Last April, I wrote a post on racial diversity in the fashion industry in which I suggested that progress on this front seemed to be more forthcoming from brand adverts and e-commerce sites like Net-A-Porter than mainstream fashion editorials in magazines like Vogue.
Long before musical artists discovered the power of fashion to create ever changing identities, long before Madonna or Lady Gaga discovered the power of reinvention, long before professional stylists invaded the music scene, there was you in all your androgyny and sartorial splendor.
I won't lie, it's been a bit of a struggle to get back into the swing of things after the holidays. In an effort to combat my embarrassing lack of motivation, I decided to make a list of specific events I have my eye on. In no particular order, here are ten things I'm looking forward to in 2016.
From where I sit, there are two things currently rattling the luxury fashion industry. The first: Hedi Slimane's cynical but commercially successful collections at Saint Laurent. The second, Raf Simon's decision to leave Dior after a mere three and a half years.
So it's confirmed. There is indeed an Absolutely Fabulous movie in the works with the entire original cast from Patsy (Joanna Lumley) and Edie (Jennifer Saunders) to long-suffering Saffy (Julia Sawalha), ditzy Bubble (Jane Horrocks) and Gran (June Whitfield) returning.
The Luxe Chronicles is a collection of interviews, profiles and musings on various aspects of the luxury industry and occasionally, a rant on our celebrity obsessed culture and the dumbing down of our collective sense of style and esthetic.