People working in the fashion industry somehow have to navigate their careers within the current state of flux due to BLM, COVID and environmental concerns.
Some of my favourite fashion people have already made changes to their careers or had changes imposed on them, moving beyond traditional roles and traditional career paths…
Leandra Medine Cohen
Since leaving Vogue UK, Lucinda Chambers has collaborated with Max Mara on a collection called: Re-Find. She also has started a website The Collagerie – an inspiring collection of designer goods chosen by Lucinda and Serena Hood and, it appears, their ex-Vogue colleagues.
One of my favourite Fashion Week street style people, Taylor has been the Fashion and Creative director at the app The Yes since 2018.
This fascinating Fashionista article charts the course of her career.
Andre Leon Talley
My story is a fairytale of excess, and in every fairytale there is evil and darkness, but you overcome it with light.
As for the future, Talley will carry forth: He plans to launch a fragrance called Moiré Noir. He would love to adapt his life for the screen. And yes, even as the pandemic is wreaking unforeseeable change upon the fashion and media worlds, he would return to Vogue in a heartbeat if Wintour asked him to. “Of course,” he says. “But she never will.”Vulture
Former Vogue UK editor, Alexandra Shulman, released her own book Clothes… and Other Things That Matter.
it’s a thoughtful, wry and often candid part-memoir, part-fashion history, part-social commentary, told through the contents of her own wardrobe.Daily Mail
Shulman’s book is apparently a lot more discrete than Talley’s which isn’t surprising given that she is still working in the print industry: Alexandra Shulman’s Notebook.
she is as tight-lipped as if she still depended on them for patronage in the form of advertising, or fears bumping into them at some swank sponsored dinnerThe Guardian