Fit for a queen!
Suzy Menkes and her sparky writing, don’t you just love her?
Currently saying, “As the fashion carousel spins ever faster, the concern is that, while the stream of newness never runs out, there’s going to be a good deal more crash and burn among designers in the future.”
Although she’s a complete oracle, I can’t help feeling she’s a bit over anxious at the moment.
It’s sweet Suzy’s concerned for the artistry and creativity of it all. But Industry, including Fashion, is not just about making people, who can afford the products, more democratic. It’s about providing ever more opportunities to create, innovate, and sell: making everyone part of the process.
What we are currently seeing is an inventive work-force keeping up with changing technologies. Sarah Burton, especially, as a woman designer is an example of democracy in progress. Trained alongside Alexander McQueen she’s able to keep his legacy going with her professional team, and their devoted followers, working with new chances to enchant us. If only Prince George had been a girl they’d have had the perfect collection to conjure with!