The fashion industry has always been something that has sparked both ambiguity and severe interest between people ranging from the ones who create it to the ones who it’s aimed for. Questions about how much it truly matters to our daily lives and how much it validates us have all been raised with very little answers. Even in our current day and age of individuality and disregard for social norms, the fashion industry remains one of the most talked about industries in pop culture.
The expansion of social media is the reason many fashion models are now classed as A-List celebrities due to their exposure to the public via platforms such as Instagram and Twitter. New models Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn are only a few of the hundreds of new models to have dazzled our social media feeds with their love for their job (even if it makes us all jealous to our cores watching them parade around in their perfectly carved faces and bodies).
And so much to everyone’s convenience, last month, British Vogue and their highly famous editor Alexa Chung sought out to begin promoting their much anticipated new docu-series on the ins and outs of the fashion industry. Both British Vogue and Alexa posted short clips on their Instagram accounts explaining what the docu-series aimed to do. British Vogue said, ‘her goal is to find out what the future holds for this multi-billion industry; how the next generation will get careers using all the tools available to them; and what the landscape looks like in terms of sustainability and technology.’
British Vogue then went on to announce the premiere of this new docu-series to be on September the 15th, releasing a trailer on their website for their docu-series named ‘Secrets of the Fashion Industry with Alexa Chung’. The trailer showed Alexa raising questions about instigating change in the fashion industry and incorporating fashion that would cater people of all body shapes and ethnicities. Alexa’s questions were gathered from a range of sources (mostly fans such as ourselves) who all seemed to be asking the same questions to the industry.
The series looks to cover a range of fields in the industry that the general public might not necessarily affiliate with the fashion industry and certainly proves to be very educational and interesting. Cameos from psychologist for fashion professionals, fashion commentators and designers such as Olivier Rousteing can all be expected from this brand new docu-series.
For anyone who is as infatuated with the fashion industry as I am, even if you claim not to be, or simply looking to learn about all the hardwork that goes into making Ellie Saab dresses showcased on your Tumblr a reality, this brand new show is definitely for you!