A Week in Review: October 5, 2018
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Tommy Ton's Life After Street Style via BoF
This year, Ton joined New York-based independent label Deveaux as its artistic director, moving in a direction few could have predicted. Co-founders Matthew Breen, who owned the now-shuttered menswear store Carson Street Clothiers, and Andrea Tsao, who previously worked for menswear designer Michael Bastian, linked up with Ton earlier this year. He led the conception of Deveaux’s first women’s collection, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in September.
Wanted: Fashion designers who truly respect women. Now more than ever. via The Washington Post
This season there’s little willingness on the part of casual observers or passionate fans to forgive designers who get lost in their own imagination. There’s no patience for trussed or hobbling clothes. No patience for shows that send a homogeneous parade of wasted-youth models down the runway. To hell with the muses, the “it” girls and wannabe influencers. What have designers got for a woman who takes her style seriously but also has work to do and a life to live?
Why Does So Much Ethical Fashion Look the Same via Fashionista
Another reason for ethical fashion's sometimes homogenous-seeming offerings is just as practical: if you're trying to create a piece of clothing that's timeless enough to be worn over and over rather than being destined for landfill after a few seasons, that's easier to accomplish with a foolproof color like black or navy than with a trendy hue like millennial pink or slime green. Plus, it's easier to live with less—a core value among conscious consumers—when everything you own matches everything else you own. Hence, neutrals that never clash become a mainstay.
Celine’s New Designer Would Rather Not Be Compared to Trump, Thanks via The Cut
Does this mean women are no longer free to wear miniskirts if they wish? The comparisons to Trump are opportunistic, rather bold and fairly comical, just because the young women in my show are liberated and carefree. They are free to dress as they see fit.
Virgil Abloh on his Rimowa collaboration: 'My premier position is to translate brand into current culture' via CNBC
"My premier position is just to translate brand into current culture… The brands that I choose to work with are usually best in category and they also have some heritage to them," Abloh told CNBC on the phone as he waited for a flight from Chicago to Paris. "And my goal is to sort of articulate that heritage in a new refreshing way to a younger consumer."