Anna Wintour calls for shoppers to STOP buying disposable fashion and pass clothes down to the next generation
- Anna Wintour has spoken out against fast fashion and buying disposable clothes
- Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief of 31 years, 70, said shoppers should pass clothes down
- Said the industry has become more diverse but admitted it has a long way to go
Anna Wintour has spoken out against fast fashion and urged men and women to pass buy sustainable pieces that they can pass onto their sons and daughters.
Vogue’s British-American Editor-in-Chief, who turned 70 this month, encouraged fashion lovers to value their clothes and wear them more often.
Addressing the topic of diversity in the industry, she admitted that there was still a ‘long way to go’, but recognised runways and magazines had become more representative.
Speaking to Reuters about sustainability in fashion, she said: ‘I think for all of us it means an attention more on craft, on creativity, and less on the idea of clothes that are instantly disposable, things that you will throw away just after one reading,’ she said.
‘(It’s all about) talking to our audiences, our readers, about keeping the clothes that you own, and valuing the clothes that you own and wearing them again and again, and maybe giving them on to your daughter, or son, whatever the case may be.’
Anna Wintour, pictured at the Met Gala this year, has spoken out against fast fashion and urged men and women to pass buy sustainable pieces that they can pass onto their sons and daughters
She added: ‘We are seeing a far more diverse and inclusive representation on the runway, on our social media channels and also in the pages of our different magazines,’ she said.
‘I think a lot of that has to do with the fact that we have so many designers of color in the United States. Until there is truly a voice at the table things will not change the way that they should. I feel we have long way to go.’
After recently turning 70, Wintour, who has headed Vogue for more than three decades, appears to be far from slowing down.
Vogue’s British-American Editor-in-Chief, seen at the Evening Standard Awards this month, who turned 70 this month, encouraged fashion lovers to value their clothes and wear them more often
Last month, she announced her collaboration with online tutorial service MasterClass; allowing fashion fans a glimpse into the hallowed halls of Conde Nast.
The newly-unveiled syllabus features 12 lessons, including ‘Anna’s Management Tips’, ‘Finding Your Voice and Succeeding’, ‘Leading With a Vision’ and ‘What It Takes To Succeed’.
The classes are priced at $90 per session, or are available for $15 a month if users sign up to an annual billing cycle.
The lessons also come with a downloadable workbook, which gives a rare peek behind the scenes of the iconic Costume Institute Met Gala, which Anna orchestrates on the first Monday of every May.
Certain videos will also give an insight into what goes on when Vogue’s creative minds meet to discuss upcoming issues and concepts.
Addressing the topic of diversity in the industry, Anna (seen with the Beckhams at the Burberry show in 2015) admitted that there was still a ‘long way to go’, but recognised runways and magazines had become more representative