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Fans or Critics: What Is The True State of Fashion Criticism Today?

As fashion houses adapted to accommodate the digital sphere, increasing consumers’ access to fashion shows, the role of a fashion critic has inevitably changed. No longer the industry’s secrets gatekeeper, the critic had to redefine its role. Enter social media. The decline of print magazines gave birth to a brand new kind of fashion criticism prospering in the digital sphere, that of fashion bloggers and social media aficionados.

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Simone Rocha ‘Fragile Rebels’ London Fashion Week Fall 2021

In London Fashion Week Fall 2021 Fashion Insiders Celebrated the City’s Community Spirit

“For most of us though, London was famous for the sense of community and experimentation. In my mind, London Fashion Week is mostly this; a vibrant community where are exchanged, friendships become talent partnerships, and intercultural influences create a solid narrative, this of the city and its people”

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Gucci Fest Video by Gus Van Sant with Silvia Calderoni

Gucci Fest Was Full of Good Intentions. Is That the Way to Judge It Though?

That brings us to the question: Overall, in fashion, is the idea that matters or the execution of the idea? How should we approach a fashion show followed by a lot of show notes or a digital experiment that comes with a written (or spoken) manifesto? In the end, does it matter what designers have to say about themselves and their work?

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Created Perfect: Virtual Influencers Are Redefining What is Real

“In an era where influencers, or as now called, public opinion leaders, dominate social media, H2R (Human 2-Robot) interaction is evolving at a rapid pace. And while we seem to be years away from actually encountering robots on the streets, social media is the place when virtual influencers are taking center space. Fictional computer-generated people, with realistic human characteristics, features, and personalities to match are becoming our newest social media friends and influencers.”

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