Why Won’t Fashion Ditch the Problematic?

Tell me this and tell me no more, why does the fashion industry refuse to ditch problematic individuals?

From designers to photographers to models, we have a plethora of individuals facing allegations and charges of racism, sexism, sexual assault, physical assault … it goes on. But, season after season, there they are on the front rows, gazing out from magazine covers and being credited with a seemingly endless stream of work.

And why? Is there not enough decent creatives in the world? Do we really even need to think about separating the artist from their art? Is it not time we demand more as consumers?

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IRIS VAN HERPEN x PHILIP BEESLEY

Jesus, I love how the Dutch come at fashion.

I get a thrill from technology being used to create some otherworldly magic.

This IRIS VAN HERPEN X PHILIP BEESLEY exhibition was made for me. And honey, in the age of Off White (and the absolute HORROR of their clear suitcases), fast fashion and (shudders) commerciality, we all need a little magic and sparkle. To refresh and reset and remember that there are artists out there creating something important.

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