ACW: A case study

As we venture off into the world of virtual fashion weeks and socially-distant seasons, I sit at my desk less inundated with shots of street style models and whimsical set designs. Instead, it seems, the industry is continuing to slow down, slowly redefining itself a couple of percentage points at a time. Burberry instated aContinue reading “ACW: A case study”

Fashion forever?

My good friend, Chase, sent me this NYT article that perfectly encapsulated my thoughts on the ‘busyness’ of the fashion industry. It speaks to how Scott Sternberg, founder of Band of Outsiders, created Entireworld, envisioning it as a “rejection of the traditional fashion system.” It was created to disband the notion of wholesale, seasonal collections,Continue reading “Fashion forever?”

Different forms of cinematography

I think photography and cinematography play such powerful, under-rated currents in storytelling. It is what the audience subconsciously takes in without a doubt. When done correctly and effectively, it can convey so much more of the storyline than the dialogue or character development itself. As we say, a picture is worth a thousand words. TwoContinue reading “Different forms of cinematography”

Social justice shopping in the age of COVID?

After reading Manrepeller’s article on ‘Should we still be shopping?‘, my friends and I got into an interesting discussion on the topic of shopping to save the industry vs. shopping to distract ourselves from endless sources of tragic news and pure boredom. The crux of the argument, the article well summarizes with this: Because evenContinue reading “Social justice shopping in the age of COVID?”

Fashion reads while ‘social-distancing’

As we start enclosing ourselves into our own caves, we can spend the time better understanding the world around us. It’s a time of self-reflection, and ultimate introversion in some sense, as we find different ways of connecting with each other…. in the comfort of our own home. Some short reads below to look intoContinue reading “Fashion reads while ‘social-distancing’”

LONDON FASHION WEEK 2020

This past weekend, I was able to attend my first ever fashion week in London. Typically not open to public, fashion week is a celebration of new, innovative art and design coming together. As of British Council September 2019, London Fashion Week was the first to open its doors to the public. This meant thatContinue reading “LONDON FASHION WEEK 2020”

Sustainability in Fashion: Realistic or Idealistic?

I think it’s really interesting to think about what “sustainability” even means in fashion. At the route of the industry is the need to be materialistic – “fashion” wouldn’t exist without the need to be a bit excessive or “consumeristic.” If we are pursuing sustainability to “avoid the depletion of natural resources [and] maintain anContinue reading “Sustainability in Fashion: Realistic or Idealistic?”

REVIEW // JOKER

“Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.” Rupert Pupkin, The King of Comedy The Joker is one of the most compelling narratives of a man’s descendent into chaos. It’s a mashup somewhere between Nabokov’s Lolita and Camus’s The Stranger. A sad, momentous reality depicted in its organized and disorganized, promptedContinue reading “REVIEW // JOKER”

MAISON MARGIELA S’20 “Stories of hope, heroines, and liberation are forgotten as history draws ever closer to repetition.” Army hats, structured corsets, caped jackets — theatrics to remind you the liberation from wartime – the hope that encompasses you after tragedy. LOEWE S’20 “Ethereal, poetic, and aristocratic.” Jonathan Anderson has mastered the fine art of layering lace,Continue reading