"If with great power comes great responsibility, it’s time for fashion’s leadership to stop abusing their positions and begin authentically making actionable commitment to solving the problem of Black exclusion."
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
- Maya Angelou
It would be mortifying to the feelings of many ladies, could they be made to understand how little the heart of a man is affected by what is costly or new in their attire... Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter.
Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Clothes aren't going to change the world, the women who wear them will.
- Anne Klein
“I spent my whole life as a straight-A schoolgirl type. But what happens when you play by the rules your whole life, only to find out the game is rigged?”
Elva Ramirez | Former reporter WSJ
“Of course, I’m not naive enough to think these brands suddenly care about the human rights of models. After all, seven years have passed since I spoke out. It should not have taken this long.”
Jamie Peck on Terry Richardson Controversy | The Guardian
"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style."
- MAYA ANGELOU
"I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence"
- Yves St Laurent
“You gotta have style. It helps you get down the stairs. It helps you get up in the morning. It’s a way of life. Without it, you’re nobody. I’m not talking about lots of clothes.”
The fashion system is undergoing a generation-defining disruption and retail, at least in a traditional sense, is dying. Yet, many still believe it's just a cycle. But it's time to acknowledge that these changes are real so we can focus on looking forward not backward.
– Robert Cordero | EDITOR & ENTREPRENEUR
When you go from good to great, there’s this element of delight and magic that has to happen in design. Massimo Vignelli | designer