Anna Wintour is now taking a keen interest in young designers who promote sustainability.
The fashion journalist, who has acted as editor-in-chief of U.S. Vogue since 1988, is one of the most important figures in the industry.
But in an interview for her Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour noted that she isn’t particularly interested in colour or silhouettes this season, but the way in which designers are tackling environmental concerns.
“I’m not focusing on colour right now as I am about designers who are going to focus on sustainability, who are going to focus on responsibility, who are going to talk about fashion as something that is not so much disposable or can be easily thrown away,” she commented. “I want to hear about why fashion is worth it…That being said, I always love a print.”
Even though Wintour has attended hundreds of fashion shows over the years, she never tires of viewing the collections. Yet, she actually prefers to go backstage rather than sit front row.
“It’s always incredibly helpful to go back at a fashion show because I get to see the looks before I go out there, I get to see all the fabrics very close-up. Maybe I see a new model I hadn’t noticed before. And most importantly, I get to talk to the designers and (get) their real thinking and their inspiration behind each collection,” the 69-year-old shared.
As for who Wintour likes to sit next to at a fashion show or event, she is remarkably open.
“Well, I like to sit next to someone I’ve never met before. I like to sit next to someone I know really well. And I like to sit next to my daughter (Bee Shaffer),” she smiled.
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