of Ghanaian immigrants, a suburban kid raised outside Chicago, a trained architect less notable for any specific design skills than for his masterful ability to manipulate social media. “There are people around this room who look like me,” he added. “You never saw that before in fashion. The people have changed and so fashion had to.”
It's Not OK to Appropriate Mexican Culture—Especially If You’re Dehumanizing Its People
via Teen Vogue
Perpetrators of cultural appropriation often assert that they’re not being appropriative, but rather “appreciative.” The problem with claiming cultural appreciation is that you simply can’t appreciate a culture if you don’t respect its people. There is no other way around that.
The Wrangler Way of Life—Fashion Archive, 1979 via The Guardian
Rickenbacker made a good point here, which won him a nod of approval: almost on their own, jeans have brought about what countless generations of education, political pressure and hope have failed to achieve. Jeans have destroyed the concept of class, low or high, poor or rich, everyone wears jeans, after all.