Business of Fashion

Quote of the day: Garance Dore on influencer culture



Garance Dore

“For a few seasons, I had been seated with all the new influencers on the front row, which was, to be honest, a quite dreadful experience. As individuals, everyone on the front row was so nice. But the fight for power was exhausting, empty and ridiculous. I had also run out of stories to tell. But I wanted to be a good girl, so I pushed, pushed and pushed. And then, the day before the Chloé show, in my bedroom surrounded by designer clothes, I broke down. I started crying, and I couldn’t stop. I had tried to talk to friends about these feelings that I’d been having for years. All I would hear back in response was, “You have a dream life, don’t let it go.”

Garance Dore, CNN (more…)



Veja performance trainers: form or function?



Veja performance trainers Condor

You should by now be no stranger to Veja. You know, the cult French eco-trainer brand seen on every tastemaker of note, recognised by its minimalist white V10 sneakers with the distinctive V logo. There was a good piece in the FT recently (sub req*) on how the brand rose to €60 million turnover.

But two things jumped out at me. (more…)



Quote of the day: Reeves Wiedeman



Anna Wintour Conde Nast

“At a toast for [GQ editor, Will] Welch at Frenchette this spring, Wintour mentioned the time he and Adam Rapoport, the editor of Bon Appétit, played basketball with LeBron James, until Welch “removed himself from the court because of a seriously damaged fingernail,” Wintour said, joking that Welch “was ahead of the curve in knowing that grooming was going to come first in the men’s world.””
Reeves Wiedeman, New York Magazine. (more…)



Watch this: the Fiorucci documentary



Fiorucci film You Will Be With Us In Paradise Nowness Disneyrollergirl

Nowness’s first long form documentary is worth a watch. You Will Be With Us In Paradise by Isaac Lock looks at the relaunch of influential fashion brand Fiorucci two years ago by Knickerbox entrepreneurs Janie and Stephen Schaffer.

The best bits are interviews with original Fiorucci collaborators Oliviero Toscani, Franco Marabelli, (the Italians have great eyewear btw), Philip Monoghan and Joey Arias. (more…)