Good Read: Sign of Times / The New Speed of Fashion

There are designers who have to create 10 collections a year. Who genius and creative can you be when you’re under the pressure to make a collection almost every month?

In the New York Times article Sign of Times / The New Speed of Fashion  Suzy Menkes deals with the consequences of the fast fashion age:

Designers who cannot handle the pressure (Galliano) or couldn’t handle it (Alexander McQueen), the retail business (exception: fast fashion chains) that is not able to deliver in a way it makes sense (summer clothes in the summer) and uninspired ready-to-wear fashion.

I was chatting with the young London designer Jonathan Anderson, marveling at how in just three years he had matched his transgender frilly men’s wear with the addition of his intriguing women’s collections. “What’s that?” I asked, looking at a spread of drawings on the wall of his studio-cum-workroom in London’s down-at-the-heels Dalston neighborhood. (Think: East Village.)

“Resort!” said the 28-year-old Northern Irishman whose label is known as J. W. Anderson. Resort? Already! This guy has been in business only five years and has just 12 people in his studio.

You can read the entire article over at New York Times.

Von: David Kurt Karl Roth

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