On Friday, September 10th, I attended NYFW’s “The Talks 21stCentury Collectors,” where Jian DeLeon, men’s fashion and editorial director at Nordstrom, moderated panelists Josh Luber, co-founder of StockX and founder and CEO of Stealth Mode Startup; Lynn Yaeger, writer and contributing editor at Vogue; Caitlin Donovan, head of department, handbags, streetwear, and sneakers at Christie’s, and Angelo Baque, founder creative director, Awake NY & Angelo Baque Studios discussed how they became collectors and the culture surrounding collecting within fashion.
Sustainability is #trending
Lindsay Peoples Wagner, Lauren Wasser and Becca McCharen-Tran spoke about diversity and defying stereotypes in the fashion industry during NYFW.
In an age where activism is a central aspect of society, the fashion industry has also embraced advocacy. Renowned designers such as Burberry, Gucci, Chanel and Prada address issues through presenting ideas in fashion campaigns and promoting diversity in runway shows, merging styles from world citizens and origins into their catwalks.