Prada: Fashion and Subversion

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Art and fashion have a complicated relationship. While some argue that fashion is a form of art, others reject the idea completely. Miuccia Prada is on the second team, which seems ironic since her brand has a very close relation to the arts through the Fondazione Prada and collaborations with filmmakers (Ridley Scott and Roman […]

Mind the Gap

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When we think about fast-fashion, there’s no shortage of names: H&M, Zara, Topshop… But until the 1990’s, when the term didn’t even exist, Gap was ‘the’ place to find good quality pieces with very reasonable prices. The American company established in San Francisco, in 1969, by Donald and Doris Fischer, as a multibrand store that […]

The Perfect World of Stella McCartney

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Everybody knows Stella McCartney’s trajectory: raised on a farm, in England’s countryside, Paul and Linda’s daughter learned to value nature and animals since she was a child. After an internship at Christian Lacroix, while still a teenager, she went to Central Saint Martins to get her degree and her graduation show had friends Kate Moss […]

The Art of Alexander McQueen

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Few years have passed since Lee Alexander McQueen left us and it’s not an overstatement saying that fashion found itself ‘orphan’ from one of its greatest creators, maybe the best from recent decades. The son of a London taxi-driver, who was born in a working class family, learned early how to sew, refined his skills […]