The premiere issue of FASHIONWORLD CONFIDENTIAL magazine is devoted to the concept of dogma. In 2016 the established opinion is that fashion designers Demna Gvasalia [VETEMENTS & BALENCIAGA] and Alessandro Michele of GUCCI are cultural revolutionaries.
As I just stated this is establishment indoctrination. What they both do for a living is firstly not by any definition culture and secondly not by any stretch of the concept are they revolutionaries. A political manifesto is revolutionary.
A fashion collection especially branded high-fashion is counter-revolutionary.
A street demonstration which could lead to violent confrontations is performative and historically revolutionary. A defile de mode is exploitative and counter-revolutionary.
Lotta Volkova, Adian Joffe, Petra Collins, Emma Hope Allwood, Juergen Teller, Paul Hameline, Liana Satenstein, Sarah Mower, Clara Deshayes, Gosha Rubchinskiy, Alexander Fury, Francois-Henri Pinault, Anders Christian Madsen, Glen Luchford, Trouble Andrew, Catherine de’ Medici, ’70s sport, Dover Street Market, Renaissance biker, Lallo25, and Pierre-Ange Carlotti all suffer the plight of FASHIONWORLD operatives, sycophants, and propagandists. Their moods and thoughts are not profound and only function as appearance.
They all attempt to infuse their images and statements with a claim to revolutionary legitimacy. What the editors of FASHIONWORLD CONFIDENTIAL see is cultural destitution. One doesn’t take power from the street in order to raise oneself above the heavens. Power creates emptiness. Emptiness attracts power.