Earlier this week, I told my British friend, Alex Brena, that I wanted to feature some British brands ‘in honor of Brexit.’ She was pretty appalled by my choice of words. What I meant was that I wanted to showcase a few notable British fashion houses as more of a tribute…
To make up for my inability to express myself articulately this week, I’ve turned to some notable creative directors and designers. While their tones vary – dismissive, shocked, resilient – the common themes seem to be disappointment and uncertainty.
“I don’t think it will work out. They may have another vote. I don’t think it is a good idea. The analysis of the vote shows that it is a bad decision. We don’t need to say much more about it.”
– Karl Lagerfeld
Creative Director Chanel, Fendi
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former — Albert Einstein,”
– José Neves,
founder and chief executive, Farfetch
(posted on Twitter, quoting the theoretical physicist)
“Very depressed about [the] final result, but it’s time to buckle up and figure out (together) what will make Britain strong for the future.”
– Caroline Issa,
chief executive and fashion director, Tank Magazine,
The founder of The Business of Fashion (a personal inspiration because he’s a former consultant and business school grad ;)) wrote The Day Great Britain Became Little England – he has dual citizenship in Britain & Canada and discusses the similarities to Quebec’s decision to remain a part of Canada. It’s an insightful read if you have a few minutes to procrastinate the beginning of your Friday.
If you’re in less philosophical mood today, I never look down on some good ‘ole retail therapy.
Whistles has this enviable mustard knit (£65) + cropped flare (£95) combo just in
Topshop has a playful vacation edit up right now
(above Embellished Sandals – $52)