What, the name Alexander McQueen isn’t familiar to you? He was the designer who made the plumber’s crack fashionable with his perilously low-cut jeans, a move which consequently spawned the resulting term, “muffin top”. Is the memory creeping back now? Yeah, it was him. Got a skull-imprinted clutch handbag or scarf lying around in your not-yet-Konmari’d-but-I’m-gonna-do-it-I-swear closet? McQueen. Or that timeless pencil skirt and gorgeous prints that seem to flawlessly work forever? That was Alexander McQueen as well.
It’s a sad fact. Second to oil, fashion and the textiles that create it, is the most polluting industry in the world. Says Business of Fashion, every stage in a True Fashionista garment’s life threatens our planet and its resources. The question remains, how can fashion even begin to regain sustainability?
When a single color can propel you to the height of fashion cool, you know you got something good. You in fact have no doubt already figured out we’re talking red, and in True Fashionistastyle, the king of said color, Frenchman Christian Louboutin. For the last 25 years, his signature red-soled high heels have commanded fashion mags and runways worldwide.
Fashion icon Iris Apfel has had a lifetime of making her True Fashionista mark on the fashion industry. Her flair has been felt in numerous arenas, including designing interiors of the finest homes around the world, via the textile manufacturing company she founded with husband Carl called Old World Weavers, an eye-catching approach to accessorizing that effortlessly combines modern pieces with flea market finds.