Anna Wintour Has a Message for Designers Who Neglect Diversity
Just like that, fashion month has ended, which means it's time to mull over the season's shows—the trends, and the messages behind them. And who better than Anna Wintour to do so? In Vogue's latest video, the editor in chief reflects on everything spring 2018 had to offer, condensing more than 400 shows down to a few of the most important takeaways while offering up some insightful advice to designers.
"Nobody needs another handbag," Wintour says at the beginning of the video, setting the tone for the rest of her fashion month recap. She notes that this season saw a lot of positive changes on the runway, with the "idea of girls looking all the same" having been tossed out the window.
Instead, the casting was much more diverse, with "models of different shapes, different ages, different ethnicities, [and] different backgrounds" walking the runways, marking a "giant step forward" in the industry. Wintour goes on to praise those designers who have spoken up publicly in the past while giving some wise advice to those who were not so in tune with the changing times.
"I hope that those that did not follow suit will now recognize that fashion has a responsibility to be in step with the times and not persist in portraying a one-note way of looking at women," she says.
Watch the video below to hear Anna Wintour reflect on this season's shows.