the Fashion World: Suzy Menkes talks Runway

The fashion industry has come a long way. But what has it really become? Suzy Menkes recently wrote ‘Sign of the Times | The New Speed of Fashion’ for the new issue of T Magazine: The New York Times style mag. In the interesting read, she discusses how the hodgepodge fashion environment is starting to get a bit jumbled. Instead of praising it, she brings up valid points about the industry itself: Are runway shows not matching retail expectations? Can designers keep up with demand? Are seasons too far ahead?

Here’s an except from the piece:

“How to make sense of this endless rush for the new when there are no longer any simple markers, like seasons? During the summer, when you are looking for a breezy maxi dress, the fall wool coats are hanging on the rails. Come early November, they will have vanished in favor of resort, which used to be called cruise, as if everyone hopped on a boat to the Caribbean with the first autumn chill.”

Menkes gets us thinking. It’s cleansing to read some professional opinions about fashion… see for yourself, read the article here. T, The New York Times Style Magazine: Sign of the Times: The New Speed of Fashion, commentary by Allison Ripa.


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