Nationalism in fashion

Ever since Brexit, fashion pages have beaten the same drum: collapse is nigh because fashion is global.  In an earlier post (, I pointed out the very obvious point that this cannot quite be true: heritage brands trade on their nation all the time. Happily, the well-known Suzy Menkes has made another obvious point: the…

Dear Frances x Pope Francis

Rapidification is a central complaint of Pope Francis (details at V&R Chapter 2).  Here is an article about some fashion companies building the idea of slowness into clothes: in how they are made, how long they last, and suitability for different social events (  Francis approves.