LONDON, United Kingdom — At this week’s BoF Breakfast Club — our forum for exploring the week’s most important fashion news with fashion’s most opinionated experts — we discuss the changing role of fashion weeks in the digital age and the return of Savage Beauty, the record-breaking Alexander McQueen retrospective that has touched down at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.
First on the menu: the season that was. Now a marathon undertaking, with over 500 shows on the schedule across the four major fashion capitals, has fashion week become a blur? And are the shows now really more focused on feeding Instagram than anything else? We also discuss Alessandro Michele’s debut at Gucci and Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson’s appearance on the Valentino runway: genius PR stunt or a distraction from the collection?
Next up, the V&A’s staging of Savage Beauty, which prompted the question: has fashion lost the creative force that the late, great Alexander McQueen’s work exemplifies so powerfully?
Enjoy, and bon appétit!
The BoF Breakfast Club was generously hosted at The London EDITION.