If you’ve ever been unable to ‘read’ what’s going on with a haute couture runway show – there seems no cohesive thread – listen to Anna Wintour (famed former Fashion Editor of American Vogue). She clearly and crisply says what’s going on and you begin to learn the language of fashion. In under 5 minutes.
She begins with saying that there were so many questions in the fashion shows, some answered, some not. And I thought: really? It’s a bunch of clothes! It’s a wardrobe!
But then as she talked on, I realised that she was able to comment on a designer’s current clothes because she was able to compare them to his/her past work; she understood the production cycle of the industry, she saw the whole idea of a catwalk fashion show being challenged by having the show like a beach – and the big question of gender identity being tackled with the clothes shown and the models.