The new year is here, fashion season is on the horizon and there is hope in the air. After a very long 2020 – and now 2021 – and what feels like an endless winter, the fashion world has gifted us a much-needed distraction from everyday mundanity. A fresh fashion season is like a window into the future, a glimpse of what’s to come.
As I sit and write this in my London home, I can’t help but be in awe of the dedication shown by creatives over the past year. Still able to come up with incredible pieces and concepts, despite the chaos of the outside world. It is an inspiration to see all these designers and creators come up with their new collections. Allowing us for a moment to escape reality, entering that of the fashion world and looking forward to the future.
This issue, I get the pleasure of introducing you to some of the most fantastic forward-thinking minds of the moment. These are the designers that are pushing the boundaries in fashion to be as sustainable as possible, truly thinking outside the box. Such as our cover story feature STUDIO CLANDESTIN, which has created a service called THE CLANDESTIN LABORATORY which allows customers to up-cycle garments to have a new lease of life, adding offcuts from their studio and raw materials. Promoting a zero-waste fashion economy.
Packed with interviews, from ethical influencers to NYC chefs coming up with solutions for dining-in during the pandemic, I hope this issue brings you some hope happiness and much needed inspiration.