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‘Why You’d Want to Do That Is Beyond Me’: London Fashion Week Faces Down Its Critics

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‘Why You’d Want to Do That Is Beyond Me’: London Fashion Week Faces Down Its Critics
London Fashion Week was Occupied, beset by protesters demanding "Shame!" The cause was anti-fur — along the protest lines, you could spot a man-size costumed bunny rabbit, with a sign requesting
that the fashion world wear their own skins, not his — and the effect was to unsettle the already edgy attendees, whose nerves had been frayed, if not flayed, by news of the subway bombing on Friday.
The threat of FOMO (fear of missing out) is strong at fashion week — no other way to explain the gawkers who lined up 10 deep outside the Topshop show, hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Moss —
but Mr. Chalayan channeled his despair into one of the week’s best collections.
Mr. Kane leans so hard and so fearlessly — if the protesters who picketed London want shame, Mr. Kane is resplendently shameless — on his particular enthusiasms,
and the mad, alchemical way he combines them, that his shows are a wonder to behold.
Hussein Chalayan wrote that The feeling of missing out from the exchange of digital information
and the ‘like’ culture is creating an increasing sense of despair among many of us,
If no one likes it, O.K., as long as I feel I’ve really achieved something and it’s fashion, not run-of-the-mill clothes." It’s fashion, no question.
19, 2017
They screamed outside Burberry, they screamed outside Versace, they screamed outside the
British Film Institute’s IMAX theater at the screening of a gory short by Gareth Pugh.

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