A Week in Review: January 12, 2018
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Charles Jeffrey and the Designers Transforming Fashion for a Post-Gender World via The Guardian
As we move closer to a genderless reality, brands like Charles Jeffrey's Loverboy are exploring clothing as a means for self-expression, stating "there is a lot of stigma still attached to trans people and it’s important to communicate with the whole spectrum of what gender is, people who want to be associated with femininity and masculinity."
Plus Size Representation Has a Long Way To Go via Refinery 29
Laia Garcia of Refinery 29 argues that the fashion industry is "aspirational—"a way for women to escape reality. "By keeping plus women out," she explains, "magazines are telling them, you are not allowed to take part in this dream, or your body needs to conform to this shape or that shape in order for you to be something other women can look up to. In order for you to be something."
Why Anna Dello Russo Is Selling Off One of Modern Fashion’s Greatest Archives, for Peanuts via Vogue
Fashion editor Anna Dello Russo is selling off her personal fashion archive spanning her 30-year career in the industry. The sale includes full looks by Gianni Versace, Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Burberry, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Balmain, Margiela, Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin, Roksanda Ilincic, McQueen, Tom Ford for Gucci, and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.
10 Questions With The Queen Of Hermès via Hong Kong Tatler
Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, the artistic director of women’s ready-to-wear at Hermès, speaks with Hong Kong Tatler about her role in the French fashion house. On creating womenswear, she shares, "There’s no sanctified concept. It’s like a philosophical riddle, which you must ponder, incorporate with your own reality and then interpret. It’s a generous, rich and amazingly fertile environment. It’s never static."
Diane Von Furstenberg's Next Big Move via Refinery 29
Landon Peoples speaks with the legendary womenswear designer, Diane von Furstenberg, on her namesake brand, her new MasterClass, and what she's planning next.