Why money more than talent is now key to fashion education

With Graduate Fashion Week upon us, the industry is taking a long, tough take a look at the economic truth of being a style student in London right now. And it’s not quite.


It’s been a long time since such huge names as J W Anderson’s founder Jonathan Anderson and Jimmy Choo graduated from the London College of Fashion and Central St Martins, respectively. You have to borrow everything and that’s a big modification, states Michele Buchanan, outreach manager at the London College of Fashion Gina Bacconi Mother of the Bride .


Parsons Students Petition for More Plus Size Mannequins

Haute couture students at Parsons have petitioned for more plus-size mannequins to be readily available at the school in an effort that is being carried out by style students at colleges across the country to move away from the body image requirements of the fashion business.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the typical woman in America steps in at a size 14, which falls within the fashion industry’s meaning and range of plus-size being in between sizes 14 and 34.


In 2012, the background for the yearly Jeffrey Fashion Cares celebration, a resilient advantage for L.G.B.T. causes, was military might. At the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum on April 4, fashion-world movers like the designers Prabal Gurung, Thom Browne and Alexis Bittar flowed under missiles, air-kissed next to gun turrets and snapped selfies with streamlined airplane.


Not that the man things took center stage. Staged in a low-lit hangar where white chairs flanked a red carpet, the runway show was the piece de resistance. With plimsolls instead of boots on the ground and only a little camouflage, it focused on the splashiest searches for the lads of summer season.



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