Category Archives: Fashion Writing

Being a part-time fashion educator during a pandemic

Times are hard for many people right now but I write about what I know. I spill the beans on the hustle that is fashion education here in this piece for FashionUnited…

Being a part-time fashion educator during a pandemic

Times are hard for many people right now but I write about what I know. I spill the beans on the hustle that is fashion education here in this piece for FashionUnited…

Are traditional fashion shows archaic next to the promise of digital?

Digital technology pulled us through a global pandemic when otherwise we’d have been cut off from the rest of humankind with only banana bread recipes for solace. Now digital’s possibilities are endless. But will the fashion industry get with the

Are traditional fashion shows archaic next to the promise of digital?

Digital technology pulled us through a global pandemic when otherwise we’d have been cut off from the rest of humankind with only banana bread recipes for solace. Now digital’s possibilities are endless. But will the fashion industry get with the

15 fashion pros offer key advice to their younger selves Part 2

Fashion is a tricky landscape to navigate but hindsight is a wonderful GPS. In this, the second part, another group of internationally accomplished fashion professionals dish the dirt on what they wish they’d known back then when they were starting out.

15 fashion pros offer key advice to their younger selves Part 2

Fashion is a tricky landscape to navigate but hindsight is a wonderful GPS. In this, the second part, another group of internationally accomplished fashion professionals dish the dirt on what they wish they’d known back then when they were starting out.

15 fashion pros offer key advice to their younger selves Part 1

If I only knew then what I know now is a common reaction at some point in life. It can be merely regretful or become a motivator to make sure others don’t make the same mistakes as you have. These

15 fashion pros offer key advice to their younger selves Part 1

If I only knew then what I know now is a common reaction at some point in life. It can be merely regretful or become a motivator to make sure others don’t make the same mistakes as you have. These

Is European fashion paying enough attention to Black Lives Matter?

Having worked in the European fashion industry for a long time before coming to the US, this is a question I had to ask. I suspect there might be a tendency across the pond to think that this big, loud

Is European fashion paying enough attention to Black Lives Matter?

Having worked in the European fashion industry for a long time before coming to the US, this is a question I had to ask. I suspect there might be a tendency across the pond to think that this big, loud

Fashion must embrace Black Lives Matter for eco-justice

If there’s any industry I know, it’s the fashion industry. I feel qualified to speak to this. It’s swirling with the casually cruel behavior which props up white supremacy. As we all look inward as a nation, and in the

Fashion must embrace Black Lives Matter for eco-justice

If there’s any industry I know, it’s the fashion industry. I feel qualified to speak to this. It’s swirling with the casually cruel behavior which props up white supremacy. As we all look inward as a nation, and in the

Kent State’s plan to ensure graduate portfolios seen by industry

It’s that time of year when graduate portfolios are ready for viewing. But unfortunately this year the industry is on its knees, businesses are closed, and schools are forced to find new ways to let the world know about the

Kent State’s plan to ensure graduate portfolios seen by industry

It’s that time of year when graduate portfolios are ready for viewing. But unfortunately this year the industry is on its knees, businesses are closed, and schools are forced to find new ways to let the world know about the

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote education Part 2

Following on from Part 1 which covered the chaos of shutting down their schools, faculty mobilization, and the challenges of teaching student scattered across the globe via Zoom, these three educators from top fashion schools discuss in this second part juicy

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote education Part 2

Following on from Part 1 which covered the chaos of shutting down their schools, faculty mobilization, and the challenges of teaching student scattered across the globe via Zoom, these three educators from top fashion schools discuss in this second part juicy

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote teaching Part 1

It was the semester to end all semesters. But the dust has finally settled and now the fashion professors are opening up for an in-depth report on the experience of remote teaching, the glitches, and high jinx, what teaching in

Leading fashion educators speak out on remote teaching Part 1

It was the semester to end all semesters. But the dust has finally settled and now the fashion professors are opening up for an in-depth report on the experience of remote teaching, the glitches, and high jinx, what teaching in

Two designers on Covid, one leads while the other grieves

It’s a tale of two designers and their preparedness or lack thereof for the crisis we’re currently suffering through. Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, in their own words, some rather alarming, make a very convincing case study for comparing how

Two designers on Covid, one leads while the other grieves

It’s a tale of two designers and their preparedness or lack thereof for the crisis we’re currently suffering through. Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney, in their own words, some rather alarming, make a very convincing case study for comparing how